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Nazario R. Guzman, 89, Greenfield

Nazario R. Guzman, 89, Greenfield, passed away Friday, January 14, 2022, at his residence. He was born on July 28, 1932, in Doctor Arroyo, Mexico to Anastacio and Atanacia (Rodriguez) Guzman.

He married his love Francisca Barcenas and together they started their family. Nazario was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church. He worked at Ed Martin Automotive in Indianapolis as a detailer for many years. In his spare time, he loved to mow grass, grill out, and travel back and forth to visit family members in Texas. But above all, Nazario cherished his time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.

Nazario is survived by his loving wife Francisca Guzman; their children: Nazario Guzman, Jr., Ric Guzman, Vince Guzman, Monica Guzman, Victor Guzman, Alex (Christine) Guzman, and Elizabeth Guzman; 21 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and siblings, Juan (Juanita) Guzman and Rafaela Guzman Villescas.

He was preceded in death by his parents and great-granddaughter, Carmen Ellis.

A Memorial Visitation will be held on Friday, January 28, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, IN.

 

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

Heather Nicole McKinney, 22, of Homer

Heather Nicole McKinney, 22, of Homer, passed away Thursday, January 13, 2022.

 

She was born January 19, 1999 in Virginia Beach, VA to Jeremiah McKinney, Sr. and Melissa (Moore) McKinney.

 

Heather’s life revolved around her children.  She was a great Mom and her greatest joy was spending time with and taking care of her babies.  She had a passion for art and photography and also a love for music.

 

Heather is survived by her parents, her daughter, Penelope Nicole, her son, Kingston Cole, her daughter, Estelle Ann, her fiancé, Matt Grider, her sisters, Rachel, Ariel, and Rebecca, her brothers, Jeremiah, Jr., and Edward, several nieces and nephews, her maternal grandparents, James and Cathy Moore, and Karen Moore, and her paternal grandmother, Susan McKinney, her future mother-in-law and father-in-law, Kimberly Wagner and Jard Grider.

 

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Vernon McKinney and paternal grandmother, Teresa Qualls.

 

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, January 21, 2022 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. with her grandmother, Susan McKinney officiating.

 

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

 

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

Deborah L. Evans, 68, of Greenwood, formerly of Shelbyville

Deborah L. Evans, 68, of Greenwood, formerly of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Community Hospital South.

 

She was born July 17, 1953 in Shelbyville to Herschel Evans and Melvena (Lay) Evans.

  

Debbie worked in the bakery and deli at Kroger.  She was a member of Village Bible Church in Greenwood and a member of a crocheting club associated with the church.

 

She enjoyed puzzles, puzzle books, and ceramic painting.  Debbie also loved to bowl.  She will be greatly missed by her family and church family that she loved very much.

 

Debbie is survived by her brother, Michael (Alicia) Vermillion, her nieces, Ashley Tibbs, Leanna Teney, and Mahri Vermillion, her nephews, Tyler Vermillion, and Joshua Vermillion, 2 great-nephews, and 3 great-nieces.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at Noon at the funeral home with Reverend Ken Dalton officiating.

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

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

 

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

Joy I. Ernstes, 92, of Shelbyville

Joy I. Ernstes, 92, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, January 17, 2022, at Ashford Place Health Campus in Shelbyville.

She was born August 9, 1929, in Clarksville, Ohio, the daughter of Frank and Alice (Jessup) Price. On September 23, 1950, she married Alfred Ernstes, and he preceded her in death on May 25, 1995.

Joy is survived by her daughters, Barbara Dalton and husband, Bart, of Lakewood, Washington, Alyce Gobel and husband, Mike, and Lydia Phillips, both of Shelbyville, Joyce Hatton and husband, Aaron, of Greensburg; daughter-in-law, Theresa Ernstes of Shelbyville; grandchildren, B. D. Dalton and wife, Michelle, Breanna Giove and husband, Joe, Dallas Phillips and wife, Heather, Trey Ernstes and wife, Jennifer, Jaron Hatton and wife, Sarah and Jennica Heckler and husband, Daniel; great-grandchildren, Max Dalton, Talia Dalton, Dalton Giove, Izzabella Giove, Spencer Phillips, Braeden Phillips, Jordyn Lynnae Ernstes, Ruby Elizabeth Heckler and Dylan Benjamin Heckler; several nieces and nephews; and many special friends.

In addition to Alfred, Joy was preceded in death by her parents; son, Ben Ernstes Jr.; granddaughter, Katie Ernstes; son-in-law, Rick Phillips; sisters, Virginia Warfield and Juanita Shanholtz; and brother, Francis Price.

Joy graduated in 1947 from Shelbyville High School.

She was an active member of Evangelical United Church of Christ.

Joy formerly worked as a nurses aide at Heritage House Convalescent Center from 1976 until retiring in 1994. She enjoyed volunteering at the Hospice of Shelby County Thrift Shop.

She also enjoyed crocheting, knitting, painting, reading and making cards for the church card ministry.

The biggest joy in her life was spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, January 22, 2022, at the Evangelical United Church of Christ, 2630 S. Miller St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

Funeral services will be at Noon on Saturday at the church, with Rev. Charles Jordan officiating.

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

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ben Ernstes Community Fund in care of the Blue River Community Foundation, 54 W. Broadway St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176 or the Evangelical United Church of Christ.

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

Rodney Berry, 48, of Shelbyville

Rodney Berry, 48, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, January 14, 2022 at his residence.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services.

Funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens and Crematory.

Online condolences may be shared at http://www.murphyparks.com.

Charles Edward Larmore, 61, Greenfield

Charles Edward Larmore, 61, Greenfield, passed away on January 7, 2022.

 

He was born on September 2, 1960 in Dayton, OH, to Ralph Edward and Shirley Lorraine (Tanner) Larmore.

 

For many years, Charles resided in Virginia.

Survivors include his loving sister, Carolyn Ferrell and loving brother, Alan Larmore.

There will be no visitation nor service at this time.

Elva Marie (Barton) Harris, 80, Greenfield

Elva Marie (Barton) Harris, 80, Greenfield, IN, went to be with our Lord on January 11, 2022.

 

She was born on August 1, 1941, in Lily, KY, to George W. and Rebecca (Elliott) Barton.

She was the wife of Herman Harris. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church of Greenfield for many years. She worked at Mechanics Laundry as well as the Elks Lodge as kitchen help and as a cook. She retired in 2003. She loved being with her family, traveling, camping, church, and growing flowers.

She leaves behind her children: Herman Russell Harris, David Leon (Christina) Reese, and Dennis Floyd Reese; grandchildren: Ashley M. Harris (Dylan) Routier, Aron M. Harris, Daniel L. (Kelly) Reese, Zachariah N. Reese, Dennis Floyd Reese II, Joshua Adam Reese, and Deeann R. Reese; step-grandchildren: Brittany N. Stanley and Katie E. Stanley; great-grandchildren: Landon, Carson, Keegan, Paisley, Derek, Kyler, and Gavin; nephews: Kenneth George, Timothy, Leonard Earl and Frank Kenneth; niece, Shirley Ann; best friend, Faye Elliott; and many cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her sisters: Bertha Hazel, Vernia Alice, and Nellie Effie; brother, Kenneth Earl; nephew Daniel Lee; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth A. Reese; great-granddaughter, Renee; parents; and husband.

Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, IN has been entrusted with arrangements.

 

Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, 1610 South State Street, Greenfield, IN 46140, and the funeral service immediately following at the church, officiated by Pastor Tommy Hensley.

 

Burial will take place in Park Cemetery, Greenfield.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society, 5635 West 96th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

 

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

Shirley Darlene (Mills) Oleksy, 76, Greenfield

Shirley Darlene (Mills) Oleksy, 76, Greenfield, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022, in Indianapolis with family by her side.

 

She was born on September 4, 1945, to Delbert and Garnet Ruth (Downham) Mills, in Elwood, IN.

Shirley worked as a day care worker for Trusty Cook in Indianapolis for many years. Following her day care days, she enjoyed being a homemaker. Shirley attended Greenfield First Church of the Nazarene as well as Bethel Baptist Church. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and making ceramics. But, above all, Shirley enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by her loving children, Patricia Gosser and Stephanie (Bill) Banta; daughter-in-law, Robin Oleksy; 6 grandchildren: William A. (Brianna) Banta, Cole Oleksy, Tyler J. Oleksy, Emily R. Oleksy, Angela R. (Jon) Sears, and Whitney L. (Chris) Clinton; 6 great-grandchildren; and sisters: Teresa McDuffee, Mary Haygood, and Betty Savage.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William Oleksy, Jr.; son, James “Jay” Oleksy; great-grandson, Brandon Sears; and second husband by faith, James L. Stone, Sr.

Visitation will be on Monday, January 17, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, with the funeral service immediately following at 12:00 noon, officiated by Shirley’s nephew, Lance Stevens.

 

THE OLEKSY FAMILY KINDLY REQUESTS ALL GUESTS TO WEAR APPROPRIATE FACIAL COVERINGS AS THEY ATTEND THE GATHERINGS.

Burial will be private.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, local chapter, 50 East 91st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46240.

 

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

Darin Lee Brokering 56, of Flatrock

Darin Lee Brokering 56, of Flatrock, passed away Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at his residence.

 

He was born January 25, 1965 in Shelbyville to Max Brokering and Nancy (Stout) Richards.

 

Darin served in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years before receiving an honorable and medical discharge.    He was a member of the NRA.  Some of his favorite times were spent outdoors, whether it be hunting and fishing, or just out back cooking with his dogs.

 

Darin is survived by his daughter, Nicole Brokering, his son, Mathew Brokering, his grandson, Branden Coleman, his granddaughter, Kenzlee Brokering, his brother, Scott (Tanya) Brokering, and his sister, Melissa (Herb) DeSpain.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, and his brother, Warren Brokering.

 

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m, Friday, January 14, 2022 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN.

 

Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.  Military rites will be conducted by local veteran organizations.

  

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

 

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

Bernard E. "Gene" Stinson, 70, of Fairland

Bernard E. “Gene” Stinson, 70, of Fairland, passed away Friday, January 7, 2022 at his residence.  

 

He was born July 23, 1951 in Avondale, West Virginia to Wannis Stinson and Lucinda (Mullins) Stinson

  

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing guitar, camping, playing cards, and listening to audio books.

 

Gene had a big heart and loved to care for his wife.

   

He is survived by his daughters, Candy Stinson, Sonya Stinson-Price, Patricia Popp-Davis, Dee McVay, and Crystal (Samuel) Buchanan, his sister, Dorothy Crigger, his brother, Lesley (Donna) Stinson, his sister, Linda (Glenn) Stanley, 10 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Dorothy Stinson, great-grandson, Demetri Shue, and 6 brothers.

 

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m, Monday, January 17, 2022 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

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

  

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

Jeremy Bellows, 40, of Waldron

Jeremy Bellows, 40, of Waldron, passed away Friday, January 7, 2022 at IU Health University Hospital.

 

He was born August 21, 1981 in Montgomery Co, TX to Robert D. Bellows and Christine Lovitt. 

 

Jeremy graduated from Waldron High School in 2000.  He was a jack of all trades, especially with construction work.  He was very adventurous and loved being outdoors camping, fishing, cliff jumping and tubing.  Jeremy enjoyed going to his kids sporting events and playing video games.  His favorite times were spent with his family and kids.

 

He is survived by his wife, Brittny, his daughter, Madison Bellows, his son, Grayson Bellows, his brother, Jonathon Bellows, his sister, Jennifer Bellows, his aunt, Tammy (Dale) Burton, his best friends, Andrew Smith, Alicia Euell, and Jeremiah Kellems, his mother-in-law, Annette Carew (Paul Sandefur), his brothers-in-law, Cody Sandefur, and Justin Carew, his grandma, Shirley Carew, his aunt and uncle, Beth and Tim Crouch, several cousins, nieces, and nephews, and his beloved dogs, Brody, and Xander.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, his grandparents, Robert ‘Bob’ and Carol Bellows and Kenny and Joy Lovitt, and his father-in-law, Rick Carew.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, January 22, 2022 at St. Vincent Banquet Hall.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be given to the Jeremy Bellows Memorial Fund for his children in care of Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

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

Martha J. Alley, 90, of Fairland

Martha J. Alley, 90, of Fairland, passed away Monday, January 10, 2022 at her residence.   

  She was born December 6, 1931 in Indianapolis to Val T. Bunch and Virginia (Tooley) Bunch.

 She had lived in Shelby County since 1956.

  Martha graduated from George Washington High School in Indianapolis.  She attended Butler University for 1 year, taking music courses at the Jordan Conservatory of Music. 

 She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Greenfield. She formerly attended Shelbyville Baptist Temple where she was the pianist for over 45 years.

  Martha taught music and kindergarten at Fairland Baptist Church and Shelbyville Baptist Academy.

  In addition to playing at weddings and funerals she provided private piano lessons.

  Her musical talent brought comfort and joy to many people through the years. 

She enjoyed spending time with family and hobbies included sewing and reading.

  On July 1, 1956 she married John Alley, Jr. and they enjoyed 64 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on October 22, 2020.

  Martha is survived by her son, Daniel (Nina) Alley of Greenwood;  daughter, Valerie (Rob) Prather of Fairland; son, Joseph Alley of Darwin, Australia;  grandchildren, Rachel Huffman, Rebecca Downing, Christopher Alley, Megan Monnier, Emily Alley, Andrew Alley, Gabriel Alley, Loreena Alley, and Virginia Alley; and her great-grandchildren, Avery, Aidan, Alec, Asa, Amelia,

 Theodore John, and Harrison.

 She was also preceded in death by her parents and 2 brothers. She is survived by 1 sister, Ruth Taylor (Gene) of Fairland.

 Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, January 17, 2022 at Hope’s Point Church, 1703 S. Miller Avenue, Shelbyville, IN. and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at the church.

 Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Rick Cochran and Pastor Tommy Hensley officiating.

 The family requests that everyone attending the visitation and service were a mask for everyone’s protection.

  Burial will be in Fairland Cemetery.

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

  Memorial contributions may be given to the Gideons International for the purchase of Bibles.

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

To send flowers to Martha's family, please visit our floral store.

Anita Louise "Skeet" Landwerlen, 78, of Shelbyville

Anita Louise “Skeet” Landwerlen, 78, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at her home.

She was born June 29, 1943, in St. Paul, Decatur County, the daughter of Bernard and Evelyn Louise (Simpson) Cole. In January of 1968, she married George R. Landwerlen, and he preceded her in death on June 10, 1993.

Anita is survived by her brother, John Wayne Cole of Shelbyville; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to George, Anita was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Robert “Bob” Cole, Charles Cole and Bernard Cole Jr.; and a sister, Donna Montgomery.

Anita was a member of Crossroads Community Church.

She formerly worked at Williams Industries, retiring in 1995.

Anita was an avid softball player.

Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, January 16, 2022, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with Pastor Andy Lee officiating.

Interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday, January 17, 2022, at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville. Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Community Church, 475 E. Progress Way, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

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

 

 

Charline Mae Rehme Wicker, 89, of Huntington, formerly of Shelby County

Charline Mae Rehme Wicker, 89, of Huntington, formerly of Shelby County, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Huntington.

She was born January 8, 1933, in Delaware County, the daughter of Harold Grant and Mary Esther (Himelick) Rehme. On July 31, 1955, she married Bill J. Wicker, and he preceded her in death on November 9, 1988.

Charline is survived by her daughters, Catherine Elaine Reese and husband, Jon, of Peru, and Patricia Ann Gilson and husband, Ronald, of Andrews; son, David Wayne Wicker and wife, Karen, of Shelbyville; sister, Phyllis Irwin of Decatur; brother, Robert Rehme of Jacksonville, Florida; grandchildren, Brandon Reese, Carrie Cox, Logan Reese, Wayne Wicker, Sarah Hanes, Larry Wicker, Carson Reese and Brittany Wicker; numerous great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to Bill, Charline was preceded in death by her parents; sons, Donald Eugene Wicker and Michael Allen Wicker; and sister, Christine Kimbrell.

Charline graduated in 1951 from Gaston High School, she received her bachelors degree in education from Ball State University in 1955.

She attended New Hope United Brethren Church.

Charline was an elementary school teacher.

She enjoyed sewing and researching genealogy.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, January 15,2022, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will be at noon on Saturday at the funeral home, with Pastor Andy Lee officiating.

Interment will be at Liberty Cemetery in Shelby County.

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

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

Marilyn J. Lancaster, 83, of Fairland

Marilyn J. Lancaster, 83, of Fairland, passed away Friday, January 14, 2022, at Heritage House of Shelbyville.

She was born October 28, 1938, in Adams, the daughter of Robert and Vera Ruth (Ropp) Bennett. On November 6, 1960, she married Earl W. Lancaster, and he preceded her in death on July 18, 2012.

Marilyn is survived by her sons, Scott Alan Lancaster and wife, Heather, of Shelbyville, and Mark Wayne Lancaster of Fairland; sisters, Charlotte L. Hensley and Carol S. Fowler, both of Shelbyville, and Marsha James and husband, Jack, of Rushville; grandchildren, Jessica Six and husband, Charlie, and Cody Wayman and wife, Jessica; great-grandchildren, Journey Wayman, Charlee Wayman and Gunner Wayman; sister-in-law, Bobbi Bennett of Greenfield; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to Earl, Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Alan Bennett and Jerry Bennett; and brothers-in-law, Steve Fowler and Bill Hensley.

Marilyn was a lifelong Shelby County resident.

She was a member of Town and Country Christian Church.

Marilyn formerly worked at KCL, in 1983 she began working at Freudenburg NOK, retiring in 2002. She enjoyed going to craft shows with her sisters/best friends. Marilyn also enjoyed shopping, which included visiting with others.

Marilyn loved to take care of her husband and sons. She was a wonderful cook and her family enjoyed the delicious meals she prepared for them.

She also loved animals, especially her beloved dog, Peewee.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to Noon, Monday, January 17, 2022, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will be at Noon on Monday at the funeral home, with Ian Farnsley officiating.

Interment will be at Fairland Cemetery in Fairland.

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

Rona Jo Rogers, 50, of Waldron

Rona Jo Rogers, 50, of Waldron, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at

OUR Hospice Inpatient Facility.

 

Born December 17, 1971 in Rockwood Tennessee, she was the daughter of 

William and Barbara (Williams) Taylor.  She married Michael L. Rogers Sr. on 

August 16, 2008 and he survives.

 

Other survivors include 2 sons- Zachery Peters of Shelbyville, Austin Hutton of

Shelbyville; stepson Michael Rogers Jr. (wife Tabby) of Waldron, stepdaughter 

Diana Rogers of Waldron; 1 brother Harold "Doug" Taylor (wife Diane) of Kentucky,

2 sisters- Cozetta Elliott (husband Steve) of Greenwood, Deborah Hensley (husband Don) of Greenwood; 8 grandchildren- Hayden, Alexis, Laynee, Blayne, Alliyah, Julian, Ashton, Braxton; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Ashley Heise, a brother William "Billy" Taylor, and sister Okeema Lee (Taylor).

 

Mrs. Rogers had lived in this area for most of her lifetime, and attended Shelbyville High School.    She was a home maker.

 

Rona enjoyed gardening, crafting, the outdoors, animals, and spending time with her grandkids.

 

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm on Monday, January 17, 2022 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Rev. David Humphrey officiating. 

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call on Monday morning, January 17, 2022 from 11:00 am until the time of the service, at the funeral home. 

 

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

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Martha Lou "Marty" Hurst, 95, of St. Paul

Martha Lou "Marty" Hurst, 95, of St. Paul, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2022 at Aspen Place In Greensburg. 

 

She was born in St. Paul on September 2, 1926 to Lawrence and Verney (Favor) Wiley.  She graduated from St. Paul High School in 1944.  

 

After high school, Marty worked at Public Service Company in Shelbyville, and later worked at the State Bank of Waldron.

 

She married Donn Hurst on June 26, 1948 and  he preceded her in death in 2017.

 

Marty loved music, and was gifted with a beautiful singing voice and loved to sing at church.  She was a member of Union Chapel United Methodist Church where she was song leader and choir director for many, many years.  Marty loved her church family, and was also a member of the St. Paul Friend's of Music Club.

 

Marty loved her  family.  She is survived by 2 daughters- Karen Hurst of Grand Junction, Colorado, and Kathleen Morton (husband Raymond) of Greensburg; 

3 grandchildren- Brian Morton of St. Paul, Jill McFarling (husband Bart) of Scottsdale Arizona, and Barry Morton (Wife Jessi) of Katy, Texas. She also has

4 great grandchildren- Sveta Morton, Elliott Morton, Asher Morton, and Lauren McFarling.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 69 years, 

and an infant brother.

 

Services will be 11:00 am on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Glenn E. George Funeral Home, 106 E. Franklin St., St. Paul, with burial in Union Chapel Cemetery.

 

Friends may call on Friday evening, January 14, 2022, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm, at the funeral home.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Union Chapel United Methodist Church, in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Robert L. Boswell, 45, of Shelbyville

Robert L. Boswell, 45, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, January 8, 2022, at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

He was born January 14, 1976, in Indianapolis, the son of Thomas and Judy (Bragg) Settles. On August 22, 2009, he married Susan Marie Smith, and she survives.

In addition to Susan, Rob is survived by his parents of Shelbyville; grandmother, Betty Reed of Shelbyville; brothers, William Boswell and significant other, Liana, of Greenwood, and Jacob Settles and wife, Karlie, of Shelbyville; sister, Taylor Short and husband, Adam, of Greenfield; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Tom and Sherry Smith of Shelbyville; sisters-in-law, Shannon Doyle and husband, Tony, and Misty Smith, both of Shelbyville, Melissa Crafton and boyfriend, Brian, of Fairland; special friends, Bill and Terri Brown of Shelbyville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Rob was preceded in death by his daughter, Rushelle Renee Boswell on June 13, 2021.

He was a member of the Shelbyville High School Class of 1994.

Rob was a truck driver for JM Allen Trucking, for the last seven years.

He enjoyed going fishing and camping. Rob also enjoyed woodworking and shooting.

Rob also leaves behind his dogs, Missy and Milo.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, January 13, 2022, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville. For protection of others the family requires mask be worn in the building.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, January 14, 2022, at the funeral home.

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

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

Wilma Barrett Padrick, 85, of New Palestine

Wilma Barrett Padrick, 85, of New Palestine, passed away Sunday, January 9, 2022, at Otterbein Franklin SeniorLife Community.

She was born October 27, 1936, in Shelby County, the daughter of Virgil and Goldie (Hickman) McCalip. On September 26, 1954, she married Charles “Ray” Barrett, and he preceded her in death in October of 1990. She married James D. Padrick on March 22, 1992, and he survives.

In addition to James, Wilma is survived by her son, Brian “Keith” Barrett, of Pleasantview; daughter, Pamela L. Webb and husband, Ralph, of Lawrence; step-children, Timothy Lee Padrick of Indianapolis, and Lea Ann Padrick of Greenwood; sister, Carole Weaver and husband, David, of Carmel; grandchildren, Anna Barrett, William Barrett and wife, Taylor, Adrien Barrett, Ellie Stanoch and Betsy Castro; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to Ray, Wilma was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Kenneth McCalip.

Wilma graduated in 1954 from Moral Township High School.

She and her husband, Ray, were dairy farmers in Moral Township for 36 years, until retiring in 1990.

Wilma loved her family and enjoyed creating a warm loving home for them.

Private family graveside services will be conducted at New Palestine Cemetery.

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

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

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

Sharon K. (Bennett) Hamner, 81, of Shelbyville

Sharon K. (Bennett) Hamner, 81, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, January 9, 2022, at Franklin Meadows in Franklin.

She was born November 5, 1940, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Carl Harold and Helen Irene (Heck) Bennett. On June 17, 1961, she married Larry Allen Hamner, and he preceded her in death on March 8, 2010.

Sharon is survived by her daughter, Laurie A. Woods of Shelbyville; sons, Bret Alan Hamner of Greenfield, and Brad Allen Hamner of Shelbyville; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to Larry, Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Ruth Ann Lemen; and granddaughter, Tara Ashton Phares.

Sharon graduated in 1959 from Shelbyville High School.

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 Sharon’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Connie Jo Smith, age 67, of Anderson, formerly of Greenfield

Connie Jo Smith, age 67, of Anderson, formerly of Greenfield passed away January 4, 2022, at Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie.

 

She was born January 1, 1955, in Greenfield to Thomas E. Lawrence and the late Donna J. Lawrence.


She is survived by her father, Thomas Lawrence of Greenfield; sons, Steve, and Kenneth Woodruff; sisters, Cheryl Nienhaus and Marla Sturm; and several stepbrothers and sisters.


A memorial visitation and service will be held at a later date.

 

Please share your memories of Connie and condolences with her family at www.stillingerfamily.com.

Mark Alan Hewitt, 69, New Palestine

Mark Alan Hewitt, 69, New Palestine, passed away January 3, 2022, at his residence. He was born on October 17, 1952, in Indianapolis to the late Bert and Shirley (Dickie) Hewitt.

 

He was a graduate of Arlington High School in Indianapolis.

Mark was employed as the Vice President of IVC Industrial Coatings for many years before retiring in 2002. He was a former dive master. He enjoyed traveling and waterfront vacations. He loved to work outdoors and around the yard and could often be seen riding in his golf cart and/or on his lawnmower.

He is survived by his loving wife Etta May (Cramer) Hewitt; children: Chris (Kristen) Hewitt, Kim (Channing) Russell, Scott (Jamie) Hewitt, Justin Maley, Jared Maley, and Kendra (David) Stelzel; 12 grandchildren; siblings: Mike (Becky) Hewitt, Linda (Gary) Rishel, and Lisa (Gerry) Pugh; many nieces and nephews; and many former work colleagues and friends.

Visitation will be on Saturday, January 15, 2022, from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, with the Celebration of Life Service to immediately follow at 4:00 p.m.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, local chapter, 7301 Georgetown Road, Ste. 112, Indianapolis, IN 46268.

 

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

Robert E. "B.B." Bayne 93, former Shelbyville resident

Robert E. "B.B." Bayne 93, former Shelbyville resident, passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Community South Hospital.

 

Born August 2, 1928 in Akron Ohio, he was the son of Ramey Edward Bayne and Jessie Vetruse (McClain) Bayne.  He married Ruth (Coffey) Bayne on July 21, 1947 and she preceded him on January 10, 2016.

 

Survivors include 4 sons- David E. Bayne (wife Joyce) of Georgia, Danny L. Bayne of Shelbyville, Donald J. Bayne of California, Dennis E. Bayne (wife Teresa) of Greenwood; 2 sisters- Joy Marie Maltby of Taylorsville, Illinois, Judy VanArsdale of Washington; 7 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren.   He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers- Donald E. Bayne, James M. Bayne, and a sister- Josephine Bird.

 

Mr. Bayne had lived in this area since 1952, after moving from Illinois.  He was an auto mechanic with Shelbyville Motors for 36 years, Gary Shore Ford for 2 years, and after that had been a cafeteria custodian at Shelbyville High School for a time. 

 

He graduated high school in Mason City, Illinois, attended Hope's Point Baptist Church, was a lifetime member of American Legion, a lifelong member of VFW, a member of the FOP, and AARP.  He was a US Army and a US Navy veteran.

 

B.B. enjoyed riding his motorcycle, camping and traveling, collecting and building electric trains, and working on cars.

 

Funeral services will be 12:00 noon, Monday, January 10, 2022 with Rev. David Humphrey officiating.

 

Burial will be in Winchester Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday morning from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Military graveside rites will be conducted by American Legion.

 

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

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com

Tony B. Layne, 56, of Waldron

Tony B. Layne, 56, of Waldron, passed away Friday, January 7, 2022 at Waldron Health and Rehab.

 

He was born October 29, 1965 in Oakland, CA to Larry Layne and Margo (Crandall) Harris.

 

Tony graduated from Livermore High School, CA. in 1983.  Tony loved to play computer games and video games.  He was a bus driver for Modesto, California. 

 

Tony is survived by his sister, Jana (Daniel) Cheek, his nieces, Renee Odum, and Adrianne Stocks, his nephews, Travis Cheek, and Shane Cheek, and niece, Shaunda Goings.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Scott Goings.

  

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

 

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

 

Pending services: Joyce Lochard, of Avon; Robert E. Bayne, 93, of Shelbyville

Joyce Lochard, of Avon, passed away Thursday, January 6, 2022

at her residence.

 

Services are pending at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home.

 

 

Robert E. Bayne, 93, of Shelbyville, passed away January 5, 2022

at Community South Hospital.

 

Services are pending at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home.

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