Miscellaneous Harrison County, Indiana Obituaries - 1999

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Chris P. Averill
Chris Paul Averill, 38, Lawton, Okla., died Sept. 26 in Oklahoma.

He was an iron worker and an Army veteran, and attended North Bullitt High School in Shepherdsville, Ky.

He was the son of Patricia Averill of Marengo and the late Bob E. Averill.

Survivors besides his mother include two brothers, Mike Averill of Marengo and Stephen Averill of Dallas.

A memorial service will be Sunday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m. at Dillman-Green Funeral Home in Marengo. The Rev. Steve Lock will officiate.

The body was cremated.


Johnathan Ball
Johnathan D. Ball, 53, Doolittle Mills, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 3:21 a.m. at Jasper Memorial Hospital of an apparent heart attack .

A native of Doolittle Mills, born July 13, 1946, he was the son of the late Elbert and Olive Huff Ball.

He retired in 1981 from Speedy Brothers Sawmill in Crawford County and was a former employee of Jasper Rubber. He was a member of Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills where he served as an Elder.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Ricky Ball, and a sister, Kathy Ball.

Survivors include his wife, the former Helen Hackmann; a son, David L. Ball of Doolittle Mills; two daughters, Carol Schapker of Campbelltown and Brenda Beren of Grandview; four brothers, George T. Ball of Eckerty, Roger A., James E. and Ray Ball, all of Doolittle Mills; seven sisters, Mary Shrout and Gladys Redden, both of English, Jo Ann Crecelius of Marengo, Othella Enlow of Birdseye, Lois Speedy and Donna Ball, both of Velpen, and Barbara Hackmann of Huntingburg; and a grandson.

The funeral was Friday, Oct. 29, at Bethel Christian Church with burial in Doolittle Mills Cemetery. Huber Funeral Home in Tell City handled the arrangements. Brother Elmer R. Lagenour officiated.

The family suggests memorial gifts to the family in care of the funeral home.


Virginia Copler
Virginia Radcliffe Copler, 73, Floyds Knobs, died Sunday, Oct. 31, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany.

She was a native of Palmyra and a former employee of the old White House Dept. Store in New Albany.

She was a member of St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church and Merry Makers Square Dance Club and Orange Blossom Squares in Vero Beach, Fla., and past president of the Christian Mother's of the Church and Kentuckiana Square Dance Association Inc.

Survivors include her husband, Donald K. Copler Sr.; five sons, Donald K. Copler Jr. of Tucson, Ariz., Warren E. Copler of St. Charles, Ill., David G. Copler of Floyds Knobs, Steven R. Copler of Greenville and Edwin J. Copler of Jeffersonville; three sisters, Jean Taurman and Janet Taylor, both of New Albany, and Georgia Leonard of Jeffersonville; and 10 grandchildren.

The funeral will be Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery. Kraft Funeral Service in New Albany is handling the arrangements.

The family suggests memorial gifts to WHAS Crusade for Children.

Harold Cruse
Harold Cruse, 64, Salem, died Thursday, Oct. 28, at 5:45 a.m. at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

A native of Laconia, born Aug. 14, 1935, he was the son of the late Andrew B. and Margaret Brown Cruse.

He was an Army veteran, and retired from Child Craft Division of Smith Cabinet Co. in Salem.

Survivors include a son, Brian Cruse of Macon, Ga.; a brother, Earl Cruse of Pekin; three sisters, Lucille Hall of New Castle, Ky., Rita Neal of Floyds Knobs and Joyce Sorrels of Floyds Knobs; and two grandchildren.

The funeral was Sunday, Oct. 31 at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra with burial in Greenville Cemetery.


Frank E. Didelot
Frank E. Didelot, 89, Floyds Knobs, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany.

He was a retired salesman, a former member of the Floyd County Planning and Zoning boards and a member of St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church.

Survivors include three sons, James E. Didelot of Floyds Knobs, Robert C. Didelot of Milan, Ohio, and Edward L. Didelot of Georgetown; two daughters, Mary Ellen Koopman and Dorothy A. Kruer, both of Floyds Knobs; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

A prayer service was held Friday at Kraft Funeral Service in New Albany.

The funeral was Saturday, Oct. 30, at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery.

The family suggests memorial gifts to Providence Retirement Home.


Garnett Elliott
Garnett Elliott, 83, Freelandville, died Sunday, Oct. 24, at 8:45 p.m. at Freelandville Community Home.

A native of Harrison County, born Dec. 31, 1915, she was the daughter of the late James Elbert and Edith M. Amy Phillippe.

She was a homemaker and member of Mariah Creek Christian Church and Daughters of the American Revolution.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Elliott, and a sister, Wilma Clark.

Survivors include nieces and nephews.

The funeral was Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Mariah Creek Christian Church in Bicknell with burial in Bicknell Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. Willsey officiated. Wampler-Shaw Funeral Home in Bicknell handled the arrangements.


Anne Hennessy
Anne E. Soller Hennessy, 68, Lanesville, died Friday, Oct. 22, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany.

She was a native of Michigan City, a retired school teacher with the New Albany-Floyd County School Corp., and a member of Bread for the World and Corydon Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include her husband, William D. Hennessy III; a son, Joel Hennessy of Philadelphia, Pa.; two daughters, Gail Hennessy of London, England, and Beth Hennessy of Minneapolis, Minn.; two brothers, Richard Soller of Cincinnati and Robert Soller of Adrian, Mich.; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be Sunday, Nov. 7, at 3 p.m. at Corydon Presbyterian Church. Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Home on Oak Street in New Albany is handling the arrangements.

The family suggests memorial gifts to Bread for the World, 1100 Wayne Ave., Suite 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910 or call 1-800-82BREAD.


Lulu G. Hise
Lulu Gertrude Hise, 89, Sellersburg, died Sunday, Oct. 31, at 9 p.m. at Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital in New Albany.

A native of Floyd County, born Aug. 31, 1910, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Nellie Wetzel Yenawine.

She was a former employee of the U.S. Commerce Census Bureau in Jeffersonville, a former Georgetown Township trustee and former president and member of the Floyd County School Corp.

Survivors include two sons, Paul H. Hise of Jeffersonville and Dennis A. Hise of Harrodsburg, Ky.; a daughter, Anita Joan Burris of Underwood; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 3 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 4, after 8 a.m. at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown.

The funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with burial in Wolfe Cemetery. The Rev. Roy McClain will officiate.


John Hunt
John Hunt, 82, Greenville, died at 4:25 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany.

A native of Muhlenberg County, Ky., born Aug. 1, 1917, he was the son of the late William and Minnie Tatum Hunt.

He was an Army veteran of World War II, a retired employee of General Electric Co. in Louisville, and a member of Greenville United Methodist Church and Greenville Masonic Lodge 416.

Survivors include his wife, the former Esther House Hunt; a daughter, Judy Hunt Rumbley of Greenville; a brother, J.W. Hunt of Penrod, Ky.; three sisters, Eleanor Orange of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Hallie Whitaker and Murriel Free, both of Penrod; two grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Nov. 3, after 9 a.m. at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra.

The funeral will be today at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with burial in Greenville Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial gifts to Greenville United Methodist Church.


Roy Luther
Roy Luther, 74, Elizabeth, died at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon.

A native of New Middletown, born Nov. 25, 1924, he was the son of the late Throcket and Minnie Kost Luther.

He was a retired employee of Toyota of Louisville, a veteran of World War II and a member of Elizabeth First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, the former Esther M. Secrest; four sons, the Rev. Roger Luther of Ypsilanti, Mich., Larry Luther of Elizabeth and David and Dennis Luther, both of Corydon; a brother, Alva Luther of Louisville; two sisters, Zelma Montgomery of Corydon and Mary Pindall of Elizabeth; seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

The funeral was Friday, Oct. 29, at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery in Elizabeth. The Rev. Richard Goodwin officiated.


Beulah McDaniel
Beulah Fern McDaniel, 73, Marengo, died Thursday, Oct. 28, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

She was a factory worker and former owner of Beulah's Restaurant in Marengo. She attended Marengo United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Charles McDaniel of Milltown and Keith McDaniel of Marengo; a daughter, Francis Onstott of Marengo; and four grandchildren.

The funeral was Saturday, Oct. 30, at Dillman-Green Funeral Home in Marengo with burial in Taswell Cemetery. The Rev. Mark Wesler officiated.


Esther F. Patton
Esther Faye Patton, 88, Taswell, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Beach Grove Meadows.

A native of Crawford County, born Jan. 8, 1911, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Dora M. Wilson Brubeck.

She was a member of Taswell Christian Church and Order of Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Guido Patton, a son, Lester Patton, a stepbrother and a stepsister.

Survivors include three sons, Bill Patton of New Albany, Frank Patton of Glendale, Ariz., and Ronald Patton of Jasper; three daughters, Anna Goodson of English, Diana Payne of Mt. Vernon, Ill., and Judy McCreary of Indianapolis; 19 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral was Saturday, Oct. 30, at Denbo Funeral Home in English with burial in Taswell Cemetery.


Mary C. Wolfe
Mary Catherine Kennedy Wolfe, 81, Palmyra, died at 4:50 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, at Wedgewood Healthcare Center in Clarksville.

A native of Hancock Chapel, born Dec. 2, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Mike and Fannie Smith Kennedy.

She was a former employee of the Old Wennings Meat Packing Plant in Central Barren and a member of Palmyra United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, Mike Wolfe of Palmyra; three daughters, Joyce Doyle of Lexington, Betty Hubbuch of Jeffersonville and Corliss Link of Clarksville; 11 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 2 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 4, after 9 a.m. at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra.

The funeral will be Thursday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with burial in Palmyra Cemetery.


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