Miscellaneous Warrick County, Indiana Obituaries - 2002

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Virginia Brown
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.

Karla Myres
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.

Dee Burkhart
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 Gross
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.

Richard Belford 
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.

Evertt Roettger
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 and nephews.
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.

Hermena Miller
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 great-great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 13 at Mackey Church of the Nazarene, with burial in Townsley Cemetery.

Jon Feldmeier
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 of Indiana.

Osiris Meyer
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.

Paul Postin
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.

Ada Lang
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 Emme Lang.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 28 at Browning Funeral Home with burial in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. 

Lois Youngblood
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 1943.
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 Youngblood officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Donald Houston
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. 

Kenneth Underwood
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.

Lawrence Lasher
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 Post 213.
Memorial contributions may be made to National Foundation for Transplants for Joshua Smitley.

Lorene Market
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.

Bobby Grant
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.

Ed Underhill
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. 

Myrtle Jeffries
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.

Elenora Vaal
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.

Thelma Hartmann
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 or PAAWS.

Coriene Carroll
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. 

Rita Steinkamp
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, Amy Steinkamp. 
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 Fund.

Dorothy Castle
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.

Noah Bender
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 in 1979.
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 officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimers Association.

Louise Coers
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.

William Laswell
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 Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Boys & Girls Club of Evansville or Youth First Foundation.

E.W. Littrell
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 rites. 
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. 

Irene Chambers
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 Fund.

Louise Owen
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 Harmony.
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.

Audrey Folz
Evansville resident Audrey Folz died Saturday, Jan. 12 at her home of cancer. 
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 hospice.


 
 

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