Obituaries

Anna Rosezetta "Rosie" Schlechtweg, 96, Fountaintown

Anna Rosezetta “Rosie” Schlechtweg, 96, Fountaintown, and long-time resident of Hancock County passed away Monday, January 11, 2021, in Greenfield. Rosie was born on July 30, 1924 in Westport, IN to the late Ernest and Lula (Owens) Black. She married Lewis Schlechtweg on June 11, 1947.

Rosie took great pride in being a female welder during WWII. She also worked alongside her husband where they jointly owned a hardware store in Indianapolis for over 10 years. For several years, she was an amateur artist and enjoyed painting, as she would freely share her pictures with relatives and friends. Rosie was also very active in her church, Fountaintown Christian Church, late into her 90s. She also sold Watkins products.

Rosie is survived by her loving children: Ronald (Jane) Schlechtweg, Karen (Thomas) Simpson, and Harold Schlechtweg; grandchildren: Michael Schlechtweg, Jill Schlechtweg, Rachel Baker, Stephanie Simpson, Nathaniel Simpson, and Christopher Simpson; 3 great-grandchildren; and siblings: Margaret Schlechtweg, Ethel Dougherty, and Marilyn Jean Oldham.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, IN. A graveside service will be held at Park Cemetery, the same day, at 1:30 p.m. As a reminder, all attendees will need to adhere to mask-wearing protocol and that of social distancing. 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 .

Ralph E. Armstrong, age 68, of Greenfield passed away Monday, January 11, 2021 at Indiana University Hospital.

 

He was born July 13, 1952 in Shelbyville, Indiana to the late Ezra and Ruth (Medsker) Armstrong.

 

He was the long-time owner of Tele-Fixit TV Repair in Greenfield, former employee of Papa Johns and highly valued member of Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Pasco Chapel staff.

 

Ralph was a lifelong railroad fan and a lifetime member of the Whitewater Valley Railroad in Connersville. He loved to travel, play one of his many Banjo’s and spent time watching trains. He served as a reserve deputy for the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department for over ten years and was a day care provider at Rainbow Day Care until the time of his death. Ralph never knew a stranger and was loved by all.


He is survived by his long-time companion, Shannon (Cain) Jones; daughter, Lori Whittaker-Armstrong; grandchildren, Dayton Cooksey (Alexis Hughes), Majesty Whittaker; great grandchild, Mia Cooksey; siblings, Kenny Armstrong and Margaret Jacobs. He is preceded in death by his parents, listed above and brother, Charles Armstrong.


Friends may call 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM, Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Pasco Chapel, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140. Funeral Service will be private, and entombment will follow at a later date at Park Cemetery, Greenfield.


In keeping with state and local COVID mandates we ask that all visitors wear a mask and practice social distancing.


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

Harry Wilton Conrad, 95, of Shelbyville

Harry Wilton Conrad, 95, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at Ashford Place Health Campus in Shelbyville.

 

He was born January 3, 1926, in Shelbyville, the son of Ernest and Lillian (Cummings) Conrad. On February 14, 1964, he married Glenda V. (Smith) Conrad, and she survives.

 

In addition to Glenda, Harry is survived by his daughters, Vicki Lynn Martin of Brazil, and Kathy Hebert and husband, Kevin, of Bouronnais, Illinois; grandchildren, Pierce Martin and wife, Miranda, Gregg Martin and wife, Emma, Landon Hebert and Lawson Hebert: and great-grandchildren, Ozzie, Eleanor and Ava.

 

Harry was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Ernest “Bud” Conrad Jr. and Bill Conrad.

 

He graduated in 1942 from Shelbyville High School, he continued his education in Louisville, Kentucky in television repair.

 

Harry was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving during World War II.

 

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

 

Harry retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a rural route carrier, with 33 ½ years of service.

 

He was a member of the Eagles Aeries Lodge No. 766 and American Legion Post No. 70. Private family services will be conducted.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, 2315 S. Riley Highway, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Margaret Hughes, 82, of Shelbyville

Margaret Hughes, 82, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021

at Ashford Place Health Campus.

 

Born March 24, 1938 in Monticello Indiana, she was the daughter of William

Rumple and Etta Mae (Loveall) Rumple.  She married Donald Hughes on

February 9, 1957 and he survives.

 

Other survivors include 2 daughters- Diana Powell of Shelbyville, Sherri Buchli 

(husband Bernie) of Whitewater, Wisconsin; 3 grandchildren- Alanna Dolinski 

(husband Kyle), Zachery Powell (wife Kaylla), Nicole Pavlatos; and 7 great

grandchildren- Cora, Kelby, Clara, & Kennedy Altic, Everett & Oliver Dolinski,

and Daxton Powell.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Barbara 

Byer, a daughter Susan Hughes, and grandson Anthony Pavlatos.

 

Mrs. Hughes had lived in this area for 25 years, after moving from Illinois.  She 

graduated from Flat Rock High School in 1956,   was a member of Flat Rock

Christian Church, and a 50 year member of Flat Rock Order of Eastern Star. She

had been employed as a secretary, bank teller, and office manager for many years.

 

Margaret cherished the time spent with her family, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm on Monday, January 18, 2021 at Glenn E. George

& Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Dale Whitis officiating.  Burial will be in

Flat Rock Cemetery.  Friends may call on Monday morning from 11:00 am until the 

time of the service.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to OUR Hospice of South Central Indiana, in

care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Leona Faye Savage of North Vernon

Leona Faye Savage of North Vernon, IN passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020.

 

Leona wore many hats in her 66 years, wife, friend, daughter, sister, and aunt, to name a few.

She also had many work hats.  She worked at Taylors’ hot dog stand early on.  She worked at Kaweah Manor Convalescent Hospital as a CNA in California.  In Indiana she volunteered at the Food Pantry to help others.

 

Leona was preceded in passing by her husband, Troy Gene Savage, her mother, Rosa Wiles, her father, Leroy Wiles, her sisters, Margaret Hogan, Norma Jean Clark, Rose Marie Mordon, and Clara Bell Adams, all of California, and JoAnn Clark of Missouri, and her brother, Cecil Lee Wiles, also of California.

 

She is survived by her sister, Frances Mayfield of Hollis, OK and her brother, Frank Clark of Tennessee.

 

Leona was a longtime member of the River of Life Church in North Vernon.

 

Interment will be next to her husband in OK.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at River of Life Church in North Vernon.

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

 

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

Donna L. Dobbins, 77, of Shirley, Indiana, former Decatur County resident

Donna L. Dobbins, 77, of Shirley, Indiana, former Decatur County resident,  passed away

Wednesday, December 13, 2021 at Hancock Regional Hospital.

 

Born March 20, 1943 in Joliet, Illinois to Otis Thorson and Francis (Hillsman) Thorson.

She married Eugene Dobbins in  March 1975 and he preceded her in May of 2003.

 

Survivors include children- Mary Gerrian (husband Dale) of St. Paul, Charlene Turpin

(husband David) of Wilkinson, Kevin Dobbins (wife Anna) of Milford; 4 stepchildren-

Janet Adkins (husband Walker) of Fairland, Judy Fuller (husband Tim) of Shelbyville,

Thomas Dobbins (fiance Serena Baker) of Fountaintown, Robin Griffin (husband Phil)

of St. Paul; brother- James Thorson(wife Litha) of Morris, IL;  many grandchildren and

 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, step

daughter Joyce Case and grandson Lucas Dobbins.

 

Mrs. Dobbins had lived in this area most of her lifetime and was a homemaker. Donna

delivered meals for seniors for CICOA for 20 plus years and was a member of Shelby

Senior Center. Donna enjoyed playing cards and Bingo at the senior center, reading,

giving others a helping hand, and loved her cat Bubba.

 

Funeral services will be 11:00 am, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at Glenn E. George

and Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Rd, with Rev. Harvey Weaver officiating. Friends

may call on Wednesday from 9:00 am until the time of the service at the funeral home.

 

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Shelby Senior Center Food Pantry in

care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com

Joseph A. "Joe" Harris, 39, of Fountaintown

Joseph A. “Joe” Harris, 39, of Fountaintown passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021 at his residence.

 

He was born October 5, 1981 in Anderson, to Bruce A. Harris and Christina A. (Matthews) Epperson.

 

Joe attended Morristown Jr/Sr High School.  He enjoyed listening to music, especially Rock N Roll. 

Two of his favorite pastimes were racing and playing video games.  He loved playing sports in his younger years and watching games as he got older.

 

Joe will be greatly missed by his mother, his sister, Nikki Collins (Darrell Baker) of Greenfield; his step-brother Danny Epperson (wife, Brandi) of Gwynneville; his niece, Mackenzie Collins; his nephews, Dreyton Epperson, Wesley Collins, and Darrell Baker III.  Joe is also survived by his maternal grandmother, Pam Matthews, his uncles, Jeff Matthews, Jason Matthews, and Jamie Matthews (wife, Jennifer), his aunt, Pam Matthews, his former brother-in-law, Ryan Collins, and several cousins.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, Bruce, his paternal grandparents, and his maternal grandparents.

 

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

  

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

 

Memorial contributions may be given to Huntington’s Disease Society of America, 505 Eighth Avenue, Ste. 902, New York, NY 10018 or hdsa.org/how-you-can-help/donations.

 

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

Alice "Peach" (Douglas) Wheeler, 98, of Shelbyville

Alice “Peach” (Douglas) Wheeler, 98, of Shelbyville passed away Monday, January 11, 2021, at Walker Place in Shelbyville.

 

She was born January 8, 1923, in Geneva, the daughter of Maurice and Vera (Hobart) Douglas. On March 19, 1944, she married Thomas J. Wheeler, and he preceded her in death on January 16, 2005.

 

Alice is survived by her sons, Jim Wheeler and wife, Linda, of Noblesville; Mike Wheeler and wife, Lynn, of Shelbyville; Ed Wheeler and wife, Susan, of Morgantown; Tom Wheeler and wife, Janet, of Shelbyville; David Wheeler and wife, Liz, of Shelbyville; daughter, Terri Nigh and husband, Kevin, of Shelbyville; brothers: Edwin, John, Robert (Bob); and Jim; sisters: Catherine Ferguson, and Margaret Haehl, all of who were waiting to greet her in heaven when she arrived. Her grandchildren: Christy Mooney, Doug Wheeler, Scott Wheeler, Celia Stephens, Emily Lefebvre, Byron Wheeler, Curt Wheeler, Kelly Chesebrough, Erin MacDonald, Amy Haehl, Lori Meyer, Jennifer Muldoon, and Sarah Dean; and 25 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Also waiting to greet her in heaven were her grand-daughter Kelly Chesebrough and her great-grandson Brody Stephens.

 

Alice graduated in 1940 from Waldron High School, and attended Indiana University, where she wanted to study nursing, but was only 17 years old and you couldn’t enroll in Nursing until you were 18. Then the United States became involved in WWII, and Mom along with everyone else, changed their plans. She quit school and went to work in the war effort in Indianapolis.

 

We want you to know a little bit about our Mother. She was the sweetest…most positive person who never complained…ever…even when she had a right to. In the Geneva area she is known as “Peach” to this day. It was fun to see her neighbors move into her retirement home and greet her with “There’s Peach”! When she was a little girl, we have been told that little “Peach” would recite poetry from the counter top in the grocery store in Geneva for a nickel from her audience, and then buy a pop or a piece of candy with it. She so loved Geneva and remembered that her family was the first in the area to get an automobile and said the neighbor’s horses didn’t like it one bit. Her father Maurice, needed it for the many speaking engagements he had in the area as a State Senator and Representative and founding member of the Indiana Farm Bureau. Mom was his driver once his health started to fail and took him where he needed to go. He practiced his speeches to her on the way and she said she knew his speeches by heart because she had heard them so… many… times. She was also an accomplished seamstress winning both the Shelby County and State Dress Revues when she was 16. As an adult, she and dad worked hard and didn’t have much themselves, instead sacrificing to support us six kids and provide us with the best childhood anyone could ever want. Their neighborhood pool was where many kids learned to swim over the years and they always welcomed them, no matter how many came or how tired they were. Their garden supplied strawberries to neighbors for miles around each summer as well. She also loved her own siblings, especially her sister Margaret whom she was especially close to. If you never had the opportunity to hear the two of them carry on a conversation, then you really missed it. They could talk for hours and 100 miles a minute about anything, but most often their combined 10 boy’s shenanigans!

 

Most importantly, we want her Walker Place family of care-givers to know how much they meant to her and her family. You were the last ones she saw when she went to bed each night and the first to smile at her every morning for the last three years. We are forever grateful for the loving care you showed her.

 

Finally, in looking through her Bible, where she and dad carefully stowed many things near and dear to their hearts over the years, we found the following newspaper clipping. Brown with age, they must have found it very meaningful, to continue to hold onto it in their increasingly overstuffed Bible…. We hope you see the meaningfulness too, especially today. It reads: Tolerance “The most lovable quality anyone can possess is tolerance. It is the vision that enables one to see things from another’s viewpoint. It is the generosity that concedes to others the right to their opinions and their own peculiarities. It is the bigness that enables us to let people be happy in their own way….instead of ours.” Author unknown

 

Private graveside services will be conducted at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Cemetery in Shelbyville, where Alice was a member, with Father Paul Landwerlen officiating.

 

A Celebration of Alice’s life will be held at a later date. Stay well until then.

 

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

 

In honor of her granddaughter, Kelly and great-grandson, Brody, memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Shelby County, PO Box 844, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Susan L. Rhoades, 71, of Shelbyville

Susan L. Rhoades, 71, of Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

 

She was born February 22, 1949, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Leonard and Thelma (Gahimer) Fox. On May 16, 1970, she married her husband of 50 years, Ronald “Ron” Rhoades, and he survives.

 

In addition to Ron, Susan is survived by her daughter, Sandra “Sandy” Hampton, of Shelbyville; and grandchildren, Chad Hampton, Kadie Hampton and Macie Hampton.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Mary Ann Fox; and brother, Gary Lee Fox. Susan graduated in 1967 from Waldron High School.

 

She was formerly the secretary at Terra Fertilizer and Chemical for 18 years, retiring in 2001. Susan also owned and operated a lawn care service.

 

Susan was a member of the National Appaloosa Horse Club, Hoosier Appaloosa Horse Club and a former member of the Shelby County Western Riders.

 

She loved anything to do with horses, including riding on trails and showing horses.

Susan was a 4-H leader for over 20 years.

 

She also enjoyed playing euchre and reading.

 

Susan also rescued dogs, she leaves behind, Reggie and was preceded by Bailey.

 

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, January 15, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Blue Ridge Cemetery in Shelby County, with Buffy Powers officiating.

 

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

 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CDC guidelines requiring a mask and social distancing will be observed. There will be a limit of 25 people allowed inside the funeral home at a time.

 

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

Mary B. E. Myers, 95, of Shelbyville

Mary B. E. Myers, 95, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021 in Shelbyville Indiana, her hometown for over half a century. 

 

Born December 22, 1925 in Cook County(Chicago) Illinois, she was the daughter of Martin

Gilich and Antonia (Soukup) Gilich. 

 

She married Robert A. Myers on April 14, 1952 at Sacred Heart Church in Bangor, Michigan. They were married 67 years until he passed in July 2019.

 

Survivors include children Tony Myers (wife Sheila) of Shelbyville, Mary Ann Meyers (husband Phil) of Avon, Mike Myers (wife Sharon) of Shelbyville, Teresa Cepican  (husband Tom) of Westfield, Bobby Myers (wife Jean Ann) of Plainfield, Gloria Myers of Indianapolis; a sister Lillian Ryba of Michigan; 14 grandchildren, and 17 great  grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouse, and her Aunt and Uncle Rose and Mike Gusich.

 

Mrs. Myers was a resident of this area since 1952, after moving from Michigan.  She  graduated from Bangor High School in Michigan; she was also a graduate of the Medical Technology Registry

at Indiana University where she was a member of Theta Phi Alpha sorority. 

  

She was a Registered Medical Technician at Inlow Clinic for many  years; also at Dayton Veterans Hospital, Major Hospital and Corning Research and Pharmaceuticals. 

 

She was  a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church  and a lifetime member of the Antique Airplane Association.

 

Mrs. Myers loved her family and friends. She liked to garden, read, and cook - leaving her loved ones with many cherished memories and recipes in the process -   her children and grandchildren especially enjoyed  her beautiful wedding cakes and the rosettes she made every holiday season. 

 

Funeral services will be 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 125 E. Broadway St., with Rev. Mike Keucher officiating.  Burial will be in St. Joseph  Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday morning at the church from 9:00 am until the time of the service. 

 

Due to Covid19, the service can be viewed online on Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home

Facebook page. 

 

Memorial contributions can be made to http://shelbycounty.rsbaffiliate.com. 

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

 

Robert Fleener, 68, of Shelbyville

Robert Fleener, 68, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021 at his residence.

 

 He was born October 14, 1952 in Shelbyville to Donald Fleener, Sr and Evelyn (Hudson) Fleener.

He formerly worked at KCL and then for Klosterman Baking Company.  He was a member of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Church where he was an Elder.  He enjoyed his service as a Volunteer Fireman at St. Paul.  Robert also enjoyed doing mechanic work on the side, and going fishing.  His most precious times were spent with his family.

 

 He is survived by his son, James Fleener, his step-daughter, Angie (Kenny) McClain; his step-sons, Brian (Erica) Wood, and Paul (Jody) Wood; his step-grandchildren, Tyler McClain, Morgan Wood and Taylor Wood; several nieces and nephews; his sisters-in-law, Madeline Lasgenberger, Judy Fleener, and Crystal Hazelwood; and his brothers-in-law, Jim Spurlock and James Spurlock.

 

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Emma Spurlock, his second wife, Nancy Wood, and his brothers, Lester, Donald, Jr. and Frank Lasgenberger.

 

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Church.

 

Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. at the church with Pastor George Mitchell officiating Burial will be in Paul Hill Cemetery.

 

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

 

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

 

Charles Michael (Mike) Thomas, 79 of Shelbyville, formerly of Connersville

Charles Michael (Mike) Thomas, 79 of Shelbyville, formerly of Connersville passed away early Saturday morning, January 9, 2021 at MHP.  He was surrounded by his loved ones, Lynda, Cassie, Hailie and James. 

 

Mike was born to Robert and Mary Jan Thomas of Connersville in 1941.

 

He met and later married Lynda, (Buzzard) D. (Haltom) Thomas of Shelbyville in July of 1969 and she survives.

 

He is also survived by his daughter Cassandra (Cassie) Thomas of Rushville, Special-Best Friend James Laker of Rushville and his “Heathen”, “Sugar Burger” grand-daughter, Hailie Laker of Rushville, his sister Roberta-(Rat) Clark of Connersville, Jim (Cheryl) Thomas of Connersville, Stacie (Rich) Stamper of Georgia and Jill (Scott) Jorgensen of Wisconsin along with several nieces and nephews.

 

Mike was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved fur baby, Kennedy.

 

He graduated from Connersville High School in 1959.  Mike attended Ball State University and Barber College.  Mike served in the Army National Guard with multiple deployments in a 6-year span.  Mike had many business ventures and experiences in life.  Mike owned and operated the Spartan Barbershop in Connersville as it was the scene of many after game parties.  He also owned and operated the Blue River Inn from 1966 to 2006, along with Jackson Street Fish Fry, Jackson Street Pizza, Mother Buzzards, Dirty Harry’s Car Wash, small Construction business, and a limousine service in Shelbyville.  He also drove the transport bus for the Indiana Downs a short time.  Mike’s absolute passion was his horses.  Mike in earlier years barrel raced and then later was an owner, breeder and trainer of thoroughbred horses and raced all over with his star, Little Drummer Boy and his other fleet of horses.

 

Mike was very well liked and respected in his business ventures and the horse community. Mike also had a great sense of humor and loved to tease and humor anyone around him. He also had his “Bad Boy/Iron Fist” moments at the BRI.   Mike also enjoyed driving around in his big white Ford truck and “cruising” around town to purposely harass and tease anyone he seen out.

 

Private burial will take place at Miller’s cemetery in Shelby Co.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held at (“Lucas Oil Stadium”), actually it will take place at Occasions Banquet Hall, 415 E Hendricks Street, Shelbyville February 5th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Please bring your greatest stories of Mike, as there are many.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN. 47906.

 

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

 

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

Larry W. Martin, 79, of Shelbyville

Larry W. Martin, 79, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2021 at Franciscan Health Indianapolis.

 

He was born July 27, 1941 in Shelbyville to George W. Martin and Martha (Pettit) Martin.

 

He worked at Especially Kidz in the maintenance department.

 

Larry married Mary (Bartlett) Martin on June 25, 1960, and she survives. He is also survived by his sons, Tennyson Martin, and Terry Martin, his daughter, Tammy Burris, 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and his sister, Beverly Price.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers, Bill Martin, and George Martin.

 

Larry enjoyed working on cars and loved animals.

  

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

 

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

Janet Joy Wesseler, 69, of Greenfield

Janet Joy Wesseler, 69, of Greenfield, passed away Friday, January 8, 2021 at home surrounded by her family. She was born June 16, 1951 in Shelbyville, Indiana to the late Robert W. and Doris V. (Edwards) Jones.

Joy loved to crochet, travel across the country with her son while he was working, loved cats, and loved to spend time with her family.

Joy is survived by her son, Greg Wesseler; sister, Carol (George) Bewley; brothers, Ron (Gloria) Jones and David Jones; 4 nieces; 3 nephews; and many great nieces and great nephews.

Joy is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Vincent Scott Jones.

In keeping with Joy’s wishes, services will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Greenfield. You may share your memories of Joy and condolences with her family at www.stillingerfamily.com. Because of Joy’s love for cats, memorial contributions may be made to PAWS, 3141 W. US Highway 40, Greenfield, IN 46140.

George C. Wampler, 84, of Fairland

George C. Wampler, 84, of Fairland, passed away Friday, January 8, 2021 at Ashford Place Health Campus.

 

Born July 6, 1936 in Norton Virginia, he was the son of George M. Wampler and Bertha (Robinette) Wampler. 

 

He married Geneva L. (Ward) Wampler on June 9, 1956 and she preceded him on June 5, 2020.

 

Survivors include 2 sons- Mike Wampler (wife Kathy) of Shelbyville, Randy Wampler
(wife Sylvia) of Franklin; 3 grandchildren- Amy Beaver (husband Chad), Kyle Wampler
(wife Sabrina), Kristin Mohr (husband Joe); and 9 great grandchildren.  He was preceded
in death by his parents, his spouse, 3 brothers- Sidney, Frank, and Carlos, and a sister
Phyllis.


Mr. Wampler had lived in this area for over 60 years, after moving from Kentucky.  He 
graduated from Benham High School in Benham Kentucky, and had been employed with
Ford Motor Company, retiring after over 40 years of service.


George enjoyed bowling, gardening, the outdoors, and loved helping his family and grandchildren,
attending their sporting events, and spending time with them.


Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Glenn E. George & Son
Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with burial in Forest Hill Cemetery. 

 

Friends may call on Tuesday evening, January 12, 2021 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm, or on Wednesday morning from 12:00 noon until the time of the service.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to Who So Ever Will Community Church, 623 S. Eisenhower Dr., Edinburgh, Indiana 46124.

Sarah Christine Warren, 26, of Shelbyville

Sarah Christine Warren, 26, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, January 4, 2021 at her residence.

 

She was born November 10, 1994 in Indianapolis to Christopher E. Warren and Michele Y. (DeWitt) Warren. 

  

Sarah graduated from Shelbyville High School in 2013.  She was very active at the Boy’s Club of Shelbyville, where she was employed for many years.

 

Sarah was an independent, strong girl who loved the outdoors and going on road trips.  She had a love for music and enjoyed singing.  She was a social butterfly and cherished the time spent with her family and loved ones.

 

Sarah is survived by her parents, her sisters, Stacia Warren and Denise Warren, 5 nieces and nephews, her paternal grandma, Barbara Warren, and several cousins, aunts, and uncles.

 

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, her paternal grandpa, and several other loving family members.

 

Services will be held within the coming weeks.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Sarah’s memorial fund by clicking the donation link in her obituary or by calling the funeral home at 317-398-6697.

 

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

Yazmin Hernandez, 19, of Indianapolis

Yazmin Hernandez, 19, of Indianapolis, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Riley Hospital for Children.

 

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Monday, January 11, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyvlle.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 125 E. Broadway, Shelbyville.

 

Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens & Crematory.

 

Donations may be made to Yazmin's funeral fund by calling the office at 317-398-6697.

 

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

Steven Harold Stohry, 56, of Shelbyville

Steven Harold Stohry, 56, of Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

 

He was born January 22, 1964, in Shelbyville, the son of Willard B. and Betty Jean (Hungerford) Stohry.

 

Steven is survived by his mother of Shelbyville; brother, Kimble Stohry and wife, YongCha, of Incheon, South Korea; sister, Kara Lueck and husband, Doug, of Mesa, Arizona; nephews, Evan Lueck, and Enoch Stohry and wife, EunJoo; nieces, Hannah Stohry, and Hosanna Gobert and husband, Dayton; great-niece, Evelyn Stohry; and great-nephew, Eian Stohry.

 

He was preceded in death by his father.

 

Steven graduated in 1982 from Waldron High School, and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy from Purdue University in 1986.

 

He had formerly worked at Knauf and Shelby County Soil Service. He owned and operated Steven Stohry Farm Drainage, Inc., where he was a self-employed tile drainage contractor. Steven was also a lifelong farmer.

 

Steven was a licensed sport pilot and enjoyed flying kites on the farm.

 

He loved to connect with his family and friends, one of his favorite ways was by making and sharing homemade ice cream with them.

 

A gathering of friends will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, January 17, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

A Celebration of Steven’s Life will be at 5 p.m. Sunday.

 

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

 

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

Doris J. Jackson 81, of Shelbyville

 Doris J. Jackson 81, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Hancock Regional Hospital.

 

She was born January 19, 1939 in Kentucky to James Russell Garland and Ruby (Bunch) Garland.

  

Doris is survived by her husband, Curtis Jackson, her daughter, Sonya Foster of Shelbyville, her son, Michael McCammon of Salina, CA.

 

She enjoyed doing crafts and paint by number activities.  She also had a flair for interior decorating. 

 

She had a love for cooking, but her favorite times were spent with her family.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held in the Spring.

 

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

 

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

 

Frances I. Fisher of Greenfield

Frances I. Fisher of Greenfield passed away December 31, 2020.


She is survived by 2 daughters, 2 granddaughters and 1 great granddaughter.


A private graveside service will be held at Park Cemetery, Greenfield.
 

Stillinger Family FH in charge of arrangements.

Geneva G. Cooper, 95, of Fairland

Geneva G. Cooper, 95, of Fairland passed away Monday, January 4, 2021, at her home.

 

She was born December 18, 1925, in Garrison, Kentucky, the daughter of Andrew and Phoebe (Tackett) Collins. On December 22, 1945, she married her husband of 61 ½ years, Charles N. Cooper, and he preceded her in death on May 31, 2007.

 

Geneva is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Sue Cooper of Fairland; son, Brian N. Cooper and wife, Patty, of Greenfield; granddaughter, Danielle Cooper Lenglade and husband, Chad, of Greenfield; grandson, Patrick N. Cooper and wife, Ericka, of Greenfield; great-granddaughters, Jo Ann Cooper and Paige Nicole Cooper, both of Greenfield; son-in-law, David Allen of Greenwood; and several nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to Charles, Geneva was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Edith Faye Allen; and brothers, Everett Vanhoose, Elmer Collins and Ishmael Collins.

 

Geneva was an active member of the Fairland Christian Church for 59 ½ years, where she taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible School for over 30 years. She was also active in the Ladies Fellowship.

 

She retired from the Triton Central High School cafeteria with 18 years of service, working from 1967 to 1986.

 

Geneva enjoyed reading, crocheting, sewing, gardening and playing double bid euchre.

 

She loved her family and her church family and enjoyed the time she spent with them.

 

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, January 7, 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, January 8, 2021, at the funeral home, with Rev. Les Beardon officiating.

 

Interment will be at Fairland Cemetery in Fairland.

 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CDC guidelines requiring a mask and social distancing will be observed.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to CTN Ministries, PO Box 1092, Joplin, MO 64801.

 

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

Ruth M. Gaines, 80, of Shelbyville

Ruth M. Gaines, 80, of Shelbyville passed away Friday, January 1, 2021, at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

 

She was born August 20, 1940, in Flat Rock, the daughter of Charles and Laura (Rowlett) Purtlebaugh. On January 12, 1959, she married her husband of 61 years, Clifford F. Gaines, and he survives.

 

In addition to Clifford, Ruth is survived by her daughters, Lisa Gaines and fiance’, Roger Matney, and Sabrena Gaines, both of Shelbyville; son, Bret Gaines of Shelbyville; brothers, Ed Purtlebaugh and wife, Jan, of Indianapolis, Glenn Purtlebaugh and wife, Judy, of Shelbyville; sisters, Mary Come and husband, Joe, of Shelbyville, Betty Skidmore and husband, Larry, of Archdale, North Carolina, and Becky Heltsley and husband, Tony, of Texas; grandchildren, Halee Mathies and husband, Mitchell, Clifford Floyd and Courtney Floyd; great-grandchildren, Callen Floyd and Alice Floyd; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Hazel Knight, Mildred Sosbe, Donna Kelsey, Janet Loughman and Norma Sosbe; and brothers, John Purtlebaugh, Aaron Avery Purtlebaugh and Alvin Purtlebaugh.

 

She enjoyed sewing and making crafts.  Ruth loved to travel.

 

She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and loved to take care of her family.

 

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at Flat Rock Cemetery in Flat Rock. Rev. Dr. Steve Bohall will officiate.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelbyville Boys and Girls Club, 710 South Miller Street, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Patricia Ann "Pat" Carlton, 89, of Morristown

Patricia Ann “Pat” Carlton, 89, of Morristown passed away Saturday, January 2, 2021, at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

 

She was born August 17, 1931, in Shelby County, the daughter of James and Helen (Tracy) Nugent.

 

On July 1, 1950, she married Richard Allen “Dick” Carlton, and he preceded her in death on April 1, 2011.

 

Pat is survived by her son, Roger A. Carlton and wife, Donna, of Fountaintown; daughter, Diana L. Terry of Morristown; brothers, Charles Nugent and wife, Gayle, of Morristown, and Kenneth Nugent and wife, Michael, of Greenfield; grandsons, Royce, Ryan and Reece Carlton; granddaughter, Megan Engleking and husband, Kyle; great-grandchildren, Madison and Wesley Engleking; and several nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to Dick, Pat was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughters, Carol Sue Carlton and Melinda Irene Carlton; brother, John Nugent; and grandson, Kevin Terry.

 

Pat graduated in 1949 from Morristown High School.

 

She was a member of the Morristown United Methodist Church and the Methodist Women’s group.

 

Pat formerly owned a ceramic shop for several years.

 

She enjoyed playing cards, especially hand and foot. Pat also enjoyed watching sports, especially Indiana University basketball.

 

Visitation will be at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, January 7, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St. in Morristown.

 

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

 

Interment will be at Asbury Cemetery in Morristown.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Morristown United Methodist Church, 221 S. Washington St., Morristown, Indiana 46161.

 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CDC guidelines requiring a mask and social distancing will be observed.

 

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

Thomas M. Wainscott, 70, of Wilkinson, formerly of Shelbyville

Thomas M. Wainscott, 70, of Wilkinson, formerly of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, January 2, 2021 at St. Vincent Hospital.

 

He was born June 7, 1950, in Shelbyville, the son of Melvin "Catfish" Wainscott and Mary (Worland) Wainscott.

 

He married Debra (Lockridge) Wainscott on September 17, 1988, and she survives.

 

He is also survived by his son, George T. Wainscott, of Wilkinson, his sisters, Sue Barnes, and Pam (Ron) DeBaun, all of Shelbyville, his nephew, Michael (Robbie) Daniels, his great-nephew, Robert Schwier, his great-niece, Hayley (Jacob) Cooper, his great-great-nephew, Jace Cooper, his special friends, Gary and Kathy Collard, and several other relatives and friends.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws, George and Norma Lockridge, his nephew, Robert Clinton Schwier, and his brother-in-law, Jimmy Barnes.

   

Tom graduated from Morristown High School in 1968.  He was a proud U.S. Army veteran and served two tours in Germany.

   

Tom was a dedicated husband and father.  Tom and Debbie enjoyed riding their motorcycles, going to auctions and garage sales, and spending time with family and friends.

 

He was a member of the Markleville Masonic Lodge #629.  Tom served in various law enforcement positions after graduating from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.  He enjoyed target shooting and listening to country music.

 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to Noon, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN.

 

Funeral services will follow at Noon at the funeral home with Pastor Ed Mohr officiating.

 

Burial will be in Harlan Cemetery in Wilkinson, IN.

  

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Murphy-Parks Funeral Service to assist the family with expenses.

 

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

Lucile Caroline Stevens, 85, formerĀ  Shelby County resident

Lucile Caroline Stevens, 85, former  Shelby County resident,  passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Heritage House in Greensburg.

 

Born December 8, 1935 in Decatur County, she was the daughter of Orville Wessel and Luella

(Koester) Wessel.  She married Glen D. Stevens on April 18, 1954 and he preceded her on

February 19, 2010.

 

Survivors include 6 children- Christine Walker (husband John) of Waldron, Jeffrey Stevens (wife

Trisha) of Waldron, Pamela Thomas (husband James) of St. Paul, Dwight Stevens (wife Kimberly)

of Manilla, Penny Hensley of Waldron, Aaron Stevens (fiance Jeannie Sheppard) of St. Paul; 

a brother Earl Wessel (wife Karlyn) of Oregon; 19 grandchildren, and 36 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouse, a brother Donald Wessel, and a sister

Helen Maloney.

 

Mrs. Stevens was a lifelong resident of this area, and graduated from Milroy High School in 1953.  

She was a home maker and a long time member of Moscow Christian Church.  She was also a

member of Shelby Homemaker's Club & the Liberty-ettes Homemaker's Club for over 50 years,

a 4 H leader of the Liberty Swinging Cloverleafs, and a past member of Waldron Order of the

Eastern Star.

 

Lucile and her husband traveled to Haiti several times to help with Missionary work.  She enjoyed

gardening, teaching Sunday School nursery class, knitting, ceramics, making pillows for Major

Hospital, baking, making noodles, and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

 

Due to Covid19 restrictions, private funeral services will be held on Monday, January 4, 2021 at Moscow Christian Church with Rev. Bruce Tierce officiating.  Burial will be in Moscow Cemetery.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to Moscow Christian Church, 9098 S. River Road, Milroy,

Indiana 46156.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.