Miscellaneous Harrison County, Indiana Obituaries - 2000

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William Chilcoate
William Chilcoate, 81, Corydon, died Sunday, Feb. 20, at his home.

A native of Milton, born Nov. 1, 1918, he was the son of the late Ralph and Elizabeth Carlin Chilcoate.

Survivors include two brothers, Walter and Charles Chilcoate, both of Richmond; and a sister, Frances Atkinson of Richmond.

A graveside service will be Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 11:30 a.m. at Connersville City Cemetery. Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


Deborah L. Colbert
Deborah Lynn (Debbie) Kirby Colbert, 44, Georgetown, formerly of Noblesvile, died Thursday, Feb. 17, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany.

A native of Indianapolis, born July 3, 1955, she was the daughter of the late William J. (Bill) and Kathleen Williams Kirby.

Survivors include her husband, Joe Colbert; a son, Denny Colbert of Georgetown; a daughter, Mandy Colbert of Georgetown; three brothers, Jerry Kirby of Louisville, Steven Kirby of Elwood and Mike Kirby of Noblesville; her stepmother, Mardelle Penwell Kirby of Noblesville; a stepbrother, Mike Myers of Cicero; and a stepsister, Benita Leach of Noblesville.

The funeral was Monday, Feb. 21, at Randall & Roberts Funeral Home in Noblesville with burial in Crownland Cemetery. Pastor Tim Steffey officiated.

The family suggests memorial gifts to Randall and Roberts Funeral Home, 1150 Logan St., Noblesville, IN 46060.


Anola J. Garvin
Anola June James Garvin, 70, Floyds Knobs, died Friday, Feb. 18, at her home.

She was a native of New Albany.

She was preceded in death by a brother, John Greenwell.

Survivors include her husband, William Garvin; two sons, Bill Garvin of Floyds Knobs and Chris Garvin of Pekin; three daughters, Linda Banet, Diana Thompson and Becky Smith, all of Floyds Knobs; four brothers, Henry James of Clarksville, Leroy James of Edwardsville, Thomas James of Floyds Knobs and Barry James of Georgetown; three sisters, Jackie Lemmon of Pekin, and Joy Wright and Henrietta Crump, both of New Albany; and eight grandchildren.

The funeral was Monday, Feb. 21, at Kraft Funeral Service in New Albany with burial in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park.

George W. Gettelfinger
George W. Gettelfinger, 73, Palmyra, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, at his home.

A native of Palmyra, born April 30, 1926, he was the son of the late William A. and Zeta J. Bir Gettelfinger.

He was a retired self-employed TV repairman, an Army veteran of world War II and a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Bradford.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Benedict J. Gettelfinger, three sisters, Marie Court, Magdelen Ruth Ollis and Frances Gettelfinger.

Survivors include a brother, Cletus H. Gettelfinger of Palmyra; and five sisters, Margaret Baylor of Palmyra, Martha Oakes of Milltown, Sister Mary Andre Gettelfinger of Ferdinand, Loretta Robertson of English and Rita Weiser of Hermann, Mo.

Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 24, from 1 to 9 p.m. with a rosary prayed at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 25, after 8 a.m. at Swarens Funeral Home in Ramsey.

The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery.


Elnora Harrell
Elnora Lawson Harrell, 94, Crandall, died Sunday, Feb. 20, at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon.

A native of Crandall, born Feb. 18, 1906, she was the daughter of the late John and Cora A. Markwell Stiner.

She was a homemaker, a member of Georgetown Chapter 406 Order of Eastern Star and Crandall United Methodist Church. She was also president of Crandall United Methodist Women.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Harrell, two sons, Morris J. and Paul Dallas Harrell, and a daughter, Karen Harris.

Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Barbara Harrell of Georgetown, and a friend, Mary Jane Reed of Crandall, both of whom cared for her; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Eastern Star Memorial Rites were performed Monday by the Georgetown Chapter 406 OES.

The funeral was Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Swarens Funeral Home in Ramsey with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery in Crandall. Brother Levi Titus and the Rev. Dan Sinkhorn officiated. Delores Bowen was vocalist. Sherry Binkley was organist.


Esther M. Hartman
Esther Mae Young Hartman, 84, Lanesville, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, at her home.

A native of Perry County, Ky., she was a retired nurse with the New Albany Floyd County School Corp. and a member of Culbertson Baptist Church, Retired Indiana State Teacher's Association and Gamma Chi Sorority.

Survivors include a son, Larry E. Hartman of Lanesville; a brother, Charles E. Young Jr. of Valparaiso, Fla.; a sister, Mildred Arnold of New Albany; and two grandchildren.

The funeral was Monday, Feb. 21, at Culbertson Baptist Church with burial in Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany. Seabrook Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

The family suggests memorial gifts to her church.


Janice M. Hertle
Janice M. Hertle, 60, Elizabeth, died Thursday, Feb. 17, at her home.

A native of Louisville, born Aug. 29, 1939, she was the daughter of Earl Crawley of Louisville and the late Lottie Sidebottom Crawley.

She was a cafeteria kitchen manager for Corydon Middle School and a member of Elizabeth United Methodist Church.

Survivors besides her father include her husband, Carl A. Hertle; three sons, Randy A. and Mark E. Hertle, both of Elizabeth, and Brian W. Hertle of Georgetown; two daughters, Lisa M. Simpson of New Albany and Denise K. Goodwin of Elizabeth; four brothers, Eddie and Jimmy Crawley, both of Louisville, Doug Crawley of Brandenburg and Gary Crawley of Indianapolis; a sister, Sharon Peak of Taylorsville, Ky., and 10 grandchildren.

The funeral was Monday, Feb. 21, at Elizabeth United Methodist Church with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Stephen Spencer officiated. Carol Klinstiver was pianist. Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon handled the arrangements.

Pallbearers were Randy A., Mark E., Brian W. and Randall Hertle, Tim Goodwin and Bill Simpson.

The family suggests memorial gifts to Helping Hands at Elizabeth UMC.

William A. Hofelich Sr.
William Anthony Hofelich Sr., 78, Laconia, formerly of Louisville, died Saturday, Feb. 19, at his home.

He was a retired builder, an Army veteran of World War II and a Catholic.

Survivors include two sons, Tony Hofelich and Eugene E. Zehnder; three daughters, Dixie S. Klinstiver, Victoria L. Logsdon and Carolyn F. Diersen; a brother, Francis L. Hofelich; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

The funeral was Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Fern Creek Funeral Home in Louisville with burial in Penn Run Cemetery.

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


Mary M. Jenkins
Mary M. Jenkins, 83, Mauckport, died Monday, Feb. 21, at Vencor at Corydon.

A native of Laconia, born July 30, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Edward C. and Margaret J. Bartley Crosier.

She was a member of VFW Post 2950 Ladies Auxiliary, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2794 and the Christian church.

She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Jenkins.

Survivors include her husband, Joe Jenkins; a son, Roger D. Jenkins of Central; a daughter, Kathy Haub of Corydon; a brother Herschel Crosier of Corydon; a sister, Monnie Ashton of Elizabeth; four grandchildren and a great-grandson.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Feb. 23, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and after 8 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon.

The funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with burial in Flora Cemetery in Mauckport.

Pallbearers will be Paul Reas, Thomas Ernst, John O'Dea, and Robert P. Bob and Frank Crosier.


Mildred Knear
Mildred Knear, 87, Elizabeth, died Thursday, Feb. 17, at University Hospital in Louisville.

A native of New Albany, born April 9, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Frederick J. and Nellie Whalen McCracken.

She was a retired timekeeper for M. Fine and Co. in New Albany and formerly operated the Telephone Exchange in Lanesville. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and St. Anne's Society.

Survivors include her husband, Frank Knear; three daughters, Joyce Gibbons and Virginia Combs, both of New Albany, and Lennie Reinhardt of Lanesville; three stepsons, Richard Knear of New Albany, Larry Knear of Elizabeth and Robert Knear of Corydon; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

A Wake Service was Sunday, Feb. 20, at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon.

The funeral was Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery. Father Harold Ripperger officiated.


Mary Lehnert
Mary Louise Litkenhous Lehnert, 73, Floyds Knobs, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany.

She was a native of New Albany, a retired clerk for the U.S. Postal Service and a member of St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by a grandchild.

Survivors include her husband, F.N. (Bud) Lehnert; four daughters, Rebecca Giles and Linda Keithley, both of Floyds Knobs, Ruth Kruer of Georgetown and Joyce Caulfield of Coral Springs, Fla.; a brother, Louis Litkenhous of New Albany; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

A prayer service was Thursday, Feb. 17, at Kraft/Royse Generations Funeral Home in New Albany.

The funeral was Friday, Feb. 18, at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery.


Bernice E. Paul
Bernice Ellen Paul, 75, Chiefland, Fla., died Sunday, Feb. 13, at North Florida Regional Hospital in Gainesville, Fla.

A native of Greenville, born Nov. 30, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Edna Beach Kiesler.

She was a homemaker and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5626 Ladies Auxiliary, Moose Lodge 325 in Fanning Springs, Fla., Fraternal Order of Eagles in Cedar Key, Fla., American Legion Post 42 in Floyds Knobs and St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Chiefland.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Paul Jr., a brother, Henry Kiesler, and a sister, Mildred Bierman.

Survivors include five sons, Stephen F. Paul of Floyds Knobs, Dennis J. Paul of Tallahassee, Fla., John Eric Paul of Greenville, Christopher L. Paul of Georgetown and Nicholas D. Paul of Chiefland; a daughter, Melissa K. Sutton of Hagerstown; three brothers, Carl Kiesler of Bradenton, Fla., Melvin Kiesler of Ormond Beach, Fla., and Vernon Kiesler of Inverness, Fla.; a sister, Phyliss Huber of Jeffersonville; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A rosary was prayed Tuesday, Feb. 15, at Knauff Funeral Home in Chiefland.

The funeral was Wednesday, Feb. 16, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Father Joe Maniangat officiated.

The family suggests memorial gifts to VFW Ladies Auxiliary or to her church.


Anual Sharp Jr.
Anual Sharp Jr., 76, Jeffersonville, died Monday, Feb. 21, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.

A native of Leavenworth, born Sept. 5, 1923, he was the son of the late Anual C. and Date L. Sonner Sharp.

He was the owner and president of Sharp Machinery Appraisel Inc.; a member of First Presbyterian Church in Jeffersonville; a past commander and 50-year member of American Legion Post 123 in Corydon; a 35-year member of Jeffersonville Elks Club Lodge 362; a senior appraiser for American Society of Appraisers and Equipment Appraisers Association; a retired vice president of Brandeis Machinery and Supply Co.; and a former general manager for State Equipment Co. in Indianapolis.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Betty Jo Duer.

Survivors include three sons, Donald Sharp of Maineville, Ohio, Kenneth Sharp of Jeffersonville and David Sharp of Indianapolis; a brother, John Isaac Sharp of Georgetown; and seven grandchildren.

Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 24, from 1 to 9 p.m. at Scott Funeral Home in Jeffersonville and Friday, Feb. 25, from 9 to 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church.

The funeral will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the church with burial in Leavenworth Memorial Gardens. Pastor Donald Summerfield will officiate.

The family suggests memorial gifts to his church.


Veda Whiteside
Veda Whiteside, 93, Long Beach, Calif., formerly of Corydon, died of Pneumonia Wednesday, Feb. 9, in Anaheim, Calif.

A native of Kentucky, born Feb. 12, she was the daughter of the late David and Elvira May.

Survivors include a son, James E. Duke of Fullerton, Calif.; a brother, Jack May of Garden Gove, Calif.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The funeral was Feb. 12 at St. Athanasius Church with burial in All Souls Cemetery in Long Beach. Spongberg Mortuary handled the arrangements.


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