Obituaries

John T. O'Brien, 81, Indianapolis

John T. O'Brien, 81, of Indianapolis, passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Community

North Heart Hospital.

 

Born January 24, 1938 in Beech Grove, he was the son of John Francis O'Brien and Gladys

(Oakes) O'Brien.  He married Kathleen (Spurling) O'Brien on January 25, 1964 and she survives.

 

Other survivors include his brother Michael O'Brien (wife Ingrid) of Indianapolis.  He was preceded 

in death by his parents, and a half brother Robert.

 

Mr. O'Brien had lived in this area for most of her lifetime, and was a supervisor in the recreation

department with the Correctional Industrial Facility in Pendleton for 16 years, retiring in 2005.  He

also had been an art teacher with Pike Township Schools for a few years.  He graduated from

Howe High School in 1957, and graduated from  Indiana University with both  Bachelor of Arts   

and  Master of Science degrees.  He was a member of Indiana University Alumni and was a US

Air Force veteran.

 

John enjoyed bowling, fishing,  watching sports, and was an avid Indianapolis Colts fan.

 

A graveside service will be 2:00 pm on Monday, December 9, 2019 at Forest Hill Cemetery

with Pastor Harvey Taylor officiating. No visitation hours will be observed, but military rites

will be conducted by a local veterans organization.  

 

Memorial contributions can be made to Toys For Tots, in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Julia Theobald, 91

Julia Theobald passed away at 91 peacefully in the presence and love of her family on December 2nd, 2019.

 

Julia Frances Theobald was born November 20, 1928 in Howard Co. Missouri to Jake and Hazel (Harold) Moyer. She was married to Robert Frederick Theobald on December 21, 1947. She lived in Shelbyville, St. Paul area from 1952 to 1984 before moving to Columbus, Indiana. 

 

She was a woman rich in love and family, and was a mother to all that knew her. A born entrepreneur, she managed the businesses that she and her husband Fred ran. Their successes were built on her savvy and they grew to be a presence in many people’s lives with investment and philanthropy. She managed the St Paul Softee Drive-In, Laundromat, Car Wash, Mobile Home Park, and The Big Squirt from 1965 to 1984. Theobald Enterprises was built on these early ventures and included a vast expansion of further business endeavors.

 

In their dedicated marriage together, she and Fred spent their retirement indulging their endless wanderlust together and with the family. Their destinations sprawled from Alaska, Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Mexico, and to all destinations in Canada and the United States. She invited her daughter and granddaughter to their own excursions in Europe.

 

Julia Theobald being the boundless personality she was further indulged in hobbies and skills that were as intricate as her personality. She was never shy to experiment in the kitchen and became well known in her family for her preparations of feasts for the holidays. Her own cookbook stands as a testament to her culinary skills. She was a poetic soul and had written poems and transcribed her journal from her youth by learning how to use a computer. She knew the importance of passing on the art and memories of her life to those that succeed her.

 

This passion manifested in her own innovation of detailing the family genealogy for her lineage. This endeavor took a large portion of her time and was an extensive project for her to undertake when she did. Further, she was a crafter that reflected her own dedication to creativity. When she was not indulging in these hobbies, she unwound with books and was a ravenous reader of novels and stories. Even in her twilight years, she consumed the books with an audio player and loved to talk about her stories. 

 

Her memories will be cherished and she is survived by an extensive family. Survivors include her husband Fred of 72 years, her daughter Joni Shaw and her husband Jim, her son Michael Theobald, and his wife Mary Ann; her grandchildren Peter, and Andrew Shaw, Megan Jarvis (married to Matt) and Matthew Theobald (married to Sarah); including their great grandchildren Maren, Maddie, Margot, and Miles Jarvis, Dylan and Asher Theobald; sisters O'Dell McClammer, Maggie Hasecuster, Gladys Walker, and brother Jake Moyer. Her legacy will live on with all of her immediate and extended family, and all that knew her.

 

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm on Friday, December 6, 2019, at Glenn E. George Funeral Home, 106 E Franklin St, St Paul, Indiana with Raymond Brumfiel officiating.

 

Burial will be in South Park Cemetery in Greensburg.

 

Friends may call on Friday morning from 11:00 am until the time of the service.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Indiana State Library Foundation, and National Library Service Talking Books, 140 N. Senate Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Amelia K. Heck, 82, St. Paul

Amelia K. Heck, 82, of St. Paul, passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 

MHP Medical Center.

 

Born May 28, 1937 in Indianapolis, she was he daughter of Charles King and

Hope (Anson) King.  She married Mark Beasley and he survives.

 

Other survivors include 3 children- Kathy Glenn, Mike Glenn, and Patricia

Marqua; 2 brothers- John King and Ed King; 8 grandchildren, and 8 great

grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and 2 children-

Joe Glenn  and Rebecca Bennett.

 

Mrs. Heck had lived in this area her entire lifetime and was a truck driver 

for 36 years.  She graduated from New Palestine High School.

 

Amelia enjoyed sewing and quilting, and dearly loved her husband and family.

 

No funeral services will be observed.  Burial will be in Miller Cemetery.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Rollin D. Fogle, 80, Shelbyville

Rollin D. Fogle, 80, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Cypress Run

in Morristown.

 

Born December 9, 1938 in Shelby County, he was the son of Loren Elias "Bud" Fogle and Ruby

(Adams) Fogle.  He married Sandra (Scholl) Fogle on April 3, 1960, and she survives.

 

Other survivors include 3 children- Kevin D. Fogle of Shelbyville, Sheri Lindsay of Indianapolis, 

Darin Lee Fogle (wife Shannon) of Shelbyville; brother and sister-in-law Charles & Marcia Loveless 

of Shelbyville, sister-in-law Josephine Fogle;  7 grandchildren- Aaron Fogle, Kyle Fogle, Tyler

Fogle, Amber Bradley, Ashley Lindsay, Kaysie Fogle, Molly Fogle; and 2 great grandchildren-

Jarrod & Aiden Fogle.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother Gene Fogle.

 

Mr. Fogle had lived in this area his entire lifetime, and was a lifelong self employed farmer.  He

 graduated from Waldron High School in 1958 and was a member of Little Blue River Baptist

Church, where he served as deacon and trustee.  He was also a member of Morristown Lion's

Club, Waldron Young Farmer's Group, and a member of the Shelby County Soil & Water Board.

 

Rollin enjoyed playing cards, traveling, cutting grass, farming (which was his passion), and spending

time with his friends, family, and grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be 10:30 am on Friday, December 6, 2019 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Rev. Ken Morgan officiating.  Burial will be in Zion Cemetery.  Friends may call  on Thursday evening, December 5, 2019 from 4:00 pm until   8:00 pm at the funeral home.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Little Blue River Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Marie D. "B" Kuntz, 87, Shelbyville,

Marie D. "B" Kuntz, 87, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019

at Ashford Place Health Campus.

 

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

and Mollie (Wiggins) Denny.  She married Charles E. Kuntz on October 7, 1950 and

he preceded her on August 24, 2019.

 

Survivors include her twin sister Edna Lauff of Shelbyville, brothers- Bill Denny (wife

Bonnie) of Waldron, Charles Denny (wife Sandy) of Shelbyville; and several nieces

and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, brother Donald

Junior Denny, sister Lucille Marsh and an infant sister.

 

Mrs. Kuntz lived in this area most of her lifetime, and attended New Salem High School.

She had been employed at the old Kennedy Car Liner for a couple of years, Western

Electric for 33 years, and was also employed in Coulston School Cafeteria for several

years.  She was a member of Lewis Creek Baptist Church and the Ladies Monday

Coffee Group.

 

Marie enjoyed eating out, traveling, attending church and church functions.  She 

especially loved her family and spending time with them.

 

Funeral services will be 12:00 noon on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Glenn E. George

& Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor Harvey Taylor officiating.  Burial will

be in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.  Friends may call from 10:00 am until the time of the service

at the funeral home.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Lewis Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, in

care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Georgia R. Adams, 76, Georgetown, Tennessee, formerly of Morristown

Georgia R. Adams, 76, of Georgetown, Tennessee, formerly of Morristown, Indiana passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Tennova Hospital in Cleveland, Tennessee.

 

She was born December 8, 1942, in Liberty, Kentucky, the daughter of Dave and Anna (Dean) Barlow. On February 13, 1966, she married Leonard Adams, and he preceded her in death in February of 2011.

 

Georgia is survived by her daughter, Tonya Endris and husband, Fred, of Georgetown, Tennessee; brother, Eugene Barlow of Chicopee, Massachusetts; sisters, Dee Godwin and husband, James of Indianapolis, Jo Gabehart of Mount Washington, Kentucky, Elizabeth Garrett of Danville, Kentucky, Ova Roberts and husband, Bobby, of Columbia, Kentucky, Dollie Noel and husband, Steve, of Liberty, Kentucky; grandchildren, Josh Riddle, Justin Riddle and wife, Hayley, Brandon Adams and Nathan Adams; sisters-in-law, Jeannie Barlow of Indianapolis, and Mildred Barlow of Knoxville, Tennessee; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to Leonard, Georgia was preceded in death by her son, Keith Adams; and brothers, Marshall, Albert, Fletcher, Robert and John Barlow.

 

Georgia graduated from high school in Liberty, Kentucky.

 

She was a member of Heather Hills Baptist Church in Indianapolis.

 

Georgia was a bank teller at PNC Bank in Greenfield, retiring in 2013.

 

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, December 7, 2019 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.

 

Interment will be at Fountaintown Cemetery in Fountaintown.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 6100 W, 96th Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278.

 

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

Edith A. Bordenkecher, 81, Franklin

Edith A. Bordenkecher, 81, of Franklin, IN, passed away, Monday, December 2, 2019 at Otterbein Franklin Senior Life Community.

 

She was born January 2, 1938 in Indianapolis to Maurice J. Schmidt and Elizabeth M. (Hubert) Schmidt.

 

On May 18, 1957, she married Norman Paul Bordenkecher, and he preceded her in death on March 4, 2014.

 

Mrs. Bordenkecher is survived by her children, Diana (Ed) Beagle; Steve (Rosanne) Bordenkecher; Larry Bordenkecher; Linda (Brian) Carter; Dennis (Laura) Bordenkecher; Tony (Saundra) Bordenkecher and Greg (Courtney) Bordenkecher; 14 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Kathy Berger, and Vickie Beard.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her brothers, John Schmidt, and Hubert Schmidt and her sister, Sister Elora Schmidt.

 

Mrs. Bordenkecher was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.  She enjoyed reading, gardening, and playing word puzzles.  Raising 7 children kept her a busy woman, but her family was her greatest joy in life.

 

Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN.  The rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 125 E. Broadway, Shelbyville,  with Father Paul Landwerlin officiating.

 

Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

 

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

 

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

Max D. Branson, 81, Shelbyville

Max D. Branson, 81, Shelbyville, died peacefully at his home in the early morning hours of December 2, 2019.

 

Max was born August 1, 1938, in Rush County to the late Carlos L. and Jean (Purcell) Branson.

 

He attended grade school at the one-room school house in Moscow, Indiana, and he remained proud of this upbringing. He graduated from Waldron High School in 1956 where he excelled in basketball and track. Max retired from the Shelbyville Fire Department in 1988, after 20 years of dedicated service. He later retired from O’Neal Steel (formerly Shelby Steel) after 30 years of employment. He also enjoyed a retirement job at Mathies Landscaping for a number of years. Max was known for his steadfast work ethic and dependability.

 

He was a longtime member of the Blue Ridge Christian Union Church and a former church trustee. Max never knew a stranger and enjoyed years of friendships through his memberships in the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion Victory Post 70. He enjoyed fishing, golf, and was an avid sports fan – especially IU basketball and the Indianapolis Colts. One of his favorite pastimes in retirement was “taking a drive” through the countryside of Rush or Shelby County.

 

Max was fiercely loyal to his family, and his pride in his five children was unsurpassed. He will be fondly remembered by a loving family and many friends.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 29 years, Martha Ann Branson.

Survivors include his children, Julie A. (John) Barger of Indianapolis, Mark D. (Pam) Branson of New Palestine, Douglas J. (Caren) Branson of Lizton, Jeffrey T. (Sherry Hickman) of Shelbyville, and Christopher J. (Mary Beth) of Mooresville; sister, Shirley (the late Jim) Lambert of Deltona, FL; brother, William (Joyce) Branson of Nashville; 11 grandchildren; several great grandchildren.

 

The Branson children offer sincere thanks and appreciation to the many friends who have provided support during Dad’s illness. Additionally, a debt of gratitude is due to the nursing staff, especially Mary Beth, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana for the incredible care he received.

 

Visitation will be Thursday, December 5, 2019, 4 to 8 p.m., in the Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville. The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m., Friday, December 6, 2019, at the funeral home, with Pastors Brandon Sutton and Dennis Hirschauer officiating.

 

Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th Street Columbus, IN 47201-5417.

 

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Carlisle – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, Mooresville.

 

Visit www.CarlisleBranson.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.

Michael Steen "Mike" Bray, 69, Shelbyville

Michael Steen “Mike” Bray, 69, of Shelbyville passed away Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

 

He was born March 8, 1950, in Shelbyville, the son of Charles and Bernice (Dusenbury) Bray. On November 22, 1970, he married his wife of 49 years, Kathleen “Kathy” Oldham, and she survives.

In addition to Kathy, Mike is survived by his daughters, Adria Anderson and husband, Todd, of Shelbyville, and Emily Coffey and husband, Jason, of Fairland; brother, Timothy Bray of St. Paul; sister, Christie Barrett of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Hunter, Nick and Luke Anderson, and Drake, Trevin and Jase Coffey; and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Robin Bray.

 

Mike graduated in 1968 from Shelbyville High School.

 

He was a member of West Street United Methodist Church.

 

Mike was an information technologist (IT) at Shelbyville Central Schools for over 15 years, retiring in 2017.

 

He enjoyed music, going out to eat and traveling, especially to the beach. He also enjoyed feeding the birds and squirrels.

 

Mike also leaves behind his dog, Murphy.

 

A gathering of friends will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

A Celebration of Mike’s life will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, there will be a reception following at the River's Edge Golf Course.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Shelbyville Central Education Foundation, 1121 E. State Road 44, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176 or Shelbyville-Shelby County Animal Shelter, 705 Hale Road, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Aaron K. Bilyeu, 68, Shelbyville

Aaron K. Bilyeu, 68, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, November 24, 2019 at his residence.

 

He was born in Slidell, LA on March 7, 1951 to Paul E. Bilyeu and Lois ‘Lucy’ (Thomas) Bilyeu.

 

On October 29, 1994, he married Debby (Wells) Bilyeu, and she survives.

 

Aaron is also survived by his daughter, Shellody Brenton (David); son, Daron Bilyeu (Melissa); daughter, Wendy Rich; son, Gary Conover (Dolores); grandchildren, Ryon Rich, Kaleb Stauffer, Jacob Stauffer, Tyler Rich, Riley Brenton, Jaxon Conover, Owen Brenton, Brandon Bilyeu and Nathan Bilyeu; brothers, Phillip Bilyeu, Bobby Bilyeu and Tom Bilyeu.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Raymond Bilyeu and Paul ‘Bump’ Bilyeu.

 

He graduated from Shakamak High School and was an I.U. graduate.

 

Aaron was the Veteran’s Representative for the State of Indiana.  He spent 12 years in the Marine Corps, receiving the rank of Chief Warrant Officer.  He received 2 purple hearts.

 

He was a member of the American Legion and Moose Lodge.  Aaron was a licensed drug and alcohol abuse counselor.  He enjoyed gardening, I.U. Basketball, going to flea markets, art, and attending musicals.

 

Burial will be at a later date in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens and Crematory, Heroes of Honor and Glory section with military rites.

 

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

 

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

Delaney Jaeger 'DJ' Drake, 26, Shelbyville

Delaney Jaeger ‘DJ’ Drake, 26, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, November 25, 2019 at MHP Medical Center.

 

He was born November 7, 1993 in Beech Grove, IN.

 

DJ is survived by his mother, Terri Drake (Del Jaeger); brother, Dylan Drake, nephews, Zane Drake, and Gavin Drake; and many special friends that became family.

 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Martha Drake.

 

DJ was a firm believer in Jesus Christ.  He attended Shelbyville Central Schools.  He enjoyed cutting hair, composing and listening to music and fishing.  DJ was very artistic.  As a child, he enjoyed playing sports.  He enjoyed spending time with his birth father, who he recently reconnected with.

   

Visitation will be from Noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Brandon Sutton officiating.

 

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

 

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

Sherry Dean Thompson, 77, Shelbyville

Sherry Dean Thompson, 77, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Our Hospice in Columbus.

 

She was born in Johnson County on December 19, 1941, to Charles Anderson and Bula (Doty) Anderson.

 

On January 26, 1957 she married Jason Edward Thompson and he preceded her in death on October 4, 2018.

 

She is survived by her son, James D. Thompson (Linda); daughter, LaDonna Ferrell; daughter, Christine Cassidy; son, William David Thompson (Lisa); and son, Richard Dale Thompson; brothers, Jimmy Anderson, Joseph Anderson, Ronnie Anderson, and Dennis Anderson; sisters, Marsha Simpson an Nyla Sullivan; 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her daughter Lisa Ann Thompson and her brother, Jerry Anderson.

   

Mrs. Thompson was a homemaker.  She loved her flowers and plants.  She enjoyed fishing with her husband of 61 years.  Mrs. Thompson loved taking care of the house, cooking, and her family.

 

Visitation will be from Noon to 2 p.m., Monday, November 25, 2019  at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Doug Adams officiating.

 

Burial will be in Second Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Franklin, IN.

 

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

 

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

Dr. Robert "Lynn" Johnson, 72, Shelbyville

Dr. Robert “Lynn” Johnson, 72, of Shelbyville passed away Friday, November 15, 2019 at Heritage House of Shelbyville.

 

He was born May 15, 1947 in Muncie, the son of Robert Guy and Jane Alice (Hunt) Johnson. On January 8, 1994, he married his wife of 25 years, Shelley Wisehart, and she survives. In addition to Shelley, Lynn is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Johnson of Muncie; mother-in-law, Mary Denton of Shelbyville; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Laura Riester and husband, John, of Louisville; mother of his daughter, Susan Danner of Muncie.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and father-in-law, Robert Wisehart.

 

Lynn graduated in 1965 from Muncie Central High School, Ball State University in 1969, and Indiana University School of Optometry in 1973.

 

He was an optometrist in Shelbyville from 1976, until retiring in 2009.

 

Lynn was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity and the Indiana Optometry Association. He a former member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks.

 

He was a lifetime tennis player and enjoyed watching Indiana University basketball.

 

Lynn became an Eagle Scout at the age of 13 years.

 

A gathering of friends will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 22, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to SCUFFY, 126 N. Harrison St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176 or Shelbyville-Shelby County Animal Shelter, 705 Hale Road, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

Robert Cassidy, 52, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019 at his residence.

 

He was born January 25, 1967, in Shelbyville, to Charles N. Cassidy and Nancy (Bishop) Cassidy.

 

On March 14, 2009, he married Esther (Van Mil) Cassidy, and she survives.

 

Other survivors include his sons, Jack Cassidy, Von Cassidy, Milo Cassidy, Liam Cassidy, and Eleni Cassidy, grandson, Lucas Cassidy; his brothers, Bert Cassidy, Chris Cassidy, Doug Cassidy, Andrew Cassidy and Scott Wilson; his sister, Teri Borg; and lifetime friend, Nadine Mathews-Prather.

   

Robert was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon.  He was a gifted musician and performer.  Robert was a true craftsman and carpenter.  He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.  The family is asking for black and/or gold to be worn in honor of Robert.

 

Robert always enjoyed spending time around the river.  His most precious times were spent with family and friends.

    

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Crossroads Community Church, 475 E. Progress Parkway, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

A Memorial Service will follow at 3 p.m. at the church with Pastor Andy Lee officiating.

 

Memorial contributions may be given to Murphy-Parks Funeral Services to help the family with funeral expenses.

 

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

 

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

Betty L. Murray, 97, Greenfield

Betty L. Murray, 97, of Greenfield, passed away, Monday, November 11, 2019 at her residence.

 

She was born August 3, 1922 in Montpelier, IN to Russ Harris and Iona (Brickley) Harris.

 

On January 27, 1945, she married C. Vaughn Murray and he preceded her in death on January 1, 2018.

 

Betty is survived by her son, Dr. Terry Murray (Beth) of Normalville, PA; daughter, Judy Smoll of Greenfield, grandchildren, Brian (Kelly) Murray, SC, Tammy (Chad) Coughenour, Greenfield, Trent (Donielle) Smoll, Greenfield, Brad (Debbie) Murray, OH, Joy (Kip) Adams, Greenfield, Tina (Adam) Hopkins, VA, Brittany (Tim) Campbell, AK, Nicole Murray, MN, Chase (Sara) Murray, IA, and Jordan Murray, IA, and 22 great-grandchildren.

 

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son and daughter-in-law, Mick and Julie; infant son, Douglas, son-in-law, David Smoll, and infant great-grandson, Braeden Smoll.

 

Betty graduated from Chester Center High School in 1941.  She was a lifelong homemaker.

 

Betty was a member of the Swayzee St. Evangelical United Brethern Church from 1952 -1960.  Her husband was the Pastor of the Evangelical United Brethern Church in Daleville, IN from 1961-1968 and the Trinity Community Church in Daleville, IN from 1968-1983.

 

Betty loved to make quilts, mow her yard, and plant flowers.  Her greatest joy was taking care of her family.  She loved their family vacations to the Outerbanks of North Carolina, where her children and grandchildren gathered.

 

Inurnment will be in Miller Cemetery, Wells County, Poneto, IN. at a later date.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to, Needles of Faith, 1551 E. New Road, Greenfield, IN 46140.

 

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

 

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

Terri Lyn Bartley McClain

Terri Lyn Bartley McClain was the only child of J.C. and LaVene Walden Bartley. She left her earthly home to join them on Monday, November 11, 2019.

 

Continuing her love of life are her husband of 47 years, Herb; son, Kris; granddaughters, Kate, Rachel and their mother Theresa. In addition, sister, Tonie (George) Wilson; brother, B.K. Bartley; sisters-in-law, Sue (Mike) Redelman and Lynn (Jeb) Bass. She had many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Also, many friends and loved ones, too numerous to list.

 

Terri had a full life, she was eccentric, loving, strong-willed and free-spirited. She was considered a teacher of life’s lessons by some. She showed it was okay to step outside the box and just be you.

 

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”—Henry David Thoreau. Terri saw life as an open book to fill your chapters with adventures, create dreams and dare to take that leap of faith.

Terri graduated from Triton Central High School and attended Indiana Central College.

 

She served 16 years on the Shelby County Library Board and 10 years as a 4-H leader. Current affiliations were the Shelby County Library Foundation, Beta Sigma Phi, Lambda Chi Sorority and the Fairland United Methodist Church.

 

Terri’s loves were many, God, family and friends. She enjoyed traveling, crafts, sewing, gardening, music and reading. Her two greatest passions were her love of the beach and Flamingos, sparked by her grandmother in her early childhood.

 

One of Terri’s favorite sayings was from singer, Jimmy Buffet—Breathe In—Breathe Out—Move on; just as she taught us all to do.

 

Friends may gather from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville. A celebration of Terri’s life will follow at 1 p.m.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Key West Butterfly Conservatory, 1316 Duval Street, Key West, Florida 33040, Terri McClain Children’s Memorial Park Fund, in care of Freeman Family Funeral Homes, 819 S. Harrison St. Shelbyville, IN 46176 or donor’s favorite charity.

 

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

Norma Ruth Trimnell, 88, Flat Rock

Norma Ruth Trimnell, 88, of Flat Rock passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Walker Place in Shelbyville.

 

She was born December 14, 1930, in Greenwood, the daughter of Henry L. Sr. and Alma R. (Hamilton) Mohr. On March 30, 1958, she married Mahlon Gene Trimnell, and he preceded her in death on May 3, 2018.

 

Norma is survived by her son, Roger Trimnell and wife, Angie, of Waldron; daughter, Mary Ruth Trimnell of West Des Moines, Iowa; grandchildren, Abbi Trimnell and Ryan Trimnell; sisters, Wilma Jean Newhouse of Covington, Kentucky, and Betty Jo Crockett of Owensboro, Kentucky; sister-in-law, Norita Mohr of Fairland; and several nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to Mahlon, Norma was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Brenda Marlene Trimnell; brother, Henry L. Mohr Jr.; and infant sister, Neva Jane Mohr.

 

Norma graduated in 1948 from Moral Township High School, received her Bachelors degree from Ball State University in 1953, and Masters of library science degree from Indiana University.

She was a member of Lewis Creek Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and was the church librarian.

 

Norma was an elementary teacher and media specialist. She taught at Indianapolis Public School No. 39, Shelby Township, Columbus, Franklin Township, Carthage and retired from Waldron Elementary in 1990, with an accumulation of 31 years.

 

She was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, the Shelby County Retired Teachers Association and Tri Sigma Sorority. Norma served on the Shelby County Public Library board.

 

Norma loved God, her family, Bible study and living in the country.

 

She enjoyed reading.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Lewis Creek Baptist Church, 1400 E 600 S. Waldron, IN 46182.

 

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, with Pastor Harvey Taylor officiating.

Interment will be at Lewis Creek Cemetery.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Lewis Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, Shelby County Public Library, 57 W. Broadway St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176, or Kindred Hospice, 5550 S. East St., Suite 1, Indianapolis, Indiana 46227.

 

Norma’s family would like to acknowledge the staff of Kindred Hospice and Walker Place for the wonderful care she received.

 

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

Beverly J. Everhart, 82, Manilla

Beverly J. Everhart, 82, of Manilla passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019 at her home.

She was born July 10, 1937 in Scottsburg, the daughter of Oscar “Murphy” and Mary Elizabeth (Pavy) Steele.

 

On May 13, 1967, she married her husband of 52 years, Floyd Everhart, and he survives.

 

In addition to Floyd, Beverly is survived by her daughters, Debbie Davis and husband, Danny, and Janet Everhart and husband, Michael, both of Morristown and Tammy Myers of Greenfield; son, Gary Everhart and wife, Kay, of Indianapolis; brothers, Jerry Steele and wife, Paula, of Naples, Florida, and Jim Steele and wife, Kay, of Ossian; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; and grandson, Brady Everhart.

 

Beverly graduated in 1966 from Morristown High School.

 

She was a member of the Community Church of Fountaintown.

 

Beverly formerly worked for Farm Bureau and All State insurance companies. After retiring, she enjoyed babysitting for several children.

 

She was an avid reader and excellent seamstress. Beverly and Floyd enjoyed riding motorcycles and were members of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association for eight years.

 

Beverly loved her family and cherished the time spent with them.

 

She also leaves behind her dog, Sugar and cat, Boots.

 

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St. in Morristown.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 17th St., Columbus, Indiana 47201.

 

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

 Harold E. Barnes, 79, Shelbyville

 Harold E. Barnes, 79, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Heritage House.

 

He was born February 26, 1940, in Maxwell, IN. to Edward R. Barnes and Luella (Martin) Barnes.

 

On August 7, 1960, he married Kay (Hadley) and she survives.

 

Harold is also survived by his children, Robert ‘Bob’ Barnes, DVM, of New Palestine; Beverly Korobkin (Michael) of Indianapolis; Brenda Barnes (Brian Rietel) of Mooresville; Brian Barnes (Jessica) of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Mellissa, Lauren, Colin, Mallory, Haylee and Dylan; sisters, Janet Bozzelli (Bill Gutzwiller) and Marlene Fritz.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Harold graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1958.

 

Harold was a member of Westport Masonic Lodge, and the United States Trotting Association.  He was a 2016 inductee of the Indiana Horse Racing Association Hall of Fame, and a 2019 inductee of the Indiana Standardbred Hall of Fame.  He had a love for anything to do with horses.

   

His greatest joy came from spending time with his kids, grandkids, and loving wife of 59 years.

 

Memorial contributions honoring Harold, may be made to the Harness Horse Youth Foundation at www.hhyf.org.

 

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

 

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.murphyparks.com.

 

Crystal L. (Springmeier) Stover, 50 St. Paul,

Crystal L. (Springmeier) Stover, 50 of St. Paul, IN passed away November 7, 2019 in Major Health Partners Medical Center of Shelbyville, IN.


She was born October 10, 1969 in Shelbyville, IN the daughter of Butch and Pam (Pike) Springmeier.


Crystal was a graduate of North Decatur High School (Greensburg, IN) and attended First Christian Church of Shelbyville, IN.


She is survived by her son, Nicholas A. Stover of Shelbyville, IN; her parents, Butch and Pam (Pike) Springmeier of St. Paul, IN; her brother, Bryan K. Springmeier of Shelbyville, IN; nephew, Ian Springmeier


of Shelbyville, IN and a niece, Sierra Springmeier of Columbus, IN.


Crystal loved to quilt, do cross stitch and her cat Isaac. She was a wonderful mom.


Funeral services for Crystal will be on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 11:00AM in Glenn E. George Funeral Home, 106 E. Franklin St., St. Paul, IN., with  Pastor Bill Horner officiating.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 4 to 8PM in the funeral home.


Burial will be in Paul Hill Cemetery, St. Paul, IN.


Memorial contributions may be offered to The Ronald McDonald House, 435 Limestone Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

Gregory Gray "Greg" Kaster, 73, Shelbyville

Gregory Gray “Greg” Kaster, 73, of Shelbyville passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Franciscan St. Francis Health in Indianapolis.

 

He was born October 25, 1946, in Shelby County, the son of Carl William and Lenora Mae (Batton) Kaster. On June 22, 1968, he married his wife of 51 years, Mary Lou DeMoss, and she survives.

 

In addition to Mary, Greg is survived by his daughters, Cynthia Anne Kelley and husband, Curtis, of Shelbyville, and Kimberly Kaye Ballman and husband, Eric, of Shanghai, China; brother, Kent Kaster and wife, Susan, of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Morgan Scott and husband, Trevor, Noah Kelley, Faith Kelley, Daniel Kelley and Logan Ballman; and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Ken Kaster.

 

Greg graduated in 1963 from Triton Central High School, and ROTC from Purdue University with a bachelors degree in business administration.

 

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

 

Greg, Bruce Carlton and Steve Howard owned and operated Fairland Oil Co. and F.O.C. Heating and Cooling for over 30 years, until retiring earlier this year.

 

He was a member of Shelbyville Community Church, where he served as a door greeter, assisted with small groups and helped with the funeral ministry.

 

Greg enjoyed watching sports, especially when his grandchildren were participating. He also enjoyed going for walks.

 

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, November 11, 2019 at Shelbyville Community Church, 720 N 325 E, Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the church, with Pastors Brad Davis and Merry Popplewell officiating.

 

Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Shelby County, PO Box 844, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176 or American Heart Association, 6100 W. 96th St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278.

 

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

Gloria A. Frost, 82, Shelbyville

Gloria A. Frost, 82, of Shelbyville passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Ashford Place Health Campus in Shelbyville.

 

She was born September 26, 1937, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Albert Lowe and Margaret (Utsler) Mahan. On May 12, 1957, she married George John “Jack” Frost, and he preceded her in death.

 

Gloria is survived by her four sons, Jeff Frost and Trudy, of Columbus, David Frost and Cheryl, of Lincoln, Rhode Island, Matt Frost and Leigh, of Oakridge, Tennessee, and Mark Frost and Michele, of Shelbyville; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

 

In addition to George whom she was married to for 60 years, Gloria was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Gloria graduated in 1956 from Shelbyville High School.

 

She had been a volunteer at Benesse Oncology Center in Shelbyville.

 

A celebration of Gloria’s life will be held at a later date.

 

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

 

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

 

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

Carol Sue Fuller, 81, Shelbyville

Carol Sue Fuller, 81, of Shelbyville passed away Monday, November 4, 2019 at Arbor Grove Village in Greensburg.

 

She was born March 27, 1938, in Morristown, the daughter of Ralph D. and Dorothy (McCabe) Lindsay.

 

Carol is survived by her sons, Jeff D. Fuller and wife, Debbie, of Waldron, Robert Matthew Fuller and wife, Tonyia, of Rushville, and Gary Fuller and wife, Kerry, of Shelbyville; sister, Joann Thompson of Shelbyville; brother, Rick Lindsay and wife, Connie, of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Jarrade, Stacie, Kyle, Conner, Harley, Mark and Thomas; great-grandson, Sylas; father of her children, Don Fuller and wife, Jackie, of Plainfield; and several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Carol graduated in 1956 from Morristown High School.

 

She was a member of the Morristown Methodist Church.

 

Carol formerly worked in the Finance Center at Fort Benjamin Harrison. She retired from the State of Indiana, with 28 years of service in 2007, working in the Plumbing Commission, State Personnel and IDEM divisions.

 

She enjoyed traveling and going to the beach.

 

Carol loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren. She also loved animals.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, November 11, 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. Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the funeral home.

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

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

 

Online condolences may be share with Carol’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Jack Randy Scroghins, 40, Shelbyville

Jack Randy Scroghins, 40, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Franciscan Health.

 

He was born February 8, 1979 in Indianapolis to Jack Scroghins and Sharon K. (Fletcher) Scroghins.

 

Randy is survived by his brother, Jeff Simmonds; sister, Sheri Ann Simmonds-Morning, nephew, Dakota Simmonds, and close friend, Harold Simmonds.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Randy worked at Kroger. 

 

He enjoyed attending church at various churches in town.  He loved going to amusement parks like King’s Island and Cedar Point.

 

Randy enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, especially going out to eat.  He enjoyed the simplicity of life.

 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Friday, November 8, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with his good friend, Smitty, officiating the service.

 

Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens and Crematory.

 

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

 

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

Lonnie Ray Bowling, 57, Indianapolis

Lonnie Ray Bowling, 57, of Indianapolis, passed away, Monday, November 4, 2019 at Lakeview Manor.

 

Visitation will be from Noon to 1 p.m. Monday, November 11, 2019, at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens and Crematory.

 

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

 

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

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