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Jacquelyn Banas
Jacquelyn (Godsey) Banas, 76, of Mooresville, died from natural causes at 10:50 a.m. Jan. 13, 2001, in Indianapolis. She had lived in Mooresville since 1975, moving from Nebraska.

The daughter of Milo P. and Hazel Fern (Noble) Schisler, both deceased, she was born Feb. 1, 1924, in Aurora, Neb. She married Edward Banas March 20, 1970, He survives in Mooresville.

Mrs. Banas attended one year of college at Scottsbluff Junior College in Scottsbluff, Neb.

Before retiring in 1993, she was a jewelry buyer and computer operator for Kipp Brothers in Indianapolis for 28 years. She was a member of the Mooresville Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 111 and Mooresville Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 103.

Other survivors include a daughter, Patricia J. McDonald of Hockessin, Del.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The memorial service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Jones Family Mortuary in Mooresville. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. service time Thursday at the mortuary. The body is to be cremated.

Dorval Blanton
Rites are pending at Carlisle & Son Funeral Chapel in Mooresville for Dorval Marie (Johnson) Blanton. Mrs. Blanton, 90, of Mooresville, died Jan. 15, 2001, at her residence. She was the widow of Roy Silas Blanton.

A further account of her life and funeral arrangements will be published when available.

Dustin Bowen
Dustin Shaun "Dusty" Bowen, 19, of Mooresville, died Jan. 13, 2001, as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

The son of Bobby DeWayne and Deobrah Lynne (Maulden) Bowen, who survive in Mooresville, he was born April 13, 1981, in Boaz, Ala.

Bowen was a 1999 graduate of Monrovia High School. He had been employed as a box cutter for one and one-half years for Eby-Brown Co. in Plainfield. He was a member of Teamsters Local 135.

Other survivors include a sister, Jennifer Lee Bowen of Mooresville; a brother, Jason Shane Bowen of Mooresville; grandparents, Ernest Dean and Brenda (Gomer) Maulden of Portland, Tenn., Kenneth Ray and Scarlett O'Hara (Crump) Minor of Indianapolis, and Charlotte (Williams) Pankey of Fort Wayne; and a great-grandmother, Mary Ethel Bowen of Gadsden, Ala. A grandfather, Carl Kenneth Bowen, preceded him in death.

The service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Carlisle & Son Funeral Chapel in Mooresville. The Rev. Jack Elliott will officiate. Burial will be in White Lick Cemetery in Mooresville. Friends may call from 2 to 9 o'clock today at the funeral chapel.

John Butler Sr.
John T. Butler Sr., 76, of Martinsville, died from natural causes at 10:15 a.m. Jan. 13, 2001, at the Todd Aikens Health Care Center in Franklin.

He had lived most of his life in Indianapolis, moving to Martinsville 23 years ago.

Born July 3, 1924, in Tompkinsville, Ky., he was the son of John T. and Havannah (Bowman) Butler, both deceased. He married Carmel Lee Davis April 8, 1972. She survives.

He was a machinist for International Harvester in Indianapolis for 37 years. He retired in 1984. He attended New Life Baptist Church in Brooklyn.

During World War II he served as a private in the U.S. Army and was discharged in 1943.

Other survivors include a daughter, Sharline L. Mayo of Mooresville; a son, John T. Butler Jr. of Indianapolis; four stepsons, Laroy Rush and Rodger Rush, both of Indianapolis, Tony Rush of Florida and Charles Rush of Tennessee; a stepdaughter, Sue Dague of Bedford; five brothers, George Eagle Butler of Bargersville, Joe Fred and IkaC Butler, both of Kentucky, Ted Butler of Indianapolis and Jack Butler of Florida; three sisters, Dixie Bell Carter of Kentucky, Odell Frances of Indianapolis and Nancy Turner, of Franklin; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Three stepdaughters, Brenda Watson, Sandy Rush and Mary Frances Rush; a grandson, Timothy Jackson; and a sister, Trixie LaMonet, preceded him in death.

The service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at New Life Baptist Church in Brooklyn. Mark Wooley will officiate. Burial will be in Mooresville Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 o'clock today at Jones Family Mortuary in Mooresville and 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the New Life Baptist Church in Brooklyn.

Jude Frentz Sr.
Jude J. Frentz Sr., 61, of Clayton, died from natural causes at 6 p.m. Jan. 13, 2001, in Clayton. He had lived in Clayton since 1995, moving from Camby.

The son of Benjamin M. and Katherine (Thompson) Frentz, both deceased, he was born July 25, 1939, in Indianapolis. He married Ann Bronte Oct. 5, 1973. She survives.

Blanton was a truck driver for RSR Quemetco in Indianapolis for 24 years. He retired in 1997.

He was a member of Hazelwood Christian Church, West Newton Masonic Lodge7 707, Teamsters Local 135 and Morgan County Tractor Association. He was a former member of the Morgan County Sheriff's Horse Patrol. He served as a Navy Seaman Recruit with the U.S. Navy and was discharged in 1956.

Other survivors include five children, Anna Marie Gerholt, Theresa Hashman, Bernadette Showalter and Lindy S. Lanier, all of Indianapolis, and Dana M. Frentz of Rockford, Ill.; a stepson, Rolla Alkire of Indianapolis; three brothers, Robert Frentz of Martinsville and James and George Frentz of Pittsburgh, Pa.; three sisters, Bernadette Govia of Bloomington; and Nancy Ryan and Theresa Frentz, both of Indianapolis; six grandchildren and one great-grandson. A son, Jude "Butch" Frentz, preceded him in death.

The service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Jones Family Mortuary in Mooresville. Jimmy Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in West Newton Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. A Masonic service will be 7:30 p.m. during visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.

Dorothy Kendall
Dorothy Jane Kendall, 77, who was vice president of two Martinsville businesses until two years ago, died Jan. 14, 2001, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Lee Rachel Kendall and Gregory Horvath in South Bend.

Mrs. Kendall had recently suffered a fractured pelvis in a fall. She had been in declining health for more than two years.

She was born in Tonawanda, N.Y., on Feb. 7, 1923. Her parents were Philip and Magdalena Rumbold, now deceased.

Dorothy and Robert S. Kendall had met in 1940 at the College of Wooster, Ohio, where they both were freshmen. In 1943, they were married at an Army chapel in Tyler, Texas.

Mrs. Kendall, her husband and son had moved to Martinsville in 1946 after a group headed by the late Wilber L. Kendall bought The Martinsville Daily Reporter from Harry Martin.

In addition to her husband and daughter's family, survivors include another daughter, Amy Robin Kendall of Indianapolis; a son, Mark Kendall of Mooresville; 12 grandchildren; two great-granddaughters, and a sister, Mrs. William Johnson of Tonawanda, N.Y.

She was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and Kappa Kappa Kappa Sorority.

The Rev. Dale Knuteson will conduct a service Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Martinsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Clothe-A-Child of Martinsville.

In 1985, Mrs. Kendall retired from full time duties at the newspaper. She was an officer at Reporter-Times and Adkins, Inc., until newspapers at Martinsville, Mooresville and Beech Grove were sold to the Schurz family of South Bend.

On the occasion of her retirement her fellow workers gave her a folder. They wrote: "Let us all remember, The times we've had together. . . But think of all us po folk, Who'll be wishing we were you."

Peggy Kemper
Peggy Willoughby Kemper, 40, of Morgantown, Ky., died Jan. 12, 2001, in the Medical Center at Bowling Green, Ky.

Born in Davis County (Owensboro, Ky.) she was the daughter of Carl and Beulah Mae (Phelps) Givens, both deceased. She married Kenneth Kemper, who survives.

Mrs. Kemper was employed at Ryan's Steakhouse in Kentucky.

Other survivors include three daughters, Stephanie Willoughby of Lexington, Ky., Cindy Jones of Morgantown, Ind., and Laura Flener of Bowling Green, Ky.; a son, John Willoughby of Morgantown, Ky.; four sisters, Margie Green and Frances Coble of Centertown, Ky.; Sue Hawthorne of Greensburg, Ind.; Joanne Brown of Columbus, Ohio; four brothers, Cecil C. Givens of Missouri, Johnny M. Givens of Bremen, David O. Givens of Owensboro and Tony M. Givens of McHenry; three half sisters, Lucille Hurchel of Gary, Ind., Louise Scott of Beaver Dam and Bessie Singleton of Centertown, Ky.; and two grandchildren, Ciara Jones and Isaac Flener. A brother, Frankie Joe Givens; and a sister, Dolly Hobdy, preceded her in death.

The service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Jones Funeral Chapel in Morgantown, Ky. Burial will be in New Liberty Cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. today at the funeral chapel.

Alice Mason
Alice Marie (Brock) Mason, 91, of Centerton, died from natural causes Jan. 14, 2001, at her residence.

The daughter of Charles Edgar and Nancy C. (Davee) Brock, she was born Jan. 11, 1910, in Morgan County. She married Hubert Forrest Mason April 16, 1927. He survives in Centerton.

Mrs. Mason was a homemaker and member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at Centerton, and taught Sunday school for over 50 years. She enjoyed gardening, quilting and writing poetry.

Other survivors include five sons, Russell E. Mason of Shelbyville, David L. Mason of Mooresville, Joe Mason of Plainfield and Charles E. and Earl H. Mason, both of Martinsville; five daughters, Wanda L. West, Barbara J. Hunt and Pauline V. Sturgeon, all of Martinsville, Mary E. Arnold of Mooresville and Carrie A. Phillips of Chicago, Ill.; three brothers, Charles E. Brock of Stilesville, Gene Brock of Halogen, Texas, and Maurice "Ben" Brock of Camby; 27 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Two brothers, Clarence and Floyd Brock, and a sister, Grace Garrison, preceded her in death.

The graveside service and burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Centerton Cemetery. Elder Wilbur Wade will officiate. Calling is from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Carlisle & Son Funeral Chapel in Mooresville.


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