Obituaries

Paul L. Zahnd, 71, Fairland

Paul L. Zahnd, 71, of Fairland passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019 at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

 

He was born January 4, 1948, in Marengo, the son of Ernest R. Jr. and Esther (Crandall) Zahnd. He married Bonnie Johnson, in August of 1972, and she preceded him in death on October 30, 2014.

Paul is survived by his daughter, Carolyn Singer and husband, Shawn, of Shelbyville; step-sons, Jimmy Spivey of Indianapolis, and Curtis Spivey and wife, Sharon, of Idaho; brothers, Charles Zahnd and Joseph Zahnd and wife, Patsy, all of Fairland; sister, Patricia Proctor and husband, Bill, of Mooresville; grandchildren, Jacob, Jonah, Crystal, Curtis and Kayla; three great-grandchildren; and niece and nephews, Margaret, William and Joey.

 

In addition to Bonnie, Paul was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Stephen Zahnd; and nephews, Eric Zahnd and Ryan Zahnd.

 

Paul graduated in 1965 from Triton Central High School.

 

He was a member of Nativity Catholic Church.

 

Paul was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam War.

 

He formerly worked at RCA, and later retired from the U.S. Postal Service, as a maintenance man at the Wanamaker Post Office.

 

Paul enjoyed reading and writing books, and watching the History Channel. He loved to fish.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2019 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, with Father Mike Keucher officiating.

 

Interment will be at Orchard Hill Cemetery in Wanamaker, with military graveside rites conducted by the local military committee.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 115 W. Washington St., Suite 1180 South, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204.

 

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

Aurelia Hurtado, 99, Shelbyville

Aurelia Hurtado, 99, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at her residence.

 

She was born May 24, 1920 in Sullana Piura, Peru, to Patrocinio Sanchez and Tomasa Rondoy.

 She married Guillermo Hurtado on June 12, 1969 and he preceded her in death September 7, 1995.   

 

Mrs. Hurtado is suvived by her children, Manuel (Laura) Riofrio; Aurora (Damian)Vincens; Miquel (Gloria) Jaramillo; Nancy (Jose) Mendieta; Luis (Amanda) Hurtado; Gladys Hurtado; Maria Rosa (Jose Luis) Penailillo; Juan Carlos (Carmen) Hurtado; Elisa (Victor) Hurtado; and Margarita (Pablo) Hurtado; 28 grandkids, 39 great-grandkids; and great-great-grandchild, Amelia Grace West.

 

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

 

Mrs. Hurtado was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family and attending family functions.

  

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 125 E. Broadway, Shelbyville, IN.,  with Father Mike Keucher officiating.

 

Burial will be in her home country of Peru.

 

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

 

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

 

Ronald P. Harpring, 54, Shelbyville

Ronald P. Harpring, 54, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2019 at his residence.

 

A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date with burial in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens.

 

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

 

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

Robert Samuel Ardery, 94, Shelbyville

Robert Samuel Ardery, 94, of Shelbyville passed away Saturday, June 29, 2019 at his home.

 

He was born December 13, 1924, in Greensburg, the son of Samuel and Mary Florine (Bowman) Ardery. On November 25, 1956, he married his wife of 62 years, Betty Nabring, and she survives.

 

In addition to Betty, Robert is survived by his sons, Sam Ardery and wife, Patty, of Bloomington, and Kirk Ardery of Southport; grandchildren, Rachel Iler and husband, Ben, of Indianapolis, Grace Smith and husband, Chad, of Chicago, Illinois, and Mary Ardery of Carbondale, Illinois; great-grandson, Walker Iler; and cousin, Joe Bailey of Shelbyville.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Mary Florine, Margaret and Ruth; and a brother, David.

 

Robert graduated from Greensburg High School in 1943 and Butler College of Pharmacy in 1953.

 

He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving from September of 1943 to June of 1946. He served with the 517th Troop Carrier Squadron in the China-Theater as a radio operator on C-46 and C-47 aircraft.

 

Robert was a pharmacist at Lomark and Rite Aid from 1968 until retiring in 1988.

 

He was a member of American Legion Post No. 70.

 

Robert enjoyed bowling, pitching horse shoes, playing euchre and gardening.

 

A Gathering of Friends will be from 11 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church, 124 W. Broadway St. in Shelbyville.

 

A Celebration of Robert’s life will be at noon Tuesday at the church, with Rev. Mark Morningstar officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the local military committee.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wheeler Mission, 245 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 or Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Attn: Development, PO Box 397, Indianapolis, Indiana 46206.

 

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

McKinley Brown, infant, Shelbyville,

McKinley Brown, infant, of Shelbyville, received her angel wings, Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Riley Hospital for Children.

 

She was born June 6, 2019 in Shelbyville to Anthony Brown and Deija (Wade) Brown.

 

McKinley is survived by her parents, sister, Paisley Graham, brother, Noah Brown, maternal grandfather, Keith Wade (Ashley Zamora), paternal grandfather, Edward Salisbury (Heather Fields), uncles, Xavier Wade and Ohen Wade, and maternal great-grandparents, Emma and Aaron Williams.

  

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, June 28, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at noon at the funeral home.

 

Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens.

 

Funeral Directors, Greg, Sheila, and Stuart Parks are honored to conduct the services for the Brown family.

 

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

Harvey E. Carter, 86, Shelbyville

Harvey E. Carter, 86, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Morristown Manor.

 

He was born May 27, 1933, in Shelbyville, to Harry K. Carter, Sr. and Anna Marie (Dunn) Carter.

 

He married Olena L. Polston on June 20, 1956, and she survives.

 

Mr. Carter is also survived by his daughter, Theresa (David) Martin of Ft. Wayne; daughter, Penny (Carl) Boggs of St. Paul; son, Paul D. (Tam) Carter of Shelbyville; grandson, Jonathan (Teri) Martin of Ft. Wayne; granddaughter, Adrienne Martin (fiancé Josh Raber) of Ft. Wayne; great-grandson, Briggs Martin, of Ft. Wayne; grandson, Ben (Lisa) Boggs; great-granddaughter, Zoey Boggs; grandson, Brandon Boggs; grandson, Kyle (Hannah) Carter; granddaughter, Paige (Richard) Jones; all of Shelbyville.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, John Carter and Walt Carter and sister, Sarah Mae Maynard.

 

Mr. Carter was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.  He was a graduate of Fairland High School. 

 

Mr. Carter was a specialist 3rd class in the U.S. Army.  He was a truck driver for over 35 years, After retiring from truck driving, he worked at Bonded Oil.

   

He loved to watch old western movies. His favorite pastime was spending time with his family, especially at family dinners.

  

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, June 28, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the funeral home with Pastor David Martin and Pastor Jonathan Hall officiating.

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery with military rites conducted by local veteran’s organizations.

  

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

 

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

Judy Mewborn, 84, Shelbyville

Judy Mewborn, 84, of Shelbyville passed away Monday, June 24, 2019 at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis.

 

She was born May 31, 1935, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Gordon and Margaret (Kuntz) Schneider. On June 29, 1957, she married James Murray Mewborn, and he preceded her in death on January 14, 2012.

 

Judy is survived by a large family which includes her loving children, Dan Mewborn and wife, Teresa, of Indianapolis, Karen Provins and husband, Gary, of Traverse City, Michigan, Mike Mewborn and wife, Jackie, of Carmel, and Steve Mewborn and wife, Stephanie, of Chicago, Illinois; her fun loving sisters, Kathy Law and husband, Jim, of Carmel, Betty Jo Andis and husband, Larry, of Morristown; sisters-in-law, Kathy Schneider of Devon, Pennsylvania, and Judy Schneider of Shelbyville; her grandchildren that she cherished, Jason Mewborn and wife, Maryn, of Orlando, Florida, Joey Mewborn and Matt Mewborn, both of Carmel, Ella Provins and Ava Provins, both of Traverse City, Tom Mewborn, Audrey Mewborn and Mary Mewborn, all of Chicago; and her many nieces and nephews, which she adored.

 

In addition to James, Judy was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Tom Schneider in 2010 and Bill Schneider in 1999.

 

Judy attended St. Joseph Elementary School, graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1953, and attended Indiana University.

 

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella St. Rose of Lima Circle No. 79, and St. Ann’s Altar Society.

 

Judy retired from the cable television office in 1997, with over 20 years of service. She was very social and enjoyed life. Judy loved to spend her time traveling between her children’s homes. She also enjoyed playing bridge.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville, with the rosary recited at 3:30 p.m.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 125 E. Broadway St. in Shelbyville.

 

Interment will be at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Shelbyville.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Daughters of Isabella Scholarship Fund, in care of Freeman Family Funeral Homes, 819 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Michael Glen Rogian, 77, of Shelbyville

Michael Glen Rogian, 77, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2019 at MHP Medical Center.

 

He was born March 13, 1942 in Batesville, IN. to Arthur ‘Spider’ and Ida ‘Bobbie’ (Bare) Rogian

 

He married Bonnie (Thompson) Rogian on May 16, 1962, and she survives.

 

He is also survived by his children, Doug (Debbie) Rogian of Boggstown, IN; Eric (Shannon) Rogian of London, IN; and Sam (Erin) Rogian of Greenwood, IN; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Sam Hammond of Shelbyville, IN; and siblings, Arthur Rodney Rogian, Sandy Bittinger, Debbie Norton, Mark Rogian, Jacque Nasby, Steve Rogian and Mary Bremer.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughters, Bonita Gobel and Shirley Michelle Hammond, 2 great-grandchildren, sisters, Linda Morris and Vicki Smithey and brother, Greg Rogian.

 

Michael was a member of Hope’s Point Baptist Church since 1968.  He retired from United Technologies Carrier Corporation in Indianapolis after 37 years of service, with 22 years perfect attendance.  He was a member of Steel Workers Union Local 1999.

 

Michael enjoyed his family, fishing, church, and Notre Dame football.

  

Visitation will be Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hope’s Point Church, 1703 S. Miller Avenue, Shelbyville.

  

Funeral services will be Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 11 a.m. with visitation from 10 a.m. to time of service.  Reverend Andy Lee will be officiating the service.

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

Michael’s family sends their sincere thanks to the staff at MHP for their wonderful care.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace House Ministries c/o Hope’s Point Church or to the Leukemia Association c/o Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN.

 

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

 

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

Bobby G. Sturgill, 82

Bobby G. Sturgill, 82, went to be with the Lord on June 23, 2019.

 

He was born on December 9, 1936 in Wise County, Virginia to Haskel Sturgill and Ethel (Blair) Sturgill.

 

He married Emma Jean (Raleigh) Sturgill on July 21, 1956 and she survives.

 

In addition to Jean, he leaves behind his children, Patricia (Tom) Houck, David (Tammy) Sturgill and Brenda (David) Turner; brothers, Charles Sturgill and Tommy Sturgill; sister, Wilma Staker; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.

 

Bob retired from Hydro Conduit Corporation in 2002. He loved hunting, fishing, gardening and spending time with his family. He cherished his family and friends and will be truly missed.

 

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Damon Dixon and Bill Maggard officiating.

 

Interment will be at Miller Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

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

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

Sue E. Kelley, 96, Morristown, formerly of Bargersville

Sue E. Kelley, 96, of Morristown, formerly of Bargersville passed away Monday, June 17, 2019 at Morristown Manor in Morristown.

 

She was born August 9, 1922, in West Frankfort, Illinois, the daughter of Noah Jasper and Emma (Osteen) Henson. On June 21, 1941, she married Thomas Kelley, and he preceded her in death on June 9, 1975.

 

Sue is survived by her daughters, Sharon S. Winzenread of Shelbyville, and Glenda A. Adams and husband, Scott, of Dawsonville, Georgia; sons, Rick T. Kelley and wife, Judy, and Randy W. Kelley and wife, Theresa, all of Bargersville, and Jerry J. Kelley and wife, Leslie, of Indianapolis; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and one on the way; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to Thomas, Sue was preceded in death by her grandson, Andrew Winzenread; granddaughter, Shana Kelley; brothers, Burnell Henson, Rex Henson, Ray Henson, Glen Henson, and her twin brother, Noah Jerry Henson; and sisters, Edna Berryhill and Nancy Stone.

 

Sue graduated in 1940 from West Frankfort High School in West Frankfort, Illinois. She was a member of the Bargersville Christian Church.

 

Sue formerly worked as a switchboard operator at the Bargersville State Bank for 10 years, retiring in 1988.

 

She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star No. 439.

 

Sue loved her children and grandchildren and cherished the time she spent with them. Private family services will be conducted.

 

Inurnment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

 

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

 

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

Marilyn Suzanne Morrison, 76, Shelbyville

Marilyn Suzanne Morrison, 76, of Shelbyville passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Otterbein and Franklin SeniorLife Community in Franklin.

 

She was born November 6, 1942, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Henry and Thelma (Collins) Bausback. On September 29, 2002, she married Sammie D. “Sam” Morrison, and he preceded her in death on December 22, 2003.

 

Marilyn is survived by her sons, Kevin Wilson and wife, Corinna, of Kansas City, Missouri, Jeff Wilson and wife, Shelly, of Fishers, Jason Wilson and wife, Heather, of South Bend, and Kyle Wilson and wife, Angie, of Shelbyville; daughters, Kathy San Juan and husband, Paul, of Springfield, Georgia, Julie Pendergast and husband, Patrick, of Port Washington, Wisconsin, and Kristina Wilson of Shelbyville; brother, Jon Bausback and wife, Nancy, of Michigan City; 16 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to Sam, Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Marilyn graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1960, and Ivy Tech in 1985, with a nursing degree.

 

She was a member of Little Blue River Baptist Church.

 

Marilyn formerly worked at Major Hospital, Shelby County Family Medicine, Altenheim in Beech Grove and retired from St. Francis Hospital.

 

She enjoyed archery, gardening and volunteering at Major Hospital.

 

Marilyn was a member of Country Pals Home Economics Club and Psi Iota Xi Sorority.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Private funeral services will be conducted and she will be laid to rest at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Benesse Oncology Center, 2455 Intelliplex Drive, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Janet M. Megerle, 74, Shelbyville

Janet M. Megerle, 74, of Shelbyville, passed away, Friday, June 14, 2019 at Miller’s Merry Manor.

 

Visitation will be from 11 am to 1 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Tom Lambert officiating.

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

Funeral directors Greg, Sheila, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve the Megerle family.

 

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

Jackie Lee Adams, 88, Fairland

Jackie Lee Adams, 88, of Fairland passed away Friday, June 14, 2019 at his residence.

 

He was born February 12, 1931, in Brodhead, Kentucky, the son of Alfred and Bertha (Moore) Adams.

 

On November 8, 1952, he married Wilma Jane Coulter, and she preceded him in death on March 18, 2015.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the funeral home, with Pastor Les Bearden officiating.

 

Interment will be at Fairland Cemetery in Fairland.

 

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

Harold E. "Chick" Tennell, 92, Shelby County

Harold E. “Chick” Tennell, 92, of Shelby County passed away Monday, June 10, 2019 at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

 

He was born January 4, 1927, in Bengal, the son of Cecil and Dorothy D. (Goff) Tennell. On March 2, 1947, he married his wife of 72 years, Martha Johnson, and she survives.

 

In addition to Martha, Chick is survived by his sons, Andrew Tennell and wife, Theresa, of Edinburgh, and Timothy Todd Tennell and wife, Lori, of Franklin; daughter-in-law, Melody Tennell Lux and husband, Greg, of St. Paul; sister, Rose Hellmich of Greensburg; brother, Ronnie Tennell and wife, Jean, of Flat Rock; grandchildren, Jeff Tennell and wife, Amanda, Jay Tennell and wife, Becca, Julie Tennell, Scott Tennell and wife, Jennifer, Carson Tennell, Cole Tennell and wife, Jennah, and Carrie Smithson and husband, Curtis; great-grandchildren, Jenson Tennell, Jayda Tennell, Addy Tennell, Casey Tennell, Caleb Tennell, Zack Tennell, Devin Tennell and Chad Tennell; step-great-grandchildren, Kayln and Bryce; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael Gene Tennell; sisters, Doris Kendall, Betty Runshe and Norma Meal; and brothers, Cecil C. Tennell Jr., Maurice D. Tennell and William Tennell.

Chick graduated from Boggstown High School in 1945.

 

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Germany during World War II.

 

Chick was a lifelong farmer and loved to farm his land. In 2015, he was awarded the Ag Promotional Lifetime Achievement Award, Chick was a member of the Farm Bureau Co-Op for 52 years.

He was a member of the Bengal Christian Church and served as a trustee. Chick was also serving on the Second Mount Pleasant Cemetery Board.

He was also a member of the Marietta Fire Department for 22 years and served as a director for 15 of those years.

 

Chick was a charter member of the Central Indiana Bass Club for 25 years.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2019 at the funeral home, with Pastor Doug Adams officiating.

 

Interment will be at Second Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Johnson County.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bengal Christian Church, in care of the funeral home.

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

Donald D. Fisher, 87, Shelbyville

Donald D. Fisher, 87, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019 at his residence.


He was born on August 9, 1931 in Shelbyville, to Robert E. and Mildred M. (Webster) Fisher. He married Bertha “Bert” H. Prill and she preceded him in death in 2013.

Survivors include a son, Steve (Claudine Arnes) Thibo of Indianapolis; a daughter, Jan (Max) Lux; a grandson Donald (Michelle) Lux, all of Shelbyville; granddaughter Amy (Eric M.) Harley; and Kristen (Jason) Spriggs; great-grandchildren, Joseph Lux; Alyxandria; Vincent and Taylor Harley; and Charlotte Spriggs;  sister, Lavonne Linville of Greensburg, and several nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

 

Mr. Fisher was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Masonic Lodge  FA&M #217 and Scottish Rites.  He enjoyed wood working, fishing, watching NASCAR and I.U.  He was very proud of the three boats that he built.

 

He retired from Public Service after a successful career of many years.

 

He enjoyed his time boating on the Ohio River, but his heart was at their summer home in St. Germain, WI.


His relationship with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren was the most precious gift he ever received.

Visitation will be at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with Masonic Rites at 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service and Crematory, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville.


Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Father Mike Keucher officiating.  Burial will be at Moscow Cemetery in Milroy.


Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105

 
Funeral directors Greg A. Parks, Sheila Parks and Stuart H. Parks are honored to conduct the services for Mr. Fisher.

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

Neal E. Kuhn, 80, Manilla

Neal E. Kuhn, 80, of Manilla passed away Friday, June 7, 2019 at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

 

He was born July 25, 1938, in Shelbyville, the son of Emil and Caroline (Wissing) Kuhn. On June 10, 1960, he married his beloved wife of nearly 59 years, Nancy Lynn Bausback, and she survives.

 

In addition to Nancy, Neal is survived by sons, David Kuhn and wife, Karla, of Rushville, and Lynn Kuhn and wife, Kellie, of Manilla; daughter, Beverly Galvin and husband, Brian, of Fort Myers, Florida; sister, Harriett Schmid and husband, Richard, of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Elisha Hart and husband, Mike, Adam Kuhn, Ryan Kuhn and wife, Kylie, Emilie Carson and husband, Spencer, and Caroline Kuhn and fiance’, Jared Mills; great grandchildren, Erin Michelle Kuhn, Mia Hart and Lyla Hart; and a large extended family.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Neal graduated in 1956 from Manilla High School, and attended Purdue University.

 

He was a life-time member of the Zion Evangelical Church, where he had served as a past president of the church board.

 

Neal was a lifelong farmer, the farm on which he and Nancy lived is a Hoosier Homestead Farm and has been in the family for well over 100 years. He also worked for 34 years at Pioneer Hybrid, where he was an Area Supervisor, Harvest Dispatcher and an Interplant and Shipping Coordinator, retiring in 2001.

 

Neal was a very active member and past president of the following organizations; Rush County Fair board, serving for 62 years from 1957 to 2019; the Indiana State Fair Board from 1988 to 1994; and the Indiana Association of Fairs, attending for over 50 years, where he served as District Director and was inducted into the “Hall of Fame”.

 

He was also a member of the Indiana Standardbred Horse Commission, Rush County Farm Bureau, American Southdown Breeders Association, and the Manilla Volunteer Fire Department.

Neal was named a Sagamore of the Wabash by Governor Frank O’Bannon.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison Street in Shelbyville and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Zion Evangelical Church, 7025 ECR 100 N, Shelbyville, Indiana.

 

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with Pastor Brad Schultz officiating.

Interment will be in Zion Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 6100 W. 96th St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278 or the American Diabetes Association, 8604 Alisonville Road, Suite 140, Indianapolis, Indiana 46250.

 

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

David G. Nolen, 28, of Indianapolis, formerly Morristown,

David G. Nolen, age 28, of Indianapolis, formerly Morristown, IN, passed away Friday, May 31, 2019.

 

He was born in Greenfield on January 6, 1991, to Hubert and Tonia (Wright) Nolen. He graduated from Morristown High School in 2009. David earned his degree in Christian Leadership at Barclay College in Kansas. He furthered his education at Indianapolis School of Supernatural Ministry, where he continued to lead and teach. He married the love of his life Stephanie G. (Kluger) Nolen on November 4, 2018.

David was the associate director and co-founder with his father for Hope Center Indy, an aftercare campus for women coming out of human trafficking. He was a life member of Brookville Road Community Church and attended Overflow Church in Carmel. David was a big fan of sports. He participated in cross country and basketball in junior high and high school. He played basketball for two years in college and was an assistant basketball coach at Morristown High School for a season. David also enjoyed watching the Colts, IU Basketball, and the Pacers with family and friends. 

David’s biggest passion was leading others to experience the presence and love of God. He was a respected leader with a servant’s heart. David had a strong prophetic gifting, and was bold to share God’s heart with people. He impacted many lives with his kindness, love, and compassion. His family and friends enjoyed his wit and sense of humor. David loved to make people laugh, and he made everyone smile. His life was a reflection of his love for Jesus. 

He is survived by his wife, Stephanie G. (Kluger) Nolen of Indianapolis; parents, Hubert and Tonia (Wright) Nolen of Morristown; sisters, Sara (Tom) Brooks of Indianapolis, Rachel (Brandon) Kleine of Morristown, Shari (Royce) Bryan of Bolivar, Missouri, and Mary Nolen of Morristown; grandparents, Robert and Phyllis Wright of Shirley, Carma Nolen of Morristown; father and mother-in-law, Robert and Susan Kluger of Noblesville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandfather,Virgil Nolen; and niece, Rhea Kleine.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Brookville Road Community Church (7480 W US 52, New Palestine, IN 46163). A celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at Brookville Road Community Church. A private burial will take place at Asbury Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made by mail to the Hope Center Indy 11850 Brookville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46239 or envelopes will be available at the church. Friends may share a memory or a condolence at www.erleweinmortuary.com.

Arrangements are being handled by Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory in Greenfield.

Christopher M. "Chris" Muir, 55, Morristown

Christopher M. “Chris” Muir, 55, of Morristown passed away Friday, May 31, 2019 at Franciscan St. Francis Health in Indianapolis.

 

He was born July 19, 1963, in Shelbyville, the son of William M. Muir and Sandra S. (Cory) York.

Chris is survived by his father, William M. Muir of Jasper; mother, Sandra S. York and husband, Eulis, of Morristown; son, Anthony Muir and wife, Brittany, of Flat Rock; daughter, Ashley Muir of Indianapolis; sister, Amy Wickizer and husband, Brad, of Davenport, Iowa; step-brothers, Eulis Ray York and wife, Jade, and Jason Allen York and wife, Ginnie, all of Franklin; grandson, Easton Contreras; and several nieces and nephews.

 

He graduated in 1981 from Morristown High School.

 

Chris worked as a truck driver for B. E. Trucking in Morristown for five years.

 

He was formerly a member of the Morristown F&AM Lodge and the Morristown Volunteer Fire Department.

 

Chris was a quiet person and enjoyed outdoor activities. His hobbies included fishing, deer hunting and riding his RZR.

 

He loved his family and cherished the time he spent with them, especially his grandson. Chris also leaves behind his dog, Jaejae.

 

A Gathering of Friends will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2019 at the Morristown Christian Church, 209 S. Washington St. in Morristown.

 

A Celebration of Chris’ Life will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the church.

 

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 Chris’ family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Jerry D. Scott, 65, of West Melbourne, FL, formerly of Shelbyville,

Jerry D. Scott, 65, of West Melbourne, FL, formerly of Shelbyville, earned his angel wings on May 28, 2019.

 

Jerry was born to Betty (Hittle) and Earl Scott on September 18, 1953.

 

He graduated from Shelbyville Senior High School in 1971 and married Barbara Kohrman in 1972. Barbara preceded him in death in 2015, after nearly 43 years of marriage.

 

Jerry studied electrical engineering at Ohio Institute of Technology, where he earned an Associate's degree. He worked for AT&T in Indiana and Ohio (also known as Bell Labs and Lucent Technologies) for 29 years. Upon moving to Melbourne, FL, he worked for Harris Corporation before retiring in September of 2018.

 

Jerry was an avid reader, loved a good Western (or a rerun of Walker, Texas Ranger), and enjoyed silhouette shooting with buddies in Ohio and Florida. He was an amateur radio operator for over 30 years.

 

He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Father Seger Council Knights of Columbus, CRES Amateur Radio Club and Port Malabar Rifle and Pistol Club.

 

Jerry is survived by his daughter, Angie, of Raleigh, North Carolina; sons, Eric (Leah) of Shelbyville, and Nicholas of Mount Vernon, Ohio, as well as grandchildren Madison, Emma, Ryder and Sophia.

 

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, two infant brothers, and best fur pals Scotty, Joy, Winston and Buddy.

 

Jerry fought a brave battle, was loved by many, and passed surrounded by family.

 

A Gathering of Friends will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Private family interment will be held.

 

The family requests memorial contributions be made to a local Boy Scout troop or animal shelter in his memory.

 

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

Alta M. Dagley, 94, Shelbyville

Alta M. Dagley, 94, of Shelbyville has gone home to be with her Lord and Savior.  She passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Heritage House of Shelbyville.

 

She was born September 14, 1924 in Somerset, KY to Herman and Lillian Dagley.

 

She married Norman G. Dagley on January 10, 1945 and he preceded her in death on February 6, 1987.

 

Mrs. Dagley is survived by her son Darold (wife, Hyla) Dagley of Shelbyville; sisters, Helen Clark and Rosemary Hollandsworth; and brother, Robert (wife, Mary) Dagley, all of Dayton, OH.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her brother, Oakley Dagley.

 

Mrs. Dagley attended First Church of the Nazarene. She was employed at L & J Garment Factory for 20 years.

 

She loved listening to gospel music and playing bingo.  Her most cherished times were spent with her family and friends.

  

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to Noon, Friday, May 31, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at Noon with Dr. Bohall officiating.

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

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

 

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

Ray Hasler Hartman, 85, Shelbyville

Ray Hasler Hartman, 85, of Shelbyville passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Heritage House Convalescent Center in Shelbyville.

 

He was born August 28, 1933, in Bluffton, the son of Edgar and Clyde (Linville) Hartman. On August 2, 1953, he married Janet Law, and she preceded him in death on June 7, 2017.

 

Ray is survived by his son, James Hartman of Shelbyville; daughter, Susan Scales and husband, David, of Pensacola, Florida; grandchildren, Christopher A. Scales and wife, Kristen, and Candice Scales, all of Pensacola; great-grandson, Brayden Scales; brother-in-law, James R. Law and wife, Kathy, of Shelbyville; nephew, Phil Hartman and wife, Renee; and niece, Cindy Hartman.

 

In addition to Janet, Ray was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Robert Hartman.

 

Ray graduated in 1952 from Fairland High School, and attended Tri-State University in Angola.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1953 to 1957, during the Korean Conflict.

 

Ray worked for Hartman Brothers Construction Company from 1949 to 1971 and for Heritage Group Asphalt Materials from 1971 until retiring in 2001.

 

He was formerly a member of Shelby Lodge No. 28 Masonic Lodge, Murat Shrine, Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, Shelbyville Lions and Alpha Gamma Epsilon.

 

Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Rev. Bill Horner officiating.

 

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

Memorial contributions McKay Manor Activities Department, 1473 E. McKay Road, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Bruce E. Thurston, 71, Shelbyville

Bruce E. Thurston, 71, of Shelbyville passed away Monday, May 27, 2019 at his home.

 

He was born November 21, 1947, in Shelbyville, the son of Franklin Pierce and Ketha Yevonne (Andrews) Thurston.

 

Bruce is survived by his sisters, Bonnie Garlitch and husband, John, and Patty Yantiss and husband, Kevin, all of St. Paul; brother, Jeffery Thurston of Shelbyville; niece, Shannon Farley; nephews, John Garlitch III, Michael Garlitch and Jason Yantiss; 11 great-nieces and great-nephews; and good friend, Melanie Harrison of Shelbyville.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Bruce graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1966.

 

He was a U.S. Army veteran, stationed in Germany, during the Vietnam War.

 

Bruce formerly worked at KCL Corporation for over 35 years, and retired from Great States in 2005.

 

He was a very active member of the Westside Wesleyan Church. Bruce had a beautiful singing voice, he sang at church and many weddings thru the years.

 

Bruce enjoyed watching IU basketball and collecting Indian artifacts. He also enjoyed hunting and raising coon dogs.

 

Bruce loved his family and cherished the time he spent with them.

 

He also leaves behind his dog, Bob.

 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the Westside Wesleyan Church, 535 Dunn Avenue in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at noon Thursday at the church, with Rev. Harvey Weaver officiating.

Interment will be in Miller Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

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

 

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

 

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

Thomas A. George, 61, Shelbyville

Thomas A. George, 61, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, May 24, 2019 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. 

 

 He was born March 5, 1958 in Indianapolis.  He was the son of James E. George and Betty J. (Ficklin) Hankins.

 

Tom is survived by his daughters, Cassandra, Brandy, Amber, and Amanda, his son, Thomas, 9 grandchildren, his sisters, Kathy and Rose, his brother, Larry and his friend, Jan Curry.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters and 1 brother.

 

Tom served in the U.S. Navy. He was a truck driver for 38 years. 

 

Tom was a member of Crossroads Community Church.  His favorite pastimes were fishing and hunting.

 

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Crossroads Community Church, 475 E. Progress Parkway, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. at the church with Pastor Andy Lee officiating.

 

Military honors will be conducted by local veterans’ organizations.

 

The family sends a special Thanks to Dr. Vieira and his caring staff for all of their love and support.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Association of Shelby County, P. O. Box 844, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

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

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

Darlene Faye Nebel, 79, Gwynneville

Darlene Faye Nebel, 79, of Gwynneville, on Thursday, May 23, 2019 has gone home to be with our Lord.

 

She was born February 3, 1940, in Union Township, Shelby County, Indiana, the daughter of Donald and Nadine (Tinsley) Bogue. On November 24, 1964, she married her loving and devoted husband of 54 years, Gary Nebel, and he survives.

 

In addition to Gary, Darlene is survived by her daughters, Judy Fisher and husband, David, of Fishers, and Deborah Nelson of Spring Hill, Tennessee; sons, Donald Albrecht and wife, Sandra, of Greenfield, Ronald Albrecht and wife, Laura, and Henry Albrecht and wife, Rhonda, both of Gwynneville; sister, Glenda Manor and husband, Gary, of New Castle; brother, Scott Bogue of Morristown; sister-in-law, Carolyn Zawrotny and husband, Mario Mele, of Morrestown, New Jersey; grandchildren, Kimberly Everette, Benjamin Fisher, Danielle Hudnall, Austin Paff, and Joshua, Sarah, Gary Christopher, Kaitlyn, Jordan and Candace Albrecht; great-grandchildren, Cole Everette, Maverick and Wolfgang Mueller, Kynliegh Harper and Annabelle Stang; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Darlene was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Marcia Byrnes and Karen Slinker.

 

She was a member of the Rushville Church of Christ.

 

Darlene was a beautician, owning and operating Dar’s Boutique, for over 25 years. She and Gary also owned Gary’s Gunsmith Shop in Gwynneville.

 

She was also a member of the Naamah Chapter 73 of the Order of Eastern Star and the National Muzzleloading Rifle Association.

 

Darlene was an accomplished seamstress. She made customized pre-1800 buckskin dresses, including many wedding dresses.

 

She also excelled in muzzleloading rifle competition, taking home many awards and prizes, with her marksmanship. Darlene was a pioneer in this competition for women, often competing against men.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St. in Morristown, with Eastern Star services at 8 p.m. and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at the Rushville Church of Christ, 627 W 11th St. in Rushville.

 

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, with Jim Coyle officiating.

Interment will be at Asbury Cemetery in Morristown.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rushville Church of Christ.

 

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

Charles L. "Chuck" Willard, 85, Shelbyville

Charles L. “Chuck” Willard, 85, of Shelbyville passed away Friday, May 17, 2019 at Franciscan St. Francis Health in Indianapolis.

 

He was born December 22, 1933, in Plainfield, New Jersey, the son of Glen A. and Edna P. (Frey) Willard. On October 18, 1952 in Amarillo, Texas, he married his wife of 66 years, Caroline Sue Laird, and she survives.

 

In addition to Caroline, Chuck is survived by son, Ed Willard and wife, Cynthia, of Shelbyville; daughters, Connie S. Beyers and husband, Bob, and Cindy A. Kuhn and husband, David, all of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Missy Buckler, Jessica Griggs and husband, Shane, Luke Willard, Leslie Brown and husband, Jake, Whitney Wampner and husband, Dustin, Ashley Aldridge and husband, Brady, and Matthew Kuhn and wife, Jenna; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Erma Dell Fout and Shirley McCarty; brother, George Repscher; and grandson, Eddie Bennett.

 

Chuck was a member of and the “candy man” at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church.

 

He was a veteran of the US Air Force, serving from 1952 to 1956.  Chuck began his career as an aircraft mechanic in the Air Force Reserve working on F86 Jets and the US Air Force working on P51 Mustangs. He retired from the Military Department of Indiana in 1988, with 35 years of service, where he worked on helicopters.

 

He also taught small engine repair at Shelbyville High Vocational School.

He enjoyed fishing and watching old westerns.

Chuck loved his children and grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2019 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, May 22, 2019 at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dr. Robb Barlow officiating.

 

Interment will be at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

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

 

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

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