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Mark Anthony Corley, 70, of Shelbyville

Mark Anthony Corley, 70, of Shelbyville, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 27, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born December 21, 1951, in Shelbyville, the son of George and Naomi (Sweet) Corley.

Mark is survived by his son, Carter Corley of Shelbyville; daughter, Julie Riggs and husband, Jason, of Manilla; step-daughter, Taylor Wickliff and husband, Dylan, of Rushville; brother, Denny Corley and wife, Billie, of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Kaylee, Kaiden, Kaleb,  Fraya and Colton; great-grandchildren, Addy, Milly and Hudson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Joshua Corley.

Mark graduated in 1969 from Shelbyville High School.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Mark was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

He retired in 2003, from Knauf Insulation, with over 25 years of service.

Mark enjoyed hunting arrowheads and mushrooms.

He loved to spend time with his family.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Shelbyville.

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

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

Marjorie L. Loggan, 79, of Milroy

Marjorie L. Loggan, 79, of Milroy, passed away November 26, 2022 at her residence.

 

Born January 19, 1943 in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of Paul Crafton and Freida (Osting) Crafton.  She married William B. Loggan on May 20, 1962 and he preceded her on November 11, 2015.

 

Survivors include 3 children- Ted Loggan (wife Gena) of Manilla, James "Bo" Loggan of Milroy, Kelly Loggan of Milroy; daughter-in-law Kathy Loggan of Indianapolis; a brother Harold "Butch" Crafton (wife Donna) of Shelbyville, sister Phyllis Eberhart of Shelbyville, half sister Paula Reese (husband Jim) of Anderson, step sister Lisa Simon (husband Harold) of Anderson; 5 grandchildren- Briley Loggan, Blaine Loggan, Michael Loggan  (wife Megan), William Loggan, and Samantha Loggan.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouse, a son Paul Loggan, sister Bonnie Hill, half brother John Crafton, and step sister Sherry Ashby.

 

Mrs. Loggan was a lifelong resident of this area, and graduated from Waldron High School in 1961.  She had been secretary at Milroy Grain Elevator, retiring after 40 years of service, and also had been self employed with Loggan Milk Hauling for 40 years.  She was a member of Milroy Christian Church. Marjorie was an avid gardener, and loved working in her lawn. 

 

She was affectionately known by many as the "Mayor of Milroy".

Funeral services will be 10:00 am on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at Milroy Christian Church, 209 E. Main St., Milroy, IN. 46156  with Pastor Ron Simbro officiating. 

 

Burial will be in East Brook Cemetery.  

 

Friends may call on Wednesday evening, November 30, 2022 from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm, at the church. 

 

Memorial contributions can be made to Milroy Christian Church, in care of the funeral home.

Debra G. Caruthers, 67, of Fairland

Debra G. Caruthers, 67, of Fairland, passed away November 21, 2022 at

her residence.

 

Born March 20, 1955 in Tennessee, she was the daughter of Samuel Boles

and Carolyn (Hill) Boles.  She married Michael Caruthers on February 23, 1973

and he preceded her on December 21, 2021.

 

Survivors include 2 daughters- Crystal Cord (husband Jeremy) of Fairland,

Brandi Stover (husband Derek) of Shelbyville; a sister Connie Humphreys of

Shelbyville; a brother Ron Boles (wife Susan) of Fairland; 6 grandchildren- Chad,

Paige, Gage (wife Grace), Cole, Ema, and Jackson.  She was preceded in death

by her parents, her spouse, sister Jonie Shelton, and a daughter Kelly Caruthers.

 

Mrs. Caruthers had lived in this area for most of her lifetime, and graduated from

Triton Central High School in 1973.  She was a homemaker.

 

Debra enjoyed crocheting, attending flea markets and antique malls, and spending time with her grandchildren. She especially loved her little dogs Ella and Bella.

 

A Celebration of Life with be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at

Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road. 

 

Friends may call on Saturday morning from 10:00 am until the time of the service, at the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Clara L. Dwigans, 99, of Columbus

Clara L. Dwigans, 99, of Columbus, passed away at her home on November 24, 2022. 

She was born November 22, 1923 in Shelby County the daughter of the late Thomas C. Worland and Anna (Roberts)Worland. 

She was a 1941 graduate of Shelbyville High School and a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxillary Post 70. She worked as a clerk at Ft. Harrison Finance Center for 19.5 years retiring in 1989.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Deborah A. Durbin and two grandchildren and six siblings.

Her survivors include her children, Clara A. McIntosh of Scipio, IN; Harold S. Dellinger of Shelbyville, IN; and Janet L. Gooch of Columbus, IN also surviving is her sister, Sarah Davis of Bartlett, TN; her grandchildren, Jay Dellinger, Christopher Sandefur, Jimmie Dellinger, Brian Dellinger, Thomas Dellinger, Jennifer Pemberton, Angela Koelling, Scott Durbin, April Pendergraft and Edward Gooch; 18 great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren.

Visitation for Clara will be on Monday, December 5, 2022 from 10 am until 12 Noon in Glenn E. George and Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Rd., Shelbyville, IN.

Funeral services will be at 12 Noon on Monday, December 5, 2022 in the funeral home where Kenny Lee will officiate.

Burial will be in Brandywine Center Cemetery, Shelby County.

Kathy A. Kennard, 71 of Shelbyville

Kathy A. Kennard, 71 of Shelbyville, passed away November 24, 2022 at MHP Major Hospital, Shelbyville.

She was born March 16, 1951 in Shelbyville the daughter of the late Esta Emerick Jr. and Betty (Phares) Schnick. Kathy was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Wayne Kennard on Feb. 4, 2008.

She worked as a factory worker with Freudenberg of Shelbyville. She also was a graduate of Triton Senior High School.

She was also preceded in death by her sister, Karen Owens and Ben, a brother Rick Graves and a brother, Jeff Miller.

Kathy is survived by her daughter, Misty (Anthony) Smothers of Shelbyville, IN; her siblings, Michael (Trisha) Emerick of Noblesville, IN; Brenda (Tim) King of Indianapolis, IN; a half-sister, Teresa (Jeff) Leisure of Rushville, IN; a sister-in-law, Janet Graves of Orlando, FL. Her grandchildren, Branden (Payton) Wise, Alyssa Elliott and Kenny Velez, Madison Smothers, Alexis Smothers and Rory Paul and her great grandchildren, Rennie Wise and Gatlin Wise. Also several nieces and nephews.

She loved her two dogs, Toby and Mandy. 

No services are planned. 

Arrangements entrusted to Glenn E. George and Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Rd., Shelbyville, IN.

John Scott Tillison, 86, of Shelbyville

John Scott Tillison, 86, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2022, at Arbor Grove Village in Greensburg.

He was born November 30, 1935, in Rush County, the son of Thompson and Bernice (Whipple) Tillison.

John is survived by his children, Debbie Tillison of Shelbyville, Scott Tillison and wife, Yang, of Rye Brook, New York, and Dana Laird and husband, Kevin, of Greenwood; brother, Bob Tillison and wife, Susie, of Waldron; sister, Mary Ann Hornsby and husband, Kenny, of Blue Ridge; grandchildren, Kalli, Ethan, Nate, and Jordan Crousore and husband, Tyler; great-grandchildren, Arron, Jade and Gage; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Randy Tillison; and brother, Tom Tillison.

John graduated in 1953 from Milroy High School.

He was a member of the Army National Guard.

John attended First Christian Church.

He retired from Robert D. Marshall Construction.

John was a member of the American Legion Post No. 70 and Eagles Aerie Lodge No. 766.

He enjoyed watching the Cincinnati Reds.

Private family 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 assist with funeral expenses.

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

Mary E. Cangany, 62, of Flat Rock

Mary E. Cangany, 62, of Flat Rock, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born June 27, 1960, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Floyd “Bud” and Cleota Ann (Coy) Drake.  On October 6, 1979, she married her husband of 43 years, Kevin Cangany, and he survives.

In addition to Kevin, Mary is survived by her daughters, Morgan Gretencord and husband, Bryan, of Wolcott, Lynsey Stewart and husband, Matt, of New Palestine, and Stacey Smith and husband, Chris, of Shelbyville; sisters, Karen Hammond of Ohio, Janie Burns of Flat Rock, Terri Runnebohm and husband, Mike, of Shelbyville, and Jennie Chrisman and husband, Jeff, of Edinburgh; brothers, Jerry Drake and wife, Rita, of Edinburgh, Tom Drake of Shelbyville and Larry Drake and wife, Cindy, of Shelbyville; sister-in-law, Mildred Drake of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Evelyn Gretencord, Whitley Gretencord, Emerson Stewart, Brynn Stewart, Wyatt Smith and Brady Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Marvin Drake and James D. “Jim” Drake.

She graduated in 1978 from Southwestern High School.

Mary worked at Drake’s Flower Patch, for over 30 years.

She enjoyed going to estate sales and auctions.  Where she would find items to repurpose into her craft projects.

Mary was very active and spent time with her friends, playing pickleball, bicycling, kayaking or going for walks.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Inurnment will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, December 1, 2022, at Patterson Cemetery.

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

Frank Joseph "Joe" Marass, Jr., 73, of Fairland

Frank Joseph “Joe” Marass, Jr., 73, of Fairland, passed away, Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was born October 17, 1949, in Indianapolis, the son of Frank J. Marass, Sr. and Blanche M. Daugherty.  On September 8, 2007, he married Lisa Diane Dixon, and she preceded him in death on March 24, 2019.

Joe is survived by his son, William Thomas Eugene Marass and wife, Amanda, of Shelbyville; step-daughter, Kelly Galloway of Arcadia; brother, James Quinn and wife, Giddy, of Indianapolis; sisters, Terry Underwood of Florida, and Nona Hurst of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Caleb Galloway, Matthew Barker and Jennifer Galloway; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lora and LeRoy Anderson of Fairland; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to Lisa, Joe was preceded in death by his parents; and step-father, Ralph Daugherty.

Joe graduated from High School in 1967.

He was a veteran of the US Marine Corp.

Joe enjoyed fishing and spending time with family.

Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will follow at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Interment will be at Fairland Cemetery in Fairland.

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

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

Robert L. "Bob" Hubbard, 95, of Greenwood, former St. Paul resident

Robert L. "Bob" Hubbard, 95, of Greenwood, former St. Paul resident, passed away Monday, November 21, 2022 at Heritage House.

Born June 23, 1927 in Coburg, Kentucky, he was the son of Joseph Grundy Hubbard and Eunice Ida (Clark) Hubbard. He married Beverly Jean (Hall) Hubbard on March 18, 1950 and she preceded him on October 29, 2018.

Survivors include 6 children- Charlene Dooley, Cathy Martin (John), Janice Hubbard, Joseph Hubbard (Kristy), William Hubbard (Lisa) and David Hubbard; 10 grandchildren- Kerri Gardner (Ashley), Travis Brown, Robin Curry (Chuck), Bobby Brown (Lori), Ethan Hubbard (Samantha), Drew Hubbard, Steve Hubbard, Christina Hubbard, Adrian Hubbard and Tony Hubbard; 11 great grandchildren; and 7 great-great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, spouse, son Robert Allen Hubbard and 4 brothers.

Mr. Hubbard had lived in this area since 1942 after previously living in Kentucky. He was a self employed painter & tree trimmer for many years. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, collecting arrowheads, and reminiscing about good memories and great stories. He devoted his life to caring for his family, whom he loved very much. Bob and Beverly were awarded the Good Samaritan Award for saving the life of a kidnapped 7 year old girl back in the early 90's.

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm, Monday, November 28, 2022 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road. Burial will be held at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday morning from 11:00 am until the time of the service at the funeral home. 

Memorial contributions can be made to SCUFFY in care of the funeral home.

Randy Miles Sayre, Sr. "Muskie", 66, of Shelbyville

Randy Miles Sayre, Sr. “Muskie”, 66, of Shelbyville, passed away November 22, 2022 at his residence.

He was born August 9, 1956 in New Castle, IN to Marion Sayre and Mary Kay Oldham “Katie”.

Randy worked construction for 35 years and at PK USA for 8 years before retiring.  He was a lifetime resident of Shelbyville.  He attended Shelbyville High School.

Randy served in the US Marine Corp. from 1973 to 1977.  When he was in the military he was stationed at Fort Lejeune, NC and over seas in Okinawa.  Randy previously lived in Florida and Ohio.

He enjoyed playing the harmonica and playing music with friends.  Randy also loved playing horseshoes with family and friends and being outdoors.  He loved bonfires and growing vegetable gardens.  Nothing made Randy happier than spending time with his family and making people laugh.

He married Victoria (Bissell) Sayre, and she survives.  Randy is also survived by his son, Randy Sayre, JR. (wife, Jeannie), his daughter, Melissa Smith (husband, Orgie “Dude”), his granddaughter, Corrinna Coleman (husband, Bradley), his grandson, DeShaun French, his granddaughter, Kyland Sayre, his grandson, Donta Smith, his great-grandchildren, Alison, Brody, Claire, Derek, and Baby E, his brothers, Timothy Sayre, Jamie Sayre (husband, Bop), and Joe Sayre (wife, Clerice).  Randy loved all his family including his nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, his grandfather, Frank Sayre, and his grandmother, Mary Sayre.

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

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

Reba J. Pruitt, 84, of Shelbyville

Reba J. Pruitt, 84, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, November 21, 2022, at Otterbein Senior Life in Franklin.

She was born October 8, 1938, in Shelby County, the daughter of Cecil Orville and Leona Eliza (Dennis) Jones. 

Reba is survived by her sons, Brent L. Drake and wife, Deena, and David Drake and wife, Charlotte, both of Shelbyville, and Randy Roland and wife, Tina, of Columbus; daughter, Rhonda Renee Heck and husband, Brian, of Franklin; sisters, Dorothy Mae Toll of Shelbyville, Marilyn Gardner and husband, Jerry, of Franklin and Carolyn Mullineux of Fishers; sister-in-law, Janet Jones of Indianapolis; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her twin brother, Ray Jones; parents; husbands, Larry Drake, Raymond H. Roland and Merrill Dale “Jack” Pruitt; brother, Garnett Dale Jones; and sister, Norma Jean Jones.

She graduated in 1956 from Shelbyville High School.

Reba was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.

She retired in 2003, having worked as a secretary for the Indiana State Police; and as a correctional officer for the Edinburgh Correctional Facility at Camp Atterbury.

Reba loved going to the beach, gardening, playing cards and bingo and dancing.

She was an avid fan of the Indiana Pacers and the Indianapolis Colts.

Visitation will be from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Monday, November 28, 2022, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

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

Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Main Street Hospice, 10 Highland Avenue, Franklin, Indiana 46131.

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

Vada Mae Crim, 91, of Shelbyville, former Manilla resident

Vada Mae Crim, 91, of Shelbyville, former Manilla resident, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at Walker Place.

 

Born May 12,  1931 in Rush County, she was the daughter of William Fleming Burton and Cora Belle (Klingman) Burton. She married Robert Eugene Crim on November 6,1949 and he preceded her on December 18, 2002.

 

Survivors include 3 children- Michael Crim (Janet) of Shelbyville, Pamela King of Shelbyville, Rita Rouse (Jeffery) of Greenfield; 10 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and 6 great-great grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, brother John Kemple, sister Marjorie Van Wert and son in law William King.

 

Mrs. Crim was a lifetime resident of this area and a homemaker. She graduated from Manilla High School in 1949  and was a Major Hospital volunteer for 30 + years. Vada was a member of Morristown Christian Church and a member

of Homemaker's Social Study Club, and Merry Mixers. Vada enjoyed watching NASCAR and the Indiana Pacers, and spending time with her family and great grandchildren.

 

Funeral Services will be 11:00 am, Tuesday, November 29,2022 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Rd., with Pastor Fred Hickman and  Bill Farmer officiating.

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

Friends may call on Monday evening, November 28,2022 from 4:00-8:00 pm at the funeral home.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Charity of Donor's Choice, in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com

Harley Austin Cox, Jr., 84, Greenfield, formerly of North Salem

Harley Austin Cox, Jr., 84, Greenfield, formerly of North Salem, IN, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2022.

 

He was born on June 13, 1938, in Indianapolis, to Harley Austin and Jesse (Kersey) Cox, Sr. He married his love Valerie Kay Conkin on December 1, 1961.

 

In Harley’s younger years, he was an accomplished bowler and loved to play pool as well as race cars. In 1956 Harley joined the Indiana National Guard, serving for 6 years. He aided assistance to his wife in her love for 4-H and the Horse & Pony sector. Harley was a member of the Scottish Rite, the Masonic Lodge, and OOIDA aiding advocacy to fellow truck drivers. In his free time, he enjoyed taking rides on his gator around his property. He also built wooden windchimes, wooden jewelry boxes, and wooden cedar chests.

 

At the young age of 19, Harley started working different positions while employed for Crescent Paper Company in Indianapolis. There, he worked for many years. Harley was one of six founding members with Greenfield’s Police Reserve.

 

He then transitioned as an over-the-road truck driver for Commercial Transport. Harley was fortunate to have traveled to all but two states as well as Canada for work-related matters. While trucking, his CB handle was “Blue Eagle” and he was a member of the Teamsters.

 

He then became co-partners with Robert Cook, forming Cook & Cox Construction, in Greenfield. Harley and Robert built Greenfield’s Riley Pool. Continuing to drive trucks, he worked for Transport America and Frontier. Venturing out on his own as an independent contractor, Harley was forced to retire from trucking in the summer of 2007 as he was involved in a trucking accident. He was shy of earning his 2-million-mile safety certificate.

 

He is survived by his loving wife Valerie of 61 years; their children: Sharon Williams, Mark (Leah) Cox, and Mike Cox; grandchildren: Jeffry (Jennifer) Goble and Shelbi Goble; and great-grandchildren: Brayden Goble and Elijah Goble.

 

Harley was preceded in death by his mother, Jesse Myers; father, Harley Sr.; great-grandparents, Brewer and Ina Mae Kersey; and son-in-law, Thomas Williams.

 

Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Greenfield, has been honored to assist the Cox family. At this time, services are being discussed and will be shared following the holidays.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Wheeler Mission and/or Indiana Sheriff’s FOP.

 

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

 

Cora Sue (Abbott) Haney-Demaster, 77, Greenfield

Cora Sue (Abbott) Haney-Demaster, 77, Greenfield, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.

 

She was born on August 5, 1945, in Cabell, KY, to Edd and Ima (Weston) Abbott. Cora is a 1963 graduate of New Palestine High School.

 

Cora was employed as a real estate agent with Johnson & Dudley and then as an administrative assistant for BMG Records. She loved music, dancing, reading, and aimlessly driving here and there to get out and about and explore. In her younger years, Cora was on a bowling league and a dart league. She loved spending time with her family and grandchildren. She attended Franklin Road Baptist Church. She married James Edward Demaster on September 23, 1988.

 

Cora is survived by her loving husband Jim of 34 years; children: Barbara (Robert) Riddle, Joseph (Heather) Haney, and Nathan Demaster; grandchildren: Keegan Riddle, Kira Schnabel, Caleb Riddle, Michael Haney, and Rebecca Haney; siblings: Ed Abbott, Troy Abbott, Reba Abbott, Jean Relford, and Opal Spragg; sisters-in-law: Louanna Canter and Mary Ellen Harvey; and good friend and father of her children, Toad Haney.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; infant son, Jonathan Haney; and sister, Shirley Blankenship.

 

A visitation will be on Thursday, November 17, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, New Palestine Chapel, 19 East Main Street, New Palestine, as well as an additional visitation on Friday, November 18, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. until 12 noon, also at the funeral home.

 

The service will start at 12 noon officiated by Pastor Chuck Circle.

 

Burial will take place in New Palestine 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

Joan Jean Pile, 91, of Shelbyville

Joan Jean Pile, 91, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, November 21, 2022 at Ashford Place.

 

Born November 12, 1931 in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Leonard Bland and Maud (Woods) Bland.   She married Kenneth Richard Pile on June 29, 1952 and he preceded her in 2017.

 

Survivors include a son John Richard Pile (wife Deborah) of Shelbyville; a niece Marlene Muldoon of Edinburgh; 3 grandchildren- Valerie Wilkins (husband John) of Shelbyville, Matthew Pile (Laurie Franasiak) of Florida, Leann Boldery (husband Cory) of Shelbyville; 5 great grandchildren- Blaise Wilkins, Lexi Wilkins, Jesse Wilkins, Zoe McGuire, Zuri Boldery; 3 step great grandchildren- David Boldery, Ethan Boldery, and Camden Franasiak. 

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouse, and her twin sister Joyce Muldoon.

 

Mrs. Pile was a lifelong resident of this area, and graduated from Mt. Auburn High School in 1949.  She was secretary for Southwestern Schools for 28 1/2 years, retiring in 1993.  She attended Shelbyville Bible Holiness Church. Joan loved watching old movies, and working with and collecting artificial flowers.  She was especially close to her twin sister Joyce.

 

Funeral services will be 12:00 noon on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor Joseph Smith officiating. 

 

Burial will be in Miller Cemetery. 

 

Friends may call on Saturday morning from 10:00 am until the  time of the service, at the funeral home.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of the donor's choice, in care of the funeral home.

Colleen Seeling, 64, of Franklin

Colleen Seeling, 64, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2022

at Franklin Meadows.

 

Born May 14, 1958 in Evansville, Indiana, she was the daughter of Arthur Kemp

and Esther (Morrison) Kemp. She was married to William "Bill" Seeling for 25 years,

and although they divorced, they remained very good friends.  He preceded her on September 9, 2020.

 

Survivors include a daughter- Emily Polston (husband Justin) of Shelbyville; 

3 sisters- Linda Rogers (husband Jerry), Jean Chambers (husband Jim), Karen

Thomson (husband Cecil); brother-Randy Kemp (wife Jackie); and 3 grandchildren-

Ella, Leo & Wes Polston.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband

Bill Seeling.

 

Mrs. Seeling had lived in this area for 26 years, after moving from Southern Indiana. She was retired, but had worked for several years in retail, and a few years in the school system.  She graduated from Boonville High School in 1976, and occasionally attended Shelbyville Community Church.

 

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

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Margaret A. Evans, 75, of St. Paul

Margaret A. Evans, 75, of St. Paul, passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at her home.

She was born September 2, 1947, in Wills Point, Texas, the daughter of Jeff and Gladys Aslin.  On July 16, 1994, she married David E. Evans, and he survives.

In addition to David, Margaret is survived by her daughters, Gail Cathey and husband, Tony, and Natalie Pardue; granddaughter, Alexa Cathey;  step-children, Jean Marie Evans Stevens and husband, Aaron, Lisa Ann Evans Macdonald and husband, Mark, Jeremy Andrew Evans and wife, Crystala, Katherine Louise Evans Boyce and husband, Rich and Joshua Edward Evans and wife, Ronda; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Margaret was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

She graduated in 1965 from Wills Point High School and obtained her registered nursing degree.  Margaret retired from Methodist Hospital.

Margaret was also a member of Shelby Senior Services.

She enjoyed camping, crafting and painting.

Margaret also enjoyed living history reinactments, and attending various Cons with her daughter, including Dragon Con.

One of Margaret’s favorite places was her greenhouse, where she grew and cared for her beautiful plants.

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

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

Linda Kaye Beck, 77, of Shelbyville

Linda Kaye Beck, 77, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, November 19, 2022, at her home.

She was born August 19, 1945, in Shelby County, the daughter of Johnnie and Juanita (Polly) Nigh.  On July 2, 1976, she married William D. “Bill” Beck, and he survives.

In addition to Bill, Linda is survived by her daughters, Deena Baker of Linton, and Trisha Carlton and wife, Becky Reynolds, of Zionsville; grandchildren, Heather, Travis, Trent and Leah; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Linda was a secretary at Ford dealerships in Indiana and Florida, for over 50 years, retiring in 2004.

She enjoyed reading.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice of charity.

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

Local centenarian, Esther M. Buck, 104 years

Local centenarian, Esther M. Buck, 104 years, 8 months and 13 days departed this life at 6:44 PM on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at Hickory Creek of Rochester.

 

On March 4, 1918, Esther Mae Barkman was born at home in Richland Township to Charles R. and Esther Mehling Barkman. Growing up in Richland township, she shared her childhood with three sisters: Lydia, Meriam and Ruth.  In 1936, Esther graduated from Richland Center High School. She was very proud to be the oldest living graduate of the school.

 

In Peru, Esther and Marion L. Buck were married on August 10, 1941. They shared 29 years of life’s adventures.  Sadly, he passed away on September 11, 1970.

 

Esther was a homemaker and worked at Topps Manufacturing in the shipping and receiving departments, retiring at the age of 76.

 

As an avid crafter, Esther loved to crochet and embroider. The tablecloths she made were beautiful. With a green thumb, Esther could often be found working in the flower and vegetable gardens. Many of the girls at Topps would line up to get a piece of the fresh pies or cookies that Esther made. She liked to bake the treats for her family and friends.  Esther loved and treasured the time with her nieces and nephews.

 

Left to cherish Esther's memory are niece and nephews: Judy Taylor of Rochester, Sven Barkman of Deedsville, Charles V. Alexander of Mishawaka, Darlene Vale and husband Bill of Fl; and special friends Connie and Mickey Baker.

 

Preceding Esther in death are her parents, husband, and three sisters: Lydia Barkman, Meriam Alexander, and Ruth Buck.

 

A celebration of the life of Esther M. Buck will be at 12 noon on Monday, November 21, 2022 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St. Rochester.

 

Esther's nephew, Pastor Bob Vale will officiate.

 

Friends may visit with the family from 10-12 on Monday in the funeral home.  

 

Interment will be in the Richland Center IOOF Cemetery.  

 

Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Museum, 37 E. 375 N., Rochester, IN  46975.

Tom Migonis, 80

Tom Migonis, 80, passed away unexpectedly on November 19, 2022 at his home with his wife, Sandi, at his side. 

 

Born on April 18, 1942, in Chicago, Thomas was the first-born son of George B. and Josephine Rouden Migonis.  Growing up he shared his childhood with two brothers.  After high school Tom served our country with the United States Army.  As a careerman he served multiple tours of duty that spanned over two decades in Korea, Germany and Vietnam.  At the time of his honorable discharge, he was known as 1st Sgt. Tom Migonis.

 

On April 21, 1997, Tom married Sandi in Booneville, Kentucky.  Together they shared 25 years together.  A man of strong faith, Tom was very active at the Gospel Lighthouse Church.  He was especially dedicated to mentoring Celebrate Recovery.  With a servant's heart, Tom served our veterans as the District Commander of the Veterans of Foreign War.  He was past commander of the of the Leroy Shelton American Legion Post # 36 and was a member of the Fulton County Veteran's Honor Guard. 

 

At home there was no better way to relax than chopping wood. In the spring Tom could be found on his tractor doing custom work for friends and neighbors, prepping their garden plots for planting. A lifelong American patriot Tom kept a watchful eye on our flags around the county.  Keenly observing for their pristine appearance.  If not, he politely mentioned that he could help them with proper disposition of our symbol of America.

 

An avid gardener, Tom planted a truck patch garden.  Some years containing over 50 tomato plants, of course there was always an abundance of cabbage, green beans and a variety of peppers. He enjoyed visits from his grands.  Jeffrey Jr. and companion Bri,  Alicia and husband Sean, Amanda and husband Kevin loved to hear stories from earlier years and the patriotism of their Grandpa Tom.  They went on nature hikes with him, exploring the back woods while catching glimpses of wildlife.  He conducted many tours of his prized garden, always sharing the bountiful harvest with them.

 

Left to cherish Tom's memory are his wife Sandi; four children: Christine Calvert of Rochester, Toni Walker of Galveston, Kimmy Gard of Macy and Jeff Ferrell Sr. and wife Ellen of Rochester; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and his canine companion Millie the English Mastiff.

 

A celebration of life will be announced later. 

Burial will follow at the Arlington National Cemetery.   

The United States Army Honors Team will accord military honors. 

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Delong Gospel Lighthouse Church, 5823 Center St., P.O. Box 440, Delong, Indiana 46922.  

Robert E. "Bob" Robinson, 81, of Manilla

Robert E. "Bob" Robinson, 81, of Manilla, passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at IU Methodist Hospital.

Born December 22, 1940 in Rushville, he was the son of James R. Robinson and Eva (McDaniel) Robinson.  He married Diana (Brown) Robinson on June 4, 1951 and she survives.

Other survivors include 2 daughters- Teresa McNeely of Fountaintown, Tammy McColley (husband Tony) of Shelbyville; a sister- Sally Gulley (husband Gary) of Manilla; 5 grandchildren-Drew McNeely (wife Ashley), Brittany McNeely, Kassandra McNeely-Donaldson (husband Frank), Chase McColley, Hannah McColley; 7 great grandchildren- Jackson, Jordan, Juliette, Zendaya,
Zayleigh, Maddox, and Jayden.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother- Jimmy Robinson, sister Patty Robinson, son-in-law Patrick McNeely, and granddaughter- Kayla McColley.

Mr. Robinson was a lifelong resident of this area, and graduated from Rushville High School in 1959.  He retired from Allison Transmisson after 28 years of service.  He attended the First Church of the Nazarene, was a member of Masonic Lodge #62, and was a life member of Manilla Volunteer Fire Department. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, bowling, and attending his grandchildren's sporting events.

Funeral services will be 12:00 noon on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor Steve Bohall officiating.  Friends may call on Saturday morning November 19, 2022 from 10:00 am until the time of the service.  Burial will be in Manilla Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made in Bob's name to Manilla Volunteer Fire Department, in care of the funeral home.

Dennis R. Kelsay, 61, of Shelbyville

Dennis R. Kelsay, 61, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2022.

 

He was born September 1, 1961 in Muskegon, MI to Russell Kelsay and Jean (Gilles) Kelsay. 

  

Dennis was a self-employed contractor.  He was an avid bowler and was always watching IU or Colts football.  Dennis was known as a true grill master.

 

He is survived by his daughters, Kylie Kerans (husband, Kaleb) of New Palestine and Krista Green (husband, Justin) of Shelbyville, his brothers, Greg Kelsay (wife, Joann), Ron Kelsay (wife, Julie), his sister, Brenda Simmons (husband, David), his grandchildren, Isabelle Green, and Lane and Lola Kerans, and several nieces, nephews, as well as great-nieces and great-nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, Russell.

 

Visitation will be 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, November 20, 2022 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Monday, November 21, 2022 at the funeral home with Reverend Bill Horner officiating.

 

He will be laid to rest at St. Vincent Catholic Cemetery.

 

Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, Stuart Parks, and Darin Schutt are honored to serve Dennis’ family.

 

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

Betty Ann Mohr, 96, of Fairland

Betty Ann Mohr, 96, of Fairland, passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at her home.

She was born September 25, 1926, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Weston Amick and Dorothy (Springer) Amick Reddy.  On September 29, 1943, she married Wayne L. Mohr, and he preceded her in death on June 7, 1999.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Linda A. Jones of Fairland; son, Lowell W. Mohr and wife, Michele, of Fairland; brother, Joe Amick and wife, Janie, of Beech Grove; grandchildren, Christie Ballard-Ballou and husband, Jonathan, Vanessa Carmen and partner, Brittany, Lindsay Metcalfe, Robbie Metcalfe and wife, Ashley, Lori Keplinger, Lisa Everroad and Mark Wilson and wife, April; great-grandchildren, Braden, Rebecca, Jacob, Bane, Slade, Nashton, Hannah and husband, Drew, Caleb, Zachary, Justin and Mollie; great-great-grandchildren, Marley, Mason, Mia, Myles, Kayson and Nolan; and numerous nieces and nephews, including James Cottrell and wife, Sherrie, of Edgerton, Wisconsin.

In addition to Wayne, Betty was preceded in death by her parents; son, Larry W. Mohr; seven siblings; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Chalmer and Ruby Mohr; grandsons, Jeremy W. Jones and Wayne Lee Mohr; great-grandson, Logan; son-in-law, Clifford E. Jones; daughter-in-law, Linda Mohr; and a grandson-in-law.

Betty was a long loyal and devoted member of Pleasant View Baptist Church.

She retired in 1984 from Western Electric, with over 25 years of service.  While working at Western Electric, she obtained her GED from Tech High School, thru their In-plant program.  Betty was also a member of the Pioneer Club at Western Electric.

Betty was a doting mother, grandmother, wife and sister.  She was a loving caregiver to many of her family members, especially her husband and grandson, Wayne.  Betty was known for giving the best hugs.

She enjoyed watching game shows with her favorites being, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy.  Betty also enjoyed working word search puzzles and watching the hummingbirds and cardinals at her feeders.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at Pleasant View Baptist Church, 12442 Southeastern Avenue, Acton, IN 46259.

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, at the church, with Pastor Mark Kern officiating.

Interment will be at New Palestine Cemetery in New Palestine.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant View Baptist Church or the donor’s choice of charity.

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

Margaret A. Evans, 75, of St. Paul

Margaret A. Evans, 75, of St. Paul, passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at her home.

She was born September 2, 1947, in Wills Point, Texas, the daughter of Jeff and Gladys Aslin.  On July 16, 1994, she married David E. Evans, and he survives.

In addition to David, Margaret is survived by her children Gail Cathey and husband, Tony, Natalie Pardue, Jean Marie Evans Stevens and husband, Aaron, Lisa Ann Evans Macdonald and husband, Mark, Jeremy Andrew Evans and wife, Crystala, Katherine Louise Evans Boyce and husband, Rich and Joshua Edward Evans and wife, Ronda; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Margaret was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

She graduated in 1965 from Wills Point High School and obtained her registered nursing degree.  Margaret retired from Methodist Hospital.

Margaret was also a member of Shelby Senior Services.

She enjoyed camping, crafting and painting.

Margaret also enjoyed living history reinactments.

One of Margaret’s favorite places was her greenhouse, where she grew and cared for her beautiful plants.

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

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

 Jessie A. Caudill, 92, of Fairland

 Jessie A. Caudill, 92, of Fairland, passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at Greenwood Meadows.

 

She was born March 19, 1930 in Hot Coal, WV to Jesse Ward and Edna (Gray) Ward.

 

Mrs. Caudill was a homemaker.  She enjoyed painting, poetry, cooking and canning.

 

She married Earl Caudill on January 9, 1947 and he preceded her in death on March 10, 2012. 

 

Mrs. Caudill is survived by her son, Alan Caudill, her daughter, Elaine Hulsman, her sister, Carol Horton, her grandchildren, Susan Thomas, Kami Robinson, Erturk Mehmet, Brooke Adkins, Chris Adkins, Heather Repass, Amber Richardson, and Jasen Caudill, 12 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren and her sister-in-law Carlee Boschain.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brother, Harold Ward, and her daughter, Shirley Mehmet.

 

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m, Friday, November 18, 2022 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Ron Rockey officiating.

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

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

   

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

 

 

 

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