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Mary Alice Dewhurst, 59, of Shelbyville

Mary Alice Dewhurst, 59, of Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at MHP Medical Center. 

 

She was born to Elmer Spencer and Hildreth (Franklin) Spencer. She was preceded in death by her parents. 

 

Mary is survived by her son Benjamin Dewhurst (wife, Jessica); beloved grandchildren, Theodore and Penelope Dewhurst, and brother, David Spencer of Shelbyville. 

 

Mary was a Christian and lifelong member of the Democratic Party. She had a love for science fiction movies. She was talented in making plastic canvas craft items. Her dog, Daisy, was very special to her. 

 

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, June 21, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176. 

 

Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Scott Sharp officiating. 

 

Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens and Crematory. 

 

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

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Association, Midwest Regional Office, 6500 Technology Drive, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278. 

Ronald L. "Cowboy" Crafton, 82, of St. Paul

Ronald L. “Cowboy” Crafton, 82, of St. Paul passed away on June 15, 2021, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, in Columbus.

 

Ron was born the third child of Frank and Jessie (Kinney) Crafton on Dec. 4, 1938.

 

He married Carol Gurney on Feb. 9, 1957 with whom he had six children, Donna, Ronnett (Tom), Frank (partner, Diana), Naomi (L. Joe), Thelma (Troy), Zelma Diann (late, Dave). Grandchildren: Michael (partner, Arlene), Kelly (JayR), Cari, Cheyann, Josie, Josh (wife Stacy), Jodi, Kevin, Kathryn (Ethan), Caitlyn (partner, Chad) and Nikita. He leaves 19 great-grandchildren.

 

Preceded in death by parents, brother and sister-in-law Thomas (Doris), sister, Margaret “Joan” (Harold) granddaughter: Jessie, grandsons: L. Daniel “Danny” (widow, Jessie) and Ronald “Ronny” Wayne.

 

Mr. Crafton was an avid horse lover and coon hunter.

 

His major employers were, KCL Corp, Cummins Engine and Atlas Cold Storage.

 

Private family services were entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Inurnment will be at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, in Shelby County.

 

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

 

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

Billy D. Adams, 85, of Shelbyville

Billy D. Adams, 85, of Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at his home.

 

He was born March 29, 1936, in Bluefield, Letcher County, Kentucky, the son of Gladys (Caudell) Stamper. On August 9 1957, he married his wife of 63 years, Carol Sue Collier, and she survives.

In addition to Carol, Billy is survived by his son, Daniel Adams and wife, Samira, of Greenfield; daughter, Amy Varrone of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Hanna Varrone, Zoe Adams and Devin Adams; several brothers and sisters, including his twin brother, Bobby Adams and wife, Juanita, of Shelbyville; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and family members.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and several brothers and sisters.

 

Billy retired from International Harvester/Navistar in 2000, with 30 years of service.

 

He was a veteran of the U. S. Army, serving during the Korean War.

 

Billy was a member of the American Legion.

Private family services will be conducted at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Interment will be at Blue Ridge Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

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

Clarence Johnson, age 89, of Willow Branch

Clarence Johnson, age 89, of Willow Branch, passed away Thursday, June 10, 2021, at his home. He was born July 6, 1931, in Jabez, Kentucky to the late Virgil and Fannie (McClendon) Johnson. He married Shirley Oakes on June 4, 1953 and was married 58 years when Shirley passed away in 2010.

Clarence was a member of Kennard Baptist Church and a long-time farmer. Prior to his retirement in 1990, he worked 38 years for General Motors, Anderson, Indiana. After retirement, Clarence and his loving wife Shirley enjoyed travelling the United States and abroad.

He is survived by his sons: Rick (Charla) Johnson of Willow Branch and Gary (Vicki) Johnson of Nashville, TN; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings; and loving wife, Shirley Johnson.

The funeral service will be at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, June, 16, 2021 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140. Friends may call 11:00 am until the time of service. Burial immediately following at Park Cemetery, Greenfield.

Please share your memories of Clarence and condolences with his family at www.stillingerfamily.com.

The Stillinger Family is honored to care for the Johnson Family.

James M. Tindle Sr., 77, of Shelbyville

James M. Tindle Sr., 77, of Shelbyville passed away Sunday, June 13, 2021, at his home.

 

He was born May 6, 1944, in Greensburg, the son of James Louis Tindle and Doris L. (Hermesch) Nicholson.

 

Jim is survived by his mother of Davenport, Florida; son, Jeffrey Wayne Tindle Sr. of Shelbyville; daughter, Angie Spurlock and husband, Joe, of Shelbyville; fiancé, Tammy Duffman of Shelbyville; sisters, Beverly Baker of Shelbyville, Marsha Paul of Orlando, Florida, Brenda Taylor of Somerset, Kentucky, Wanda Foster and husband, Garry, of Owensboro, Kentucky, Kimberly Tucker of Shelbyville, Patty Key of Tomston, Georgia, Barbara Rickman of Missouri, and Vicki of Spencer; brothers, Robert Lee Tindle and wife, Linda, of Davenport, Florida, David Pursley and wife, Rhonda, of Bargersville, and Scott Tindle of Williamsburg, Kentucky; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his father; daughter, Tonya Lee Warrick; and son, James Michael Tindle Jr.

 

Jim also leaves behind his dog, Bandit.

 

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

 

Jim retired in 2015 from the utility department of Florida Camp Inn.

 

He was a member of the Moose Lodge and the Greenfield VFW.

 

Jim enjoyed outdoor activities, especially going fishing. He also enjoyed remodeling. He loved to spend time with his family and friends.

 

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

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

 

 

Kim Ray Banker, 60, of Shelbyville

Kim Ray Banker, 60, of Shelbyville passed away Monday, June 14, 2021, at his home.

 

He was born October 31, 1960, in Shelbyville, the son of Dale E. and Avonelle Sue (Brown) Banker.

Kim is survived by his brother, Stephen D. Banker and wife, Ruth, of Marion; sisters, Deborah Kanouse and husband, Ed, and Lou Ann Thurston and husband, Roger, both of Shelbyville; several nieces and nephews including Dee Ann Surface and husband, Greg, Melissa Nelson and husband, Mike, Devin Smith and wife, Donna, and Michael Thurston and wife, Vicki; and several cousins including Paula, Mandy, Katie and Casey, and their families.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Kim graduated in 1978 from Triton Central High School.

 

He had owned and operated, Elite Window Washing Business for over 30 years.

 

Kim was a licensed hang-glider pilot and loved flying with his friends.

 

He enjoyed playing golf and trying to beat Greg Surface.

 

Kim also enjoyed chainsaw carving.

 

He was a GREAT caregiver for his Mom, before her passing in 2020. Kim was a wonderful brother and friend and was loved by all who really took the time to know him. Rest in Peace.

 

Kim also leaves behind and loved his dog, Smokey.

 

A gathering of friends will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, June 18, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

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

 

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

Charles 'Sonny' Leffler, 82, of Shelbyville

Charles ‘Sonny’ Leffler, 82, of Shelbyville, passed away, Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis.

 

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services.

 

Funeral Service will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 17th at the funeral home, with visitation from 11 a.m. to time of service.

 

Burial will be in Miller Cemetery.

 

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

 

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

JoAnn Saunders-Hazelbaker, 62, of Shelbyville

JoAnn Saunders-Hazelbaker, 62, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Franciscan Health Care, Indianapolis.

 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, June 18, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St. Shelbyville.

 

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

 

Burial will be in Bennett Cemetery.

Charles "Chuck" A. Lee, Jr., age 77 of St. Paul

Charles "Chuck" A. Lee, Jr., age 77 of St. Paul, IN. Passed away June 9, 2021 at Major Hospital in Shelbyville.


He was born December 13, 1943 in Frankfort, IN the son of the late Charles A. Lee, Sr. and Opal "Jerry" Geraldine (Patterson)  Lee Harris.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Louise (Hamilton) Lee and his parents.
Chuck was a US Marine Corp veteran.


He was a lifetime resident of this area. Chuck was also a member of the Eagles Lodge. He was a retired truck driver and dispatch person for Monarch Beverage Company for 15+ years.


He loved playing cards with his family and friends.


He is survived by his children, Christopher Dean Lee of St. Paul, IN; Dale Eugene Lee of St. Paul, IN; and Craig (Nancy) Neeley of Laurel, IN; his sisters, Patricia Jane Gill of Ft. Wayne, IN and Sue Ann (Rick) Hum of Nathrop, CO.; one granddaughter, Kerrigan Lee.


Funeral services for Chuck will be on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 8:00PM in Glenn E. George Funeral Home, 106 E. Franklin St., St. Paul, IN.

 

Visitation will be on Monday from 6:00 to 8:00pm in the funeral home.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Center of St. Paul or to the St. Paul Museum.

 

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

Rushelle Renee Boswell, 16, of Shelbyville

Rushelle Renee Boswell, 16, of Shelbyville passed away Sunday, June 13, 2021, at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

She was born September 13, 2004, the daughter of Robert L. and Susan Marie (Smith) Boswell.

Rushelle is survived by her parents of Shelbyville; paternal grandparents, Judy and Tom Settles of Shelbyville; maternal grandparents, Tom and Sherry Smith of Shelbyville; and paternal great-grandmother, Betty Reed of Shelbyville.

 

She also leaves behind her dogs, Milo and Missy.

 

Rushelle would have begun her junior year at Shelbyville High School this fall.

 

She worked in the dairy department at Walmart.

 

Rushelle enjoyed old square body Chevy trucks, going fishing and shooting, and listening to music.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 18, 2021 at the funeral home.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the J. Kenneth Self Boys and Girls Club, 710 S. Miller St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

 

 

Kevin Clyde McMichael, 65, of Morristown

Kevin Clyde McMichael, 65, of Morristown passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at his home.

 

He was born March 1,1956, in Shelby County, the son of William Ross and Ruby A. (Purcell) McMichael. On August 24, 1974, he married his wife of 46 years, Teena Sue Shepherdson, and she survives.

 

In addition to Teena, Kevin is survived by his daughters, April Dawn Theobald and husband, Jason, and Angie Dee Theobald and husband, Michael, both of Shelbyville; son, Christopher Shane McMichael and wife, Chelsea, of Fairland; brothers, Ronnie McMichael and wife, Lora, of Morristown, and Steve McMichael and wife, Margaret, of Greenfield; grandchildren, Logan and fiancé, Kailey, Emma Grace, Chase, Katie, Chloe, Hayden, Wesley, Ruby and Magnolia; mother-in-law, Shirley Shepherdson of Morristown; and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Kevin graduated in 1974 from Morristown High School.

 

He was a member of Fountaintown Community Church.

 

Kevin was a farmer, he was also a transport deliveryman, driving for Trans-Service (Kroger) for over 15 years and Perlman-Rocque for 13 years.

 

He served on the Morristown Volunteer Fire Department for many years.

 

Kevin enjoyed going to his grandchildren’s events. He also enjoyed talk radio, where he kept up on current events, watching and talking about trains, tinkering and fast cars and trucks. He also liked to watch the Indianapolis Colts and the Indiana Pacers.

 

Kevin also leaves behind his cats, Fluffy, Sammy and the rest of the gang.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 14, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St. in Morristown.

 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at the funeral home, with Pastor Mike Smith officiating.

 

Interment will be at Hanover Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Morristown Volunteer Fire Department, 418 W. Main St., Morristown, Indiana 46161 or Morristown FFA, 223 S. Patterson St., Morristown, Indiana 46161.

 

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

Debra Ruth Pritchard, 59, of Indianapolis, formerly of Southwestern Hancock County

Debra Ruth Pritchard, 59, of Indianapolis, formerly of Southwestern Hancock County passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at Community South Hospital in Indianapolis.

 

She was born November 24, 1961, in Klameth Falls, Oregon, the daughter of Harry William and Susie Ann (Lingenfelter) McCoy.

 

Debra is survived by her sister, Lynn Cory and husband, Mack, of Fortville; and niece, Christina Cory of Fortville.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Debra graduated in 1980 from New Palestine High School, and attended Ball State University.

 

She was a member of Indian Creek Christian Church.

 

Debra formerly worked at Bunzl Distributions in Indianapolis, with 35 years of service.

 

She enjoyed ballroom dancing, reading, reading romance novels, photography and attending sci-fi festivals.

 

Debra loved music and baking. She also enjoyed flower gardening, including perennials, petunias, old-world roses and especially her favorite flower, violets.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 11, 2021, 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, June 12, 2021, at the funeral home, with Pastor Mike Smith officiating.

 

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

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

 

 

Anthony R. "Tony" Bell, 63, of Rushville

Anthony R. "Tony" Bell, 63, of Rushville, passed away Monday, June 7, 2021 at his residence.

 

Born May 7, 1958 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Arthur Bell and Mary (Cartwright) Bell.

 

Survivors include 4 children- Amy Bell of Shelbyville, Jeremy Bell (wife WrayDeana) of Rushville, David Fields of Rushville, Amber Ogden of Rushville; 8 grandchildren- Keegan, Preston, Michael, David, Brianna, Blake, Caitlyn, Cheyann; and 2 great grandchildren- Ryeanna & Elaine.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson Cody Boyer.

 

Mr. Bell had lived in the Rushville area for 30 years, after moving from Indianapolis. He graduated from Arsenal Tech High School, and had been employed for many years, working with his hands, as a handyman.

 

Tony was always willing to help anyone with anything that needed done or repaired. He was a "Dad" to everyone, always putting everyone ahead of himself, and could fix anything.  He also enjoyed fishing with his family and friends.

 

No funeral services are planned at this time.

 

Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson. com.

Amy Randolph Work, 43, of Bargersville

Amy Randolph Work, 43, of Bargersville, passed away, Saturday, June 5, 2021 at St. Vincent Hospital.

 

She was born July 15, 1977 in Indianapolis to David Randolph and Penny (Mason) Randolph.

 

Amy is survived by her mother, Penny of Bargersville, her daughters, Rachel Nevins, and Joanna Nevins, both of Franklin, and her sister, Melanie Randolph of Shelbyville.

 

She was preceded in death by her father, David, and her sister, Kimberly Mason.

 

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, June 13, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services.

Funeral services will follow at 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

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

 

Memorial donations can be made to the Amy Work funeral fund in care of Murphy-Parks Funeral Services.

 

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

 

 

Diana Lynn Crouch, 59, of Shelbyville

Diana Lynn Crouch, 59, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, June 7, 2021 at her residence.

 

She was born March 16, 1962 in Shelbyville to James L. Jacobs and Margaret L. (Armstrong) Jacobs.

  

Diana attended Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Shelbyville.  She attended Shelbyville High School. 

 

Diana enjoyed being a homemaker and providing a safe, loving home for her family and grandchildren.  She had a love for interior designing when it came to her home.  Her greatest love was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

 

She married Greg Crouch on June 1, 2007, and he survives.  Diana is also survived by her mother, her son, Anthony Griffith, her step-sons, Brandon Crouch and Matthew Crouch, her grandchildren, Aiden, Jaylen, Tyler, Hayden, Mason, and Gage, her sister, Susan Frazier (Ward), and her brother, Ron Jacobs (Robin).

 

She was preceded in death by her father, her brother, Bryan Jacobs, and two daughters, Christina Griffith and Amber Griffith.

 

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, June 11, 2021 at the funeral home with Reverend Bill Horner, officiating.

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

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

 

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

 

Mary Lou Miller, 83, of Manilla

Mary Lou Miller, 83, of Manilla, passed away Saturday, June 5, 2021, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Rushville.

 

She was born February 26, 1938, in Acton, the daughter of George Elmer and Rachel G. (Musgrave) Wolf. On June 23, 1956, she married Don Caudell, and he preceded her in death on November 4, 1990.

 

Mary is survived by her son, James William Caudell of Manilla; daughter, Mary Elizabeth Whitaker and husband, Fred, of Laurel; brother, Kenneth Robert Wolf and wife, Mary, of Acton; sister, Judith Brewster of Greenfield; grandchildren, Christine Whitaker of Indianapolis, James Whitaker of Manilla and Donald Caudell of Manilla; great-grandchildren, Caden Whitaker, Alyssah Whitaker and Cotton Whitaker; previous husband, Harold L. Miller of Shelbyville; and several nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to Don, Mary was preceded in death by her parents; and granddaughter, Crystal Caudell.

Mary graduated in 1956 from Franklin Central High School.

 

She attended Main Street Christian Church in Rushville.

 

In 1991, Mary retired from Knauf Insulation in the environmental department. She loved her Knauf family.

 

Mary also loved the family farm. She loved to work the land by driving a tractor until she was 78 years old, as well as helping bucket feed the calves and raising pigs.

 

She enjoyed entering her projects in the Open Class of the Rush County Fair, they included baking, cooking and crocheting.

 

Mary was an excellent crocheter and crocheted afghans for everyone in the family.

 

She loved to garden, both vegetable and flowers. She and her daughter shared a love for African violets and orchids.

 

Mary was also an excellent cook. She enjoyed preparing large family meals for the holidays. Another enjoyment, in her life, was going camping and fishing with her family.

 

She was generous, thoughtful of others and always put her family and friends before herself. Mary also leaves behind her dog, Tiny; and cat, Twinkle Toes.

 

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 11, 2021, at the funeral home.

 

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 8604 Allisonville Road, Suite 104, Indianapolis, Indiana 46250.

 

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

Carolyn S. Snider, age 70, of Greenfield

Carolyn S. Snider, age 70, of Greenfield, passed away June 2, 2021, at Hancock Health.

 

She was born March 26, 1951, in Dayton, Kentucky to the late Freddie L. and Ermon E. (Scales) Jamell.


Carolyn was a graduate of Shortridge High School and a long time Nurse’s Aide in long-term care.

 

She attended Park Chapel Christian Church and was the 1977 Rookie of The Year at the Indy Speedrome.


She is survived by her son, Donald Thorpe; grandchildren, Paul Thorpe, and Samantha Griffey; and 5 siblings. She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, and a sister.


In keeping with her wishes all services will be private.


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

Judith Carole Turner, 77, of Greenfield

Judith Carole Turner, 77, of Greenfield, passed from this world on June 3, 2021, surrounded by her devoted husband and family. She has now gone to be with the Lord in her heavenly home.

Judith was born in Shelbyville on January 14, 1944 to the late Max E. and Mary Louise Kraus. Growing up she participated in 4-H, winning many accolades for her sewing and craft projects. She was also a Rainbow Girl. She attended Charlottesville High School and graduated in 1962, having made many life-long friends. She attended Indiana Business College and graduated with a secretarial degree which she put to use in many capacities throughout her life. In September of 1970 she married the love of her life, Larry G. Turner. The Turner’s were blessed with 3 daughters and Judith halted her career in order to stay home and raise their daughters. As the girls grew up, Judith returned to work, working as the music department secretary at Greenfield Central High School, where the girls were attending high school. The girls fondly remember going to visit their mom during their school day. Once the girls were all off to college, Judith began working in Larry’s automotive shop as his office bookkeeper and secretary. She worked closely with her husband in this capacity until her retirement. She was an active member of First Church of God in Greenfield, which is now part of New Life Christian Fellowship Church.

Judith had many gifts and talents, and always seemed to be using them to benefit others. Whether she was altering or mending clothes, preparing a hot and homemade meal for her family, serving as team mom for her daughters’ sports teams, making a handmade baby quilt, taking a meal to a shut-in from church, serving on the church benevolence committee, teaching vacation bible school, babysitting her grandsons, being an attentive ear to listen and offer advice to her girls, or offering her undying support to her husband, she was always about the business of helping others. She provided her daughters a perfect example of how to live as successful women and be the best wives and mothers they could be.

Judith was preceded in death by her father and mother, Max and Mary Louise Kraus and her sister, Suzanne Johnson.

She is survived by her best friend, partner, and loving husband of 50 years, Larry G. Turner of Greenfield and their three daughters: Sabrina (Todd) Ryan of Greenwood, Kristen (Chris) Hewitt of Jupiter, Florida, and Audra (Dana) Caldwell of Morristown; and 6 grandsons: Turner and David Ryan, Connor, Carter, and Owen Hewitt, and Asher Caldwell. Also surviving are her 5 sisters-in-law: Lana Swim, Barbara Landreth, Judy Withrow, Connie Richardson, and Sandi Crisp; and her cousin, Diane Everton, all of whom consider Judith to be one of their own sisters.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 6, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 W Main Street, Greenfield, IN 46140. The funeral service will follow at 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastors Chris Braschler and Mark Adcock officiating. Judith will be laid to rest at Turner Memorial Cemetery in Morehead, Kentucky.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heart to Heart Hospice, 2611 Waterfront Parkway, Ste. 200, Indianapolis, IN 46214. Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Please share your memories of Judith and condolences with her family by visiting www.stillingerfamily.com

Crystal A. Hazelwood, 62, of Shelbyville

Crystal A. Hazelwood, 62, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, June 3, 2021 at

MHP Medical Center.

 

Born July 8, 1958 in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of Alex Spurlock and Daisy

(Barger) Spurlock.  She married Allen Hazelwood on May 19, 1979 and he preceded

her in June of 2000.

 

Survivors include 3 children- Paul Hazelwood (fiance Liz) of Brown County, Gary Hazelwood

of Shelbyville, Christopher Hazelwood (wife Amanda) of Indianapolis; 2 brothers- James Spurlock

(wife Sue) of Columbus, Jim Spurlock (wife Karen) of Shelbyville; nieces Stephanie Davis, Ashley

Spurlock; nephew Jay Fleener; 10 grandchildren- Zoe, Paige, Meghan, Marcus, Morgan, Emma,

Lance, Seth, Dakota, Hailey; and 5 great grandchildren- Rylie, Elana, Malakai, Harper, and LuLu.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouse, a sister Emma Fleener, and 2 grandsons-

Ethan Hazelwood and Jacob Hazelwood.

 

Mrs. Hazelwood had lived in this area most of her lifetime, and attended Shelbyville High School.

She was a home maker.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Helen Marie (Roberts) Brooks, 88, of Hancock County

Helen Marie (Roberts) Brooks, 88, went to be with her Lord on May 30, 2021. She was born in Hancock County, IN, on December 13, 1932 to the late Harlan Andrew Roberts and Edna (Sweezy) Roberts Sexson. Her loving husband of 72 years, Wayne Brooks, preceded her in death on May 2, 2021.

Helen loved children and she devoted her life to them. After her family was grown, she was employed as a nanny for many years. She also loved her home. She enjoyed gardening and interior design. She was a member of the First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and sang in the choir.

Helen is survived by her daughters: Connie (Tim) Wilson, Paula Bell, Trudy Labrecque, Cindy (Sherwood) Haydock; son, Wayne (Cathy) Brooks; sisters: Linda Hornaday, Marcia (Paul) Scott, and Andy (Eddie) Macy; brother, David (Darlene) Roberts; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Wayne; parents; sisters: Thelma Middleton, Ethel Harshman, and Beverly Swafford; and brothers: Charles Roberts, Wendell Roberts, Jack Roberts, James Roberts, and Thomas Roberts.

A graveside service for Helen will be held on Friday, June 4, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Park Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband, Wayne Brooks. Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 W. Main Street, Greenfield, has been honored to assist Helen and her family. If you would like to leave a condolence for she and the family, please do so by visiting www.stillingerfamily.com

Virginia Sue (Williamson) Staley, 80, Greenfield

Virginia Sue (Williamson) Staley, 80, Greenfield, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 1, 2021. She passed away with her loving family by her side. Ginny was born on August 25, 1940 in McCrory, AR, to the late Jack and Nettie Virginia (Howard) Williamson. Ginny obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Anderson College and her Master’s degree from Ball State University.

Ginny worked as a grade school teacher for IPS for well over 33 years, retiring in 1999. After retirement, she co-directed Fall Creek Baptist Pre School for 3 years. Ginny never let a day go by without praising God. She led bible studies and could always been seen reading the bible and its scriptures. She attended the affiliations of Church of God- Anderson. Ginny was also of the faith that she never knew a stranger. All were welcome and loved. Ginny loved taking numerous vacations to Daytona Beach and Gatlinburg. She was also a tremendously loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, and will be missed by so many, as family and friends were also fixtures in her everyday routine.

Ginny is survived by her loving husband, Richard Staley; her children: Jay (Christine) Davis, Brad (Laurine) Davis, and Lisa (Kevin) Dalton; step-children: Elizabeth Gebhart, Susanna Crain, John Staley, and Jim Staley; grandchildren: Randall Davis, Rachel Cook, Casey Davis, Jared Davis, Breanna Janyes, Nicole Civitarese, and Courtney Civitarese; sister, Kathy Wilkerson-Francis; brother, Jack Williamson; nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Visitation will be on Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. noon at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, with the service following at 12:00 p.m. noon, officiated by Reverend Steve McCart. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607. 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

Gene "Gene-O" Autry Burton, 84 of Edinburgh

Gene "Gene-O" Autry Burton, 84 of Edinburgh, Indiana. He passed away June 1, 2021 at his residence.

 

Gene was born on March 27, 1937 in Columbus, IN the son of the late Gordon and Ruby (Cook) Burton. He was married to Freda M. (Cosby) Burton on June 24, 1956.  She survives.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Wayne, Alva and Dale Burton.

 

Gene is survived by his loving wife, Freda M. (Cosby) Burton; children, Tony G. (Linda) Burton of Indianapolis, IN; Tena G. Durr-Edinburgh, IN; Troy G. (Angie) Burton of Mt. Auburn, IN.; grandchildren, Ashley Nobbe, Kayla Bloomer, Summer Burton, Austin Burton; great grandchildren, Makenna Nobbe, Jacob Nobbe, Bella Nobbe and Matthew Bloomer.

 

He was a self employed Auto Body Technician for 70 years and also a truck driver for Schumaker Brothers.

 

He attended Columbus HS. Gene was also a member of the Shelbyville Apostolic Tabernacle Church.

 

Gene loved fishing, riding motorcycles, loved all sports and "tinkering" on cars. He also loved his family and grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 

Visitation for Gene will be on Sunday, June 6, 2021 from 5 to 7pm at Apostolic Tabernacle Church, 1500 Miller Ave., Shelbyville, IN.

 

Funeral services will be on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 7pm in the church with Pastor Daniel McDonald officiating.

 

Burial will follow on Monday, June 7, 2021 at 1 pm in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Apostolic Tabernacle Church.

David Allen Gardner, 59, of Shelbyville

David Allen Gardner, 59, of Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at his home.

 

He was born November 6, 1961, in Shelbyville, the son of Keith Pitts and Violet Marie (Smith) Gardner.

David is survived by his sister, Candice Ann Mullins and husband, Donald Eugene, of Shelbyville; nieces, Elizabeth Gail McKinney, Kimberly Dawn Hopper and Sierra Renee Nolley; and several great-nieces.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

David was a U.S. Navy veteran.

 

He enjoyed going fishing, riding his bicycle, collecting coins and attending flea markets.

 

Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 7, 2021 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

 

Interment will be at Miller Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

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

Melinda Marie Nevins, 28 of Shelbyville

Melinda Marie Nevins, 28 of Shelbyville, passed away on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 in Indianapolis.

 

She was born on November 21, 1992 in South Bend, Indiana to Robert “Michael” Nevins and Cristal (Vinson) Nevins.   Melinda is survived by her fiancé, Troy Dunkleberger; daughter, Ariah Dunkleberger; parents, Michael and Cristal Nevins; brother, William Nevins; nephew, Isaiah Bratcher Nevins and paternal grandparents, Mark and Judy Nevins.  She was preceded in passing by her maternal grandparents, Stiles and Diane Vinson.

 

Melinda was a 2011 graduate of Franklin Community High School and attended Ivy Tech in Columbus, Indiana.   

 

Health and fitness was a passion of Melinda’s.  She was loved by many and always had an encouraging word.

 

Melinda was a devoted mother who was nurturing and dedicated to her daughter.  She loved her family and was very passionate and loyal as a daughter, sister, fiancé, granddaughter, aunt, niece and cousin.   

 

Melinda was so excited to join Troy’s family and was loved dearly by them.

 

A Celebration of Melinda’s life will be held on Sunday, June 6 at 3:00 p.m. at Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 North Morton Street, (U.S. 31 North) in Franklin with visitation on Sunday, June 6 from 1:00 p.m. to time of service at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shelbyville Shelby County Animal Shelter, 705 Hale Road, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

Expressions of caring and kindness may be received to the family at www.flinnmaguire.net

David Ray Wright, 72, of Shelbyville

David Ray Wright, 72, of Shelbyville, died May 28, 2021, at Major Health Partners Medical Center in Shelbyville, Indiana.

 

Dave was born Oct. 13, 1948, in Shelbyville, to Carl and Helen (Smith) Wright.

 

He graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1968 and worked locally at General Electric Wire Mill, where he served as union president, and Knauf Insulation. He retired from Knauf in 2015.

 

Dave had a distinguished coaching and administrative career at Shelby County Babe Ruth Baseball. He was one of the founding fathers, helping build the organization’s current home, Donald L. Johnson Memorial Park.

 

He served as a board member for more than two decades and was president of the organization throughout the 2000s.

 

In 2002, Dave was inducted into the Babe Ruth Baseball Southern Indiana Hall of Fame.

 

Dave is survived by his wife, Sandy; daughter, Stacy (Jeff) Brown of Shelbyville; son, Bradley Wright of Shelbyville; son, David (Kim) Wright Jr., of Silver Creek, Georgia; daughter, Jenni (David) Taylor, of Beebe, Arkansas; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Carl Wright and Robert Wright; and his granddaughters, MaKayla Wright and Emma Jean Brown.

 

Visitation is noon to 2 p.m. Friday, June 4th, at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville.  

 

The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Dr. Robb Barlow officiating.

 

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

 

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