Obituaries

Robert Cassidy, 52, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019 at his residence.

 

He was born January 25, 1967, in Shelbyville, to Charles N. Cassidy and Nancy (Bishop) Cassidy.

 

On March 14, 2009, he married Esther (Van Mil) Cassidy, and she survives.

 

Other survivors include his sons, Jack Cassidy, Von Cassidy, Milo Cassidy, Liam Cassidy, and Eleni Cassidy, grandson, Lucas Cassidy; his brothers, Bert Cassidy, Chris Cassidy, Doug Cassidy, Andrew Cassidy and Scott Wilson; his sister, Teri Borg; and lifetime friend, Nadine Mathews-Prather.

   

Robert was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon.  He was a gifted musician and performer.  Robert was a true craftsman and carpenter.  He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.  The family is asking for black and/or gold to be worn in honor of Robert.

 

Robert always enjoyed spending time around the river.  His most precious times were spent with family and friends.

    

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Crossroads Community Church, 475 E. Progress Parkway, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

A Memorial Service will follow at 3 p.m. at the church with Pastor Andy Lee officiating.

 

Memorial contributions may be given to Murphy-Parks Funeral Services to help the family with funeral expenses.

 

Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve the Cassidy family.

 

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

Betty L. Murray, 97, Greenfield

Betty L. Murray, 97, of Greenfield, passed away, Monday, November 11, 2019 at her residence.

 

She was born August 3, 1922 in Montpelier, IN to Russ Harris and Iona (Brickley) Harris.

 

On January 27, 1945, she married C. Vaughn Murray and he preceded her in death on January 1, 2018.

 

Betty is survived by her son, Dr. Terry Murray (Beth) of Normalville, PA; daughter, Judy Smoll of Greenfield, grandchildren, Brian (Kelly) Murray, SC, Tammy (Chad) Coughenour, Greenfield, Trent (Donielle) Smoll, Greenfield, Brad (Debbie) Murray, OH, Joy (Kip) Adams, Greenfield, Tina (Adam) Hopkins, VA, Brittany (Tim) Campbell, AK, Nicole Murray, MN, Chase (Sara) Murray, IA, and Jordan Murray, IA, and 22 great-grandchildren.

 

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son and daughter-in-law, Mick and Julie; infant son, Douglas, son-in-law, David Smoll, and infant great-grandson, Braeden Smoll.

 

Betty graduated from Chester Center High School in 1941.  She was a lifelong homemaker.

 

Betty was a member of the Swayzee St. Evangelical United Brethern Church from 1952 -1960.  Her husband was the Pastor of the Evangelical United Brethern Church in Daleville, IN from 1961-1968 and the Trinity Community Church in Daleville, IN from 1968-1983.

 

Betty loved to make quilts, mow her yard, and plant flowers.  Her greatest joy was taking care of her family.  She loved their family vacations to the Outerbanks of North Carolina, where her children and grandchildren gathered.

 

Inurnment will be in Miller Cemetery, Wells County, Poneto, IN. at a later date.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to, Needles of Faith, 1551 E. New Road, Greenfield, IN 46140.

 

Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve the Murray family.

 

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

Terri Lyn Bartley McClain

Terri Lyn Bartley McClain was the only child of J.C. and LaVene Walden Bartley. She left her earthly home to join them on Monday, November 11, 2019.

 

Continuing her love of life are her husband of 47 years, Herb; son, Kris; granddaughters, Kate, Rachel and their mother Theresa. In addition, sister, Tonie (George) Wilson; brother, B.K. Bartley; sisters-in-law, Sue (Mike) Redelman and Lynn (Jeb) Bass. She had many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Also, many friends and loved ones, too numerous to list.

 

Terri had a full life, she was eccentric, loving, strong-willed and free-spirited. She was considered a teacher of life’s lessons by some. She showed it was okay to step outside the box and just be you.

 

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”—Henry David Thoreau. Terri saw life as an open book to fill your chapters with adventures, create dreams and dare to take that leap of faith.

Terri graduated from Triton Central High School and attended Indiana Central College.

 

She served 16 years on the Shelby County Library Board and 10 years as a 4-H leader. Current affiliations were the Shelby County Library Foundation, Beta Sigma Phi, Lambda Chi Sorority and the Fairland United Methodist Church.

 

Terri’s loves were many, God, family and friends. She enjoyed traveling, crafts, sewing, gardening, music and reading. Her two greatest passions were her love of the beach and Flamingos, sparked by her grandmother in her early childhood.

 

One of Terri’s favorite sayings was from singer, Jimmy Buffet—Breathe In—Breathe Out—Move on; just as she taught us all to do.

 

Friends may gather from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville. A celebration of Terri’s life will follow at 1 p.m.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Key West Butterfly Conservatory, 1316 Duval Street, Key West, Florida 33040, Terri McClain Children’s Memorial Park Fund, in care of Freeman Family Funeral Homes, 819 S. Harrison St. Shelbyville, IN 46176 or donor’s favorite charity.

 

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

Norma Ruth Trimnell, 88, Flat Rock

Norma Ruth Trimnell, 88, of Flat Rock passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Walker Place in Shelbyville.

 

She was born December 14, 1930, in Greenwood, the daughter of Henry L. Sr. and Alma R. (Hamilton) Mohr. On March 30, 1958, she married Mahlon Gene Trimnell, and he preceded her in death on May 3, 2018.

 

Norma is survived by her son, Roger Trimnell and wife, Angie, of Waldron; daughter, Mary Ruth Trimnell of West Des Moines, Iowa; grandchildren, Abbi Trimnell and Ryan Trimnell; sisters, Wilma Jean Newhouse of Covington, Kentucky, and Betty Jo Crockett of Owensboro, Kentucky; sister-in-law, Norita Mohr of Fairland; and several nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to Mahlon, Norma was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Brenda Marlene Trimnell; brother, Henry L. Mohr Jr.; and infant sister, Neva Jane Mohr.

 

Norma graduated in 1948 from Moral Township High School, received her Bachelors degree from Ball State University in 1953, and Masters of library science degree from Indiana University.

She was a member of Lewis Creek Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and was the church librarian.

 

Norma was an elementary teacher and media specialist. She taught at Indianapolis Public School No. 39, Shelby Township, Columbus, Franklin Township, Carthage and retired from Waldron Elementary in 1990, with an accumulation of 31 years.

 

She was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, the Shelby County Retired Teachers Association and Tri Sigma Sorority. Norma served on the Shelby County Public Library board.

 

Norma loved God, her family, Bible study and living in the country.

 

She enjoyed reading.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Lewis Creek Baptist Church, 1400 E 600 S. Waldron, IN 46182.

 

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, with Pastor Harvey Taylor officiating.

Interment will be at Lewis Creek Cemetery.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Lewis Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, Shelby County Public Library, 57 W. Broadway St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176, or Kindred Hospice, 5550 S. East St., Suite 1, Indianapolis, Indiana 46227.

 

Norma’s family would like to acknowledge the staff of Kindred Hospice and Walker Place for the wonderful care she received.

 

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

Beverly J. Everhart, 82, Manilla

Beverly J. Everhart, 82, of Manilla passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019 at her home.

She was born July 10, 1937 in Scottsburg, the daughter of Oscar “Murphy” and Mary Elizabeth (Pavy) Steele.

 

On May 13, 1967, she married her husband of 52 years, Floyd Everhart, and he survives.

 

In addition to Floyd, Beverly is survived by her daughters, Debbie Davis and husband, Danny, and Janet Everhart and husband, Michael, both of Morristown and Tammy Myers of Greenfield; son, Gary Everhart and wife, Kay, of Indianapolis; brothers, Jerry Steele and wife, Paula, of Naples, Florida, and Jim Steele and wife, Kay, of Ossian; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; and grandson, Brady Everhart.

 

Beverly graduated in 1966 from Morristown High School.

 

She was a member of the Community Church of Fountaintown.

 

Beverly formerly worked for Farm Bureau and All State insurance companies. After retiring, she enjoyed babysitting for several children.

 

She was an avid reader and excellent seamstress. Beverly and Floyd enjoyed riding motorcycles and were members of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association for eight years.

 

Beverly loved her family and cherished the time spent with them.

 

She also leaves behind her dog, Sugar and cat, Boots.

 

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St. in Morristown.

 

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 17th St., Columbus, Indiana 47201.

 

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

 Harold E. Barnes, 79, Shelbyville

 Harold E. Barnes, 79, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Heritage House.

 

He was born February 26, 1940, in Maxwell, IN. to Edward R. Barnes and Luella (Martin) Barnes.

 

On August 7, 1960, he married Kay (Hadley) and she survives.

 

Harold is also survived by his children, Robert ‘Bob’ Barnes, DVM, of New Palestine; Beverly Korobkin (Michael) of Indianapolis; Brenda Barnes (Brian Rietel) of Mooresville; Brian Barnes (Jessica) of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Mellissa, Lauren, Colin, Mallory, Haylee and Dylan; sisters, Janet Bozzelli (Bill Gutzwiller) and Marlene Fritz.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Harold graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1958.

 

Harold was a member of Westport Masonic Lodge, and the United States Trotting Association.  He was a 2016 inductee of the Indiana Horse Racing Association Hall of Fame, and a 2019 inductee of the Indiana Standardbred Hall of Fame.  He had a love for anything to do with horses.

   

His greatest joy came from spending time with his kids, grandkids, and loving wife of 59 years.

 

Memorial contributions honoring Harold, may be made to the Harness Horse Youth Foundation at www.hhyf.org.

 

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

 

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.murphyparks.com.

 

Crystal L. (Springmeier) Stover, 50 St. Paul,

Crystal L. (Springmeier) Stover, 50 of St. Paul, IN passed away November 7, 2019 in Major Health Partners Medical Center of Shelbyville, IN.


She was born October 10, 1969 in Shelbyville, IN the daughter of Butch and Pam (Pike) Springmeier.


Crystal was a graduate of North Decatur High School (Greensburg, IN) and attended First Christian Church of Shelbyville, IN.


She is survived by her son, Nicholas A. Stover of Shelbyville, IN; her parents, Butch and Pam (Pike) Springmeier of St. Paul, IN; her brother, Bryan K. Springmeier of Shelbyville, IN; nephew, Ian Springmeier


of Shelbyville, IN and a niece, Sierra Springmeier of Columbus, IN.


Crystal loved to quilt, do cross stitch and her cat Isaac. She was a wonderful mom.


Funeral services for Crystal will be on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 11:00AM in Glenn E. George Funeral Home, 106 E. Franklin St., St. Paul, IN., with  Pastor Bill Horner officiating.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 4 to 8PM in the funeral home.


Burial will be in Paul Hill Cemetery, St. Paul, IN.


Memorial contributions may be offered to The Ronald McDonald House, 435 Limestone Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

Gregory Gray "Greg" Kaster, 73, Shelbyville

Gregory Gray “Greg” Kaster, 73, of Shelbyville passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Franciscan St. Francis Health in Indianapolis.

 

He was born October 25, 1946, in Shelby County, the son of Carl William and Lenora Mae (Batton) Kaster. On June 22, 1968, he married his wife of 51 years, Mary Lou DeMoss, and she survives.

 

In addition to Mary, Greg is survived by his daughters, Cynthia Anne Kelley and husband, Curtis, of Shelbyville, and Kimberly Kaye Ballman and husband, Eric, of Shanghai, China; brother, Kent Kaster and wife, Susan, of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Morgan Scott and husband, Trevor, Noah Kelley, Faith Kelley, Daniel Kelley and Logan Ballman; and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Ken Kaster.

 

Greg graduated in 1963 from Triton Central High School, and ROTC from Purdue University with a bachelors degree in business administration.

 

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

 

Greg, Bruce Carlton and Steve Howard owned and operated Fairland Oil Co. and F.O.C. Heating and Cooling for over 30 years, until retiring earlier this year.

 

He was a member of Shelbyville Community Church, where he served as a door greeter, assisted with small groups and helped with the funeral ministry.

 

Greg enjoyed watching sports, especially when his grandchildren were participating. He also enjoyed going for walks.

 

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, November 11, 2019 at Shelbyville Community Church, 720 N 325 E, Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the church, with Pastors Brad Davis and Merry Popplewell officiating.

 

Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Shelby County, PO Box 844, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176 or American Heart Association, 6100 W. 96th St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278.

 

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

Gloria A. Frost, 82, Shelbyville

Gloria A. Frost, 82, of Shelbyville passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Ashford Place Health Campus in Shelbyville.

 

She was born September 26, 1937, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Albert Lowe and Margaret (Utsler) Mahan. On May 12, 1957, she married George John “Jack” Frost, and he preceded her in death.

 

Gloria is survived by her four sons, Jeff Frost and Trudy, of Columbus, David Frost and Cheryl, of Lincoln, Rhode Island, Matt Frost and Leigh, of Oakridge, Tennessee, and Mark Frost and Michele, of Shelbyville; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

 

In addition to George whom she was married to for 60 years, Gloria was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Gloria graduated in 1956 from Shelbyville High School.

 

She had been a volunteer at Benesse Oncology Center in Shelbyville.

 

A celebration of Gloria’s life will be held at a later date.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Benesse Oncology Center, 2455 Intelliplex Drive, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Carol Sue Fuller, 81, Shelbyville

Carol Sue Fuller, 81, of Shelbyville passed away Monday, November 4, 2019 at Arbor Grove Village in Greensburg.

 

She was born March 27, 1938, in Morristown, the daughter of Ralph D. and Dorothy (McCabe) Lindsay.

 

Carol is survived by her sons, Jeff D. Fuller and wife, Debbie, of Waldron, Robert Matthew Fuller and wife, Tonyia, of Rushville, and Gary Fuller and wife, Kerry, of Shelbyville; sister, Joann Thompson of Shelbyville; brother, Rick Lindsay and wife, Connie, of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Jarrade, Stacie, Kyle, Conner, Harley, Mark and Thomas; great-grandson, Sylas; father of her children, Don Fuller and wife, Jackie, of Plainfield; and several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Carol graduated in 1956 from Morristown High School.

 

She was a member of the Morristown Methodist Church.

 

Carol formerly worked in the Finance Center at Fort Benjamin Harrison. She retired from the State of Indiana, with 28 years of service in 2007, working in the Plumbing Commission, State Personnel and IDEM divisions.

 

She enjoyed traveling and going to the beach.

 

Carol loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren. She also loved animals.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, November 11, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the funeral home.

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelbyville-Shelby County Animal Shelter, 705 Hale Road, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

Online condolences may be share with Carol’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Jack Randy Scroghins, 40, Shelbyville

Jack Randy Scroghins, 40, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Franciscan Health.

 

He was born February 8, 1979 in Indianapolis to Jack Scroghins and Sharon K. (Fletcher) Scroghins.

 

Randy is survived by his brother, Jeff Simmonds; sister, Sheri Ann Simmonds-Morning, nephew, Dakota Simmonds, and close friend, Harold Simmonds.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Randy worked at Kroger. 

 

He enjoyed attending church at various churches in town.  He loved going to amusement parks like King’s Island and Cedar Point.

 

Randy enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, especially going out to eat.  He enjoyed the simplicity of life.

 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Friday, November 8, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with his good friend, Smitty, officiating the service.

 

Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens and Crematory.

 

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

 

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

Lonnie Ray Bowling, 57, Indianapolis

Lonnie Ray Bowling, 57, of Indianapolis, passed away, Monday, November 4, 2019 at Lakeview Manor.

 

Visitation will be from Noon to 1 p.m. Monday, November 11, 2019, at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens and Crematory.

 

Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve Bowling family.

 

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

Charles E. Knuckles, 60, Shelbyville

Charles E. Knuckles, 60, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at MHP Medical Center.

 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 am., Wednesday, November 6. 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St, Shelbyville, IN.

 

Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

 

Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens and Crematory.

 

Funeral Directors Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve the Knuckles family.

 

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

 Patricia J. Mandrell, 83, Plainfield,

 Patricia J. Mandrell, 83, of Plainfield, passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospice.

 

She was born March 13, 1936, in Indianapolis, to Russell Morford and Ellen Mae (Wren) Morford.

 

She was married to Jim Willey, and he preceded her in death on October 10, 1995.  She then married Willie Mandrell on October 31, 1996, and he survives.

 

Mrs. Mandrell is also survived by her children, Patsy (Harold) McCammon of Greenfield; Lynn (Dana) Luce of Washington; Kathy Staker of Shelbyville; Don Willey of Indianapolis; Melinda Clouse of Greensburg; and Shawn (Misty) Willey of Danville; 15 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.

   

She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, and 3 sisters.

    

Mrs. Mandrell was a homemaker.  Shopping was her pastime.  Her most cherished times were spent with family, especially family cookouts.

 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to Noon, Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at Noon at the funeral home with Pastor Andy Lee officiating.

 

Burial will be in Bennett Cemetery beside Jim.

 

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

 

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

Eskel 'Joe' Southwood, Jr.

Eskel ‘Joe’ Southwood, Jr,   passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019 at his residence, surrounded by family.

 

He was born June 2, 1942, in Wayne Co., KY, to Eskel Southwood Sr. and Bertha (Bell) Southwood.

 

He married Jewell Wiggins in September of 1987, and she preceded him in death on August 14, 2018.

 

Joe is survived by his daughter, Patti (David) Lyons; son, John Southwood; step-son, Bryan (Kim) Wiggins; step-daughter, Robin Wiggins; 2 brothers, 2 sisters, several nieces, nephews and grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; and his beloved dogs, Peek-a-boo and Teenie.

   

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, 4 sisters, and 3 brothers.

   

Joe was a U.S. Army veteran and served during the Vietnam War.

   

He was a carpet installer for several years.

 

Joe was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing.  He also enjoyed antiquing, gardening, and spending time at the barn with his band of buddies.  He was an animal lover, who raised and trained horses, beagles and birddogs.

 

Joe had a green thumb and got great joy from tending his garden and sharing his bounty with friends and family every summer.

  

Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN.

 

Funeral services will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Brandon Sutton officiating.

 

Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve the Southwood   family.

 

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

Ezra P. Cradic, 86, Boggstown

Ezra P. Cradic, 86, of Boggstown, passed away Monday, October 28, 2019 at his residence.


Born September 26,1933 in Hawkins County Tennessee, he was the son of Rosen Blanchard Cradic and Molly Charlotte (McClain) Cradic. He married Elizabeth Ann (Purcell) Cradic on November 27,1957 and she survives.
Other survivors include children Kimberly Ann Arnold (husband Karl) of New Palestine; Kevin P.
Cradic (wife Sandra) of Shelbyville; Kristi S. Buis (husband Larry) of Fairland; Kara L. Cradic
(fiancé Chris) of Boggstown; brother Donald Cradic (wife Patsy) of Church Hill, Tennessee; Ulysses Cradic (wife Jeanie) of Tennessee; sister Ruth Ramey of Martinsville; grandchildren Lindsey Rush (husband Ryan), Robert N. Arnold, Kelly Cradic, Courtney E. Allen, Spencer E. Ayers, Keiara M. Lewis, Peyton M. Buis; great grandchildren Kalyn Dant, Logan Hosford, Khloe Hosford , Nicholas Rush, Bradon Chasteen, Brooklyn Allen, Carlee Allen and Bailey Allen; great great grandchildren Charlotte & Molly Allen.

 

He was preceded  in death by his parents, brothers Everett Cradic, Doyle Cradic, sister Lois Caldwell and brother-in-law Jack Ramey.

 

Mr. Cradic had lived in this area for many years after moving from  Indianapolis. He attended
Triton Central High School and was a member of Boggstown Presbyterian Church. He was employed with Navistar of Indianapolis in the engine plant for 30+ years, retiring in 2003, and Cradic Heating & Air Condition for several years.

 

He  was a Past Master of Sugar Creek Lodge, a member of Scottish Rite, York Rite, Murat Shrine since 1972, Eastern Star, Knights Templar, Hoosier Model A Club and a board member of Joseph Boggs Society.

 

Ezra enjoyed golfing, fishing, gardening, horses, time spent around the farm, and spending time with
his family and grandchildren.

 

Funeral service will be 1:00 pm on Friday, November 1, 2019 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor Donald Cradic officiating. Burial will be in Boggstown Cemetery.

 

Visitation will be observed on Friday afternoon, November 1, 2019, from 11:00am until the time of the service.  Masonic Rites will be conducted at 12:45 pm.

Otis Albert Carter, Jr., 71, Shelbyville,

Otis Albert Carter, Jr., 71, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, October 27, 2019 at MHP Medical Center.

 

He was born March 31, 1948 in Evansville, IN. to Otis A. Carter, Sr. and Carrie (Lauer) Carter.

 

On, July 21, 1984, he married Luedith ‘Lou’ (Simpson) Carter, and she survives.  They cherished the 35 years they shared together.

 

He is also survived by his daughters, Heather Danielle Carter and Kaitlyn Michelle Carter; sister, Ann (Don) Swaney; cousins, Kathi (Paul) Held and Kevin (Elaine) Parks; and his four legged grand-cat, S.J. (Bubby).

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Otis graduated from Tell City High School in 1966.  While attending Tell City High School, he was a 4 year track and cross county stand-out athlete, where he held a 49 year record.  He earned his BA degree from Oakland City College in 1970, on a full ride scholarship for track.   He went on to earn his Masters of Arts degree in education from Western Kentucky University.

 

He retired in 2015, after 36 years as a fleet manager for the Indiana Department of Transportation.

 

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where he served for four years.  He was also a track runner while in the service.   

 

Otis was a member of the Tell City Masons, the American Legion in Tell City, and the Evangelical Church of Christ in Tell City.

 

Otis was an avid sports fan.  He enjoyed cheering on I.U., the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, and St. Louis Cardinals.  He also enjoyed attending Indy Car races, especially his annual trip to the Indianapolis 500.  In keeping with Otis’ loving and generous spirit, it was his decision to donate life so that others may live.

 

The family invites everyone to wear red or I.U. attire to honor Otis.

  

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m, Friday, November 1, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the funeral home with Father Mike Keucher officiating.

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery with military rites conducted by local veterans organizations.  Masonic rites will also be observed.

 

Funeral Directors, Greg, Sheila, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve the Carter family.

 

Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com

Dale Emerson McNamara, 83, Fountaintown

Dale Emerson McNamara, 83, of Fountaintown passed away Monday, October 28, 2019 at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

 

He was born July 14, 1936, in Marion County, the son of Clyde E. and Carrie E. (Tanner) McNamara. On October 29, 1977, he married Carolyn Mosiman, and she survives.

 

In addition to Carolyn, Dale is survived by his daughter, Dana Fields and husband, Christopher, of Shelbyville. He was blessed to have special little friends, Riley Legan and Drew Legan, in his life, who were like grandchildren to him. Other survivors include sisters-in-law, Leslie Glidewell of Fayetteville, Georgia, and Karen McNamara of Fountaintown; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews; and many lifelong friends.

 

Dale was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Delbert McNamara; and son, James “Jimmy” Koch.

 

He graduated in 1954 from Moral Township High School and attended various trade schools.

Dale was a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard, serving for nine years.

 

He was a farmer and carpenter. Dale was also the Shelby County Building Inspector for over 10 years.

 

Dale attended the Fountaintown Christian Church.

 

He was a member of Union Local No. 301 Carpenter Millwrights.

 

Dale enjoyed reading books, including reading the entire Bible. He also enjoyed discussing local history. Dale was a storyteller, told great jokes and was very witty.

 

He also leaves behind his dog, Molly.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, November 1, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the funeral home, with Pastors Joshua Hahn and Michael Smith officiating.

 

Interment will be at New Palestine Cemetery in New Palestine.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fountaintown Christian Church, 797 W. Brookville Road, Fountaintown, Indiana 46130, Autism Speaks, PO Box 180214, Utica, Michigan 48318 or Prader-Willi Syndrome Association, 8588 Potter Park Drive, Suite 500, Sarasota, Florida 34238.

 

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

Christine Kaye "Chrissy" (Wagner) Taylor, age 50, Fountaintown

Christine Kaye “Chrissy” (Wagner) Taylor, age 50, of Fountaintown, passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019. She was born in Beech Grove on January 6, 1969 to Gilbert E. and Lois A. (Spangler) Wagner. Chrissy graduated from New Palestine High School in 1987. She married Frank William Taylor on August 13, 2005 at Carrollton United Methodist Church.

She currently worked for Loyal Manufacturing in Indianapolis as the office and shipping manager for over 20 years. Chrissy was a lifetime member of Carrollton United Methodist Church. She loved animals, especially her dogs, Belle, Butch, Oreo, and Diesel, and her cat, Angelica Kaye. She cherished spending time with her family and loved her two sons so much. She always enjoyed wood working with her dad in his barn and baking with her mom and sister. They always baked dozens of cookies each Christmas. Chrissy also enjoyed reading, watching mysteries, traveling, and visiting Frank’s hometown, Philadelphia.

Chrissy is survived by her husband, Frank Taylor of Fountaintown; parents, Gib and Lois Wagner of Fountaintown; sons, Ryan (Olivia Conder) Wagner and Vyncent Vanest both of Fountaintown; sister, Cathy (Roger) Higham of Fountaintown; aunts and uncles, Ron & Shirley Spangler of Greenwood, Fred & Mary Wagner of Indianapolis, and Nancy & Jack Simpson of Indianapolis; and several nieces, nephews, and one great-nephew. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Luther & Margaret Spangler and Lowell & Ethel Wagner; and uncle, Bob Wagner.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 27, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140. A funeral service will be held on Monday, October 28, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at the mortuary. Pastor Chris Dourson will be officiating. Burial will follow at New Palestine Cemetery in New Palestine.

Memorial contributions may be made by mail to the Hancock County Humane Society, 214 E. Main Street, Greenfield, IN 46140 or envelopes will be available at the mortuary. Friends may share a memory or condolence at www.erleweinmortuary.com.

Celebration of Life for Jacob James to be held at Waldron HS Friday

Jacob Alexander James, 17, of Waldron, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019.

 

He was born March 26, 2002, in Indianapolis to Thomas Patrick James and Shelley Jean (Lanter) Adams.

 

Jacob is survived by his mom, Shelley (husband, Brian) Adams of Waldron; dad, Thomas P. James (Erica Joyce) of San Dimas, CA; sister, Abigail Joy James, step-brothers, Cole Adams and Ryan (Maura) Adams; maternal grandma, Betty (Ryle) Harrison; maternal grandparents, Tom (Lulia) Lanter, of AZ; Step-grandparents, Diana Ash (Erwin Fagel) of Waldron; step-grandfather, Tom Adams, step-grandmother, Rhonda Adams; aunts and uncles, Billy and Tracy Cole and Troy and Beth Lanter; uncle, George James; aunts, Susie Curnutt; Elda Cecilia Watts; Elizabeth Kesseler; and Rhonda James-Carter; and several cousins and extended family.

 

Jacob was preceded in death by his step-grandfather, Mike Ash; grandmother, Christine Wilson James; grandfather, Frank Marshall James, M.D.; and step-grandfather, Everett Harrison.

 

He was a senior at Waldron High School, a member of National Honor Society, and at the top of his class.  As a Kroger employee, he was a dedicated worker.

 

Jacob was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.  He is a registered member of the Osage Nation and was very proud of his American Indian heritage.  He was an Eagle Scout and member of BSA Troop 220, Waldron. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed spending time with his friends.  His most precious times were spent with his family and helping others.

 

He was a dedicated and hard working student and athlete.  Jacob had an infectious laugh and enjoyed encouraging and supporting his team mates, as well as his competitors.

 

Jacob enjoyed many youth sports, but excelled in track and cross-country at Waldron.  He was also the Waldron Mohawks mascot.

 

In his freshman and sophomore cross-country years he qualified for Semi-State.  In his junior year, he qualified for State.  This year, his senior year, he qualified for Semi-State, that will be held this weekend, at Blue River Cross Country course in Shelbyville. where a moment of silence will be observed in his memory. 

 

Jacob also excelled in track.  He qualified for State indoor track during his sophomore and junior years. In outdoor track, he earned many conference and county titles in multiple events.  His junior year, he qualified for State and broke the school 3200 meter record.

 

Jacob was a respectful young man, who enjoyed life to the fullest with emphasis on faith, family, friends, education, and sports.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held at 4 p.m., Friday, October 25, 2019 at Waldron High School.

 

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Pall Hill Cemetery in St. Paul, with Dr. Robb Barlow officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Waldron Athletic Boosters Club, in care of, Waldron Jr. Sr. High School, P O Box 369, Waldron, IN 46182, in memory of Jacob James.

  

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

 

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

Odas C. Kaster, 78, Shelbyville

Odas C. Kaster, 78, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, October 14, 2019 at his residence.

 

He was born October 4, 1941, in Shelbyville to Earl L. Kaster and Frances M. (Smith) Kaster.                    

 

He married Kay Kemper in 1962, and she preceded him in death in 1972.  In 1978 he married Margaret McClain and she preceded him in death in 2017.

 

Mr. Kaster is survived by his sister, Lois Anne (Melvin) Griffith of Shelbyville; son, Jeffery C. Kaster (Sandra) of Shelbyville; daughter, Debra L. Wyatt of Indianapolis; daughter, Robin R. Kidder (Ernie) of Maryland; grandson, Nolan C. Kaster, granddaughter, Jenna K. Kaster, and grandson, Nicholas S. Kidder.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his two wives.

 

Mr. Kaster graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1960.  He worked for several years as a machinist.

 

He was a former member of the Eagles Lodge.  He enjoyed drawing, painting, and listening to music.  His most precious times were spent with his family and friends.

  

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, October 18, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Brandon Sutton officiating.

 

Burial will be in Blue Ridge Cemetery, Blue Ridge, IN.

 

Funeral Directors, Greg, Sheila, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve the Kaster family.

 

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

John Owen Phillips, 90, Morristown

John Owen Phillips, 90, of Morristown passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Morristown Manor in Morristown.

 

He was born October 22, 1928, in Indianapolis, the son of Owen and Anna Phillips. On June 16, 1962, he married his wife of 57 years, Beverly Muir, and she survives.

 

In addition to Beverly, John is survived by his daughters, Pam Hitch and husband, Mike, of Shelbyville, and Sherry Wood and husband, Kevin, of Morristown; grandchildren, Jeremy Brown and wife, Rachel, K.C. Wood, Tasha McNeil and Trista Wood; great-grandchildren, Patience, Sidney, Emma, Karter, Kameron, Koleman, Kingston, Peyton and William; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Julian Phillips and Edmond Phillips; and sister, Olga Wolman.

 

John graduated in 1946 from Arsenal Tech High School in Indianapolis.

 

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

 

John began working, as an electrician for Indianapolis Power and Light in 1967, retiring with over 30 years of service.

 

He was a member of the Murat Shrine and a 50-year member of the Morristown Masonic Lodge. John enjoyed tinkering.

 

He loved spending time with his grandchildren.

 

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Asbury Cemetery in Morristown, with military graveside rites conducted by the local military committee.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Suburban Hospice, 1560 N. State St. Greenfield, Indiana 46140.

 

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

Paul Britt, 77, Waldron

Paul Britt, 77, of Waldron, passed away Friday, October 11, 2019 at Our Hospice Columbus, IN.

 

He was born August 30, 1942 in North Carolina to Jeston T. Britt and Rosa L. (Smith) Britt.

 

On February 18, 1983, he married Teresa ‘Terri’ Yonts, and she preceded him in death on May 5, 2007.

 

Paul is survived by children Theresa Sosbe of Fairland, Natalie Hollar of Shelbyville, Robert Britt, of Waldron, Jennifer Hockersmith of Shelbyville, Patrick Britt, of Shelbyville, Lisa Bohman of Everton, Brian Britt of Frankfort; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, ex-wife, Ella Britt, siblings, Faye Koonce, Richard ‘Buddy’ Britt, Linda Long and Donna Hacker.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother, and 2 sisters.

 

Paul was a U.S. Army veteran.  He loved being outdoors, fishing, watching NASCAR and spending time with his family.

 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to Noon, Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at Noon at the funeral home.

 

Burial will be in Fairland Cemetery with military rites conducted by local veterans organizations.

 

Memorial contributions may be made the National Pancreatic Cancer Association, P O Box 1848, Longmont, CO 80502.

 

Funeral Directors, Greg, Sheila, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve the Britt family.

 

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

Gregory D. "Gregg" Roe, 66, Shelbyville

Gregory D. “Gregg” Roe, 66, of Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

He was born April 13, 1953, in Shelbyville, the son of Robert E. and Jean (Cobb) Roe. On November 5, 1977, he married his wife of 41 years, Mary Ann Broughton, and she survives.

 

In addition to Mary, Gregg is survived by his sister, Terry Bastin and husband, Jeff; mother-in-law, Vi Broughton; brother-in-law, James Broughton and wife, Debbie; sisters-in-law, Linda Dennis and husband, Steve, and Pam Laughlin and husband, Tom; and nieces and nephews, Nick Bastin, Emily Cramer, Angela Romain, Marcie Farley, Jodi Broughton, Steve Dennis, Nathan Cline, Becky Cline, Scott Laughlin, Christy Laughlin and Brady Laughlin.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and father-in-law, Estel “Tuck” Broughton.

 

Gregg graduated in 1971 from Shelbyville High School.

 

He owned and operated Roe’s Lawn Care.

 

Gregg was a member of the American Legion.

 

He loved all animals, especially his dogs and cats.

 

Gregg enjoyed gardening, and loved to give away the produce he raised.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 11, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the funeral home, with Pastor Tony Meads officiating.

 

Interment will be in Miller Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jewish Hospital, Unit SICU, 200 Abraham Flexner Drive, Louisville, Kentucky 40202.

 

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

Robert (Bob) Garrison

Robert (Bob) Garrison reluctantly left this world on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 after a long battle with COPD and cancer.

 

He was born Robert Junior Garrison on March 18th, 1933 in Rushville. He was the last surviving child of Jeannette (McCarty) and Oliver Morton Garrison. 

 

Bob retired from Great States (American Lawnmower) in Shelbyville in 1998 with 40 years of service. Never one to sit still, he later developed a can route in Shelbyville. Bob became known as the "Can Man" as he traveled first by truck and later by bicycle to collect aluminum cans. He retired from his can route in 2012. 

 

One accomplishment, of which he was most proud, was his military service. Robert was a United States Army Veteran and served during the Korean War from 1953-1956. He was stationed in Seoul, and spoke often about his time in Korea and Japan. His Honorable Discharge was always prominently displayed in his living room. 

 

Bob was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to hunt and fish. He spent many days fishing at the old Triple Lakes in Laurel. He also won many fishing pools at Dick's Lake and the 11011 in Indianapolis. 

Bob had a real zest for life. He loved music and he loved to dance. He could often by found at the American Legion in Shelbyville or Columbus. His mother lovingly nicknamed him Jiggs, because he could not sit still and was always in motion. 

 

Bob will be remembered as someone that loved to have a good time and make people laugh. he often repeated a line from an old beer commercial: "You only go around once in life, so grab for all the gusto you can get."

 

Robert is served by his daughters; Melissa (Tom) Angelo of Rushville, Linda (Steve) Pratt of Rising Sun, Julie Stanton of Greenwood and his sons Eddie Garrison of Mt. Vernon, Kentucky and Alan Garrison of Shelbyville. In 2004, Robert learned he had another daughter, Lynette Jankowski of Phenix City, Alabama. Bob has several grandchildren which include Michael Angello, Chris, Jennifer and Adam Jankowski, Jeffrey Mullen Jr., Jacob Pratt, Christopher, Justin, Nicole and Tony Stanton, Tim and Ashley Garrison. In addition, there are several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

Robert enjoyed a special bond with his grandson, Michael Agnello. Michael proved to be his grandfather's brightest light, even on bob's darkest days. Michael's companionship was instrumental in extending Bob's life beyond what anyone thought possible. Robert was predeceased by his parents, two older brothers, Richard and Charles Garrison and two younger sisters, Beverly Palmer and Marjorie Boggs. Bob was married 5 times and predeceased by 4 ex-wives; Jean Creech, Mabel DeBoard, Blanche Louise Blanton, and Letha Joan Pierce. His last ex-wife, Diane Carey, survives.

Robert attended Rushville High School. He was a member of the Salvation Army, and former member of the American Legion, VFW and the Eagles. 

 

Funeral Services will be 1:00 PM on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home. 437 Amos Rd., with Ronnie Caine officiating.

 

Friends may call on Thursday morning from 11:00 AM until the time of the services.  Burial will be in East Hill Cemetery in Rushville

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