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Kelsey Jade Beyer, 34, of Shelbyville

Kelsey Jade Beyer, 34, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, September 20, 2021

at her residence.

 

Born on April 2, 1987 in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of Jacqueline 

"Jackie" (Beyer).

 

Survivors include son- Anthony Cobler of Shelbyville; siblings- Kevin Beyer 

(wife Miaya Schimpf) of Fairland, Kyleigh Pogue (husband Jason) of Shelbyville,

Brent Linville of Fairland, Brittany Linville of Shelbyville, Bridget LaRance (husband

Keith) of Columbus; 3 aunts including Dee Linville (husband Tony) of Shelbyville, who raised her after her mothers passing, Maria McAlister(husband Mike) of Shelbyville, and Laura Lee (husband Tim) of Pleasant View. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her mother and a brother Brian.

 

Kelsey had lived in this area her entire lifetime and was a homemaker. She graduated from Shelbyville High School in 2005 and was a member of Fairland Christian Church. Kelsey loved her son Anthony, attending his sports events, and enjoyed her family and the time spent with them.

 

Funeral services will be 12:00 noon Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Rd, with Pastor Michael Rogers officiating.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 10:00 am until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Memorials can be made to Anthony Cobler Educational Fund in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com

Joe Crosby, 84, of Shelbyville

Joe Crosby, 84, of Shelbyville, Indiana, passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021.


Born on January 7, 1937 in Shelbyville, to Carl Crosby and Bessie (Brattain) Crosby.

He married the love of his life, Beverly S. Cole on December 22, 1957, at the First Presbyterian Church  in Shelbyville by the Reverend Roscoe Wolvington. 


Joe graduated in 1956 from Shelbyville High School and the Indiana Barber College in 1961.  He also served his country in the United States Navy from 1956 - 1960 while stationed in Charleston, South Carolina aboard the USS 431 Dominant minesweeper. He was named Company Honor Man in boot camp.

 

Joe was also a starting guard on the Navy Minemen Basketball team.

 

Later in life he became a teaching instructor and maintenance  director at Shelbyville Central Schools and Blue River Vocational Schools for 16 years, retiring in 1999.

 

In addition, he began barbering and started Joe Crosby's Barber Shop in 1961, which he owned until he retired in 2020. He was also a former member of the Eagles, Elks, and current member of the American Legion Post # 70 
and Indiana Retired Teachers Association.


Joe enjoyed golfing with his son and brothers in law, yardwork and camping, however he gained the most enjoyment from watching his grandkids
who affectionately gave him the names "Tapaw", "T-paw", and Grandpa. 


Joe is survived by his wife of 63 years, Beverly; his two children, Leslie (Curt) Carlson of Indianapolis and Craig J. Crosby of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Erica Carlson Smith (Ben) of Dayton, Ohio, Carson J. Crosby;  and Kalynn Crosby of Shelbyville, 
and Madison Carlson of Indianapolis. Joe is also survived by his sister, Linda (Dick) Wise; and brother, Paul William (Betty) Crosby of Shelbyville. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl and mother, Bessie : brothers Robert Crosby, Thomas Crosby, Jack  Crosby; sister, Virginia Crosby Porter; brother- in-law Sgt. William Porter and sister-in-law, Billie Lou Crosby.

 

Joe wanted to thank his family, friends and neighbors for their love and support over the years.


A Celebration of Joe's life will be held Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 10am to 12:00 pm, immediately followed by a Memorial Service and Military Rites at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, Shelbyville.  Pastor
Rob Barlow will officiate his service. 

 

A luncheon at the American Legion Post # 70, 1125 Miller Avenue, Shelbyville will
follow services.  All are welcome to attend.

 

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Joe's name may be made to the
American Legion Post # 70, Cancer Association of Shelby County, P.O. Box 844, Shelbyville, or your favorite charity.


We love you! REST IN PEACE KING!

Gary L. Mozingo, 67, of Shelbyville

Gary L. Mozingo, age 67, of Shelbyville, IN passed away September 17, 2021 at Major Hospital.


He was born November 20, 1953 in Greensburg, IN the son of the late John E. Mozingo and Delma L. (Evans) Mozingo. 


He married Theresa L. (Pittman) Mozingo on April 2, 2011.


He was a 1971 graduate of North Decatur High School.


Gary worked in auto manufacturing for 5 years previously he was a truck driver for 25 years with Continental Kitchens. He also was a Deputy Marshall for St. Paul, IN and was on the St. Paul Fire Department. Gary was also  a member of the Cornerstone Christian Church.

 

He is survived by his loving wife, Theresa L. (Pittman) Mozingo; children, Amy L. (James) DeMartino-Shelbyville, IN; Heather R. (Ty) Branson of Shelbyville, IN; and Ashley R. (Chris) Berry of Shelbyville, IN; his grandchildren Brooke, Jack, Tyler, Kirsten, Brody, Layden and Bryce.


Gary was preceded in death by his parents and a grandchild, Dalton DeMartino.
He loved his family and loved playing with his grandkids, loved to be outdoors. He also loved to work on cars and muscle cars. His favorite cars was a 1967 Chevy SS, a Chevy Impala, Chevy Nova and International trucks and loved to ride his motorcycle.


Visitation for Gary will be on Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 4 to 6pm in Glenn E. George Funeral Home, 106 E. Franklin St., St. Paul, IN.

 

Funeral services will follow at 6pm in the funeral home with Pastor George Mitchell officiating.


Memorial contributions may be offered to the Shelby County Cancer Society.


Arrangements entrusted to Glenn E. George Funeral Home, 106 E. Franklin St., St. Paul, IN.

Gerald Wayne Atkins, 77, of Shelbyville

Gerald Wayne Atkins, 77, of Shelbyville passed away Sunday, September 19, 2021, at his home.

He was born June 15, 1944, in Harlan, Kentucky, the son of Odie Atkins and Geneva (Cheek) Hudson. On February 11, 1978, he married Diane Hill, and she survives.

In addition to Diane, Gerald is survived by his sons, Jason Atkins, and John Atkins (Charity), both of Indianapolis; daughter, Amber Atkins of Shelbyville; step-son, Wayne West of Indianapolis; step-daughters, Vanessa West of Fairland, Lana West of Alert, and Donna Wilke of Mary Ester, Florida; sisters, Mary Brown of Indianapolis, and Freida Johnson of Pennsylvania; grandson, Garrett Watkins; and one niece.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Gerald graduated in Harlan, Kentucky in 1962.

He was a tool grinder at Navistar retiring after 31 years, in 1993.

Gerald enjoyed cars, especially Shelby’s and Superbirds. He also enjoyed Harley Davidson Motorcycles.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 23, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, September 24, 2021, at the funeral home.

Interment will be at Fairland Cemetery in Fairland.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Riley Children’s Foundation, 30 S. Meridian St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204.

Online condolences may be shared with Gerald’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Elisabeth Memarian-Pierret, 63

Elisabeth Memarian-Pierret, 63, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at Crownpointe of Indianapolis Assisted Living in Indianapolis, IN.

 

She was born August 16, 1958 in Rheims, France to Paul Pierret and Henrietta Hollon.

 

Elisabeth was a devoted Christian.  She enjoyed fashion and shopping.  She had a love for her cats and her rats.  Elisabeth lived a simple life and her family was the center of her world.

 

She is survived by her son, Matthew Memarian (Zeva); her daughters, Sarah Memarian (Nick), and Grace Memarian, her son, Joe Memarian, her grandchildren, Immanuel, Hezikyah, Joel, and Levi; her sisters, Maggie Hollon, Michelle Gardner and Dominique Pierret.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her sister, Nathalie Naetzel.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, September 26, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN.

 

Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve Elisabeth’s family.

 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter, 705 Hale Road, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.

Robert Eugene Coers

Robert Eugene Coers passed away at his home on September 16th after losing his battle with cancer.

He was born on December 31, 1940 and the son of Floyd and Margaret (Snyder) Coers.  He leaves behind his wife, Dorothy (Dotty) Coers; children, Mark Coers of Shelbyville, Beverly (Todd) Byrd of Greensburg, Chris (Giuliana) Coers of Lakeland, Florida, Tina (Tony) Alvarez of Valrico, Florida, Desiree (Keith) Gilbert of Lebanon, Tennessee, Kim Neeb of Shelbyville, Jerry (Cindy) Killey of Shelbyville, and Tonya (Barry) Harris of Shelbyville.  Siblings include, Barbara (Jim) Sartin of Shelbyville, Edward (Sue) Coers of Rushville, and Mary (William) McGuire of Madison.  Robert has 16 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.  He has several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and three sisters; Virginia Jacobs of Richmond, Virginia, Dorothy Landwerlen of Shelbyville, and Joan Jasper of Indianapolis.

Robert graduated from Waldron High School in 1959 and served in the Air Force Reserves from 1960-1965 as an aircraft mechanic.  He was skilled in woodworking and received his electronic electrical engineering degree from Tampa Technical Institute in 1965 while working as an electrician helper.  He worked as an industrial electro technical electrician for many years, retiring in 2000.

After retirement, he and his wife spent their winters in Ft. Myers, Florida often providing food and other services, also witnessing to the homeless.  During the summer, he taught Bible Study at the Grace House in Shelbyville and would often prepare their meal on that day.  He often held Bible Studies in his home with friends and relatives.

Robert was an active member of the Blue Ridge Christian Church.  He was a loving husband, a compassionate father, and a faithful servant to his Lord and Savior.  He always put others and their needs before his own.  He enjoyed most of all storytelling and teasing his grandchildren.  He also enjoyed camping, fishing, and witnessing to others.

A gathering of friends will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, September 19th at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 20th at the funeral home with Reverend James Thurman officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.  The funeral service will be livestreamed on Murphy-Parks Funeral Services facebook page.

Funeral Directors Greg, Sheila, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve Robert's family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shelby County Cancer Association.

Salvador Estrada, 56, of Shelbyville

Salvador Estrada, 56, of Shelbyville passed away, Friday September 17, 2021 at MHP Medical Center.

 

He was born August 13, 1965 in La Barca, Jalisco, Mexico to Jesus Estrada and Maria (Gonzalez) Estrada.

 

Salvador was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.  He enjoyed working with wood and building different things for the church.  He enjoyed photography and filming.  Salvador was athletic and enjoyed playing sports.  Some of his favorite times were spent with his family and playing street ball with his son.

 

He married Jassarette Nunez on July 8, 1994 and she survives.

 

Salvador is also survived by his son, Birzavit Estrada, his daughters, Camila Estrada and Itzel Estrada; his sisters, Julieta Estrada, Rosalba Estrada, Elva Estrada, his brothers, Jose Estrada, Francisco Estrada, his sisters, Berta Estrada, Patricia Estrada and Maria DeJesus Estrada, and his brother, Guillermo Estrada.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, September 23, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 125 E. Broadway, Shelbyville.

  

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 5 p.m. at the church with Father Mike Keucher officiating with burial following in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

 

Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve Salvador’s family.

   

Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.

Charlotte Lou Dine, 85, of Shelbyville

Charlotte Lou Dine, 85, of Shelbyville passed away Friday, September 17, 2021, at Ashford Place Health Campus in Shelbyville.

She was born January 10, 1936, in Bengal, the daughter of Lester and Bonnie (Parker) Dine.

Charlotte is survived by her sister, Joan Scheffler and husband, Gene, of Shelbyville and their two daughters, Michele Mohr and husband, Lowell, and Amy Higdon and husband, Larry, both of Fairland; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and an older sister.

Charlotte graduated in 1954 from Boggstown High School.

She was a member of the Bengal Christian Church.

Charlotte retired from Shelby County ASCS office in 1997, with 43 years of service.

She loved spending time with family and friends, and her goal was to make sure everyone was fed. Charlotte was a wonderful cook and was well known for her pies, noodles, bread, peanut brittle and applesauce.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 24, 2021, at Second Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Johnson County.

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 17th St., Columbus, Indiana 46201.

Online condolences may be shared with Charlotte’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Robert "Bob" McDonald, 88, of Greenfield

Robert “Bob” McDonald, age 88 of Greenfield passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at Springhurst Health Campus.

He was born December 29, 1932, in Indianapolis to the late Raymond and Elizabeth (McFarland) McDonald.
Bob was a 1951 graduate of Thomas C. Howe High School. He married Lois (Ferguson) on August 29, 1952. Together they made home in Greenfield and raised their family. Bob was an owner of many Chicago’s Pizza franchises dating back to 1980.
Bob enjoyed playing golf and loved Colts Football. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed his trips to Canada. Always civic minded with a giving heart, Bob served on boards for many organizations including, Meals on Wheels of Hancock County, The Boys and Girls Club, and the local DARE program. He was a long-time member of the Riley Wranglers square dance club with his wife Lois. Above all, Bob loved his family and enjoyed time spent with them.
He is survived by his children, Steve (Lisa) McDonald, Mark (Karen) McDonald, Jeannette Colip and Diana Parker; grandchildren, Candace (Michelle) Sexton, Keely (Brandon) Butrum, E.J. Parker, Christopher (Lauren) Colip, Kaitlyn McDonald, Emily (Brett) Peterson; and great grandchildren, Leila, Lydia, Molly, Kate, Baxter, Samuel, Peyton, and Ava.
He is preceded in death by his parents, listed above, wife, Lois in March 2021 and son-in-law, Dean Parker.
Friends may call 2:00-6:00 pm, Sunday, September 19, 2021, at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140.

Funeral service 10:00 am Monday at the funeral home with Pastor David Woods officiating.

Entombment immediately following the service at Washington Park East Cemetery.

Patsy Joan Baldwin, of Cloverdale, formerly of Indianapolis

Patsy Joan Baldwin, of Cloverdale, formerly of Indianapolis passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at Putnam County Hospital in Greencastle.

She was born July 6, 1937, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Johnny and Alice (Jewell) Carroll. On January 15, 1954, she married James E. “Jim” Baldwin, and he survives.

In addition to Jim, Patsy is survived by her children, Sue Ann Tidd of Camby, James Steven Baldwin and wife, Wendy, of Chesterfield, Randy Jo Baldwin and wife, Tina, of Cataract, Gary Lee Baldwin and wife, Jane, of Brazil, and Perry Eugene Baldwin of Indianapolis; sister, Connie Darlene Smock and husband, Franklin, of Plainfield; numerous grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Patsy was a member of the Little Blue River Friends Church.

She enjoyed crocheting, drawing, coloring, painting and sewing.

Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, September 20, 2021, at Little Blue River Friends Church, 5939 CR 1000 W Morristown.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the church.

Interment will be at Little Blue River Friends Cemetery in Rush County.

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Association of Shelby County, PO Box 844, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

Online condolences may be shared with Patsy’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Virginia Williams

Virginia Williams passed away at the age of 91 on September 15, 2021.

She was born in Shelbyville, Indiana on September 10, 1930 to Gerald and Dorothy (Jumper) Hasler. She married Sherman Williams on October 3, 1953, and he preceded her in death on April 22, 2007.

They lived in Morristown for many years and she was a member of the Morristown Christian Church. She graduated in 1948 from Fairland High School.

Virginia worked in the law offices of Barnes and Thornburg, until she retired in 1996.

She is survived by two sisters, Dorothy May Miller and Geraldine Wells, both of Shelbyville and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Asbury Cemetery in Morristown, Indiana, with Rev. Beth Crouch officiating.

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 124 E. North St. in Morristown.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Boys and Girls Club of Morristown, 307 W. Main St., Morristown, Indiana 46161 or Morristown High School Athletic Department, 223 S. Patterson St., Morristown, Indiana 46161.

Online condolences may be shared with Virginia’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Zachary "Zack" Cooksey, Sr., 46, of Fountaintown

Zachary “Zack” Cooksey, Sr., 46, of Fountaintown passed away Monday, September 13, 2021

He was born October 9, 1974 in Greenfield to Philip E. Cooksey and Karen (Tash) Cooksey. 

He is survived by his parents, his sons, Zachary Cooksey, Jr and Andrew Cooksey; his sister, Krista Wicker (John); 1 niece, and 2 nephews.

He was preceded in death by extended family members including his grandmother, Bonnie Cooksey.

Zack loved to go fishing and enjoyed doing card tricks. He never met a stranger.

Private services will be observed.

Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve Zack’s family.

Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.

 

Brinlee Kay Gonterman

Our little angel, Brinlee Kay Gonterman passed away, Monday, September 13, 2021.

 

She was born June 26, 2020 in Franklin, IN to Jacob Cody Gonterman and Alissa Dawn (Mays) Gonterman.

 

Brinlee is survived by her parents, her brother, Carter Gonterman, her maternal grandparents, John and Tracy Mays; and her paternal grandmother, Charlene Gonterman.

 

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Randall Gonterman, and maternal great-grandmother, Sharon K. Mays.

 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, September 17, 2021 at Flat Rock Christian Church.

 

Funeral services will follow at noon at the church with Pastor Brian Ebersold officiating.

 

Burial will be in Flat Rock Cemetery.

 

Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve Brialee’s family.

 

To support the family, memorial donations may be made to Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.

 

Edith 'Pat' Hopper, 89 of Shelbyville

Edith ‘Pat’ Hopper, 89 of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, September 12, 2021 at Morristown Manor.

She was born December 13, 1931 in Henshaw, KY to the late Hubert Willis Mitchell and Leona (O’Brien) Mitchell. 

Pat was employed at Mr. T’s grocery store and was a lifelong homemaker. 

She enjoyed fishing and cooking as well as taking care of others in any way possible.

Pat is survived by her daughters: Janet (David) Thurman of Fairland, Debra (Ronald) Bryant of Milltown, KY, Betty Williamson of Temple, TX, sons; Bud Hopper of Fairland, James (Rebecca) Hopper of Plainfield, and son-in-law Terry Fitz of Shelbyville.  She is also survived by sixteen grandchildren and several great and great-great grandchildren, brother, Billie Mitchell, sisters; Elouise Matthias and Gert Devine. In addition to her parents, Pat was preceded in death by her daughter, Patty Fitz, daughter-in-law Jody Hopper, son-in-law, Ken Williamson, sister, Mary Minardo and grandson, Eddie Yeley.

Visitation will be Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 11AM to 1PM at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

Funeral services will follow at 1PM at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Pat’s memory to the charity of your choice.

Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve Pat’s family.

Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.

Ronnie R. Wayman, 80, of Shelbyville

Ronnie R. Wayman, 80, of Shelbyville passed into the loving arms of his Savior Jesus on Sunday, September 12, 2021, surrounded by his family.

He was born January 21, 1941, in Fairland, the son of Alfred and Zelma (Avery) Wayman. In 1960, he married Barbara “Toni” Boomer, and she survives.

In addition to Toni, Ronnie is survived by his sons, Brad Wayman and wife, Barbara, of Fairland, Matt Wayman and wife, Jill, of Crestview, Florida, and Jeremy Wayman and wife, Dawn, of Wabash; daughter, Jennifer Wayman of Shelbyville; brother, Mike Wayman and wife, Carlene, of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Christopher Wayman and wife, Audrey, Sara Wasson and husband, Mikey, Lindsey Pratt and husband, Michael, Logan Wayman, Jessica Six and husband, Charles, and Cody Wayman and wife, Jessica; great-grandchildren, Journey, Charlee and Gunner; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Mark Wayman; and sister, Connie Nicholas.

Ronnie was a member of the Class of 1959 at Triton Central High School.

He attended Hope’s Point Baptist Church.

Ronnie was a U.S. Army veteran.

He formerly worked for Liberty Book and Bible, for over five years. Ronnie also formerly owned and operated M & R Machine, for 27 years.

Ronnie enjoyed playing euchre, poker and grudge.

He was a devout family man, and loved spending his time teaching his grandchildren to hunt and fish.

A gathering of friends will be from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Monday, September 13, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon Bible, PO Box 452, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

Online condolences may be shared with Ronnie’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Ellen M. Rote, 79, of Shelbyville

Ellen M. Rote, 79, of Shelbyville passed away Monday, September 13, 2021, at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

She was born August 5, 1942, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Charles and Edna (White) Poore. On August 5, 1983, she married Kenneth Rote, and he preceded her in death on July 14, 2020.

Ellen is survived by her daughters, Terri Dennison and husband, David, of Shelbyville, and Tina Roher and husband, Thad, of Friendswood, Texas; son, Tim Byrnes of Greeley, Colorado; brothers, Danny Poore and wife, Regina, of Indiana, and Charles “Rocky” Poore and wife, Wanda, of Tampa, Florida; sister, Linda “Lindy” Connolly and husband, Tom, of Naples, Florida; grandchildren, Tim Dennison, Dustin Dennison, Maggie Davis and husband, Luke, Reed Roher and wife, Rachel, Joya Byrnes and Camden Byrnes; great-grandchildren, Jaida, Lilliana, Averie, Maddox and one on the way; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to Kenneth, Ellen was preceded in death by her parents.

Ellen formerly worked in several nursing homes.

She enjoyed making crafts, especially making her own ear rings.

Ellen loved her family and cherished the time she spent creating memories with them.

Private inurnment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery, 704 Morris Avenue, in Shelbyville.

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Online condolences may be shared with Ellen’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Violette G. Orr, 96, of Morristown

Violette G. Orr, 96, of Morristown passed away Saturday, September 11, 2021, at Cypress Run in Morristown.

She was born August 5, 1925, in Rockland, Maine, the daughter of Harold and Eula (Barter) Gerrish. On August 27, 1948, she married Daniel Orr, and he preceded her in death in October of 2012.

Violette is survived by her son, Thomas Orr and wife, Terri Garcia, of Morristown; daughters, Mary Gordon and husband, James, of Danvers, Massachusetts, and Elizabeth Toner of Lincoln, Maine; brother, Wayne Gerrish and wife, Theda, of Lexington, Kentucky; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to Daniel, Violette was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Harold Gerrish and Vernon Gerrish; and sisters, Mary Smith and Beverly Bodman.

Violette graduated in 1943 from Rockland High School, and received her bachelors degree in biblical studies, from Gordon College.

She was a member of the American Baptist Church, serving as a pastor’s wife in numerous locations.

Violette was a homemaker and had formerly taught school in Beatty, Nevada.

She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, tatting and quilting. She was an avid reader.

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St. in Morristown.

Online condolences may be shared with Violette’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Karen L. Corley, 61, of Shelbyville

Karen L. Corley, 61, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, September 9, 2021 at MHP Medical Center.

She was born August 11, 1960 in Shelbyville to Charles Hodgins and Ruth (Elliott) Wilder.

Karen is survived by the love of her life, Terry Wayne Corley.  They were married on December 3, 1988 and shared 32 wonderful years together.

Karen is also survived by her son, Chad Hodgins, her daughter, Amber Van Cleave (Mark); her step-daughter, Tina Corley, her step-son, Jeremy Canter (Carrie); 9 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, and step-son, Gary W. Corley.

Karen was a member of the American Legion Post 70 and the Eagles for many years.

She loved to play bingo any chance she could. She even enjoyed working on bingo nights at the different clubs in town.

Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve Karen’s family.

Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.

Linda Stafford, 60, of Shelbyville

Linda Stafford, 60, of Shelbyville passed away Thursday, September 9, 2021 at IU Methodist Hospital.

She was born September 11, 1960 in Shelbyville to Carley Johnson and Emma (Brown) Johnson.

Linda worked in custodial services for many years. She loved to volunteer at the Salvation Army.  She enjoyed spending time with her family.  Her favorite times were spent with her grandkids.

 Linda is survived by her son, Adam Stafford (Amber); her daughter, Michelle Johnson (Brandon); her grandchildren, Anthony Stafford, Arianna Stafford, Jaylin Butler, Derrick Burton, Aireus Butler, Jasmine Johnson, Brandia Johnson, and Brandon Johnson, Jr.; her great grandkids, DeShawn Burton, and Tobias Johnson; her sisters, Wanda Shephard, Janice Burgmeier, Betty Koenigkramer, and Wanda Loraine Johnson; her brothers, Gene Johnson, and William Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, Wilma Johnson and Forrestine Wickliff, and her brother, Wendel Johnson.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Nick Coulston officiating.

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery at noon on Friday, September 17, 2021.

Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve Linda’s family.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Linda Stafford Funeral Fund in care of the funeral home or by clicking on the donation tab above.Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.

Esther Irene Morris, 86, of Greenfield

Esther Irene Morris, age 86 of Greenfield, passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at Springhurst Health Campus. She was born February 11, 1935, in St. Charles, Virginia to the late Evertte Wilson and Nettie (Mink) DeRossett.

Esther was a long-time active member of Calvary Baptist Church. She loved spending time with her family and friends. Get togethers at church were a favorite pastime along with shopping, Hallmark movies and word search puzzles. Esther was a wonderful cook and enjoyed cooking for her friends and family. Prior to her retirement in 1993, Esther was a nursing assistant for Hancock Memorial Hospital for more than 30 years. Before moving to Indiana, she was also a nursing assistant in Pennington Gap, Virginia.

She is survived by her daughter, Theresa Fleming; sisters: Jean Kelly and Faye Reed; grandchildren: Travis Fleming, Emily Piper, Michelle Morris, and Daniel S. Morris; 6 great grandchildren; one great-great grandson; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband Raymond, and sons: Daniel Morris and Ricky Morris.

Funeral Service will be at 12:00 pm, Monday, September 13, 2021, at Calvary Baptist Church, 1450 West Main Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140 with Pastors Roger Kinion and Paul George officiating.

 

Calling will be from 10:00 am until the time of service at the church.

 

Burial immediately following at Park Cemetery, Greenfield. Memorial Contributions may be sent to Calvary Baptist Church.

 

Please share your memories of Esther and condolences with her family at www.stillingerfamily.com

Peggy Ann (Brawner) Halliburton Wade, 85, of Greenfield

Peggy Ann (Brawner) Halliburton Wade, age 85 of Greenfield, passed away September 8, 2021, at Hancock Health. She was born January 9, 1936, in Macon County, Tennessee to the late John and Mary Neal (Meador) Brawner.

Prior to her retirement, Peggy worked for Linder’s Ice Cream in the administration department. She was a long-time member of Bethel Baptist Church. Peggy loved to travel and shop. Above all she loved time spent with family and friends.

She is survived by her children, Gary Halliburton, Janice (Mike) Inman, and Kimberly (Ronnie) Singleton; Grandchildren, Damian Inman, Michael (Jordan) Halliburton, Tyler Singleton, and Taylor Singleton; great grandchild, Layla Halliburton; siblings, Jo Nell Wilburn, Mary Dee (Jerry) Smith, Judy (Jimmy) Boyd, Pam (K.C.) Henry; brothers-in-law, Don Rush and Darrel Boyd; Sister-in-law, Shirley Brawner; and several nieces and nephews.

Peggy is preceded in death by her parents mentioned above; daughter, Phyllis Halliburton; husband, German Halliburton; husband Charles Wade; and siblings, Shirley Rush, Doyle Brawner, Aaron Brawner, Randall Brawner, Jackie Brawner, Junior Brawner, Maggie Boyd and Jean Tracy.

Friends may call 9:00 am until 10:30 am, Saturday, September 11, 2021, at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1708 West Main Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140.

 

Funeral service with Pastor Tommy Hensley officiating at 10:30.

 

Burial immediately following at New Palestine Cemetery.

 

Memorial contributions in honor of Peggy made be sent to the Bethel Baptist Church, 1610 South State Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140.

You may share your memories of Peggy and condolences with her family at www.stillingerfamily.com.

Betty Lea (Hawkins) Stewart, "Miss Sunshine," 92, formerly of Philadelphia, IN and Greenfield

Betty Lea (Hawkins) Stewart, “Miss Sunshine,” 92, formerly of Philadelphia, IN and Greenfield, IN, passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at Morristown Manor, Morristown. She was born on August 6, 1929 in Philadelphia, IN to Louis Owen and Clysta A. (Willett) Hawkins.

Betty was full of adventure, enjoyed creating artwork, doing puzzles, feeding & watching the birds and an occasional mischievous squirrel. She loved to sing and anyone that was close to her will miss hearing her songs. She was always with pen and paper and created beautiful works of poetry and short stories. She was quick to support the less fortunate and loved to give things away. She loved God and her family. She read the Bible often and from a young age attended church, especially in her younger years at the Philadelphia United Methodist Church. She loved to raise parakeets and upon their maturity give them away. She enjoyed vacationing in Florida near the beaches, ocean, and boats. In her younger years, Betty worked in the office of a telephone company. She was a member of Greenfield Senior Citizens as well as the Moods & Rhythms Poetry Society.

Betty is survived by her children: Dona (Larry) Daniels, Danny Stewart, and David Stewart; grandchildren: Christina Snow, Angela (Ryan) Simpson, Katrina (Aaron) Teske, and Dana Rowe; great-grandchildren: Brayden Simpson, Blake Simpson, Annabel Simpson, Wyatt Teske, Meadow Teske, Seth (Alison) Rowe, and Savana Rowe; great-great-grandchildren: Everett Rowe and Oaklee Rowe; sister, Barbara Price; niece, Valerie (Marvin) Graddy; 2 great-nieces; and a great-great-nephew.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; children: Denny Lee Stewart and Deborah Alison; brother, Elda Louis Hawkins; and a great-nephew.

Close family will gather for an intimate Celebration of Life Ceremony to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5635 West 96th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46278. If you would like to sign the online guest book or send condolences to the family you may do so by visiting, www.stillingerfamily.com

James Scott "Jim" Dethridge, 57, of Spiceland, formerly of Morristown

James Scott “Jim” Dethridge, 57, of Spiceland, formerly of Morristown passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at Henry Community Health in New Castle.

He was born October 18, 1963, in Franklin, the son of Jimmie Dethridge and Sheila (Pottinger) Chanadams.

Jim is survived by his daughters, Mallory Dethridge and Kayleigh Gordon and husband, Mark, both of Rushville; step-son, Rex Yenowine of Rushville; sisters, Susie Meltzer and husband, Bill, of Fountaintown, and Linda McGee and husband, Denny, of Spiceland; brother, Brad Dethridge of New Berlin, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Sophie, Logan, Landon and Brynleigh; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, James Dethridge, Jr.; brother, Shawn Chanadams; step-mother Joann Dethridge; and step-father, John Chanadams.

Jim graduated in 1982 from Morristown High School.

He enjoyed fishing and NASCAR.

Jim loved spending time with his grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He also leaves behind his dogs, Lizzy and Charlie.

A gathering of friends will be at 5:30 to 7 p.m., Friday, September 10, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St. in Morristown.

Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

Inurnment will be at Hanover Cemetery in Shelby County at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, Texas 75284-0692.

Online condolences may be shared with Jim’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Elizabeth Dian "Buffy" DeBolt, 49, of Shelbyville

Elizabeth Dian "Buffy" DeBolt, 49, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, September 4, 2021 at MHP Medical Center.


Born January 7, 1972 in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of Bruce and Sheryl (Tucker) Benefiel.  She married David DeBolt on April 1, 2014 and he preceded her on August 27, 2018.

 

Survivors include 4 children- Morgan Tuck (husband Bryson) of Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee, Dustin Blanford of Lafayette Tennessee, Darien DeBolt of Shelbyville, Connor DeBolt of Shelbyville; fiance Mark Garman of Shelbyville; 2 brothers- James Murphy of Shelbyville, Troy Benefiel (wife Jennifer) of Shelbyville, one sister Donna Tackett (husband George) of Edinburgh; 5 grandchildren- Kolbie Mae Tuck, Rylan Yarnell, Charlie DeBolt, Leo Blanford, and Zelda O'Dell. 

 

She was preceded in death by her spouse David.
Mrs. DeBolt lived in this area for most of her lifetime, and graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1990.  She was an account manager at American Rentals for several years.


Buffy loved music, animals, and her family.


Funeral services will be 6:00 pm on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral  Home, 437 Amos Road.

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. 

 

Friends may call on Thursday afternoon from 4:00 pm until the time of the service.


Memorial contributions can be made to: Buffy DeBolt Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home.

Ailene F. Schlick, 83, of Shelbyville

Ailene F. Schlick, 83, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, September 4, 2021 at her residence.

  She was born November 27, 1937 in Ithaca, NY to Louis I. Schlick and Martha (Bausback) Schlick.

  She graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1955.

 Ailene was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

  She was employed in government services and the VA for 25 years, retiring in 1995.

  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Ailene enjoyed volunteering at the Stand Theatre.

  Her most treasured times were spent with her family and friends.

 She married Robert I. Schlick on June 28, 1993 and he survives. She is also survived by her children, David Ellis, Melinda Rice, Kelly Callen, Robbie Schlick, Shannon Boler, Lonnie Andrews, and Robert I. Schlick II; her brother, David Schlick, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, sons, Ralph Schlick and Daniel Ellis; daughters, Tracie Schlick and Candi Schlick.

  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, September 10, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Mike Keucher officiating.

  Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve Ailene’s family.

  Memorial contributions may be given to St. Joseph Catholic Church or The Strand Theatre.

Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.

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