Obituaries

Pamela Sue Fishbaugh, 67, of Fairland

Pamela Sue Fishbaugh, 67, of Fairland, went home to be with her Lord and

Savior on Thursday, April 8, 2021.

 

Pam was born in Fairland on August 28, 1953.  She graduated from Triton

Central High School in 1971.  Early in her career Pam was employed at

Indianapolis Power & Light, and later ran a day care out of her home.  She

treasured the children that she cared for and embraced every moment she

spent with them.

 

Pam enjoyed spending time outdoors, painting, listening to music, and loving

on her animals.  She will be most remembered for her faith in the Lord, her talent 

as an artist, and her humor and wit.  She will be forever loved and never forgotten

by her family, her friends, and most of all her dog Jesse.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held on April 24, 2021 from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm at

New Life United Methodist Church, 6145 N. 400 W. Fairland, Indiana 46126.

Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Betty Jean Stohry, 93, of Shelbyville

Betty Jean Stohry, 93, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, April 11, 2021 at Ashford Place

in Shelbyville.

 

She was born June 15, 1927 in Shelbyville, the daughter of Tennant and Ruth (Eubank)

Hungerford.  She married Willard Bearl Stohry on November 16, 1953 and he preceded her

on April 22, 2012.

 

Betty is survived by her son Kimble Stohry and wife YongCha of Incheon, South Korea, 

daughter Kara Lueck and husband Doug of Mesa Arizona; grandsons Evan Lueck, Enoch

Stohry and wife EunJoo; granddaughters Hannah Stohry, Hosanna Gobert and husband Dayton; 

great-granddaughter Evelyn Stohry, and great-grandson Eian Stohry.  

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a son  Steven Stohry.

 

Betty graduated in 1945 from Waldron High School.  She was a homemaker, a great cook, and

worked for several shops and businesses in Shelbyville over the years.

 

Betty was quite an accomplished crafter- embroidering, cross-stitching, and knitting afghans.  In

her lifetime she knitted over 100 afghans for family, friends, and neighbors. She fearlessly loved

her family, the farm, and her dogs and cats.  She was a member of Zion Evangelical Church.

 

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home,

437 Amos Road, with Pastor Brad Schultz officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Friends

may call on Saturday afternoon from 12:00 noon until the time of the service, at the funeral home.

 

In lieu of flowers, please make donations  to: Zion Evangelical Church, in care of the funeral home.

 

The funeral service will be streamed live on our Facebook page, Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Katrina Lou "Tina" Hammersley, 74, of Shelbyville

Katrina Lou "Tina" Hammersley, 74, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, April 11, 2021 at

Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis.

 

Born December 26, 1946 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Theodore Charles Clements

and Janet (Mitchell) Clements.  She married Mickey Hammersley on February 7, 1987 and he

survives.

 

Other survivors include 2 daughters- Julie Benefiel (husband Joseph) of Shelbyville, Teola

Hornaday of Shelbyville; a sister Teola Carmony of Shelbyville; sister in law Sue Clements of Shelbyville; one granddaughter- Jessica

Benefiel; 2 great grandsons- Jacob Eldridge, and Joshua Boucher.  She was preceded in death

by her parents, an infant daughter Idalynn Hornaday, and a brother Buddy Clements.

 

Mrs. Hammersley was a lifelong resident of this area, and had been employed as a attendant

at Colonial Laundry for several years.  She graduated from Manilla High School in 1964, and was

a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.

 

Tina enjoyed crafting, sewing, cross stitching, diamond art, butterflies, planting flowers, attending Bible Study,

traveling to Florida, witnessing to others about her faith, and spending time with her family and 

grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be 12:00 noon on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church,

3718 E. Blue Ridge Road, with Pastor Robb Barlow officiating.  Burial will be in Manilla Cemetery.

Friends may call on Thursday morning at the church from 10:00 am until the time of the service.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Shelby County Cancer Association, in care of the 

funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Harold Wayne Patterson, 93, of Shelbyville

Harold Wayne Patterson, 93, of Shelbyville passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021, at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

 

He was born July 2, 1927, in Shelby County, the son of Raymond and Birdie (Baker) Patterson. On July 3, 1948, he married his wife of 72 years, Jo Anna Magee, and she preceded him in death on January 20, 2021.

 

Harold is survived by his daughters, Pam Burgette and husband, Jere, of Bradenton, Florida, and Teresa Waltz and husband, Phil, of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Andrea Orofino and husband, Kevin, Derek Burgette and wife, Angie, Blake Burgette and wife, Heather, Staci Carmony and husband, Todd, and Craig Waltz and wife, Desiree; and 13 great-grandchildren.

 

In addition to Jo Anna, Harold was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Kenneth Patterson.

 

Harold graduated in 1945 from Flat Rock High School.

 

He served in the US Army Air Corp and was stationed in the Philippines.

 

Harold was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

 

He had worked at Arvin in Columbus, General Electric and Wellman, as a tool and die maker, retiring in 1989.

 

After retirement, Harold and Jo Anna enjoyed spending a few winters in Florida.

 

He loved his family.

 

Private graveside services will be held at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville, with Rev. Colin Cress officiating.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 34 W. Washington St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Roger Edward Kuhn, 64, of Shelbyville

Roger Edward Kuhn, 64, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, April 10, 2021at St. Francis Hospital.

 

He was born August 3, 1956 in Rushville, IN to Robert E. Kuhn and Edna (Elliott) Kuhn.

 

Roger graduated from Morristown High School in 1974.

 

He was a U.S. Army veteran. Roger worked at the VA Hospital and retired in 2018, after 31 years of service.

 

He was a member of Morristown Christian Church.  He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans.  Roger loved to travel and has been to all 50 states.  He also enjoyed spending his time fishing.

 

Roger worked with the American Diabetes Association and was very active with raising awareness for others with diabetes.

 

He is survived by his father, Robert, his siblings, Loretta Gomez, David (wife, Cindy) Kuhn, Janet (husband, Johnny) Gray, Daryl Kuhn, and Tammy (husband, Steve) Gabbard, two nieces, two nephews, and six great-nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Edna.

 

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Thursday, April 15, 2021 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 Reverend Fred Hickman officiating.

 

Burial will be in the Heroes of Honor and Glory section at Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens and Crematory.  Military rites will be conducted by local veteran organizations.

  

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

 

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

Roger W. O'Banyon, 72, of Shelbyville

Roger W. O'Banyon, 72, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at his residence.

 

Born April 22, 1948 in Shelbyville, he was the son of Rogers O'Banyon and Cora (Smith) O'Banyon.  

 

Survivors include 4 siblings- Barb O'Banyon of New York, Teresa Floyd (husband Larry) of North Carolina, Mary Ruth Crowe of Shelbvyille, Tim O'Banyon of Shelbyville; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Mr. O'Banyon had lived in this area for 25 years, after moving from Chicago.  He was employed as a driver for Shelby Go for many  years.  He graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1967, and was a member of the local Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly. 

 

Roger enjoyed traveling and eating out.  He was a dedicated witness, and enjoyed talking tp people about the Bible and the Kingdom.

 

A Celebration of life will be held at a later date, via Zoom.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Phyllis J. Borders, age 89, of Greenfield

Phyllis J. Borders, age 89 of Greenfield passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021 at her home. She was born March 27, 1932 in Indianapolis to the late Arthur and Bertha (Reeves) Johnson.


Phyllis was a homemaker and long-time Sunday school teacher. She was a member of Sugar Creek Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughters, Carol Duncan and Debra Kiser. Phyllis is preceded in death by her parents and husband Navy "Bud" Borders.

All services will be private.

LaRonda D. Shaw, 54, of Indianapolis

LaRonda D. Shaw, 54, of Indianapolis, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021 at her residence.

 

She was born July 16, 1966 in Indianapolis to Ronald E. Newkirk and Ella (Johnson) Newkirk.

 

She was a homemaker and enjoyed taking care of her family and friends.

 

LaRonda is survived by her husband, Isaac “Ray” Shaw, Jr., her sons, James Marshall and Isaac Shaw III; her daughter, Sarah Shaw, her brothers, Keith Newkirk, and Lonnie, and her sisters, Lora Johnson and Amanda Johnson.

 

She was preceded in death by one brother.

 

Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens and Crematory.

 

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

 

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

Lory Brett Hankins, 57, of Shelbyville

Lory Brett Hankins, 57, of Shelbyville passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

 

He was born January 10, 1964, in Rushville, the son of Richard and Marlene (Manning) Hankins. On June 17, 1984, he married his wife of 36 years, Deana Moore, and she survives.

 

In addition to Deana, Lory is survived by his sons, Stephen Hankins of Shelbyville, Jonathan Hankins of Manilla, and Eric Hankins of Shelbyville; daughters, Ashley Hankins of Shelbyville, and Ada Hankins of Indianapolis; brother, Rusty Hankins and wife, Doris, of Shelbyville; eight grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

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

 

Lory graduated in 1982 from Rushville High School.

 

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

 

Lory formerly worked for Meridian.

 

He enjoyed working puzzles, and playing cards and horseshoes. He also enjoyed family cook-outs.

 

Lory also leaves behind his dog, Jack.

 

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

 

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

Marylin Joan "Joany" Walker, 80, of Shelbyville

Marylin Joan “Joany” Walker, 80, of Shelbyville passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Franciscan Health Indianapolis.

 

She was born August 7, 1940, in Alpena, Michigan, the daughter of John and Margaret Elizabeth “Bessie” (Imeson) Plowman. On June 27, 1959, she married her husband of 61 years, Lewis Thomas “Tom” Walker, and he survives.

 

In addition to Tom, Joany is survived by her daughter, Kristy Holzhausen and husband, Steve, of Shelbyville; sister, Susan Wagner of Clarkston, Michigan; brother, John Plowman and wife, Bonnie, of Alpena; grandson, Andrew Holzhausen and fiance’, Kenya Wheeler; great-grandchildren, Kenneth Holzhausen, Addison Wheeler and Parker Holzhausen; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Joany was preceded in death by her parents; and a daughter, Lisa Sue Walker in 1983.

 

She graduated in 1958 from Alpena High School.

 

Joany was formerly a florist at B & R Flower Shop for 25 years.

 

She served as pianist, choir director and on several women’s groups, while she served as a pastor’s wife for 50 years. Together, she and Tom, pastored for 12 years at Fenns Community Church in Shelbyville; 13 years at Crossroad Community Church in Beech Grove; and 15 years at First Church of God in Iverness, Florida. Joany also ministered to the residents at Especially Kidz.

 

Joany was a former member of the Rainbow Girls.

 

She enjoyed music and was very creative in decorating for the holidays.

 

Joany loved people. She also loved her family, especially her grandson and great-grandchildren.

 

A Gathering of Friends will be from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 24, 2021, at Faith Trinity Church, 505 W. Pennsylvania St. in Shelbyville.

 

A Memorial Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, with Pastors Perry Fouts, Gerald Holmes and Jose Rivera officiating.

 

Inurnment will be at Miller Cemetery 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 Salvation Army, 136 E. Washington St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176 or American Heart Association, 6100 W 96th St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278.

 

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

Kevin Wilson, 43, of Shelbyville

Kevin Wilson, 43, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, April 2, 2021 at I.U. Methodist Hospital.

 

He was born July 29, 1977 in Shelbyville to Donnie Wilson and Sharon (Rowe) Wilson.

 

He was a production specialist at Freudenberg-NOK.  Kevin enjoyed the times he was able to travel.  He also enjoyed attending concerts.  His favorite times were spent with his family and friends.

 

Kevin is survived by his mother, Sharon, his daughter, Haley Wilson, his significant other, April Bailey, his step-son, Tanner Bailey, his grandson, Charlie Bailey, his sister, Kelly Johnson, his maternal grandmother, Mildred Rowe, and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, Donnie Wilson.

 

 A Celebration of Life will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at the 40 & 8 Club at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

 

  

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

 

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

Bertha Mae Coy, 90, of Flat Rock

Bertha Mae Coy, 90, of Flat Rock passed away Friday, April 2, 2021, at her home.

 

She was born September 15, 1930, in Jennings County, the daughter of Gilbert V. and Tressa M. (Tribbett) Abel. On March 24, 1950, she married Ival G. Coy, and he preceded her in death on May 10, 2018.

 

Bertha is survived by her grandchildren, Cari Lei Coy of Columbus, Leisa Marie Roberts and husband, Dustin, of Shelbyville and Brent Alan Coy of Flat Rock; great-grandchildren, Erik, Mackenzie, Mariah, Tyson, Emma and Adyson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to Ival, Bertha was preceded in death by her son, Ronnie Ival Coy on July 14, 2010; brothers, Harry Abel and Warren Gilbert Abel; and a sister, Lena Lee.

 

Bertha graduated in 1948 from Boggstown High School.

 

She was a farm wife. Bertha was the secretary and an Emergency Medical Technician for Trans-Med from 1977 to 2003.

 

Bertha was 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star Lodge No. 473, where she had previously served as Worthy Matron. She had also served on the Flat Rock Citizens Committee.

 

She also leaves behind her cat, Bob.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, 2021 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, April 7, 2021, at the funeral home.

 

Interment will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.

Jerry Lynn Lawrence, 70, of Shelbyville

Jerry Lynn Lawrence, 70, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at Ashford Place.

 

He was born May 19, 1950 in Shelbyville to Kenneth Lawrence and Rosella (Winkler) Lawrence.

 

Jerry graduated from Shelbyville High School.  He was a U.S. Army veteran.

 

Jerry was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.  He was also a member of the American Legion Post 70, and Knights of Columbus Council 822.

 

Jerry was a lifetime photographer.  One of his favorite places to take photos was the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  He retired from Indianapolis International Airport as an air traffic controller.  He loved the times he was able to vacation, especially going on cruises and trips to Branson, MO.

 

Jerry is survived by his brother, David Lawrence of Greenwood, his nephew, Kirk Lawrence, his niece, Gia (Brett) Bowers, one great-nephew, and three great-nieces.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister-in-law, Jackie Lawrence.

 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Noon, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Mike Keucher officiating.

 

Burial will be in St. Vincent Catholic Cemetery with military rites conducted by local veteran’s organizations.

  

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

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

Jerry W. "Gator" Martin, 84, of Shelbyville

Jerry W. “Gator” Martin, 84, of Shelbyville passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at Franciscan Health in Indianapolis.

 

He was born June 13, 1936, in Edgewood, the son of Ralph and Delpha (Ellis) Martin. On March 8, 1986, he married his wife of 35 years, Fredonna K. Lesh, and she survives.

 

In addition to Fredonna, Jerry is survived by his children, Susan Martin-Gibbons of Carmel, Bruce Martin of Shelbyville, Stephanie Sanders and husband, Jim, of Greenwood, and Greg Totten and wife, Donna, of Indianapolis; sister, Berndene Lane and husband, Mark, of Pearland, Texas; grandchildren, Tessa Gibbons, Kylie Beaty and husband, Zane, Kari Daffron and husband, Alex, Cisma Ferguson and husband, David, Courtney Winslow, Jacob Sanders, Mitchel Sanders, Joshua Totten and Michael Totten; great-grandchildren, Christian Ferguson, Landon Ferguson, Oliver Ledden and Jensen Locke; numerous nieces and nephews; and many truly wonderful friends.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; daughter-in-law, Mary Martin; sisters, Helen Renner, Emmalee Weaver, Betty Thompson, Ruth Scarbrough and Letha Martin; and brothers, Don Martin and Bill Martin.

 

He graduated in 1954 from Fairland High School.

 

Jerry worked at and then later owned and operated Bonded Oil from 1952 to 2014. Throughout his business career he sponsored many bowling and youth leagues. His mentor, lifelong friends and business partners, Bruce and Charlotte Wright, were very influential in his life.

 

Jerry’s motto was “It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.”

 

He was formerly a member of the Fairland United Methodist Church, where he was a youth group leader.

 

Jerry loved to play golf and cards, with his friends and family, and enjoyed the thrill of victory.

He also served one term as a school board member for Triton Central Schools.

 

Private family services will be observed and a Celebration of Jerry’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 Dinner Before Bedtime, 157 E. Rampart Road, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176 or Meals on Wheels, 1728 E. State Road 44, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

David Wayne Howell,  68, of Greenfield

David Wayne Howell,  68, of Greenfield, passed away Saturday, March 27, 2021 at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

 

David was born January 4, 1953 in Indianapolis to the late James L. and Dorothy (Gray) Howell. He was a graduate of Mundelein High School, Mundelein, Illinois.


David married Debby (Roberts) Howell on July 8, 1972. He worked for his family business, B.H.W. Water Conditioning most of his career. A long-time member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, David served as a Bishop for the Cumberland Ward and as High Counselor for The Indianapolis North Stake. He was an avid Chicago Bears fan, enjoyed John Wayne movies, the Beatles and spending time on the beach. Above all, David was a devoted husband, father and grandpa and loved spending time with his grandchildren.


He is survived by his wife, Debby; children, Michael (Linda Marie) Howell, Shauna (Lance) Williams, Sarah (Ryan) Griesemer, and Stephanie (Randy) Reeves; grandchildren, Sarah, Natalie, Storm, Gunnar, Gray, Scout, Lincoln, Johanna, Lyla, Rogue, Copeland, Tana, Boone, and Tara; siblings, James Howell, Elizabeth Jane Eakes, Pam Gwinnup, and John (Sandy) Howell.


David is preceded in death by his parents, listed above; brothers, Dennis Howell, and Kevin Howell; and stepmother, Betty Howell.


Friends may call, 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Friday, April 2, 2021 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140. Funeral service, 10:00 AM, Saturday, April 3rd at the Church of Latter-day Saints, Lawrence Ward Building, 11220 East 30th Street, Indianapolis. Bishop John C. Craig and Elder Paul H. Sinclair Of The Seventy officiating.


Memorial contributions in honor of David may be made to the Leukemia Society, Indiana Chapter, 9075 No. Meridian St., Suite 150, Indianapolis, Indiana 46260.


Please share your memories of David and condolences with his family at www.stillingerfamily.com.

Monte Brent Gruell, 63, Greenfield

Monte Brent Gruell, 63, Greenfield, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 29, 2021. He was born on June 12, 1957 in Greenfield to Robert T. and Marcella J. (Purcell) Gruell. Monte is a 1976 graduate of Greenfield Central High School. He married his love Tina Marie Potts on September 24, 1983.

After high school Monte took an apprenticeship to become a meatcutter. He was employed with Kroger’s for many years before retiring in 2014. He retired a second time in 2017 from Tyner Pond Farm. Monte and Tina traveled extensively from the Bahamas, Alaska, Hawaii, Florida, and everywhere in between. The children and grandchildren even accompanied them both on some vacations. Monte loved to fish and hunt as well as spend time with his grandchildren.

Monte is survived by his loving wife Tina of 37 years; their children: Heather Lorenz and Dawn Gruell (Ben Adcock); grandchildren: Cinnamon Smith, Meadow Smith, River Gruell, and Trenton Gruell; and brothers: Robert ‘Stan’ (LeeAnn) Gruell, Greg Gruell, and Brad (Barbara) Gruell and many nieces and newphews.

Visitation will be on Saturday, April 3, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, with the funeral service immediately starting at 12:00 noon. Burial will take place in Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Monte and Tina Gruell Community Fund, c/o Hancock Community Foundation, 312 E. Main Street, Greenfield. If you would like to sign the online guest book or send condolences to the family you may do so by visiting stillingerfamily.com .

Gary D. Ferrell, 62, Maxwell

Gary D. Ferrell, 62, Maxwell, IN, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2021. He was also affectionately known as Fuzzy to many, including his nieces and nephews. Gary was born on September 21, 1958 in Indianapolis, IN to Homer R. and Myrtle S. (Davis) Ferrell.

Gary was a tremendously talented carpenter and worked not only for Service Drywall in Indianapolis for 20 years, but also loved to remodel and build things around his own house. He loved to fish and camp as well as relax in the outdoors and nature. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He attended Bethel Baptist Church in Greenfield. He was also a huge Harley Davidson fan. He married Carolyn Sue Larmore.

Gary is survived by his loving wife Carolyn Sue Ferrell; children: Jason Wilder (Sara), Nicki (Josh) Waterman, and Christi (Wes) Evans; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 8 siblings: Charlotte, Sharon, Lisa, Donna, Bobby, Steve, Danny, and Billy; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Homer R. Ferrell; mother, Myrtle Sue Moon; and sister, Virginia.

Visitation will be held on Monday, April 5, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, IN, with the funeral service immediately following. Burial will take place in Park Cemetery, Greenfield, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ferrell Family via our website to offset funeral expenses. Kindly type www.stillingerfamily.com, tap on Gary’s obituary, and then tap on the Donate Now button. If you would like to sign the online guest book or send condolences to the family you may also do so by visiting our website.

Debra J. Lautz, 65, of Shelbyville

Debra J. Lautz, 65, of Shelbyville passed away Monday, March 29, 2021 at her home.

 

Private services will be conducted. Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Online condolences may be shared with Debra's family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Thomas E. Morrissey, 74, of Shelbyville

Thomas E. Morrissey, 74, of Shelbyville passed away Thursday, March 25, 2021, at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

 

He was born June 17, 1946, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Emmett and Marian (Groener) Morrissey.

Thomas is survived by his sons, Patrick Morrissey and wife Kanthi, of New York, Kevin Morrissey and wife, Michelle, of Chicago, and Brian Morrissey and wife, Svetlana, of Tennessee; daughter, Katie Beazley and husband, Brian, of Chicago; brothers, Dennis Morrissey and Jerry Morrissey, both of Chicago; sisters, Marion Franke, Lori Connelly, and Elaine Pameditis. all of Arizona, and Patricia Callahan of Champaign-Urbana, Illinois; grandchildren, Joe, Nathan, Maggie, Ben, Veda, Sara, Matthew, Ryan and Samantha; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John Morrissey, Frank Morrissey, Bill Morrissey and Jim Morrissey; and sister, Sister Kathleen Morrissey.

 

Thomas graduated in 1964 from De La Salle High School.

 

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

 

Thomas worked for the Chicago Pipefitters Local No. 597 for over 30 years.

 

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 3, 2021 at the McGregor Baptist Church, 10850 S McGregor Road in Indianapolis.

 

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

 

Online condolences may be shared with Thomas’ family at www.freemanfamilyfunealhomes.com.

Donnie E. Wilson, 70, of Shelbyville

Donnie E. Wilson, 70, of Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at his residence.

 

He was born July 25, 1950 in Shelbyville to Raymond Wilson and Gertie (Gaddis) Wilson.

  

He is survived by his wife, Sharon (Rowe) Wilson, his daughter, Kelly Johnson, his son, Kevin Wilson, his grandchildren, Ashton Killey, Braden Barnard, and Haley Wilson, his great-grandchildren, Kinley, Emrey, and Grady, his beloved dogs, Rosco and Mazy, his brothers, Charles (Barbara) Wilson, and Steve Wilson, and his sisters, Linda Stevens, Phyllis Leake, and Louise (Charles) Olsen.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers, Garnet Wilson and Wilburn Wilson.

 

Donnie was a U.S. Army veteran. He retired from Arvin’s where he worked as a welder. 

 

Donnie enjoyed being outdoors.  He could be found in his garden or at the water, fishing.  He also enjoyed drinking a cold beer.  His favorite times were spent with his family and grandkids.

 

Military rites will be conducted by local veteran’s organizations at 4 p.m., Friday, April 2, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176. 

 

Visitation will follow from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

  

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

   

Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com

Linda L. Johnson, 78, of Morristown

Linda L. Johnson, 78, of Morristown passed away Monday, March 22, 2021 at her daughter’s home in Fishers.

 

She was born September 5, 1942, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Oliver Carvin and Ruth (Bentley) Harris. On July 7, 1961, she married Robert D. “Beanie” Johnson, and he preceded her in death on December 1, 2009.

 

Linda is survived by two daughters with Beanie, Marietta L. Carlton of Morristown, and Kay Anne Gettelfinger and husband, Bart, of Fishers; brother, Dale C. Harris and wife, Bonnie, of Fairland; grandchildren, Jacob Carlton, Kaylin VanBenthuysen and husband, Matthew, Heath Carlton and Zane Gettelfinger; great-grandson, David VanBenthuysen; sister-in-law, Sandy Harris of Brownsburg; and several nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to Beanie, Linda was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Danny R. Harris.

She is also survived by a biological daughter, Kim Vink and husband Craig of Great Bend Kansas, who she was reunited with in the last week of her life.

 

Linda graduated in 1960 from Morristown High School.

 

She was a member of the Morristown Christian Church and American Legion Auxiliary. Linda served on the staff of Hoosiers Girls State for 20 years.

 

She was the bookkeeper for Duane’s Sales and Service, for 35 years. Linda was very devoted to the family business.

 

She enjoyed keeping her home and garden in excellent condition. She also made the best cherry pies from the cherry trees in her yard.

 

Linda loved her family and enjoyed creating memories with her grandchildren and great-grandson.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St. in Morristown.

 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at the funeral home, with Rev. Fred Hickman officiating.

 

Interment will be at Hanover Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Auxiliary, PO Box 553, Morristown, IN 46161.

Larry V. Cundiff, 64, of St. Paul

Larry V. Cundiff, 64, of St. Paul, passed away Friday, March 26, 2021 at his residence.

 

He was born December 8, 1956 in Somerset, Ky to M.C. Cundiff and Virginia (Dalton) Cundiff.

 

Larry graduated from Franklin Central High School in 1974.  He was a member of Arlington Avenue Church in Indianapolis.

 

Larry had various occupations up to his last place of employment at Boston Scientific Corp. in Spencer, IN.  Larry enjoyed being outdoors, especially in the woods hiking and hunting Ginseng.  He also enjoyed the times he was able to spend at Myrtle Beach and other beaches in Florida.

 

Larry is survived by his mother, his brother, David Cundiff, his grandson, Randall Cundiff, both of Indianapolis; his nephews, Sam Cundiff and Danny Cundiff; his nieces, Karen Testrake and Jessica McLain; his great-nieces, Daisy McLain and Mia Cundiff and his great-nephew, Dean McLain.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, his maternal grandparents, Vola and Ella Dalton; his paternal grandparents, Charles and Bonnie Cundiff, and his sister-in-law, Judy Cundiff

 

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens and Crematory, Shelbyville, IN.

  

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

 

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

 

Larry V. Cundiff, 64, of St. Paul

Larry V. Cundiff, 64, of St. Paul, passed away Friday, March 26, 2021 at his residence.

 

He was born December 8, 1956 in Somerset, Ky to M.C. Cundiff and Virginia (Dalton) Cundiff.

 

Larry graduated from Franklin Central High School in 1974.  He was a member of Arlington Avenue Church in Indianapolis.

 

Larry had various occupations up to his last place of employment at Boston Scientific Corp. in Spencer, IN.  Larry enjoyed being outdoors, especially in the woods hiking and hunting Ginseng.  He also enjoyed the times he was able to spend at Myrtle Beach and other beaches in Florida.

 

Larry is survived by his mother, his brother, David Cundiff, his grandson, Randall Cundiff, both of Indianapolis; his nephews, Sam Cundiff and Danny Cundiff; his nieces, Karen Testrake and Jessica McLain; his great-nieces, Daisy McLain and Mia Cundiff and his great-nephew, Dean McLain.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, his maternal grandparents, Vola and Ella Dalton; his paternal grandparents, Charles and Bonnie Cundiff, and his sister-in-law, Judy Cundiff

 

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens and Crematory, Shelbyville, IN.

  

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

 

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

 

Kevin William Roche, of Greenfield

Kevin William Roche, of Greenfield, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at the young age of 31. He was born in Indianapolis, IN to Michael W. and Debra J. (Barnett) Roche. He is a 2008 Greenfield Central High School graduate.

Kevin endured many trials and hurdles throughout life, but he always persevered with a smile on his face and cheer in his heart. Kevin was employed in quality control with Keihin North America, Greenfield. He loved to play video games and his passion of games was shared with at least his father, sister, and son. He also loved to fish and camp. He loved Star Wars and Star Trek. Before working at Keihin, Kevin worked as a handyman as well as in construction. But, above all, Kevin loved spending quality time with his son.

Kevin is survived by his 11year old son, Devin Roche; father, Michael Roche; sister, Crystal Roche (Patience Wooten); step-sister, Alicia Kuhstoss; many cousins; mother-of-his son, Kassie Fock; and soon-to-be-here nephew, Christian Roche.

Kevin was preceded in death by his mother, Debra Roche; step-mother, Wendy Roche; grandfather, Robert William Roche, Jr.; and step-sister, Abigail Elizabeth Roche.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 2, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, IN. The funeral will immediately follow at 12noon. Burial will take place in Park Cemetery, Greenfield. 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 .

Shelley Dawn Robertson, 44, of Indianapolis, formerly of Shelbyville

Shelley Dawn Robertson, 44, of Indianapolis, formerly of Shelbyville passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at her home.

 

She was born May 19, 1976, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Larry Robertson and Lisa (Bastin) Lay.

Shelley is survived by her father of Shelbyville; mother and step-father, Allen Lay, of Shelbyville; significant other, Matt Daniels of Indianapolis; brother, Matt Robertson and wife, Cassy, of Shelbyville; sister, Holly Robertson and significant other, Wendell Stewart, of Waldron; step-son, Jay Daniels and spouse, Will Flohr, of Greenwood; brother-in-law, Sean Daniels and wife, Starie, of Indianapolis; former sister-in-law, Erin Harmon of Shelbyville; nieces, Tatum Robertson and Leila Stewart; and nephews, Sam Robertson, Brayden Stewart, Joel Stewart, Ethan Lay and Camdyn Lay.

 

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Robert and Wilma Jean Bastin; and paternal grandparents, Paul and Myrtie Robertson.

 

Shelley graduated in 1994 from Shelbyville High School, and received her bachelors degree in psychology from Hanover College. While attending high school and college, Shelley enjoyed playing softball.

 

For over 20 years, she was a social worker wrap around facilitator, for Community Health East Gallahue.

 

Shelley loved sea turtles and was very concerned about their rehabilitation.

 

She also enjoyed music, sewing and crafting.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 29, 2021 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Rev. Bill Horner officiating.

Inurnment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, Florida 33767 or American Lung Association, 115 W. Washington St., Suite No. 1180-South, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204.

 

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