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Brian F. Kelly, 74, of Shelbyville

Brian F. Kelly, 74, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, November 26, 2021, at Majestic Care of Southport in Indianapolis.

 

Born September 16, 1947 in Pittsburgh, PA, he was the son of Charlotte R. Kelly. On May 7, 1977 he married Helen E. (Cook) Kelly and she survives.

 

Other survivors include wife Helen, and son Brian P. Kelly of Shelbyville. He was preceded in death by his mother. 

 

Mr. Kelly  had lived in this area since 1987 after moving from Pittsburgh. He worked as a security guard for many years at Naval Avionics/Raytheon in Indianapolis before his retirement. He was a US Army veteran.

 

Brian graduated from Schenley High School in Pittsburgh and was a member of the Knights of Columbus there. 

 

He enjoyed fishing, camping, and was a practical jokester. 

 

Funeral services will be Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, Shelbyville .

 

Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

Friends may call from 11:00 am until time of service. Graveside military rites will be observed. 

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com

Rosemary Jones, 75, of Shelbyville

Rosemary Jones, 75, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, November 25, 2021 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home in Greensburg, IN.

 

She was born March 18, 1946 in Whitley City, KY to Henry Worley and Vadie (Halloway) Worley.

 

Rosemary enjoyed listening to country music.  Her most precious times were spent at family get togethers.

 

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Maynard L. Jones, her son, Larry Jones (Edna); her daughter, Sheila Richards; her sons, Jackie Jones (Kathy); and Roland Jones, her daughter, Crystale Bell (Byran); 18 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren; her brothers, Roy Worley (Kay); and Coy Worley (Wilda), and her sister, Helen Battons (Earl).

 

Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Lisa Havens, her grandson, Tart, and her siblings, Christine Buster, Lloyd Worley, and Juanita Jenkins.

 

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN.

 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, December 2, 2021 at the funeral home with Reverend Greg Albert officiating.

 

Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens & Crematory.

 

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

 

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

 

Tony D. Polston, Jr. 84, of Fairland

Tony D. Polston, Jr. 84, of Fairland passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2021.

 

He was born on April 8, 1937 to the late Tony and Josie (Gossage) Polston. 

 

He married Georgia Allen on December 22, 1956. They were married for 65 years. Tony graduated from Moral High School.

 

Tony worked for General Electric, Wellmans and JC Wilson before retiring. 

 

He was a Boy Scout Leader for many years and he also coached baseball and softball. He is a member of the Fairland Christian Church where he was in charge of remodeling the church. He bowled for many years in mixed league and a men's league. 

 

He is survived by his wife Georgia Polston; children Don (Pam) Polston, Ken (Judy) Polston and Shelia (Pat) Coffin; nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. he is preceded in death by his sister Beverly Sue Polston, Dorothy Niece and Verlene Hawk and Jeannie Sweet.

 

Visitation will be December 1, 2021 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.

 

Funeral service will begin at Noon. Burial will be at Fairland Cemetery at 2:00 PM.

 

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Larry Glenn Martin Sr., 75, of Fountaintown

Our cherished father, Larry Glenn Martin Sr., 75, of Fountaintown, went to be with our Lord and Saviour on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born at home on July 6, 1946, in Hardin Co., Kentucky, the son of John Franklin and Willie Mae (Townsend) Martin.

Larry is survived by his son, Larry Glenn Martin Jr. of Shelbyville; daughters, Michele Jean Roeder and husband, Steve, of LeHigh Acres, Florida, Melissa Ann Martin and husband, John Gribbons, of Greenwood, Marsha Lynn Martin of Whiteland, and Melinda Denise Martin, of Shelbyville; sisters, Ina Joyce McMillen and husband, Darrell, and Darlene Henderson and husband, Don, both of Kentucky; mother of his children, Bonnie Martin of Edinburgh; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Eddie Purvis and James Martin; sister, Bobbie Jean Mathias; granddaughter, Sherry LeAnn Gribbons; and significant other, Carolyn Nicely.

Larry was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1964 to 1970, with two years being in Germany, during the Vietnam Era.

He was a skilled trades troubleshooter and tool and cutter grinder, at Navistar for 32 years, retiring in 1997.

Larry was raised in the Southern Baptist Church.

He was a member of the Capital City Lodge No. 312 F&AM.

Larry was a self-taught guitar player and enjoyed listening to Hank Williams Sr., Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Merle Haggard and Patsy Cline.

He also enjoyed being outdoors and spending time visiting with friends and family. Larry was a great teacher and taught others to “take care of business”.

Larry had a giving heart and donated to several worthy causes including; Smiles, Christian Broadcast Network, St. Judes, UNICEF, Wheeler Mission and Shriners Children Hospital.

Visitation will be from 10 am to Noon, Saturday, November 27, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will be at Noon at the funeral home, with Rev. Bill Horner officiating.

Interment will be at New Palestine Cemetery in New Palestine, with military rites conducted by the local military committee.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Indiana Chapter, 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240.

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

Jason Charles Chenoweth, 50, of Shelbyville

Jason Charles Chenoweth, 50, of Shelbyville, passed away at his home on Thursday, November 25, 2021.

He was born January 28, 1971, in Covington, Virginia, the son of Charles H. and Ailene (Schoonover) Chenoweth. On July 31, 1993, he married the love of his life, Jill Angela Weddle, and she survives.

In addition to Jill, Jason is survived by his mother of Shelbyville; daughters, Alivia Chenoweth and Annie Chenoweth, both of Shelbyville; brother, Eddie Cook of Virginia; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mel and Betty Weddle, of Greenfield; brother-in-law, Nathan Weddle and wife, Peggy, of Carmel; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Jason graduated in 1989 from Alleghany High School in Covington, Virginia, he received his bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Jason obtained his Master of Divinity degree from Bethel Seminary in Minnesota.

He was a member of and pastored at Shelbyville Community Church for 18 years. Jason was also the CEO of Outreach for 2 years, a ministry for homeless youth in Indianapolis.

He was an Eagle Scout.

Jason enjoyed cycling of all kinds, traveling, reading, hiking, and spending time with his family. Some of the greatest memories of him can be brought back to mentoring and spending time with the students in his youth ministry, as it was something that brought joy to his life.

A Celebration of Jason’s life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 4, 2021, at the Shelbyville Community Church, 720 N 325 E, Shelbyville. Friends may gather one-half hour prior to the celebration.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Outreach at www.outreachindiana.org or P.O.Box 11416, Indianapolis, IN 46201.

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

Robert E. Zike, 71, of Flat Rock

Robert E. Zike, 71, of Flat Rock, passed away Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

He was born July 23, 1950, in Seymour. On June 6, 1994, he married Anna “Faye” Pennington, and she survives.

In addition to Faye, Robert is survived by his daughters, Sharon Malone and husband, Scott, of North Vernon, Anna Marie Malone of Connersville, and Janice Lynn Pennington and husband, Oakley, of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Oakley J. Pennington and Cassandra Pennington; great-granddaughter, Madison; two sisters; and two brothers.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister.

He graduated in 1968 from Freetown High School, and attended Vincennes University.

Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during Vietnam. He was a member of the Army National Guard for 32 years and the American Legion.

He retired in January of 2007, as a heavy mobile equipment mechanic, having worked at Cummins Engine for six years.

Robert enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Graveside services will be at 10 am, Monday, November 22, 2021, in Norristown Cemetery.

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

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

Danny Lee Wainscott, 73, of Shelbyville

Danny Lee Wainscott, 73, of Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at MHP Medical Center.

 

He was born May 3, 1948 in Shelbyville to Arthur R. Wainscott and Frieda May (Thomas) Wainscott.

 

He enjoyed doing puzzles, working on cars and fishing.  He was a very kind, loving man that cherished the times he spent with family and friends.

 

Danny is survived by his sons, Michael (Rachel) Wainscott, David (Stephanie) Wainscott, his daughters, Tracy (Joelle) Kubly, and Terri McCathern, seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, his sisters, Donna (Dan) Blankenship, Connie Chilcott, Susan (James) Webb, and Jessie (Scott) Tutrow, and his brothers, Mike (Mary) Wainscott and Fred (Rita) Wainscott.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Arthur Dean Wainscott, and one great-grandson.

 

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

 

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

 

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

Phyllis "Jean" Byrd, 89, of Laurel

Phyllis “Jean” Byrd, 89, of Laurel, passed away Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

She was born August 12, 1932, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Howard and Jesse Pearl (Fisher) Huffman. On July 19, 1952, she married Richard E. Byrd, and he preceded her in death on December 8, 1995.

Jean is survived by her sister-in-law, Sharon Huffman of Whiteland; nieces, Terri Bowman and fiance’, Jeff Lane, of Fountaintown, Cathy Murray and husband, Steve, of Greenwood, Linda Huffman of Whiteland, Tammy Hurley of Laurel; nephew, Scott Huffman and wife, Marcia, of Whiteland; and several great-nieces and great-nephews including Cheyenne Hensley and husband, Michael, of Brookville, who thought of her as a grandmother.

In addition to Richard, Jean was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Harland Huffman; sister, Janice Fox; great-nephew, David W. Hurley; and great-great-nephews, Gavin Huffman and Chance Hurley.

Jean graduated in 1950 from Morristown High School.

She was a member of the Morristown Christian Church.

Jean retired from RCA, as a record press operator, with 38 ½ years of service.

She and Richard operated a coffee shop in Nashville.

Jean was a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star.

She enjoyed watching IU basketball, traveling (especially to California), spending time with her family and boating and residing at Cordry Lake. Jean loved listening to Elvis Presley sing.

Visitation will be from 10 to Noon, Friday, November 19, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St. in Morristown.

Funeral services will be at Noon on Friday, at the funeral home, with Brother Rob Edwards officiating.

Interment will be at Asbury Cemetery in Morristown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Phyllis Byrd Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home or National Kidney Foundation of Indiana, 911 E. 86th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240-1848.

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

Jason L. Sells, 49, of Shelbyville

Jason L. Sells, 49, of Shelbyville passed away Monday, November 15, 2021 at his residence.

   

He was born August 4, 1972 in Berwyn, IL to Leonard Sells and Linda (Adaska) Sells.

  

He worked at Caterpillar in Franklin.  Jason had a passion for trains, his country, cars, and demolition derby’s.  His most precious times were spent with his family and friends.

 

He married Angel (Hill) Sells on March 12, 1993, and she survives.

 

Jason is also survived by his daughter, Ginger Sue Sells, son, Chase Jay Sells, his sister, Jennifer (Jerry) Burzynski, and his nieces, Amber and Holly.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN.

 

Funeral services, with military rites conducted by local veteran organizations, will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Robert Keck officiating.

 

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

 

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

 

Dixie Madonna (Barnes) Redelman, 84, of Shelbyville

Dixie Madonna (Barnes) Redelman, 84, of Shelbyville passed away Thursday, November 11, 2021.

 

She was born August 18, 1937 in Clarksburg, IN to Archibald “Archie” Barnes and Magdalene “Maggie” (Gillespie) Barnes.

 

Dixie was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.  She retired at age 70 from Williams Industries, where she worked from 1988 to 2007. She was a member of the Blue River Valley Tractor Club.  Dixie did housecleaning for numerous families in Shelby County.  She was a hog farmer for 30 years.

 

She married Floyd James Redelman on December 29, 1956 and he preceded her in death on November 10, 2005.

 

Dixie is survived by her daughters, Brenda (Randy) Nicholas of Olathe, KS, and Nancy Powell of Indianapolis, her grandchildren, Julie Lair, Bradley Johnson, Amanda Johnson, Leslie (Terrell) Tucker, and Derek Powell, her great-grandchildren, Cailyn Lair, Greyson Lair, Paxtyn Lair, Nora Johnson, Levi Johnson, Stella Johnson, Jazmyn Powell, Jordyn Tucker, Landyn Powell, Zaiden Johnson, Coltyn Powell, Zander Lambert, and Hudson Powell.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her sons-in-law, Jerry Wayne Johnson, and Howard Powell, Jr., and her brothers, Rupert Barnes and

 

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, November 21, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, November 22, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Mike Keucher officiating.

 

Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be given St. Joseph Catholic Church, 228 E. Hendricks Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

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

 

Robert LaVerne Cochrane 'Bob', 77, of Carthage

Robert LaVerne Cochrane ‘Bob’, 77, of Carthage, passed away November 11, 2021.

 

He was born March 19, 1944 to Carl and Genevieve (Mead) Cochrane of Goodland, Ind.

 

Bob graduated from Goodland High School in 1962 and joined the Coast Guard, serving from 1962 to 1968 in the Vietnam War and New Orleans, La.

 

He graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Science in 1971 where he met his wife of 50 years, Jennifer (Paul) Cochrane. They were married April 3, 1971.

He pursued a graduate degree in Wildlife Ecology at University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating in 1973. He worked for the Wisconsin Department of National Resources as a wildlife manager until 1978 when Bob and Jennifer moved to Greenfield, Ind. and Bob began a career as a research scientist with Eli Lilly & Co. (Elanco Animal Health). He retired after 24 years in 2002. Bob was an avid bird hunter, fisherman, dog trainer, beekeeper, woodworker, and gardener. He loved his family and friends, his Brittany Spaniel hunting dogs, and the prairie of Montana.

He is survived by his wife Jennifer, daughter Anneli Cochrane (Tim Horn), granddaughter Ava Horn, sister Candace Cochrane (John Lindsay), and nieces Kelly Donahue Montgomery, Kimber (Brian) Greene, Karrie (Brant) Murdock, and his two dogs, Rocky and Tess.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Gail Donahue.

Friends may call Friday, November 19, 2021 from 4-7 pm at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, Ind.

 

Funeral services will be Saturday, November 20, at 11am at Knightstown Friends Church, 214 East Brown Street, Knightstown, Ind.

 

Inurnment will take place in the future in Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Carthage, IN.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bob’s name to the Salvation Army, 6060 Castleway West Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46250 and/or Gleaners Food Bank, 3737 Waldemere Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46241.

 

One may also leave an online condolence by visiting www.stillingerfamily.com

F. Maxine Means, 99, of Shelbyville

F. Maxine Means, 99, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, November 15, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family and assisted by Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

She was born September 6, 1922, in Decatur County, the daughter of John and Bessie (Weare) Owen. On July 11, 1944, she married Ralph Burk Means, and he preceded her in death on February 28, 1990.

Maxine is survived by her daughters, Becky Scott and husband, Robert, of Marietta, Cinda Linney of Frankfort, Kentucky, Randi Dawson and husband, John, Janey Lyons and husband, Kent, and Tammie Hunt and husband, David, all of Shelbyville; son, Ralph “Eddie” Means of Shelbyville; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to Ralph, Maxine was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Harvey Owen, Joe Owen, Tom Owen, Charles Owen and Randolph Owen; grandson, Rex Linney; and son-in-law, Benet Linney.

Maxine was the last surviving member of the graduating class of 1940 from St. Paul High School. She worked at KCL Corporation, before and after the war, until retiring in 1993. Maxine also worked at Don’s Pizza.

Maxine enjoyed reading books, sewing, and making hand-stitched quilts. She loved spending time outside and creating memories with her family.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, November 19, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

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

Inurnment will be in Moscow Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, November 20, 2021.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 S. 17th St., Columbus, Indiana 47201 or American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, Texas 75284-0692.

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

Betty Rose Robinson, 84, of Shelbyville

Betty Rose Robinson, 84, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, November 14, 2021 at IU University Hospital in Indianapolis.

She was born May 4, 1937 in Armathwaite, TN to Charlie Turner and Reba Belle (Sewell) Turner.

Betty retired from Frendenburg Industires in 1994 after 20 years of service.

She married James Frank Robinson on June 30, 1957 and he survives.

She is also survived by her children, Midge, Atha, Chuck, Brenda, and Linda, grandchildren, Audry, Adam, Katie, Mason, Shayna, Tucker, Jocelyn, and Lillian, great-grandchildren, Raiden, and Faith, sister, Cathy, and brother, Kenneth.

She was preceded in death by her parents, great-grandson, Brock, her siblings, Bobby, Burnice, and Wayne.

Betty was a member of Evangelical Methodist Church.  She cherished the times she spent with her family and her Church family.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, November 18, 2021 at Evangelical Methodist Church, 267 E. Washington St., Shelbyville.

Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the Church with Reverend Jim Coulston officiating.

Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens & Crematory.

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

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

Edna Lauff, 89, of Shelbyville

Edna Lauff, 89, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, November 12, 2021

at Morristown Manor.

 

Born December 1, 1931 in Lancaster Kentucky, she was the daughter of

Ike Denny and Mollie (Wiggins) Denny.

 

Survivors include a stepdaughter- Cheryl Britt of Pennsylvania; 2 brothers-

Bill Denny (wife Bonnie) of Waldron, Charles Denny (wife Sandy) of Shelbyville; step

grandchild- Triston Britt; and several nieces and nephews, and great nieces

and great nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, twin sister

Marie Kuntz, another sister Lucille Marsh, and brother Donald Denny.

 

She had lived in Shelbyville for 5 years, after moving from Indianapolis.  She

had retired from Western Electric in Indianapolis after 33 years of service, and

had also been a cafeteria worker for several years at schools in Las Vegas and Indianapolis.

 

She attended New Salem High School and Lewis Creek Baptist Church.  

 

Edna enjoyed traveling, going out to eat, listening to Gaither music, and spending

time with her family.

 

Funeral services will be 11:00 am on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor Harvey Taylor officiating. 

 

Burial will be in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. 

 

Friends may call from 9:00 am until the time of the service on Saturday morning, at the funeral home.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to Lewis Creek Baptist Church, in care of the

funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Brett Allen Gosch, 59, of Flat Rock

Brett Allen Gosch, 59, of Flat Rock, passed away Thursday, November 11, 2021, at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

He was born April 9, 1962, in Shelbyville, the son of Harold Wayne and Mildred (Burns) Gosch. On June 9, 2012, he married Nancy Settles-Gosch, and she survives.

In addition to Nancy, Brett is survived by his daughter, Samantha Settles and husband, Christopher Castaneda, of Flat Rock; like a second daughter, Alison Schaf; sister, Teresa Pruett and husband, Roy, of Columbus; brother-in-law, David Settles and wife, Sheryl, of Shelbyville; niece, Nicole Robertson; nephew, Kyle Robertson; first cousin, Paula Chappelow of Shelbyville; and many wonderful friends including, Mike Brown, Marc DeMott, Jerry Nugent and Ernie Jones. He also leaves behind his dogs, Shotgun, Cinnamon and Max.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Brett graduated in 1980 from Southwestern High School.

He was an active member of the Geneva United Methodist Church, where he served as a trustee.

Brett drove a truck for Shelby Bottle Gas, over the past 10 years. He had formerly worked for Flat Rock Ag Supply for many years and helped several of the local farmers.

He enjoyed working on the farm and fishing, gardening, lawn care, going to antique tractor shows and horse pulls.

Brett was very social and enjoyed the time he spent with his friends and family. He loved to go out to eat with family and friends. Brett also like to travel.

He will be missed by many.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 16, 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. Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at the funeral home, with Rev. Mark Dodd officiating.

Interment will be at Norristown Cemetery in Shelby County.

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

Robert W. "Bob" Plew, 92, of Shelbyville

Robert W. "Bob" Plew, 92, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at Major Hospital after a  brief battle with cancer.

 

Born August 20, 1929 in Jasonville, Indiana, he was  the son of William L. Plew (who was a minister of First Christian Church Disciples of Christ) and Cora (Underwood) Plew. He married Jean (Dodd) Plew and she preceded him on August 13, 1973.  He also married Wanda (Hunt) Plew and she preceded him on December 2, 2013.

 

Survivors include son- David R. Plew (wife Susan) of Lake Santee; stepson-

Ned E. Dickerson (wife Brenda) of Rossville; step daughters- Beth Pearson of

Indianapolis, Millissa Mantz (husband Chris) of Tipton; grandchildren- Robert

Dodd Plew, Daniel Andrew Plew, Adam Hamilton Plew; great grand children-

Carter Plew, Rhys Plew, Atticus Plew; several step grand children and several

step great grand children. He was preceded in death by his parents, his spouses,

sons Leland Dodd Plew, Daniel Andrew Plew Sr., sister Analee Plew Robinson,

grandson Leland Alexander Plew and step grandson John Pearson.

 

Mr. Plew had lived in this area since 1966 after previously moving from Mitchell, In.

He was a purchasing agent at Shamrock ASN Plastics for 5 years, retiring in 1994,

a materials manager at Overhead Door Corp for 6 years, and Williams Industries for a few years. He was also assistant purchasing agent at Carpenter Body Works from 1948-1966.

 

Bob graduated from Mitchell High School in 1947 and also attended trade school,

was a member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, Mitchell Lions Club, where he was 

president, Shelbyville Kiwanis and American Legion Post #70. 

 

Bob was a US Army veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict.  He attained the rank of Cpl. in  Counter Intelligence, where he was awarded the National Defense Service medal.

 

On April 1, 2017 Bob took the Honor Flight to Washington, chaperoned by his son

David, and that was the highlight of his life. Bob loved volunteering for the Glenn E.

George & Son Coffee & Comfort Support Group, was a great storyteller, and enjoyed eating out at Cracker Barrel. He was a "people person" who loved being around others, and always had a positive "upbeat" attitude. 

 

Funeral services will be 11:00 am, Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at Glenn E. George

& Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor Brian Trotter officiating.

 

Friends may call on Monday, November 8, 2021 from 4:00-8:00pm at the funeral home, and on Tuesday morning from 9:00 am until the time of the service.  Burial will be in Sheek's Cemetery in Mitchell.

 

A military service will be conducted by the American Legion.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to: Overdose Lifeline, 1100 W. 42nd St.

Indianapolis, In 46208 in memory of Bob Plew.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

David James Beyer, 20, of Waldron

David James Beyer, 20, of Waldron, passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2021 at his residence.

 

Born June 5, 2001 in Shelbyville, he was the son of Andy Beyer and Heather (Kerr) Beyer. Survivors  include his parents of Waldron; a brother- Kevin Cain of Shelbyville, sister- Teresa Hedrick (Tanner) of Rushville; grandparents- Mike & Karen Kerr of Manilla; Aunts & Uncles- Christina & Zac Johnson of Shelbyville, Joe & Barb Beyer of Plainfield, Paul & Angie Beyer of Shelbyville, Laurel & Tim Lee

of Pleasant View, Pete & Easter Beyer of Greensburg, Maria  McAllister of Shelbyville, Donnella & Tony Linville of Shelbyville; niece- Claire Hedrick of Rushville and several cousins.

 

He was preceded in death by his brother Shiloh, grandparents Joe & Donna Belle Beyer, great grandparents Jim & Norma Lou Kerr, Great Aunt & Uncle Bernard & Roberta Beyer, Great Uncle Terry Miller, Aunts Jackie Wethington, Victoria Vaughn and Uncle Michael McAllister.

 

David had lived in this area his entire lifetime and graduated from Waldron High School in 2020,.He also attended Ivy Tech,  anticipating an Associated Degree next summer in robotics. He was a member of St. Vincent Catholic Church where he served as alter server and usher, and a member of Waldron Chapter of FFA where he held positions ofVice president and president, and was also an active member of St. Joseph Youth Group.

 

David enjoyed Lego's, dot to dot books, and video games, but most of all he loved spending time with his family. He was an extremely caring and loving soul, who always wanted to  try and help everyone with anything they might need. He had a kind heart and always tried to be friends with everyone.

 

Funeral services will be, 11:00 am, Friday, November 5, 2021 at St. Vincent Catholic Church, 4218 E. Michigan Rd., with Rev. Mike Keucher officiating.

 

Burial will be held at St. Vincent Catholic Cemetery.

 

Friends may call on Thursday, November 4, 2021 from 4:00-8:00 pm at Glenn

E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Rd. Rosary will be recited at 3:30 pm on Thursday afternoon.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to Waldron FFA or Epilepsy Foundation of Indiana, in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com

Kairi Michaeyla Faye Jacobs, 4, of Shelbyville

Kairi Michaeyla Faye Jacobs, 4, of Shelbyville passed away Sunday, October 31, 2021.

 

She was born May 11, 2017 in Shelbyville the daughter of Paul Edward Jacobs III and Emily Grace Jacobs.

  

Kiki was a sweet, loving child.  She loved baby shark, cooking, baby yoda and llamas.  She enjoyed dancing, singing, and listening to music.  Kiki also enjoyed scary stuff and scaring people.

 

Kiki is survived by her parents, her sisters, Gracie Jacobs and Laini Jacobs, her brother, Paul Jacobs IV, her grandparents, Debbie and Paul Jacobs, Jr.; and her grandpa, Charles Corbin, her grandma, Carrie Corbin, and her grandpa, Gary Carpenter; her aunt and uncle, Jasmine and Brandon Sullivan, and her uncle Austin Corbin.

 

She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Gloria Ruble, Delbert “Sonny: Ruble, Reba Davis, Charles Washington Corbin, Luvern Jacobs, John Sinclair, and Ruby Childers.

 

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m, Sunday, November 7, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, November 8, 2021 at the funeral home with Reverend Seth Taylor officiating.

 

Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens and Crematory

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be given to Riley Hospital for Children, 705 Riley Hospital Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

 

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

 

 

Joyce Ann Miller, 84, of Shelbyville

Joyce Ann Miller, 84, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, November 1, 2021, at Timber Creek Village Assisted Living of Shelbyville.

 

She was born July 14, 1937, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Ralph and Winifred (Alexander) Amos. On November 8, 1957, she married her husband of 63 years, Johnny W. “Jack” Miller, and he survives.

 

In addition to Jack, Joyce is survived by her sons, Kim Miller and wife, Tracy, of Shelbyville, and Kyle Miller and wife, Amy, of Indianapolis; daughter, Kelly Hurley and husband, Brian, of Morrison, Colorado; brothers, Lowell Amos and wife, Janet, and Terry Amos and wife, Linda, both of Shelbyville; sister, Jane Amos of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Rachel, Jake, Sam, Kyra, Trae, Dustin, Erin and Danielle; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Ralph Amos, Jr.

 

She graduated in 1955 from Shelbyville High School.

 

Joyce was a member of Lewis Creek Baptist Church.

 

She retired as the manager of Shelbyville Middle School cafeteria, with 28 years of service. Joyce was a member of a card club for over 30 years, she enjoyed playing euchre and hand and foot. She also enjoyed traveling.

 

She was a wonderful cook, and won many ribbons at the county fair for her pies and hot rolls. Joyce loved her family and enjoyed caring for them.

 

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, November 6, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.

 

Interment will be at Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

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

 

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

Keith Sigman, 87, of Shelbyville

Keith Sigman, 87, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, November 1, 2021, at his home.

 

He was born May 24, 1934, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the son of Morsain and Lura (Hadley) Sigman. On September 14, 1958, he married his wife of 63 years, Mary Eberhart, and she survives.

 

In addition to Mary, Keith is survived by his sons, Tony Sigman and wife, Kim, of Shelbyville, and Tim Sigman of Key West, Florida; daughters, Trudy Hogan and husband, David, of Shelbyville, and Tammy Brown and husband, Doyle, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky; brother, Vernon Sigman and wife, Pat, of Trafalgar; sister, Lorean Baxter of Martinsville; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Keith was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Teresa Sigman; brother, Bruce Sigman; sister-in-law, Ethel Sigman; brother-in-law Lynn Baxter; a grandchild; and great-grandchild.

 

He was a member of the Bengal Christian Church, where he formerly served as an elder.

 

Keith was a dairy farmer and retired from Kroger, with 42 years of service. He also delivered papers for the Indianapolis Star and Shelbyville News, from 1978 to 2012.

 

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Germany, during the Korean Conflict.

 

Keith was a member of the Marietta Volunteer Fire Department from 1959 to 1982.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville; and from 9:30 to 10 a.m., Thursday, November 4, 2021, at Mount Gilead Baptist Church, 4449 S. Smithland Road in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, at the church.

 

Interment will be at Miller Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the The Michael J. Fox Foundation, PO Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD, 21741-5014 or Bengal Christian Church, in care of the funeral home.

 

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

Terri D. Drake, 63, of Merrillville

Terri D. Drake, 63, of Merrillville, passed away Tuesday, October 26, 2021
at her residence.

 

Born April 9, 1958 in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of Robert D. Drake
and Martha (Kendall) Drake. 

 

Survivors include: a son Dylan Drake of Shelbyville; significant other Delores
"Del" Jaeger of Merrillville; 3 grandchildren- Gavin Drake, Zane Drake, and
Jackson Ogden.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and a son 
Delaney Drake.

 

Mrs. Drake had lived in the Merrillville area for 7 years, after moving from
Shelbyville.  She graduated from Southwestern High School 1976, and had
attended Flat Rock Christian Church.  She had been a self employed health
care giver for several years..

 

Terri loved going to Michigan City beach, and spending time with her family
and grandchildren.  She always enjoyed helping others.

 

Graveside services will be 1:00 pm on Friday, November 5, 2021 at Miller Cemetery
with Rev. David Humphrey officiating. 

 

No visiting hours will be observed.


Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Association, in care
of the funeral home.

 Jerry Coffey, 75, of Shelbyville

 Jerry Coffey, 75, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at Franciscan Health Indianapolis.

 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

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 Jerry’s family.

  

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

 

Joseph Lee Adams, 89, of Greenfield

Joseph Lee Adams, age 89, of Greenfield, passed away October 21, 2021, in Indianapolis.

He was born November 10, 1931, in Greenfield, to Albert Hurlston and Ocie Viola (Fansler) Adams.

Joseph was a 1950, well-decorated athlete graduate of Greenfield High School. There, he mastered football, basketball, baseball, and track. He accepted a basketball scholarship to Lincoln Memorial for continued education. Six months into college, Joseph left to join the U.S. Navy.

Following the Navy, Joseph and his first wife, Carol, started their family of five. Many will remember Joseph as being the owner/operator of AJ Plumbing & Heating. He operated the business for 45 dedicated years, before retiring.

 

Because Joseph did not like to remain idle, he decided to then go to work as a school bus driver for Greenfield Central Schools. He worked there daily for 12 years and thoroughly enjoyed chauffeuring the school’s athletic teams to their events.

 

Joseph was a member and Elder of Greenfield Christian Church. He was active in his community as a former volunteer fire fighter, coach for the Babe Ruth Baseball League, was on the Trustee’s Board of Directors for the Boys Club of Hancock County, and was a high school football and basketball official. He was very instrumental in creating the football program for the Boys Club.

 

Joseph also ran for County Commissioner.

 

In his younger years, he coached baseball for his sons. He loved the outdoors, joking with family and friends, bowling, and being creative as an artist. He even owned another business with his second wife, Ramona; R & J Services. Joseph and Ramona were members of Realife Church.

Joseph is survived by his loving wife Ramona F. (McMichael) Adams of 17 years; his children: Cindy (Tom) Arnold, Joseph M. Adams, Dr. David (Dr. Cindy) Adams, Daniel (Lisa) Adams, and Julie (Brian) Crowley; step-children: Aubrey (Mark) Scutchfiled, Charles Clayton (Chelsea) Hancock, and Jessica Hancock; sisters: Myrtle Curtis and Pauline Bartle; 11 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and faithful four-legged companion, Patch.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife and mother of is children, Carol (Carmichael) Adams; and siblings: Dorothy Felt, Albert Adams, and Walter Adams.

Visitation will be on Friday, October 29, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, with the service immediately following at 1:00 p.m.

 

Joseph will be laid to rest in Park Cemetery, where military honors will be afforded.

 

In lieu of flowers, and heavily encouraged by Joseph’s family, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

 

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

Victor Rodolfo Cuebas, 49, Greenfield

Victor Rodolfo Cuebas, 49, Greenfield, passed away unexpectedly on October 21, 2021. Victor was born on December 23, 1971, in Providence, RI, to Victor Manuel and Alice J. (Dennison) Cuebas.

He married his love Christy Lynn Wallbrown on September 28, 1989. Months later, he graduated from Greenfield Central High School, the Class of 1990. And soon after, he embarked upon fatherhood with his first daughter being born, as well as starting work alongside his father at IUEC Local 34, in the elevator industry.

Victor attended IVY Tech earning a welding certificate to promote his career with Local 34. Along with on-the-job training, and advice and guidance from his father, Victor was employed with the Local 34 Union for nearly 30 years as a constructor. Victor and his wife could be seen supporting and touring with their youngest daughter while she played softball.

Victor loved Harley Davidson’s and loved to ride when he could. He was also a large collector of Coleman lanterns, coolers, grills, as well as everything the company manufactured. He loved the outdoors and shared his experiences with his daughters: fishing, hunting, camping. As grandchildren came along, Victor loved to spend as much time with them as possible.

Victor is survived by his loving mother, Alice Dennison; his loving wife Christy of 32 years; their daughters: Stephanie Cuebas Deiwert (husband, Matt) and Dr. Victoria “Tori” Cuebas Hiner (husband, Jordan); grandchildren: Carson Deiwert and Sadie Deiwert; grand-dogs: Enzo and Gus; sister, Zoraida Cuebas; nephew, Adarius Cuebas; nieces: ZayLa Cuebas and NeVaeh Cuebas; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father; grandparents, Rodolfo and Sara Cuebas; and beloved dog, Sammy.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 W. Main Street, Greenfield, IN.

The funeral will be held the following day at 12:00 noon, also at the funeral home.

Victor will be laid to rest near his father, good friend, Mike, and grandparents in Park Cemetery.

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

Mary Lib Mahin, 99, of Greenfield

Mary Lib Mahin, 99, of Greenfield, passed away peacefully on October 24, 2021. She was born on October 2, 1922 in Franklin, Indiana to Leroy and Ida Cook. On June 5, 1944 she married Louie Mahin and they shared 61 wonderful years of marriage before his death on July 30, 2005.

Mary Lib attended Franklin College and received her B.S. in Education from Indiana University at Bloomington, Indiana 1944, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. She was an English teacher at Clovis, New Mexico, Raleigh, Fortville/Vernon Township and Greenfield schools. After 30+ years of teaching, she retired in 1984 from Greenfield Junior High School where she had taught for 20 years.

She was a member of the Greenfield Christian Church and Psi Iota Xi Sorority. As an I.U. alum, she loved watching I.U. basketball and in her later years she enjoyed her Mandela Coloring Books.

Survivors are her daughters, Terrie Mahin and Sudi (Larry) Knox, and grandson, Cody Knox, all of Indianapolis.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Harold Cook.

Her family would like to thank the medical and support staffs of Springhurst and Heart to Heart Hospice for their wonderful, loving care.

There will be no visitation. Her immediate family will have private graveside services at Park Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Greenfield.

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