Miscellaneous Warrick County, Indiana Obituaries - 2003

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Gary L. Koontz
Newburgh resident Gary Lee Koontz died March 3 at his residence. He was 61.
Gary was a U.S. Marine Corp Veteran. He was a member of Local #136. He was retired from Industrial Contractors. 
Gary was preceded in death by his sister, Jan Lampher. 
Gary is survived by his wife of 36 years, Pam Koontz, of Newburgh; two sons, Michael Koontz, of Newburgh and Joseph, and his wife Lee Anne Koontz, of Evansville; grandchildren: Kellsie, Quinten, Zack and Nathan; a sister: Donna Hankins, of Thorntown; four brothers, Richard Koontz of Thorntown, David Koontz of Bloomington, John Koontz of Lebanon, Steve Koontz of Lebanon; and 14 nieces and nephews.
Services were held on Thursday March 6, at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, officiated by Reverend Ernest Stair. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, in Newburgh American Legion Kapperman Post #44 conducted military rites at the cemetery. 
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or Vista Care Hospice.

G. Marie Allen
Boonville resident G. Marie Allen died Friday, April 18 at Woodmont Health Campus in Boonville with her family at her side. She was 95.
Marie was a member of the Main Street General Baptist Church in Boonville for 63 years, joining in 1940. She taught the Fanny Crosby Sunday School Class, was a member of the church choir for over 50 years and the Ladies Chorus of the Church and was a member of the Harmeyer Missionary Circle. Marie was also a member of Sinawik, Young at Heart and the Busy Bee Home Ec Club.
Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Allen in 1988; a son, Lidwell Allen in 2002; a daughter-in-law, Dorothy Allen in 1990. 
Marie is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Dick Anderson and son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Dixie Allen, all of Boonville; six grandchildren, Steve Anderson and his wife, Susan; Debbie Emmons and her husband, Dan; Karissa Boyd and her husband Brian, all of Boonville; David Allen and his wife, Bonnie of Georgetown; Katrinka Ashby and her husband, Jack of Folsomville; Kolleen Stuteville and her husband, Robin of Chandler; 16 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Orner Clay and Lois Belt of Indianapolis and nieces.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 21 at 2 p.m. at Koehler Funeral Home-Boonville Chapel with Rev. Dwight Bland and Rev. Kevin Morris officiating. Burial followed in Maple Grove Cemetery in Boonville.
In lieu of flowers, the family asked that memorial contributions be made to the Main Street General Baptist Church in Boonville.

Larry P. Hart
Boonville resident Larry P. Hart died Tuesday, June 3 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. He was 48.
Larry was a 1972 graduate of Boonville High School and attended training for Underground Mines at Wabash Community College. Larry had formerly worked for Sigeco as a lineman and for 18 years worked for the City of Boonville as an electrician and lineman. He also worked for Allied Electric in Evansville a short time. Larry was a real estate agent for Emge Citizens Realty. During his illness, he attended Ivy Tech studying Integrated Robotics and attaining a grade point average of 4.0.
Larry was a certified Private Pilot, flying his own plane. He enjoyed sky diving, scuba diving, swimming and all water sports. He was an avid jogger and enjoyed participating in sports with his special son, Brandon. Larry was a member of Strangers Rest Masonic Lodge #240 F & AM.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dan W. Hart, in 1998.
Larry is survived by his fiancee, Angie Scales and their son, Brandon Scales, both of Boonville; a son, Jonathan Hart of Boonville; his mother, Ruby Hart of Boonville; a sister, Diane Clark of Troutdale, Ore.; a brother, Lorne Hart of Newburgh; one nephew, Kevin Clark; two nieces, Lacey Jane Hart and Kail E. Bline; and his baby girl cocker spaniel, Julie.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 7 at Koehler Funeral Home Boonville Chapel with Rev. John Swain and Rev. Kevin Morris officiating. Burial followed in Freedom Cemetery near Boonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Deaconess Ohio Valley Hospice.

Barbara Killion
Boonville resident Barbara J. Killion died Thursday, June 5 at Baker's Rest Haven in Boonville. She was 77.
Barbara was born Dec. 3, 1924 to George Moody Vincent Spear and Bessie Marie Clem Spear in Vigo County. She was a member of Maryland Community Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Cecil E. "Bud" Killion.
She is survived by one son and his wife, Mark Everett and Anita Killion of Hillsdale; one daughter and her husband, Cathy and Jack L. Sheridan of Midway; two sisters, Virginia Black of Anaheim, Calif., and Alice Taylor of Fort Myers, Fla.; four grandchildren, Mark Killion, Jr., Chad Killion, Andy Hoffman and Amy Hobbs; four great-grandchildren, Bryce Killion, Caty Hobbs, Cory Hobbs and Jordan Hoffman; and three step-grandchildren, Jack L. Sheridan, Jr., Terressa Degenhardt and Beth Kupferer.
Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park in Terre Haute.

William "Bill" Marts
Boonville resident William "Bill" Marts, died Wednesday, April 16, at the Deaconess Hospice Care Center in Evansville. He was 74.
Bill was a retired truck driver for J.H. Rudolph and member of Teamsters Local 215. He was also a U.S. Army Korean War Veteran. Bill attended Boonville Wesleyan Church where he was active on Board of Trustees until his illness. 
Two brothers, Lawrence and Edgar Laverne Marts and one sister, Doris Wilson preceded him in death. 
Bill is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marlene (Brooks) Marts of Boonville; one daughter and her husband, Shannon and Ron Martindale of Shelbyville; one son and his wife, Timothy Allen and Laura Marts of Petersburg, Ky.; a brother, Harold Ray Marts of Charleston; three grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at the Boonville Wesleyan Church on Saturday, April 19 at 10:30 with Rev. Everett Freels and Rev. Ed Ames officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetary in Chandler with military rites by the Warrick County Veterans Memorial Services. Visitation was held for friends and family at the Koehler Funeral Home-Boonville Chapel on Friday, April 18, from 2 p.m.-8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Deaconess Hospice Care Center of Evansville.

Margarthea Minerve (Lutz) Padgett
Former Boonville resident M. Minerva (Lutz) Padgett died on Saturday, May 31 at Apple Valley Care Center in Apple Valley, Calif. She was 93.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William L. (Bill) Padgett, Jr.
Surviving are her daughter, Phyllis L. (Padgett) Tennis; two sons, Billy and Walter Padgett; a brother, George A. Lutz, Jr.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
There were no services held and the body will be cremated.

Daniel Siekman
Oakland City resident Daniel Irvan Siekman died Monday, June 9 at his farm residence in rural Oakland City. He was 87.
Irvan was a member of the Mackey Nazarene Church. He was a graduate of Oakland City College and Purdue University. He was a teacher in Somerville and Mackey before he became a full-time dairy farmer. He had a great love for nature and gardening. He raised flowers that he provided for his church every week from early spring to late fall.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Orval Siekman and Veryl Siekman; and one sister, Thelma Siekman.
Irvan is survived by his wife of 59 1/2 years, Marion (Stillwell) Siekman; one daughter and her husband, Janet and Michael Clutter of Oakland City; three sons and their wives, Darrel and Dana Siekman, Don and Bonnie Siekman, and Von and Tanya Siekman, all of Oakland City; four grandchildren, Shannon Siekman, Amanda and Laura Clutter, and Travis Siekman and his wife, Amy; and one great-granddaughter, Dakota Siekman.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 11 at the Pemberton-Bradley Funeral Home in Lynnville with Rev. Bill Reed officiating. Burial followed in the Lynnville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Irvan to the Mackey Nazarene Church.

Esther L. Banakes
Chandler resident Esther L. Banakes died Thursday, Dec. 19 at Woodmont. She was 73.
Esther was a member of St. Clements Catholic Church in Boonville. She was preceded in death by her husband of 16 years, Sam Banakes, in 1998. 
Esther is survived by three brothers, Ralph Schmitt, Victor Schmitt, and Eugene Schmitt, all of Newburgh; two sisters, Mary Lou Stephens of Yankeetown, and Alla Mae Schwab of Gunnison, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews.
Mass was held Dec. 23 at St. Clements Catholic Church in Boonville, with Father Lowell Will officiating. Burial was at St. John's Catholic Church Cemetery in Newburgh. Arrangements were handled by Alexander Newburgh Chapel.

Lavon Schoultz
Newburgh resident Lavon Shoultz died March 7 at her residence. He was 85.
Lavon was preceded in death by her mother and father, one sister, three brothers, and a grandson, Shawn Sutton. 
Lavon was born and raised in Gibson County, then later moved to the Newburgh area with her husband. Lavon was a loving mother and house wife. She was also the secretary and treasurer for her husband's contruction company until they both retired. 
She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church for 50 years and was a member of the Lady's Quilting Circle. 
Lavon loved traveling the USA and Europe, which included several trips to Alaska and Hawaii to see her grandchildren. Her best enjoyment out of life was taking care of her family. 
Lavon was survived by her husband, Gresham W. Shoultz; son, Leroy, and his wife Rita Jo Shoultz, of Homer, Alas.; daughter Donna Shoultz and her husband Sam Lerche, of Newburgh; daughter Sherry Shoultz and her husband Fred Garner, of Newburgh; son Greg and his wife Joye Shoultz, of Newburgh; daughter: Neena Shoultz and her husband, Chuck McCullough, of Newburgh; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; sister Pheobe Bilderback, of Princeton; many nieces and nephews. 
Services were held March 10 at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, officiated by Reverend Compton and Reverend Weller. Burial was at Shilo Cemetery, in Princeton. Memorial contributions may be made to Epworth Methodist Church or Vista Care Hospice.

Myrtle B. Smith
Boonville resident Myrtle B. (Rusher) Smith died Tuesday, April 15 at the Baker's Rest Haven Nursing Home in Boonville. She was 97.
Myrtle was preceded in death by her brother, Cecil N. Rusher; two sisters Lilly and Evelyn Tuley; a granddaughter, Cindy Hightower and her husband, Lester Smith.
Myrtle is survived by one son and his wife, William J. and Roslyn Highstreet of West Minister, Calif.; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 18 at the Koehler Funeral Home-Boonville Chapel with Rev. Donald Grubb officiating. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetary in Boonville. 
Memorials may be made to the Disabled Veterans of America.

Etheleen Harris
Boonville resident Etheleen Harris died Thursday, June 5 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville. She was 80.
Etheleen worked as a nursing aid for 30 years at Baker's Rest Haven in Boonville. She enjoyed crafts and flowers. The Harris family wishes to express their appreciation for the care of Etheleen given by Vista Care Hospice and also the care given by Baker's Rest Haven. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Robert Harris, in 1995; a son, Charlie Harris, in 1988; one sister, Maggie Sedberry; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Etheleen is survived by four daughters, Bonnie Floyd of Plant City, Fla., Darlene Miller of Boonville, Donna Partridge and Patricia McDaniel, both of Chandler; four sons, Marion C. Ferrel of Duncan, Okla., Leon and Dale Harris, both of Boonville, and Robert Harris of Zephyrhills, Fla.; 19 grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Richardson of Marion, Ky.; three brothers, David Agent of Marion, Ky., Houston and Leroy Agent, both of Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 8 at Koehler Funeral Home Boonville Chapel with the Vista Care Chaplain Jack Neighbors officiating. Burial followed in Plainview Memorial Cemetery in Boonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Vista Care Hospice.

Rev. Albert S. Schmitt
Former Dale resident Rev. Albert S. Schmitt died Tuesday, April 29 at the Lakeview Methodist Health Care Center in Fairmont, Minn. He was 103.
Albert Samuel Schmitt, son of Samuel and Wilhelmina Schmitt, was born March 20, 1900, at the family farm near Dale. He was the youngest of eight children of the Schmitts.
Albert felt the call to Christian ministry while attending an E. Stanley Jones summer "Ashram" at the Santa Claus Methodist Church. He was the 21st young person to go from this small church into Christian service. Rev. Schmitt served several churches in Indiana, including Ebenezer in Boonville.
Rev. Schmitt volunteered as chaplain in the USNR in 1943. He was honorably discharged from active duty in January of 1946 with the rank of Lt. Commander.
He retired from the ministry in 1966, although he continued serving part-time for several years.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mae Lou (Kaetzel) Schmitt, in 1969; a son, Michael Perrine, in 2000; and a daughter-in-law, Jean Perrine, in March of this year.
Rev. Schmitt is survived by his wife, (whom he married in 1971), Lois Colby (Perrine) Schmitt of Fairmont, Minn.; a daughter, Ruth Flannelly of Arlington, Va.; two sons, Rev. Byron Perrine of Olivia, Minn., and Dan Perrine of Lexington, Ky.; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and many beloved nieces and nephews and their families.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 5 at the United Methodist Church in Fairmont, Minn., with Rev. David Taylor officiating.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 28 at 10 a.m. at the Dale United Methodist Church in Dale with burial following in the Santa Claus United Methodist Church Cemetery in Santa Claus.
Fuller Funeral Home and Crematory in Dale is handling the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Santa Claus United Methodist Church in memory of Rev. Albert Schmitt.

Francis Schoenbaechler
Newburgh resident Francis J. Schoenbaechler died Monday, Dec. 23, at St. Mary's Riverside. He was 67.
Francis graduated from St. Anthony Grade School and from Central High School in 1954. He worked for 39 years at Creative Press from 1954 to 1993. He worked at the Warrick County School Corporation from 1996 to the present. 
He was an Eagle Scout, Scout Master, and Explorer Leader for Post 165 in Chandler during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Francis enjoyed hunting, camping, woodworking and gardening. He and his wife, Bonnie, were active in craft shows in the 1980s. He also enjoyed attending all of the ball games and programs, and participating in the projects his grandchildren were involved with. 
Francis and his wife, Bonnie, were to be married 49 years in February 2003. 
Francis is survived by his wife, Bonnie Schoenbaechler of Newburgh; three sons, Jay and wife Debbie Schoenbaechler of Evansville, Frank Schoenbaechler of Boonville, and Glenn and wife Dana Schoenbaechler of Newburgh; two sisters, Emma Jean Wolf and Donna Williams, both of Evansville; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Schoenbaechler of Evansville; four brothers, Fred Schoenbaechler of Evansville, Carl Schoenbaechler of Newburgh, Del Schoenbaechler of Guardena, Calif., and George Schoenbaechler of Loganville, Nev.; grandchildren, Logan, Emily, Katelin, Jayson and Dale, and a granddaughter due in April; and 20 nieces and 14 nephews. 
Services were held Dec. 27 at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, with Reverend James Johnson officiating. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Alexander Newburgh Chapel.

Gordon E. Trautvetter
Chander resident Gordon E. Trautvetter died Saturday, Mrach 8 at his home in Chandler. He was 78.
Gordon was a lifelong resident of Warrick County. He attended Chandler General Baptist Church in Chandler. He worked at International Steel for 20 years and in 1988 he retired from Amax Coal Co. Gordon was a WWII Army Air Corps Veteran. He farmed part time and enjoyed his cattle.
Gordon is survived by his wife of 54 years, Clarabelle Trautvetter of Chandler, two daughters, Janice Maynard of Chandler, Vicky Aldridge of Boonville; two sons, Larry and Gary Trauvetter both of Boonville; a sister, Margie Schauss of Newburgh; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Monday, March 10 at Koehler Funeral Home-Perigo Chapel in Chandler with burial in Center Cemetery near Boonville. Military Rites were conducted by the Warrick County Veterans Memorial Services.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Lung Assoc., the American Cancer Society or the Chandler General Baptist Church.

Christina Braun
Dale resident Christina Dawn Braun died Friday, June 6 at Owensboro Mercy Hospital in Owensboro, Ky. She was 31.
Christina was born March 16, 1972 in Owensboro, Ky., to Gary W. Brown and Sheila Hill. She was a member of Bakers Chapel United Methodist Church in Degonia Springs. She married John M. Braun on March 31, 1997 at Salem United Church of Christ in Huntingburg. Christina was employed by Strategic Partnership of Owensboro, Ky.
She is survived by her husband, John M. Braun of Dale; two sons, Alex Edward Braun (age 4) and Zachary Ryan Braun (age 1), both at home; her parents, Gary and Sheila Brown of Tennyson; two sisters, Angela Chamlee of Boonville and Melissa Scales of Lynnville; one brother, Timothy Wayne Brown of Tennyson; her grandparents and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 11 at 1 p.m. at the Fuller Funeral Home and Crematory in Dale. Burial followed in the Dale Cemetery. 

Helen L. Stevens
Boonville resident Helen L. Stevens died Sunday Dec. 22 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville. She was 80.
Helen was a member of the New Hope General Baptist Church and a member of the Boonville Homemakers Extension Club. 
She was preceded in death by her husband of 20 years, Ernest E. Stevens, in 1970 and a son, Richard Stevens, in 1972.
Helen is survived by a daughter, Bettye Sandage of Boonville; three sons, Jon Stevens of Oakland City, Donnie Gosk of Belvidere, Ill., Jerry Greenlee of Madisonville, Ky.; a sister, Sally Hess of Chandler; and 10 grandchildren. 
Funeral services were held Friday Dec. 27, at Koehler Funeral Home-Boonville Chapel, with Rev. Gilbert Powell officiating. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery in Boonville.
Memorials may be made to the New Hope General Baptist Church.

Orin C. Welborn Jr.
Santa Claus resident, Orin C. Welborn Jr., died Tuesday, March 4 at Deconess Hospital.
Orin served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the 61st Armored Infantry Battalion, serving in Central Europe. He married Ruth Curshellas on February 15, 1947. They were married 47 years. 
He was preceded in death by his wife Ruth A. Wellborn Jan. 15, 1994 and his sister Joyce Baker of Chicago.
Orin is survived by: two daughters, Patricia Gates of Dale, Barbara Gates of Gentryville; four sisters, Alene Miles, Gloria Linhart, and Barbara King all of Chicago, Ill., Marian O'Rourke; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were Friday, March 7 at Fuller Funeral Home and Crematory in Dale with burial in Garrison Chapel Cemetery. 

John B. Hardesty
Former Dale resident John B. Hardesty died Wednesday, April 23 at Memorial Southwest Hospital in Houston, Texas of natural causes.
John was born Feb. 8, 1948 in Louisville, Ky. to James Leo Hardesty and Elizabeth Feland Hardesty. He graduated from Brescia College in Owensboro, Ky. and he was an accountant in Texas.
John is survived by his parents, James and Elizabeth Hardesty of Dale; a brother, Mike Hardesty of Dale; four sisters, Mary Niehaus of Santa Claus, Margaret Beard of Carmel, Janet Reust of Lafayette and Cathy Kochis of Huntsville, Ala. He was preceded in death by two brothers, James Andrew Hardesty and Francis Leo Hardesty.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 28 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Center in Dale. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Fr. Jim Sauer officiated.

Bertha Ellis
Boonville resident Bertha E. Ellis died Tuesday, June 10 at the Woodmont Health Campus in Boonville. She was 92.
Bertha was born May 31, 1911 to George W. and Mary M. (Angel) Ellis in Ohio Township in Warrick County. She was a graduate of Newburgh High School and of Lockyears Business College in Evansville. She retired from Floyd Lemmons Trucking as a bookkeeper. Bertha was a member of the Main Street United Methodist Church of Boonville.
She is survived by a sister-in-law and nine nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 14 at Koehler Funeral Home Boonville Chapel with Rev. Janice Heseman officiating. Burial followed in Sharon Cemetery in Newburgh.
Memorials may be made to Visiting Nurse Association Hospice.

Mary Seibert
Chandler resident Mary L. Seibert died Tuesday Dec. 24 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville. She was 70.
Mary was a member of Grace Community Church in Chandler. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Seibert in 1991.
Mary is survived by a daughter, Marcia Kiegel of Chandler; two sons, Bill W. and Mike Allen Seibert both of Chandler; five sisters, Jeanette Houchin of Newburgh, Maxine Stacy of Chaffee Mo., Marjorie Kelley of Texas, Ruth Hill of Boonville, Phyllis Kelley of California; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and several nieces and Nephews. Funeral services were Friday Dec. 27 at Koeher Funeral Home-Perigo Chapel handled arragements. Shiloh Cemetery in Folsomville.

Lois Flint
Former Boonville resident Lois Flint died Thursday, Feb. 20 at the Redlands Healthcare Center in Redlands Calif. She was 84.
Lois lived in the Boonville area before moving to Redlands Calif. in 1999 to be close to a nephew. She had lived at Mission Commons for the three years prior to moving to the Sunkiss Board and Care in Colton, Calif. Lois was born May 14, 1918 in rural Warrick County to Sylvester C. and Anna L (Walters) Mitchell. Lois was a graduate of Boonville High School, Class of 1936 and a graduate of the University of Evansville in 1971. She was a member of the Main Street Baptist Church, Boonville and a 60-year member of the Boonville Eastern Star #450 where she was a past matron and a member of the Amaranth. While living in California, Lois attended the First Presbyterian Church in Redlands. Lois was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Homor J. Flint in 1995, and a son, David Flint.
Lois is survived by: several nieces and nephews, including Susan Hunt of Newburgh, and Glenn Mitchell of Redland, Calif.
Memorial services were Sunday, March 9 from Main Street General Baptist Church. A private burial was in Center Cemetery near Boonville.
Memorials may be made to the Main Street Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society. 

Anna Belle Cole
Boonville resident Anna Belle Cole passed away on Monday, April 21 at the Baker's Rest Haven in Boonville. She was 94.
Anna was born April 15, 1919 in Evansville to George and Nettie Clary. She was a 1937 graduate of Bosse High School and after graduation worked for Crown Pottery. Anna was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxillary and a member of the First Christian Church in Evansville where she was also baptized. She married James C. Cole on Dec.18, 1948. She and her husband, who served in the Army, had many travels including overseas travel to Okinawa, Japan. She was a homemaker and enjoyed dancing. Anna Belle never met a stranger and was a compassionate lady who dearly loved her family. 
Anna is survived by her daughter, Susie Peerman and her husband, John; her son, Jim Cole and his wife, Valerie; four grandchildren, Shelly Marksbury and her husband, Tom, Cole Peerman, Jacob Peerman, and Autumn Cole; two great-grandchildren, Samantha and Payton Marksbury. Anna was preceded in death by her husband James in 1961; her brother William "Bill" Clary and a sister, Margaret Buedel.
The family would like to thank the employees of Baker's Rest Haven for their loving care of Anna Belle. Services were held Wednesday, April 23 at 1 p.m. at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel in Evansville with Rev. Simon Leon officiating. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery in Evansville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, in downtown Evansville.

Clara Ziliak
Dale resident Clara Ruth Ziliak died Saturday, June 14 at Jasper Memorial Hospital. She was 65.
Clara was born in Derby on July 29, 1937 to Virgil and Alberta Simpson. She enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with her family. 
Clara is survived by her husband of 22 years, Donald Ziliak of Dale; two sons, Darryl Adams of Boonville and Dale Adams of Valiant, Okla.; two daughters, Sherry Barnhart of Cabot, Ark., and Shelly Cooper of Dale; three stepsons, Bob Ziliak of Fort Branch, Randy Ziliak of Haubstadt and Ryan Ziliak of Minot, N.D.; nine grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; one sister, Betty Naegele of Tell City; one brother, Jim Simpson of Tell City; two nieces and two nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 17 at the Fuller Funeral Home and Crematory in Dale, with Rev. Marvin Greene officiating. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of the Lincolnland Worship Center in Santa Claus.

Deborah K. Williams
Former Warrick County resident Deborah K. Williams died Thursday, Dec. 26 at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City. She was 47.
Debbie was born August 25, 1955 in Warrick County to the late Cecil and Thelma Munday Harper. Also preceding her in death were her aunt and uncle, Helen and Albert Harper, who helped raise her, and a son, Scott Rylan Williams, in infancy in 1986. She was a former manager at Wendy's in Evansville and was a 1973 graduate of Boonville High School. Debbie was a leader with the Mount Pleasant 4-H Club and an active 4-H volunteer during many activities.
Deborah is survived by her husband of 22 years, Marty Williams of Mt. Pleasant, Ind.; a son, Jason Williams of Mt. Pleasant; and three brothers, Ronald Harper, Sr. of Chandler; Ed Harper of Snellville, Ga., and Dennis Harris of Boonville.
Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 28 at Huber Funeral Home-Cannelton Chapel, with burial in St. Mary Cemetery in Tell City. Rev. William Carlisle officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made to Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Charles F. Murphy, Sr.
Boonville resident Charles F. Murphy, Sr. died Wednesday, Dec. 25 at his home. He was 73.
Charles is survived by a daughter, Barbara Crump of Tennyson; two sons, Charles F. Jr. and Steven Murphy, both of Boonville; a sister, Lois Jones of Evansville; a brother, Cecil Murphy of Newburgh; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 28 at Koehler Funeral Home-Boonville Chapel. Burial was at New Hope Cemetery in Grandview with Rev. William L. Carlisle officiating.

Carl "Ed" Blackford
Chandler resident died Wednesday, Dec. 25 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. He was 70.
Ed attended the Church of God in Evansville. Ed was a member of the Boonville VFW Post 3418, Yellow Banks Fishing Hole Club, and a member of Teamsters Local 215 for 32 years. He was also a veteran of Korea Armored Division.
Ed is survived by his wife of 48 years, Anita Blackford of Chandler; a daughter, Cindy Blackford of Newburgh; two sons, Douglas Blackford of Bradenton, Fla., and Dwayne Blackford of Chandler; 7 grandchildren, Buddy Crow, Douglas Blackford, II, Jaclyn Blackford, Cortney Blackford, Hunter Blackford, Cody Blackford, and Taylor Blackford-Summer; six great grandchildren; 1 brother, Perry Blackford of Evansville; three half brothers, Danny Schmett of Grayville, Ill., David Schmett of Evansville, and William Schmett of Newburgh; and an uncle, Dewey Crowe.
Funeral services were Saturday Dec. 28 at Koehler Funeral Home-Perigo Chapel. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Chandler with Rev. Bill Heard officiating and military rites by the Warrick County Veterans Memorial Services.
Memorial contributions may be made to SWIRCA.


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