Miscellaneous Henderson County, KY Obituaries

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Frances Burton

Frances Burton, 84, Henderson, died at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, at Redbanks nursing home.

She was of the Christadelphia Ecclesia faith. She worked at Economy Food Store in Evansville and was owner and operator of Robo Car Wash in Henderson for more than 20 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cosby, who died in 1995.

Survivors include one daughter, Regena Vickers of Henderson; two sons, Richard "C" Burton of Evansville and Leland Burton of Greensboro, Ga.; one sister, Sylvia Skaggs of Robards; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday and after 8 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Jean Singer

EVANSVILLE -- Jean Singer, 70, Evansville, formerly of Morganfield, died at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, at St. Mary's Medical Center.

Survivors include two daughters, Donna Calloway of Evansville and Vicki Bickett of Morganfield; one son, Larry Terrell of Morganfield; one sister, Roberta Lofton of Morganfield; one brother, Tommy Williams of Evansville; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are pending at Whitsell Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Northside Baptist Church in Morganfield.

Glenn A. "Yogi" Schwartz

Glenn A. "Yogi" Schwartz, 35, Henderson, died at 12:05 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, in Oldham County, Ky.

He attended the Central Evangelistic Outreach Center Assembly of God and was a truck driver.

Survivors include two daughters, Briea Nicole Schwartz and Adaya Lynn Schwartz, both of Henderson; one son, Isaac Logan Schwartz of Henderson; his mother and stepfather, Peggy Schwartz and Carlos Logsdon, both of Corydon; three sisters, Donna Keller of Henderson, Brenda Powell of Anthoston, and Katrina Tooley of Evansville; two stepsisters, Cheryl LaRue of Henderson and Nancy Reeves of Elkton, Ky.; two brothers, Bill Schwartz and Bobby Schwartz, both of Henderson; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Tapp Funeral Home. The Revs. Tim Powell and Loren Ricketts will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Glenn A. "Yogi" Schwartz Memorial Fund, c/o Tapp Funeral Home, 223 Third Street, Henderson.

Peter Cabell Jones

Peter Cabell Jones, 96, Henderson, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, at Methodist Hospital.

He had retired from Cook Electric Co. in Skokie, Ill., in 1968.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Magdalena B.; three daughters, Shirl D. Jones-Smith of Atlanta, Freda L. Jones-Clarke of St. Louis and Patti M. Jones of Henderson; two grandsons; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mason Brothers Audubon Chapel in Henderson. There will be no visitation.

Mary Alice Stokes

RUMSEY, Ky. -- Mary Alice Stokes, 75, Rumsey, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System.

A member of Rumsey United Methodist Church, she was retired from the former Owensboro-Daviess County Hospital. She enjoyed gardening and working in her flowers.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas W., who died July 31, 1979.

Survivors include her second husband, Leo Walker; two daughters, Betty Logsdon of Rumsey and Sally Widdrington of Calhoun; one stepdaughter, Leica Johnson of Slaughters; one son, Joe Stokes of Calhoun; two step-sons, Barry Walker and Richard Walker, both of Henderson; one brother, George Mayfield of Leesburg, Fla.; six grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Muster Funeral Home's Calhoun Chapel. The Rev. Beryl Fentress will officiate. Burial will be in Poplar Grove Cemetery in McLean County.

Friends may call after 5 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Rumsey United Methodist Church, c/o Muster Funeral Homes, P.O. box 160, Calhoun, Ky., 42327.

Jean Chandler Dixon

PASADENA, Texas -- Jean Chandler Dixon, 59, formerly of Henderson, died at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at her home here.

In her youth, she was a member of First Baptist Church in Henderson.

Survivors include four daughters, Angela Helmle, Glenda Damiano, Diana Taylor and Frances Dixon, all of Pasadena; one son, David Key of Pasadena; four sisters, June Risinger of Nashville, Tenn., Allene Brack of Paducah, Dorothy Mullins and Sue Barnett, both of Henderson; one brother, Pete Chandler of Victorville, Calif.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. Alan Chamness will officiate. Private burial services will be in Corydon Cemetery in Corydon.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Anthony's Hospice.

Pallbearers will be family members.

Dr. Charles C. Kissinger

LENOX, Mass. -- Dr. Charles C. Kissinger, a longtime leader in the Henderson medical community, died Monday at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Mass. He was 85.

After joining the staff of the Henderson Hospital in 1952, Kissinger served at various times as president of the Henderson County Medical Society, chief of surgery of Henderson Hospital, president of the Kentucky Surgical Society and delegate to the State Medical Society. He retired in 1985.

Charles R. Chapman, retired executive director of Methodist Hospital, said Monday that Kissinger "was dedicated to his profession and was a strong community benefactor who was very generous."

Chapman said he believes the physician was the first board-certified general surgeon here, "or at least was among the first, and he brought a new level of medical expertise to the community."

Dr. John Logan, Methodist Hospital medical director, said Kissinger's death, "is a great loss. He gave a lot to this community and was a great surgeon."

Kissinger was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Henderson and the Henderson Rotary Club. He had also served on the advisory board of the Salvation Army.

He received his medical degree from George Washington University in 1938 and served his internship at McKeesport Hospital in McKeesport, Pa., from 1938 to 1939. His general residency was served at Flower Hospital in Toledo, Ohio, from 1939 to 1940. He had a general practice in McLeansboro, Ill., and Anna, Ill., from 1940 to 1942, at which time he became a medical officer in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946. He served in New Caledonia, Guadalcanal, New Guinea, Leyte, Samar and Cebu.

Kissinger served his residency in general surgery at the Veterans Hospital in Indianapolis from 1946 to 1950. He became a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He served as resident surgeon at Veterans Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind., from 1950-1952. He also published a number of scientific papers and a book-length memoir entitled "Seems Like Yesterday."

Survivors include his wife, Mary S.; one son, C. Clark Kissinger of New York City; and two granddaughters.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. J. Douglas Blair will officiate. Private entombment will be in Fairmont Cemetery Mausoleum. There will be no visitation.

Paul W. Meinschein

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -- Paul W. Meinschein, 85, Winter Haven, Fla., formerly of Poole, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at Winter Haven Hospital.

A retired chemist, he was a member of Killwinning Masonic Lodge in Detroit and a member of First Baptist Church in Lake Alfred, Fla.

Survivors include his wife, Gertie; one brother, George Meinschein of Winter Haven; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Townsend Funeral Home in Dixon. The Rev. Selby Coomer will officiate. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery in Poole.

Friends may call after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Brian Alan Wilson

LEXINGTON -- Brian Alan Wilson, 30, Lexington, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000.

Formerly of Henderson and Webster counties, he was an accountant for the Russell Cave Corp. and formerly with the J. Peterman Company. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, he was a Kentucky Colonel and served four years in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and attended Bethel Bible Study. He played football and ran track at Webster County High School and was also a member of the Kentucky Wheelcats Basketball team. At the 1995 PVA Wheelchair Games in Atlanta, he won a gold medal in weightlifting and was a silver medalist in the javelin and shot put. He enjoyed golf, horseback riding and hunting.

Survivors include his wife, Kimberly Anne Cremeans Wilson; one daughter, Anna Grace Louise Wilson; his parents, Willie A. and Betty Greenfield Wilson of Poole; one sister, Tammy Wilson of Poole; two brothers, Keith Wilson of Poole and Tommy Wilson of Henderson; his step-grandmother, JoNelle Wilson; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday at Centenary United Methodist Churchin Lexington. The Revs. Greg Gallaher, David Thomas and Al Gwinn will officiate.

Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. EST today at W.R. Milward Mortuary-Southland in Lexington.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Clarke, Todd Gibson, Tim Capps, Lee Simpson, Shawn Carpenter, Keith Wilson, Tommy Wilson and James T. Nash.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Brian A. Wilson Spinal Cord Research Foundation at any Fifth Third Bank.

Charles Howard Stauffer

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. -- Charles Howard Stauffer, 61, Shelbyville, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

He was a school bus driver for the Shelby County Board of Education. He was a member of Shelby Christian Church, KHSAA, IHSAA and the Shelby County Booster Club. He was a supporter of Shelby County athletics.

Survivors include his wife, Lynn Glass Stauffer; two sons, Ty Stauffer of Owensboro and Chip Stauffer of Henderson; three sisters, Millie Ashworth of Memphis, Mary Jane Deist of Waynesburg, Ohio and Rose Stauffer of Columbus, Ohio; three brothers, Eugene Pasquin of New Philadelphia, Ohio, John Stauffer of Suffolk, Va., and Robert Stauffer of Pittsburgh; and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Shannon Funeral Home in Shelbyville. The Rev. Jason Haggard will officiate.

Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Kentucky Wesleyan College, 3000 Frederica St., Owensboro, Ky., 42301.

Delia M. Middleton

HIGHLAND, Ill. -- Delia M. Middleton, 88, Highland, formerly of Casey, Ill., died at 4:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at Highland Health Care Center in Highland.

She was a member of Restitution Church in Casey, a homemaker and former piano teacher.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe, who died Nov. 7, 1980.

Survivors include two daughters, Rosalie Zobrist of Highland and Ann Maran of Los Angeles; five sons, Joe Middleton Jr., of Henderson, Victor Middleton of Mansfield, Ohio, Earl Middleton of Granite City, Ill., Ralph Middleton of Edwardsville, Ill., and Robert Middleton of Highland; four brothers, Ross Hickox and Warren Hickox of Casey, John Hickox of Fort Myers, Fla., and Lee Hickox of Flora, Ill.; 31 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Markwell and Son Funeral Home in Casey. The Rev. Wade Tierney will officiate. Burial will be in Restitution Cemetery in Casey.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Middleton, Ronald Middleton, Steve Middleton, David Middleton, Robert Middleton Jr., Paul Middleton, Robert Zobrist and Kenneth Zobrist.

Samuel Malcolm Levy

CINCINNATI -- Samuel Malcolm Levy, 98, Cincinnati, formerly of Henderson, died at 11:07 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at his home here.

He donated the clock that is outside of Henderson Municipal Center on First and Elm streets.

A graduate of the University of Chicago, he spent his business life in the advertising industry. After working in New York City, he went to Cincinnati in 1931 to work for Keelor & Stites Advertising Agency. In 1946, he founded his own firm, Associated Advertising Agency Inc., which he headed until its sale to the Leonard Sive Agency, which later became part of Young and Rubican. He continued to service many of his accounts until he was in his late 80s.

His many donations include the Floral Clock across from the Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnati and the endowment of the Isabel Cone and Sam M. Levy Decorative Glass Room of the Cincinnati Art Museum. He was also a Kentucky Colonel.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Isabel Cone Levy, who died in 1977.

Survivors include one daughter, Susan Levy Klau of San Juan, Puerto Rico; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Weil Funeral Home in Cincinnati. Rabbi Mark Goldman will officiate. Burial will be in United Jewish Cemetery in Cincinnati.

There will be no visitation.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Cincinnati Art Museum, Rockdale Temple or Hebrew Union College.

O.H. "Hambone" Beck

O.H. "Hambone" Beck, 87, Smith Mills, died at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at his home.

A member of Geneva Methodist Church, he was a retired farmer and carpenter. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Drusie Mae, who died in 1990.

Survivors include five sons, Walter Beck and Steve Beck, both of Smith Mills, Tony Beck, David Beck and Johnnie Beck, all of Henderson; four sisters, Scarlett Herron, Linda Fulkerson and Catherine Newman, all of Henderson, and Naomi Harris of Indianapolis; four brothers, Calvin Beck, Alvin Beck, Pete Beck and Larry Beck, all of Henderson; 20 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The Rev. Herb Polson will officiate. Burial will be in Smith Mills Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, and after 8 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Anthony's Hospice.

Rev. George Cartwright

MORGANFIELD -- Rev. George Cartwright, 95, Morganfield, died at 11:08 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.

Survivors include two daughters, Jane Goatley of Melbourne, Fla., and Beverly Hairston of Paducah; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. The Rev. Everett Hooper will officiate. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Morganfield.

Friends may call from after 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Residential Care Center, 2301 Irvin Cobb Drive, Paducah, Ky., 42003.

Cleatus Leon Stone

ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- Cleatus Leon Stone, 77, Orange Park, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000.

He was a member of Ridgewood Baptist Church in Orange Park and was a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Matilda; two sisters, Margaret Beck and Sarah Ellis; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Jacksonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home in Orange Park. The Rev. Norman Gardener will officiate. Burial will be in Jacksonville Memory Gardens Cemetery in Orange Park.


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