Former Evansville resident Virginia S. "Susie" (Crider) Brown died
Saturday, Feb. 9 in Safety Harbor, Fla. She was 66.
She is survived by two daughters, Paulette Brown Sudduth of Safety
Harbor and Scarlet L. George of Clearwater, Fla.; three sons, Richard L.
of Dunedin, Fla., Steven R. of Englewood, Fla., and Donn of Lafayette;
her mother, Pauline G. Crider of Evansville; two brothers, Bruce Crider
of Evansville and Bill Crider of Newburgh; two sisters, Georgia Mitchell
of Mount Gay, W. Va. and Ruth Boyd of Evansville; and seven grandchildren.
Private funeral services were held Friday, March 1 at Simpson Funeral
Home Newburgh Chapel.
Boonville resident Karla Raye (Gowen) Myres died Saturday, Nov. 2,
in Sevierville, Tenn., from injuries sustained in a pedestrian traffic
accident. She was 37.
Survivors include her husband, Glenn Myres of Seymour, Tenn.; her parents,
Charles (Tom) and Barbara Gowen of Boonville; two sons, Ethan and Sam Myres,
both at home; several former foster children; a sister, Kimberly Suszanne
Pierce of Boonville; a brother, Kenny T. Gowen of Elberfeld; three nieces;
three nephews and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 7, at Koehler Funeral Home
Boonville Chapel. Burial was in James Parker Cemetery in Hatfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bread of Life Ministries.
Chandler resident Dee "Sonny" Burkhart died Sunday, Feb. 24 at St.
Mary's Medical Center in Evansville. He was 75.
He attended the Methodist Church in Hatfield. He retired from Alcoa
after 24 years of service. He was a WWII U.S. Army Veteran and a member
of the Union Local #104. He was an avid fisherman.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ann Lee Jamison Burkhart
in 1969 and a brother, Jeremy in 1971.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Evelyn Burkhart of Chandler;
five daughters, Teresa Paul and Vicky Gammon, both of Chandler, Linda Neville
and Lana Labhart both of Newburgh, and Sandy Morrison of Marengo, Iowa;
four sons, Steve Burkhart of Albion, Texas, George Smith of Evansville,
Bryan Smith of Chandler and Rick Smith of Mt. Vernon; a brother, Don Burkhart
of Evansville; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Koehler Funeral Home-Perigo
Chapel with burial in James Parker Cemetery in Hatfield with Military Rites
by the Warrick County Veterans Memorial Services.
Rev. Randy L. Anderson officiated.
George W. Gross, 76, died November 8 at Heartland of Centerburg Care
Center, after a long illness.
A retired attorney, George earned his B.S. degree from the Ohio State
University, L.L. B. at Franklin University, at Franklin University and
was awarded a Juris Doctor degree by
Capital University. He was a trial lawyer, practicing in municipal,
county and state courts in Ohio. In 1960 he was admitted to the bar of
the Supreme Court of the United states. George was a member of the Board
of Governors of the Columbus Bar Association, lectured for the Ohio Trial
Lawyers Association, and taught in the paralegal program of Capital University.
George was a decorated combat veteran of World War II, serving in the European
Theater of Operations in Belgium and Germany. George had great enthusiasm
for living. He learned to sail at Culber Military Academy as a youth and
as an adult sailed Buckeye Lake, Lake Erie, the Bahamas and in the Virgin
Islands. He was commissioned as a Commander in the Ohio Naval Militia was
licensed by the Coast Guard as a commercial marine captain. He enjoyed
physical exercise regularly at the Central YMCA's Business Men's Club and
was a team player with the Golden Buckeye Tennis Club. He belonged to many
organizations, including Lawyer's Club, Buckeye Lake Yacht Club, Buckeye
Sports Car Club of America and enjoyed the Columbus Symphony the Columbus
Museum of Art and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. George was a major blood
donor for the American Red Cross and read every week for the Central Ohio
Radio Reading Service for the blind. His greatest community commitment
was to the unique Charity Newsies, selling papers on his corner every December
and also making visits to the homes of children who received Newsie assistance.
George was a Master Mason of Columbus Lodge #30 F&AM; Scottish Rite
Valley of Columbus and the Aladdin Temple Shrine. He was a riding member
of the Aladdin Temple Morgan Horse Patrol unit and participated in regional
and International parades and drill team competitions . As an active member
of Broad Street Presbyterian Church, George served as trustee, deacon,
usher and volunteer staff during his 52 years there. George touched many
lives; he was a loyal friend, unfailingly cheerful. Even a life so full
seems too short. He will be missed by his many friends here and in Key
West, Fla. where he has resided since his retirement. Whatever else he
enjoyed, George dedicated himself most of all to being husband, father
and grandfather to his family. He is survived by his beloved wife, Rae;
his living family of son, Kelly, daughter-in-law, Robin and grandaugther
Alexandra Gross; step-grandson, Michael Murphy; daughter and son-in-law,
Janet and Glenn Roberts; son and daughter-in-law, Gordon and Dawn and grandson,
Gregory Gross and devoted mother-in-law, Jean Behagg.
The Boonville VFW Post #3418 conducted military graveside rites with
Mr. Jeff Jackson playing taps on the bugle.
A memorial graveside service was held Saturday, June 8 at Maple Grove
Cemetery in Boonville.
Rev. William Gordon officiated.
Bradley Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Former Boonville resident Richard F. Belford died on Aug. 4 at the
Village of Westerville in Westerville, Ohio. He was 84.
He was born on Dec. 5, 1917 in Somerset, Ohio. Richard attended Indiana
University in Bloomington and graduated from Cincinnati University, Cincinnati,
Ohio with a degree in Mortuary Science. He was the owner and operator of
Belford Flying Service of Perry County, Ohio and owner and operator of
Chute-Belford Funeral Home in New Lexington, Ohio. He retired from Belford
Tire Center, Inc., of Westerville, Ohio. Richard was a member of the St.
Elizabeth Catholic Church in Westerville, Ohio, a WW II Disabled Veteran,
a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Elks Club, the Rotary Club and
the Lions Club.
Richard is survived by a daughter, Dr. Elizabeth Belford of Fayetteville,
N.C.; sons, Richard F. Jr. and Diana Belford of Westerville, Ohio, Jeffrey
and Connie Belford of Fountain Hills, Ariz., Gregory J. and Diane Belford
of Cedar Park, Texas and John Christopher and Carol Belford of Gahanna,
Ohio; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren; sisters, Virginia
Eberhard of Boonville, Barbara and Thomas Tucker of Greensboro, N.C. and
Betty and Charles Moser of Tarpon Springs, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Cele Lennon Belford and
a daughter, Mary Ellen "Molly" Belford O'Kane.
A Memorial Mass was celebrated at the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church
in Westerville, Ohio on Thursday, Aug. 7 with burial at the New Lexington
Cemetery in New Lexington, Ohio.
Arrangements were handled by the Moreland Funeral Home in Westerville,
Ohio and Bradley's Colonial Chapel in Boonville handled local arrangements.
Chandler resident Evertt F. "Ace" Roettger died Sunday, Nov. 3, at
6:25 p.m. at his home. He was 74.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Dorothy; a son, Duane Roettger
of Newburgh; two daughters, Ginger Wilcox of Boonville and Terra Nord of
Chandler; a granddaughter; a great-granddaughter; three sisters, Gladys
Lunkenhiemer of Evansville, Grace Schleg of Evansville and Wanda Harness
of California; a brother, Elmer Roettger of Evansville; and several nieces
Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 7, at Koehler Funeral Home-Perigo
Chapel. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, with military rites
by the Retired Veterans Memorial Club of Evansville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Vista Care Hospice.
Somerville resident Hermena F. Miller died Tuesday, Dec. 11 at Owensville
Convalescent Center. She was 93.
She is survived by two sons, Earl of Lynnville and Hilbert of Mackey;
three grandchildren, Debra and Daniel Miller and Diana Reinert; and three
Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 13 at Mackey Church of the
Nazarene, with burial in Townsley Cemetery.
Lynnville resident Jon W. Feldmeier died Sunday, Feb. 24 at St. Mary's
Medical Center in Evansville. He was 57.
He is survived by his wife, Doris (Broshears) Feldmeier; a son, Kevin
"Soap" Feldmeier; a daughter, JoAnn Feldmeier; all of Lynnville' two brothers,
James "Babe" Feldmeier, also of Lynnville and Gene Feldmeier of Linton;
a sister, Doris Ann Feldmeier of Boonville and three grandchildren, Cody
Helms, Daren Feldmeier and Jeniece Helms.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 28 at Pemberton-Bradley Funeral
Home with burial in Lynnville Cemetery.
The Rev. Ray Crane officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lynnville Park Campground
and Playground Fund.
Thomas Jamison Sr.
Newburgh resident Thomas L. Jamison, Sr. died Tuesday, June 11 at his
residence. He was 70.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 14 at Alexander Newburgh Chapel
with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery in Newburgh.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation
Infant Osiris Meyer died Aug. 14 at the Women's Hospital in Newburgh.
Survivors include parents, Jesse Meyer and Heather Strode of Evansville;
maternal grandparents Robin Strode of Chandler and Rick Strode of Evansville;
maternal great-grandparents Mary Strode of Evansville and Anna and Don
Trafford of Chandler; paternal grandparents Burnell and Linda Meyer of
Evansville and paternal great-grandparents Lucille Stephenson of Evansville
and Frances Meyer of Missouri; two uncles.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 17 at Greenwood Cemetery
in Chandler. Koehler Funeral Home, Perigo Chapel handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House.
Boonville resident Paul "David" Postin died Tuesday, Nov. 5, at his
home in Boonville. He was 54.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Beverly (Utzman) Postin of
Boonville; a son, Bradley Postin; three grandchildren; his mother, Maxine
Postin of Boonville; four sisters, Dana Carter of Stendal, Marlene Meredith
of Reed, Ky., Carol Fulkerson of Boonville, Carla Fetter of Boonville;
five brothers, Shelby, Jim and Ed Postin, all of Boonville, Hibbitt Postin
of Linton and George Postin of Tonopah, Nev.; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 7, at Boonville Worship Center.
Burial was in Garrison Chapel Cemetery near Heilman.
Koehler Funeral Home-Boonville Chapel handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Boonville Worship Center.
Evansville resident Ada Lang died Monday, Feb. 25 at her residence.
She was 52.
She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Jim Lang of Evansville;
two daughters, Robin Strahl of Tell City, and Adrian Lang of Evansville;
a step-daugther, Stacy McKay of Tampa, Fla.; a son, Michael Lang of Evansville;
two stepsons, Lance Lang of Newburgh and Dirk Lang of Evansville; her mother,
M. Juanita Price of Evansville; two brothers, Wayne Huckeby of Kansas City,
Kan., and Dale Huckeby of Eugene, Oregon; and grandchildren, Courtney and
Kelsey Lang, Anthony Lang, Tanner Lang, Tyler Fuentes, Madison McKay and
Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 28 at Browning Funeral Home
with burial in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.
Boonville resident Lois J. (Graves) Youngblood died Aug. 14 at the
Good Samaritan Home in Evansville. She was 76.
She was born Dec. 16, 1925 in Boonville to Nellie A. (Wright) and Benton
E. Graves, who preceded her in death.
She was a member of Main Street General Baptist Church in Boonville
and worked for the Southern Railroad and Indiana Bell Telephone Company
before retirement. She was a graduate of Boonville High School Class of
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Guy L. Youngblood; two
sisters, Mary Ruth Graves of Evansville and Jeanne Graves Conner of Boonville;
a brother, Floyd L. Graves and his wife, Virble, of Valparaiso; a niece
who cared for her, Pamela and her husband, Chapman Rust, of Evansville;
a niece, Janice Pendley of St. Louis, Mo.; a nephew and his wife, Galen
and Sherry Graves of New Harmony; two sister-in-laws, Ruth Rudisill of
Rockport and Karen Sue Hess of Evansville; a brother-in-law and his wife,
Robert and Merle Youngblood of Evansville.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 17 at Koehler Funeral Home,
Boonville Chapel with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Boonville. Rev David
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Boonville resident Donald Houston died Tuesday, Dec. 11 at St. Mary's
Medical Center in Evansville of cancer. He was 68.
He was a life member of Boonville VFW Post #3418, a member of the Boonville
American Legion Post #200 and had served in the USMC and U.S. Army and
U.S. Air Force from 1948 to 1952. He was a Korean War Veteran.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Arvilla (Billie) Houston of
Evansville; two daughters, Donna Irene Mickels of Diamond Head, Miss. and
Lisa York of New Orleans, La.; two sons, Kevin of Evansville and Mickey
of Princeton; a daughter-in-law, (who cared for him), Patrician Houston
of Evansville; two sisters, Maxita Stephens of Lakeland, Fla. and Mary
Kay Crow of Boonville; four brothers, Jimmie Joe and Danny Paul of Bradenton,
Fla. and Darryl of Marietta, Ga. and Bob of North Carolina; eight grandchildren
including, Jessica Houston, Eddie Byrley, Jonathan Houston, Rennie York,
Kayla York and Byron York.
Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 14 at Koehler Funeral Home-Boonville
Chapel Rev. Bob Willis officiated, with burial in Garrison Chapel Cemetery
with military rites by Warrick County Veterans Memorial Services.
Greenville resident Kenneth Allen Underwood died Wednesday, Dec. 12
at his home. His death is being investigated by the Muhlenberg County coroner's
office. He was 28.
He is survived by two daughters, Brianna and Brooklyn Underwood, both
of Boonville; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Underwood of Greenville; two
sisters, Sonja Underwood of Bremen and Stephanie Underwood of Greenville;
two brothers, Thalbert and Brian, both of Greenville and a grandfather,
Tally Ray Young of Nelson Creek.
Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 14 at Tucker Funeral Home Central
City Chapel with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City.
William F. Bell
Former Boonville resident William F. Bell of Blue Springs, Mo. died
Tuesday, Aug. 13 in Independence, Mo. He was 68.
He was a retired diesel mechanic and a Korean War Air Force Veteran.
He is survived by three daughters, Shannon Brisco, Sherry Baxter and
Sheila Polson and five granddaughters of Blue Springs, Mo.; two sisters,
Wanda Wire of Boonville and Eloise Reising of Evansville; two brothers,
Glenn of Evansville and Richard of Jasper, Ala.; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services, with military rites, were held Friday, Aug. 16 in
Grain Valley, Mo.
Leopold resident Lawrence "Monk" Lasher died Thursday, Dec. 13 at home
of irritated bowel syndrome. He was 71.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Iola (King); a daughter, Shirley
Allard of Leopold; three sons, Brian of Newburgh, Rodney of Tell City and
Todd of Hawesville, Ky.; his father, Alfred of Apalona; a sister, Leota
Johnson of Milborn, Fla.; four brothers, Robert of Arlington, Wash., Richard
of Richmond, Va., Sheldon of Hawesville and Donald of Bristow; 12 grandchildren,
Tiffany Pennington, Sam and Darrell Allard, Maggie, Andy, Michael, Ryan
, Kyle, Kayla and Seth Lasher and Brandon and Nathan Johnson; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 15 at St. Augustine Church
with burial in the church cemetery with military rites by American Legion
Memorial contributions may be made to National Foundation for Transplants
for Joshua Smitley.
Evansville resident Lorene (Riney) Market died Wednesday, Feb. 27 at
Regina Continuing Care.
She is survived by a daughter, Sister Doris Market of Grand Terrace,
Calif.; five sons, Kenneth Market of Bristow, Richard Market of Marion,
Ky., Jim Market of Boonville, Paul Market of Chandler, and David Market
of Evansville; thirteen grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 2 at Boone Funeral Home
and continued at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with burial in St. Peter and
Paul Catholic Cemetery.
Evansville resident Bobby Louis Grant died Monday, Dec. 31 at his home
of congestive heart failure. He was 62.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Joetta (Lane); three sons,
Richard and Michael, both of Evansville, and Carlus of Newburgh; two sisters,
Marteen Williams and Ruby Lynn, both of Evansville; two brothers, William
of Evansville and Jesse of Newburgh; two grandchildren, Sean and Brooke
Grant; and nieces.
Funeral services were private with burial in Bates Hill Cemetery in
Yankeetown. Browning Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Free Pentecostal Church.
Boonville resident Ed Underhill died Tuesday, Feb. 26 at Cypress Grove
Rehabilitation Center in Newburgh.
Ed was a coal miner working 36 years and retiring from Lynnville Mine
and was a member of the UMWA Local 9926. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and
a member of the V.F.W. Post 3418 Father's Auxiliary and Boonville American
Legion Post 200. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Ruth
Garrison Underhill in 2000.
He is survived by two daughters, Sharon Orth of Boonville and Bonnie
Strange of Sealy, Texas; two sons, Randal Underhill of Boonville and Daniel
Underhill of Evansville; three sisters, Sara Hendren of Mooresville, and
Myrtle Osborne and Gertrude Campbell, both of Boonville; eight grandchildren,
Terri Campbell, Jeffery Orth, Randal Underhill II, Thomas Underhill, Jennifer
Underhill, Eddie Strange, Leah Arnold and Lisa Wilson; 15 great-grandchildren
and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 2 at Koehler Funeral Home
with burial in Freedom Cemetery near Boonville.
Dr. David Phillips officiated.
Boonville resident Myrtle M. Jeffries died Saturday, Dec. 29 at Southwind
Healthcare in Boonville. She was 95.
She was of the Methodist Faith. During WW II she worked at Briggs and
Servel where she worked on airplane wings as a riveter.
She is survived by a daughter, Wilma Young of Boonville; a grandchild,
Curtis Ray Young; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Koehler Funeral Home,
Boonville Chapel. Rev., Honna Schoss officiated. Burial was in Maple Grove
Cemetery in Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Warrick County
Council on Aging.
Richland resident Elenora C. Vaal died Tuesday, Feb. 26 at Woodmont
Health Campus in Boonville. She was 72.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Alfred O. Vaal; two daughters,
Rose Peter of Clayton and Deborah Tatum of Boonville; three sons, Harold
Vaal of Evansville, Donald Vaal of Newburgh, and August Vaal of Richland;
12 grandchildren, Patricia, Daniel, Julie, Katie, Amelia and Brooke Vaal;
Jennifer Karges, Becky, Teresa and Matthew Peter; Jeremy and Christie Tatum.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 1 at St. Rupert Catholic with
burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research
Hospital or St. Rupert Catholic Church.
Rev. Marvin Whisnant
Boonville resident Rev. Marvin Whisnant died Wednesday, June 12 at
his home. He was 75.
He was a retired Baptist Minister and a World War II Navy veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth; two daughters, Patricia Whisnanat
and Helen W. Fisher; three sons, Michael and Revs. Mitchell and Nathan;
a sister, Beatrice Blanton; a brother, J.E.; and ten grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 15 at Double Springs Baptist
Church, Shelby N.C., with burial in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Newburgh resident, Thelma E. Hartmann died Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Woodlands
Convalescent Center. She was 87.
She is survived by her daughter, Lynn Hartmann O'Daniel of Newburgh;
grandchildren, Scott Hartmann O'Daniel; Brett Neel O'Daniel and
Carrie Christine O' Daniel; a great-grandchild, Brittany Nicole O'Daniel;
and dear loved ones, Carolyn "Babe" Humphrey, Aline "Brownie Swain, Dr..
Thomas Topper, Stephanie Thiel and Chin-Mi Schroeder.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 2 at Alexander Memorial
Park Chapel of Remembrance with burial in Alexander Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
Evansville resident Coriene Carroll died Tuesday, Jan. 1 at the McCurdy
Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. She was 84.
She is survived by two grandsons, Fred of Indianapolis and Charles
Jr. of Chandler and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 4 at Sunset Memorial Park Chapel
with burial in the cemetery.
Alexander Funeral Home West Chapel handled arrangements.
Former Evansville resident Rita Steinkamp, formerly of Leopold, died
Thursday, Feb. 28 at North Park Nursing Center. She was 81.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Patrick Leo Steinkamp;
one son, David W. Steinkamp of Chandler; one sister, Marguerite Rogie of
Leopold; one brother, Francis Goffinet of Indianapolis; and a grandchild,
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 2 at Pierre Funeral Home
and St. Agnes Catholic Church with entombment in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Agnes Catholic Church Building
Evansville resident Dorothy Castle died Tuesday, Jan. 1 at her home
of a heart condition. She was 67.
Surviving are her husband of 48 years, David O.; a daughter, Donna
Dill of Evansville; two sons, David of Evansville and Dale of Boonville;
five sisters, Lois Caron of Florida and Ruby Cullman, Ethel Reeves, Louise
Nickel and Linda Hook, all of Mount Vernon; three brothers, Jimmy, Eddy,
and Ricky Howard, all of Mt. Vernon; five grandchildren, Denise Dill and
Tina, Eric, Joshua and Jordan Castle; and a great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 4 at Alexander Funeral Home
with burial in Greenwood Cemetery in Chandler.
Chandler resident Noah Ray Bender died Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Cypress
Grove Rehabilitation Center in Newburgh. He was 84.
He worked at Servel and retired in 1980 from Alcoa. He was a former
member of the Thresherman's Park Gas and Steam Engine Club. He was an avid
gardener and collected antique gas engines and in 1974 Noah completely
restored a 1936 Ford automobile.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Virginia L. (McIntosh)
Bender in 2000; a son, Ronald Bender in 1994 and a grandson, Bryan Bender
He is survived by four daughters, Sharon Rodes of Boonville, Brenda
Story of Newburgh, Patty Hildebrant of Duluth, Ga. and Jennifer Garris
of Owensboro, Ky.; three sons, Bill Bender of Chandler, Roger Bender of
Largo, Fla. and Greg Bender of Evansville; two sisters, Naomi Kaiser of
Newburgh and Mildred Brindis of Warren, Pa.; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren,
and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 2 at Koehler Funeral Home
- Perigo Chapel with burial in Bender Cemetery in Chrisney. Rev. Ray Crane
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimers Association.
Franklin resident Louise Coers died Monday, Dec. 31 at Johnson Memorial
Hospital in Franklin. She was formerly of Chandler. She was 81.
She is survived by her husband, Floyd and a niece. She was preceded
in death by her first husband, Jim Davis.
Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 4 at the Masonic Home Ransford
Chapel in Franklin and graveside services were held Monday, Jan. 7 at Park
Lawn Cemetery in Evansville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Masonic Home.
Evansville resident William "Bill" E. Laswell died Friday, March 1
at his residence. He was 73.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Judith Laswell of Evansville;
a daughter and son-in-law, Teri and Stephen Taggart of Evansville; a son
and daughter-in-law, D. Gregory and Annette Laswell of Newburgh; grandchildren,
William Aaron Laswell and Morgan Laswell, both of Evansville and Ryan and
Derek Wood of Newburgh; and his mother Drucilla Laswell Carey of Newburgh.
Private funeral services were held Sunday, March 3 at Alexander East
Memorial contributions may be made to the Boys & Girls Club of
Evansville or Youth First Foundation.
Evansville resident E.W. "Dewey' Littrell died Friday, Jan. 4 at Angel
River Health and Rehabilitation of complications of a stroke. He was 79.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ethel Littrell; two daughters,
Kathie Iafrate and Beth Isaac, both of Evansville; two sons, Ed and Jim,
both of Evansville; three sisters, Francis Winterheimer of Newburgh and
June Kurtz and Annabelle Ransom, both of Evansville; a; brother, Robert
of Spring Hill, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Robert, Ruth, Jamie, Jennifer,
Katie, Jimmy, Brandon, Michael and Kyle; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 7, at Alexander Funeral Home
East Chapel with entombment in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery with military
Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association or Oak
Hill Free Evangelical Church.
James T. "Tom" Pryor
James T. "Tom" Pryor, died Thursday, Feb. 28, at St. Mary's Warrick
Hospital in Boonville. He was 59.
He was a Boonville High School graduate of 1961. He was the right guard
on the 1959 SIAC Football championship team. He currently was employed
with INDOT, Vincennes office as Public Relations Specialist and Toll Bridge
Administrator at Wabash Memorial Bridge. He was a past Jaycee president
and member for over 10 years and a Democrat precinct committeeman for over
20 years. He was the Boon Township Assessor from 1974 to 1980, and served
two terms as Mayor of Boonville from 1980 to 1988. He was Boonville's first
full-time mayor. He was also a member of Maple Grove Cemetery Board and
Tri Cap Board for eight years. Tom never thought of himself as a politician,
but always as a public servant for the people. Tom was proud being an "old
party" Democrat. He loved being a grandpa.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Sherry (Simpson) Pryor of Boonville;
mother-in-law, Dorothy Simpson of Evansville; one daughter and son-in-law,
Amy and Kelly Allen of Boonville; two sons, Gregory James Pryor of Boonville
and Chad Pryor and fiancee Dawn Fentress of Boonville; two brothers, Mack
and Richard Pryor, both of Boonville; several nieces and nephews; and four
grandchildren, Alyssa Allen, Tyler Allen, Jordan Pryor and Logan Cron.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 4 at Koehler Funeral Home
Boonville Chapel. Rev. Rob Allen officiated, with burial in Maple Grove
Cemetery in Boonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tri Cap Food Bank.
Boonville resident Irene L. Chambers died Saturday, March 2 at Woodmont
Health Campus in Boonville. She attended Fist Baptist Church in Boonville.
She was an avid quilter and played piano for a gospel quartet. She worked
for 22 years at Embassy Men's Apparel. She loved family gatherings and
she was an inspiration to all her family. She was preceded in death by
her husband of 55 years, William A. Chambers in 1987, and a daughter, Carolyn
Clark, in 1998.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Ruth Ann and Paul John
Enot of Wilmington, Ill.; three sons and daughter-in-laws, Robert and Betty
Chambers of Boonville, Ronald and Patty Chambers of De. City, Ok., and
Jim and Jean Chambers of Newburgh; a son-in-law, Jerry Clark of Boonville;
thirteen grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 6 at Koehler Funeral Home
Boonville Chapel with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Velpin.
Rev. Rob Allen officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building
New Harmony resident Louise Owen died Saturday, March 2 at Deaconess
Hospital in Evansville. She was 85.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and James Huff
of New Harmony; and grandsons, Jim Huff of Lynnville and Bill Huff of New
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 5 at Werry Funeral Home New
Harmony Chapel with burial in Maple Hill Cemetery in New Harmony.
Memorial contributions may be made to Johnson United Methodist Church
in New Harmony.
Evansville resident Audrey Folz died Saturday, Jan. 12 at her home
She was 80.
Surviving from Warrick County are a daughter, Sandy Allen of Boonville.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Ziemer Funeral Home Central Chapel.
Rev. Jay Davidson officiated with burial in Darwin, Ill. Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurse Association or