Obituaries

Mark Edward Hebbe, 50, of Shelbyville

Mark Edward Hebbe, 50, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2020 at I.U. Methodist Hospital.

 

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

Murphy-Parks Funeral Services is honored to serve the Hebbe family.

Jason Corey Scott, 32, of Waldron

Jason Corey Scott, 32, of Waldron, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020 at his residence.

 

He was born January 3, 1988 in Fort Stewart, GA to Jeffrey L. Scott and Mary C. (Phares) Scott ‘Chris’.

  

He is survived by his parents, his brother, Michael (Sarah) Scott, maternal grandma, Janet Russell, paternal grandma, Patty Scott, maternal grandma, Sandra Phares, uncles, Pat (Debbie) Phares, Kenny (Tammy) Phares, Ronald (Lori) Phares, Donald Phares, Arthur (Tonya) Phares, Pat (Linda) Scott, and Matthew (Gina) Scott; aunts, Colette Mann, and Jenny (Wayne) Hampton, niece, Lilly Mann, several cousins, his girlfriend, Adlen Antle, his best friend, Ryan Crouch, and half-sister, Emily Kuhn.

 

He was preceded in death by his grandpa, Phillip Wray Phares, his grandpa, Jerry L. Scott, and his uncle, Christopher Mann.

 

Jason was a 2006 graduate of Shelbyville High School.  He attended First Christian Church.  He loved his dog, Charlie.  Jason enjoyed fishing and his garden.  He took a lot of pride in his job and loved to install windows.  His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends.

 

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 24, 2020 at First Christian Church, 118 West Washington Street, Shelbyville, IN.

 

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, September 25, 2020 at the church with Reverend Beth Crouch officiating.

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

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

 

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

Imogene Rose Smothers, 87, of Greensburg

Imogene Rose Smothers, 87, of Greensburg, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020 at her residence.

 

Born March 11, 1933 in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of Notrie McClure. She married Carl Ray Smothers in 1951 and he preceded her in death on September 30, 2018.  

 

Survivors include children - Teresa (Larry) Davidson of New Palestine, IN; Bruce (Francine) Smothers of New Palestine;  Joseph A. Smothers of Greensburg, IN; Penny (Larry) Hensley of Homer, IN; Carson (Connie) Smothers of St. Paul, IN; Mandy (David) Wynn of Boggstown, IN. ; Siblings: Lou Holzhausen of Shelbyville; Janice Wilbur of North Vernon, IN;  Danny McClure of Shelbyville; and Alice Mann of Texas.  She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and several great and great-great grandchilden. .

 

Mrs. Smothers was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and son - Robin Curtis Smothers.

 

Mrs. Smothers was a lifelong resident of this area. She retired from GE Wellman. She enjoyed watching horse races and all sporting events, and also enjoyed old westerns. She loved to swing on her back porch, but most of all loved her family.  

 

Private graveside services will be observed at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Shelby County with Pastor Roger Abraham officiating. 
 

Memorial donations may be made to Gleaners Food Bank in care of the funeral home.

Nora Ann McClanahan, 94, of Fairland

Nora Ann McClanahan, 94, of Fairland, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020 at her residence. 


Born November 27, 1925 in Lee County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Thomas and Bruce (Durbin) Pigg. She married Rev. Vernard W. McClanahan on October 7, 1944 and he preceded her in death on May 9, 2009.  


Survivors include daughter, Alice B. McClanahan of Lexington, KY and son, Mark ( wife Pam) McClanahan of Fairland, IN.1 sister- Mae Watts of Nicholsville, KY. She  is also survived by 5 grandchildren: Daniel McClanahan of Downers Grove, IL; Dia Madden of Indianapolis; Matthew McClanahan of Bloomington, IN; Nora Baldwin of Greenfield; and John Mark McClanahan Jr. of Muncie, IN. She is also survived by 13 great grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, 5 brothers, 3 sisters, Granddaughter, Krystal Harding; and a son, V.W. McClanahan.


Mrs. McClanahan was a resident of Shelby County for 69 years after moving from Kentucky. Nora graduated from high school in Heidelberg, Ky and also attended Evansville College. She served as a pastors wife for 58 years with the American Baptist Church. She attended Beacon Baptist Church of Shelbyville. 


Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at 11:00 am, at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Rev. Ernie James officiating.

 

Burial will be at Fairland Cemetery in Shelby County.   

 

Visitation will be Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 5 - 7 PM at the funeral home.  


Memorial donations may be made to the Beacon Baptist Church in care of the funeral home. 

Cody Alan Boyer, 25, of Shelbyville

Cody Alan Boyer, 25, of Shelbyville, died Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.


Born July 21, 1995 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Bobby Alan Boyer and Amy Victoria Bell. 

 

Survivors include: mother Amy (Brad Stauffer) Bell of Shelbyville; father, Bobby (Cynthia) Boyer also of Shelbyville; grandparents Anthony Ray Bell of Rushville; Claudia King of Rushville; and 1 brother - Weston Dale Boyer of Shelbyville.

 

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Katheryne Stonebraker and grandfather, Ron Boyer.

 

Mr. Boyer was a lifelong resident of Shelbyville and graduated from Shelbyville High School in 2014. 

 

He attended Crossroad Community Church. Cody was an avid Golden State Warriors fan, he loved to play basketball at the local gyms. 

 

He was an inspiration to anyone he came into contact with. 

 

Funeral services will be Thursday, September 24, 2020  at 1:00 pm at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor. Andy Lee officiating.

 

Burial will be at Washington Park East Cemetery.

 

Visitation will be from 10am - 1pm on Thursday prior to the service. 


In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to the Cody Boyer funeral fund in care of the funeral home.

Mary Katherine (Mary Kay) Kussmann, 103

Mary Katherine (Mary Kay) Kussmann, 103, died September 18, 2020 at Suburban Hospice at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield.

 

She was born August 14, 1917, in Morris, Oklahoma, to Max C. and Emma Jane (Zimmerman) Deweese. She attended high school and business school in St. Paul, Minnesota, and worked for a law publisher, both in St. Paul and in Kansas City, Missouri. She also worked as a bookkeeper after her children were raised.

 

She married Everett Kussmann June 30, 1940. They were married for sixty-three years.

 

In 2006 she moved to Greenfield to be near her daughter. Mary Kay was an active church member wherever she lived, holding the positions of Sunday School teacher, deaconess, treasurer, women’s fellowship president, and elder. She was a constant presence at Greenfield Christian Church, her final church home.

She is survived by her daughters, Sharon (David) Livingston, Mary Sue Kussmann of Irving, Texas, and son, Herb (Barbara) Kussmann of Olathe, Kansas, her brother, Max Deweese, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and a grandson, Bart Livingston.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Women’s Fellowship of Greenfield Christian Church.

Mary Ann Burton, 81, of Greenfield

Mary Ann Burton, 81, of Greenfield, passed away on September 19, 2020 at Springhurst Health Campus.

 

She was born on February 4, 1939 in Indianapolis to the late Charles S. and Lila E. (Sherwood) Hoagland. Mary Ann graduated from Scecina Memorial High School.


Mary Ann married the love of her life, Harold E. Burton, on January 25, 1958. Mary Ann worked as a key punch operator at Link Belt for many years. She then worked for 15 ½ years as a school bus driver for Eastern Hancock Schools, retiring in 1987. She was a 43+ year member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church. She enjoyed fellowship with the Red Hat Dollies. She also enjoyed family vacations and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Her family and friends will remember her for her infectious laugh.


Mary Ann is survived by her loving husband, Harold Burton, of 62 years; loving children: Debbie S. Matthews of Plainfield, Jim J. Burton of Alcoa, TN, John R. Burton of Greenfield, Joy M. (Gary) Blagburn of Fishers, and Steve C. (Kristin) Burton of Anderson; 10 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 1 expected great-grandchild; sister, Carolyn S. Hoagland of Indianapolis; brother, Richard J. Hoagland of Indianapolis; and step-sister, Kathy Wagner of West Lafayette.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Burl Darnell; and brother Robert “Bob” Hoagland.


Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, IN 46140. Rosary will be held at 4:30 p.m.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 519 Jefferson Blvd, Greenfield, IN 46140, on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

 

Burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery, Indianapolis.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to SHARES, Inc., 645 South State Street, Greenfield, IN 46140.

Anna E. "Ann" McVey, 91, of Waldron

Anna E. “Ann” McVey, 91, of Waldron passed away Saturday, September 19, 2020, at Waldron Health and Rehab.

 

She was born February 25, 1929, in Shelby County, the daughter of Pete and Ednamable Neeb. On November 3, 1948, she married Richard F. McVey, and he preceded her in death on March 29, 2019.

 

Ann is survived by three grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several brothers and sisters.

 

In addition to Dick, Ann was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers.

 

Ann was a 1947 graduate of Waldron High School.

 

She was a member of Waldron Baptist Church.

 

Ann was a housewife, dispatcher for the Shelbyville Police Department and cooked at Waldron Schools.

 

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, September 25, 2020 at Van Pelt Cemetery.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Freeman Family Funeral Homes to help defray the cost or Waldron Fire Department.

 

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

Donna Aileen Thoman, 75, of Shelbyville

Donna Aileen Thoman, 75, of Shelbyville, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Monday, September 21, 2020, when she lost her 15-year battle with melanoma.

 

She was born December 2, 1944, in Arlington, Virginia, the daughter of Walter Benjamin Shaw and Norma Jean (Hoss) Shaw Davis. In October of 1994, she married her husband of 25 years, Loren Thoman, and he survives.

 

In addition to Loren, Donna is survived by her children, Tammy Becker of Greencastle, Thomas Dirickson and wife, Kelly, and Tanya Terry and husband, David, all of Reelsville, and Walter Shane Dirickson and wife, Rachel, of Mooresville; ten grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.

 

Donna was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Debbie Davis; and great-granddaughter, Delilah Dirickson.

 

She retired from the Allison Division of General Motors, with 33 years of service.

 

Donna loved her family and cherished spending time with them.

 

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 24, 2020, at Zion Cemetery, 7025 East County Road 100 North, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176, friends may gather one-half hour prior.

 

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

 

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

Patricia Lou Morgan, 82, of Shelbyville, formerly of Fairland

Patricia Lou Morgan, 82, of Shelbyville, formerly of Fairland passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at her home.

 

She was born September 25, 1937, in Shelby County, the daughter of Ralph and Nettie E. (Truax) Hill.

 

Patricia is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Bushong and husband Doug, of Johnson City, Tennessee, Teresa Lawless and husband, Jim, of Morristown, Marilyn A. Reed Smith of Indianapolis, Carolyn B. Reed Young and husband, Michael, of Fountaintown, Barbara Lanman and husband, Jay, of Cicero, and Annette Fisher and husband, Bob, of Indianapolis; sister, Isabell Baker; ten grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Mamie Bennett; and brothers, Danny Ivan Hill and Harold Hill.

 

Patricia was a 1955 graduate of Mount Auburn High School, she attended Purdue University and received her licensed practical nursing degree from Ivy Tech College.

 

She formerly worked as a secretary to the nursing program at Marion College. She also enjoyed working at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre. In her career as a Licensed Practical Nurse, she worked at Community East Hospital, Winona Hospital, Ashford Place Health Campus, Heritage House, and home care and nursing agencies.

 

Patricia was formerly a 4-Her and was a Shelby County Corn Queen.

 

She enjoyed fishing, camping and canoeing. Patricia loved animals and tending to her gardens. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed catering dinners.

 

Patricia also enjoyed playing the piano and clarinet.

 

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

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

 

Interment will be at Miller Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

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

 

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

Jim "Lillard" Pierce, 86, of Shelbyville

Jim "Lillard" Pierce, 86, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at his residence.

 

Born May 2, 1934 in Newt, Kentucky, he was the son of Corby & Bertha (Vanarsdale) Pierce. He married Mary E. (Dial) Pierce on January 31, 1953 and she preceded him in death on April 26, 2002.

 

Survivors include children- Linda Riddle, Garnett (wife Marilyn) Pierce, Peggy (Steve Bushfield) Pierce, Barry (wife Lucy) Pierce,  Rick (wife Kim) Pierce, Terry (wife Sherri) Pierce, Mark (wife Shelli)

Pierce, Melvin Pierce, Jimmy Pierce, all of Shelbyville; sister- Virginia (Don) Herald of Louisville, KY, brother- Dillard (wife Cathy) Pierce of Martinsville; 23 grandchildren, 24 great grand children and 4 great great grand children. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, 6 sisters, 3 brothers, 1 grand daughter Kelly Renee Pierce and daughter in law Cindy Latimer Pierce.

 

Mr. Pierce was a resident of this area for 56 years after moving from Kentucky. Jim was founder of Pierce Tree Service, which is still in operation today. He enjoyed fishing, and playing his harmonica. Jim had a green thumb and was able to grow anything, but most of all he loved spending time with his family.

 

Funeral services will be 4:00 pm Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Rd, with Rev. Paul South officiating.

 

Burial will be at Miller Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

Visitation will be observed from 12:00-4:00 pm Saturday, September 19, 2020 at the funeral home. 

 

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's/Dementia association in care of

the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com

Shara Lee Henderson, 75, of Greensburg

Shara Lee Henderson, 75, of Greensburg, passed away Monday, September 14, 2020 at the Heritage House of Greensburg.

 

She was born February 13, 1945 in Shelbyville, daughter of Orville and Reva (Blaich) Henderson. 

 

Shara is survived by her nieces, Karen Henderson, Jeanne (Tony) Thompson, Lori (James) Spurgin, and nephew, Tom Elliott.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Jerry Henderson and Ronald Henderson, her nephew Gary Henderson, and her niece Deborah Elliott.

 

Shara retired from the Shelbyville Public Library after 35 years of service.

 

She was a member of the Bible Holiness Church.

 

She enjoyed collecting dolls.

 

Visitation will be Friday, September 18, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, 19, 2020 at the Bible Holiness Church, 2911 E. Michigan Road, Shelbyville, IN  46176 with Pastor Joseph Smith and Pastor Dan Smith officiating.

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.

 

Family is requesting due to the pandemic social distancing and a mask will be required.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be given to the Bible Holiness Church, 2911 E. Michigan Road, Shelbyville, IN  46176.

 

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

Willma E. Tucker, 85, of Shelbyville

Willma E. Tucker, 85, of Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at Ashford Place Health Campus in Shelbyville.

 

She was born March 24, 1935, in Indianapolis, the daughter of William E. and Anna Catherine (Wise) Price. On January 30, 1960, she married Richard Merle Tucker, and he preceded her in death on August 8, 2018.

 

Willma is survived by her daughter, Willma Baxter of Bode, Iowa; son, James Tucker and wife, Joy, of Indianapolis; step-daughter, Rebecca Margison and husband Steve, of Shelbyville; brother, Charles Price of Carrollton, Kentucky; grandchildren, Aammy Tucker Warren, Ronnie Baxter, Joshua Baxter, Jessica Ballard Barnett and husband Erik, Matthew Tucker and Justin Tucker; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to Richard, Willma was preceded in death by her parents; step-son, Steven Tucker; and brothers, William Price and Rondle Price.

 

Willma was a member of Town and Country Christian Church.

 

She was a graduate of Shelbyville High School and House of James Beauty College.

 

Willma was formerly a beautician and had worked at General Electric.

 

She was a member of Norristown Chapter Order of Eastern Star and Shelbyville American Legion Auxiliary.

 

Willma enjoyed going camping and fishing.  She loved dogs.

 

Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

Interment will be at Bennett Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

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

 

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

Barbara Ann Kaster, age 79, of Greenfield passed away, Monday, September 14, 2020 surrounded by her family at Suburban Hospice. She was born November 26, 1940 in Beloit, Wisconsin to the late Francis G. and Evelyn (DeVoe) Dempsey.


Barbara received her nursing degree from the St. Francis School of Nursing in LaCrosse, WI., and continued her education receiving her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Francis in Joliet, IL. Barbara was a long-time R.N. for Hancock Memorial Hospital and retired in 2003 as a nurse consultant from Superior Consulting in Southfield, MI.


Barbara was a devoted mother and grandmother, active in both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and was a founding member of Greenfield Youth Baseball Association. She was an active volunteer for Hancock Regional Hospital, the State Health Insurance Program, and the National Nursing Staff Development Organization.


She is survived by her children, Jeffrey (Karen) Kaster, Jenifer (Grant) Ford, Jay (Brandy) Kaster, JuLee (Justin) Jenkins, Joleen (Rich) Bottorff; grandchildren, Kyra Kaster, Andrew Kaster, Harrison (Abby) Bottorff, Hayden Bottorff, Alexandra (Mike) Mosenson, Abby Ortiz, Lillian Kaster and Logan Jenkins; great grandchildren, Jack and Michael Maye; and sister, Mary (Barbara Baxter) Dempsey. She is preceded in death by her parents listed above.


Friends may call 10:00 am until noon, Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140.

 

Funeral service at 12:00 pm with Pastor Matt Wickham officiating.


Memorial contributions in honor of Barbara may be sent to Indiana Parkinson Foundation, 14350 Mundy Drive, Suite 800, Noblesville, Indiana 46060.

Clyde Edward Clemens, Sr., 86, of Greenfield

Clyde Edward Clemens, Sr., 86, of Greenfield, passed away on September 11, 2020 with family by his side.

 

He was born on September 28, 1933 in Bloomington, IN, to the late Gwen M. and Clara C. (Warling) Clemens.

 

Clyde proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy from August 1951 to August 1959. He was on the U.S.S. Chevalier carrier during the Korean War.


Clyde worked for International Harvester in many positions for many years before retiring in 1981. He also worked as a Supervisor for Navistar. He attended Stringtown Church of the Nazarene, now New Hope Church. Clyde enjoyed golfing and farming. He was also a huge supporter of IU and John Wayne. He was the owner/operator of many rental properties. He and his wife, Wanda, also wintered in Florida.


Clyde is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Wanda (Tutrow) Coy Clemens; children: Cathy (Dave) Smiley, Debbie (Dan) Burke, and Clyde Edward (Carol) Clemens, Jr.; step-children: Tim (Teresa) Coy, Tom (Susan) Coy, Tony (Heather) Coy, and Tammy (Ronnie) Badgley; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Anna Staranowicz; and brother, Albert Clemens.
Clyde was preceded in death by his parents; first wife and mother of his children, Nancy (Arwein) Clemens; sisters: Rena, Gwendolyn, Edith Ann, and Norma; and brothers: Forest and Donald.
The Clemens family would like to thank the staff at Suburban Hospice, along with private caregivers, Dee, Earlene, Colletta, and Marlene, for the wonderful care they gave to Clyde.


Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, IN 46140.

 

The funeral service will immediately follow at 11:00 a.m., also in the funeral home, officiated by Pastor Paul Galbraith.

 

Burial will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens, Bloomington, IN.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

Brandon Cooksey, 38, of Fountaintown

Brandon Cooksey, 38, of Fountaintown, passed away Saturday, September 12, 2020.

 

He was born December 1, 1981, in Indianapolis, the son of Gary Cooksey and Terrie (Barker) Creek. 

He is survived by his father, Gary (wife, Tilda) Cooksey, his mother, Terri (husband, Larry) Creek, his son, Dayton Cooksey, and his half-sister, Brittney Creek.

 

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Bonnie Cooksey, and his half-brother, Brett Creek.

Although Brandon was a landscaper by trade, he could also be found working on Honda Civics and enjoying his time with ATV’s.

 

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

 

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

William E. Schacht, 83, of Shelbyville

William E. Schacht, 83, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, September 14, 2020 at his residence.

 

Born March 25, 1937 in Shelby County, he was the son of William B. and Evelyn M. (Knarr) Schacht.
He married Joyce (Buchanan) Schacht on June 25, 1957 and she preceded him in death
 on December 10, 2009.

 

Survivors include children- Denise (husband William) Skinner of Shelbyville, William Dale Schacht of
Manilla, Timothy (wife Denell) Schacht of Shelbyville, David Schacht of Shelbyville; sister Katie Raisor of Shelby County; 8 grandchildren and 5 great grand children. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, 1 son James Christopher Schacht and 1 brother Charles W. Schacht.

 

Mr. Schacht was a lifetime resident of this area and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. William served in the US Army National Guard as Staff SGT and worked at J&L Tool as a machinist before retiring in 2002.

 

William was an avid camper, he loved fishing, traveling, gardening, shopping for antiques, and spending time with family, friends and his dogs. 

 

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Rd, with Pastor Brandon Sutton officiating.

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

Visitation will be observed from 6:00-8:00 pm Friday, September 18, 2020 at the funeral home.
 

A graveside military service will be conducted by the local veterans organization.


Memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warriors Project in care of the funeral home.

Elizabeth E. "Beth" Wettrick, 61, of St. Paul

Elizabeth E. "Beth" Wettrick, 61, of St. Paul, passed away Friday, September 11, 2020 at Aperion Care.

 

Born November 29, 1958 in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of Raymond Wettrick and Patricia (Henry) Wettrick.
Survivors include a daughter- Joey Eleice Wettrick of St. Paul; brother Joe Wettrick (wife Susan) of Shelbyville, sisters-Sharon Wettrick of Indianapolis, Laura Wettrick Kessler of St. Paul, and Brenda Wettrick Moore (husband Kevin) of Shelbyville. 

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister Janice Wettrick.


Mrs. Wettrick was a lifelong resident of this area, and graduated from Waldron High School in 1976.  She as a member of St. Vincent Catholic Church, and had been a factory worker at Williams Industries, retiring after 40 years of service.

 

Elizabeth was an avid Green Bay Packers football fan, she loved old Godzilla movies, and enjoyed spending time with her daughter Joey.

 

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4218 E. Michigan Rd., with Rev. Mike Keucher offciating.  Burial will be in St. Vincent Catholic Cemetery. 


Visitation will be observed from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Rd.


Memorial contributions can be made to Riley Children's Hospital, in care of the funeral home.

Janice Ann Denton, 69, of Shelbyville

Janice Ann Denton, 69, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2020 at her residence.


Born April 28, 1951 in Greensburg Indiana, she was the daughter of Robert Denton Platt and Lena
Elizabeth (Ford) Platt.  She married John Edward Denton on April 24, 1976 and he preceded her on
April 24, 2018.


Survivors include 2 sisters- Karen White (husband Jerry) of Shelbyville, Rita Dale (husband Tom) of
Hamilton, Illinois; 3 nephews- Scott T. Dale (wife Adeana), Colin A. Johns (wife Stacy), Brent M. Dale; 1 niece Erin E. Johns; 2 great nephews- Cameron J. Dale, Charles D. Johns; 2 great nieces- Vivian R. Johns, Camille S. Johns; and maternal uncle Marlin Ford (wife Rosemary).  She was preceded in death by her parents and her spouse.

 

Mrs. Denton was a lifelong resident of this area and graduated from Greensburg Community High School in 1969. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls  of Indiana, Order of Eastern Star, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Classy Ladies Hat Club, and had served as Clerk- Treasurer for the town of St. Paul for several years.  She had been employed as auditor/cashier/slot attendant for Comfort Inn and Indiana Live Grand Casino for 21 years, retiring in 2013.


Janice loved going to the casino, and working with VFW District 7 business.


Funeral services will be 1:00 pm on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with visitation there from 11:00 am until the time of the service.  Rev. Dawn Barnes will officiate, and burial will be in Whispering Hope Cemetery.


Memorial contributions can be made to OUR Hospice of South Central Indiana, in care of the funeral home.

Anunziata "Nancy" Rose Linne, 77, of Fairland

Anunziata “Nancy” Rose Linne, 77, of Fairland passed away Saturday, September 12, 2020, at Golden Living Center in Greenfield.

 

She was born November 19, 1942, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Ralph and Marie C. Stone.

 

On October 19, 1963, she married John Michael Linne, and he preceded her in death on August 20, 2017.

 

Nancy is survived by her sons, Gregg Michael Linne of San Antonio, Florida, John Edward Linne and Scott Allen Linne, both of Fairland; brothers, Carl Stone and wife, Karen, of Minnesota, and Tony Stone of Maryland; and several nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to John, Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Mary Harris.

 

Nancy was a 1960 graduate of Scecina High School in Indianapolis.

 

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

 

Nancy formerly worked for the State of Indiana in the governor’s office.

 

She enjoyed sewing and cross stitching.

 

Services will be conducted at a later date.

 

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

 

Nancy’s family would like to thank the Golden Living Center in Greenfield and Aseracare Hospice for the excellent care she received.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 228 E. Hendricks St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Jack E. Conway, 88, of Waldron

Jack E. Conway, 88, of Waldron, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at his residence.

 

Born January 21, 1932 he was the son of Russell & Ruth (Spillman) Conway. He married

Drena (Radford) Conway and she preceded him on July 19, 1995.

 

Survivors include 7 children- Jackie Piercy (wife Terry) of Shelbyville, Mark Conway (wife Diane)

of Ellijay, GA, Jeff Conway of Shelbyville, Kent Conway of Blue Ridge, Jim Conway of Shelbyville,

Angela Winkler (husband Tony) of Shelbyville, Gary Conway (wife Penny) of Flat Rock; 17 grand

children, 8 great-grand children and 5 great-great grand children. He was preceded in death by

his parents, spouse, daughter Terri Tague & 4 brothers & sisters.

 

Mr. Conway had lived in this area his entire lifetime and was a member of VFW & American Legion.

Jack was a press operator for IPC of Shelbyville for 20 years and also a self employed carpenter for

many years. 

 

Jack enjoyed rides in the country, fishing, camping, sitting around a campfire, and spending time

with his family. 

 

 

A Celebration of Life will be 8:00pm on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Glenn E. George & Son

Funeral Home, 437 Amos Rd with Travis Conway officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00 until

the time of the service at the funeral home. Military rites will be conducted by a local veterans

organization.

 

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

William "Bill" Seeling, 76, of Shelbyville

William "Bill" Seeling, 76, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at his residence.

 

Born January 17, 1944 in Terre Haute, he was the son of Maurice Seeling and Dorothy (Corbett) Brown.

 

After his father's death, he was raised by his step father Ernie Brown.  He was married to Colleen (Kemp) Seeling for 24 years, then remained friends for another 15 years.  

 

Survivors include 3 children- Emily Polston (husband Justin) of Shelbyville, Stacey Hernandez (husband Vance) of Ft. Wayne, Chad Seeling (wife Connie) of Brandson, Missouri; 2 siblings- Steve Brown (wife Regina) of North Carolina, Jerry Seeling (wife Karen)of Terre Haute; and grandchildren

Ella Polston, Leo Polston, and Wes Polston (who were the lights of his life).  He was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather Ernie Brown.

 

Mr. Seeling had lived in this area for 25 years after moving from Michigan ,and was a member of Shelbyville Community Church.

 

He owned and operated men's clothing store in Evansville and Michigan for several years, and later  was involved in title work and home closings for 30 years.

 

Bill was, and always will be incredibly loved.  He was a huge family man and loved spending most of his time with his kids and his 3 grandkids.  He will be sorely missed, but talked about often among his family and all of his friends.

 

A private family celebration will be held at a later date.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

James Walter DeWitt, 76, of Shelbyville

James Walter DeWitt, 76, of Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

 

He was born November 25, 1943, in Bryan, Ohio, the son of Elmer Noble and Ermagene “Jean” (Impton) DeWitt.

 

On August 7, 1965, he married his wife of 55 years, Connie Jean Flory, and she survives.

 

In addition to Connie, James is survived by his sons, Timothy J. DeWitt and wife, Amie L., and Jeffery J. DeWitt and wife, Jill B., all of Shelbyville; sisters, Patty DeWitt of Shelbyville, and Peggy Deakyne and husband, Pete, of Noblesville; and grandchildren, Allison DeWitt and Ryker DeWitt.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Richard E. Delaney.

 

James was a 1961 graduate of Defiance High School in Defiance, Ohio.

 

He formerly worked at the family businesses, DeWitt Theatres and Stage Door Graphics. Currently, he owned and operated Good Time Vendors and worked at Walmart.

 

James was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, and was a lifetime member of the Past Masters Council of Demolay Defiance Ohio Chapter and Shelby F.O.P. Lodge No. 84.

 

He enjoyed flower gardening, going fishing, painting and tinkering in his garage. James collected Emmett Kelly clowns, egg beaters and vending machines.

 

James loved his family and enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s events.

 

He never met a stranger.

 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Rev. Beth Crouch officiating.

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the J. Kenneth Self Boys and Girls Club, 710 S. Miller St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176 or The Strand Theatre, 215 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Cherilyne L. "Cher" Martin, 72, of New Palestine

Cherilyne L. “Cher” Martin, 72, of New Palestine passed away Friday, September 4, 2020, at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield.

 

She was born March 21, 1948, in Connersville, the daughter of Howard Edward and Virginia Mae (Byroad) Stephen.

 

On August 15, 1965, she married her husband of 55 years, David Martin, and he survives.

 

In addition to David, Cherilyne is survived by her daughters, Tammy Osman of New Palestine, Ginny Burke and husband, Chad, of Midlothian, Texas, and Dawn Cooper and husband, Barry, of Las Vegas, Nevada; brother, Bill Stephen and wife, Patty, of Danville; sisters, Ada Morris and husband, Dick, of Morristown, Juanita Patterson of Chapin, South Carolina, Sandy Houston of Connersville, and Nancy Grimes and husband, Kenny, of Gwynneville; granddaughters, Ashley DeFrees, Taylor Osman and Rachael Forant; grandsons, Matthew Osman, Jacob Burke, Nicholas Burke, Devon Cooper and Colton Cooper; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Edward, Chuck, Jerry and Marion; and sisters, Shirley Ann and Kathy.

 

Cherilyne attended Morristown High School.

 

She was an active member of Bethel Baptist Church in Greenfield, always willing to help behind the scenes.

 

Cherilyne was a member of the Brandywine Cruzers Car Club in Greenfield.

 

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at Bethel Baptist Church, 1610 S. State St. in Greenfield.

 

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, at the church, with Pastor Tommy Hensley officiating.

Interment will be at Asbury Cemetery in Morristown.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Baptist Church.

 

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

Brian Batton, 54, of Shelbyville

Brian Batton, age 54, of Shelbyville, passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2020. He was born in Greenfield on May 5, 1966 to Lance Dale and Lois Irene (Bass) Batton. He attended Morristown High School. Brian married Regina (Morris) on February 12, 1994 in Morristown.

He was the owner and operator of Batton Farms and B.E. Trucking. Brian was a lifelong farmer in the Morristown area. He was a member of the Fountaintown Fire Department board. Brian enjoyed snowmobiling, boating, and spending time with his daughter and family. He would do anything for anyone and never expected anything in return. Brian’s heart was absolutely made of pure gold and his generosity and love knew no boundaries when it came to family. His legacy will never be forgotten.

Brian is survived by his wife, Gina Batton of Shelbyville; daughter, Brianna Batton of Shelbyville; brothers, Bruce Batton and wife, Wanda, of Shelbyville, Roger Batton and wife, Vickie, of Greenfield, Philip Batton and wife, Michelle, of Shelbyville, and Bill Batton and wife, Deena, of Greenfield; several brothers and sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lance and Lois Batton.

Visitation will be held on Monday, September 7, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. the mortuary. Burial will follow at Asbury Cemetery in Morristown.

Due to Gina’s health concerns, the following guidelines need to be followed. Masks will be required upon entry. Enter at the North Entrance, where temperature checks will be taken at the door. Comfort Gina from a distance, please no hugging. Any gifts sent to family should not contain live plants.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made by mail to Brianna’s Education Fund (checks payable to Regina Batton), c/o Erlewein Mortuary, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140 or the National MS Society, P.O. Box 91891, Washington DC 20090-1891. Envelopes will be available at the mortuary. Friends may share a memory or condolence at www.erleweinmortuary.com.