Obituaries

Edward Harvey, 90

Edward Harvey, 90, the father of local resident, Sheila (Greg) Parks entered eternal rest on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at EveryStep Hospice House in Creston, Iowa. 

 

Edward “Ed” Thomas Harvey, Jr. was born in Creston, Iowa on March 15, 1930 to Edward Thomas Harvey, Sr. and Loretta Mary (Howe) Harvey. 

 

Ed and his younger sister, Helen Ann Harvey, were raised and educated in Creston.  Ed graduated from Creston High School in 1947.  He worked as a call boy for the railroad and attended Creston Junior College. 

 

Ed served in the United States Air Force from 1950 to 1954 during the Korean War.  He then returned back to college and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics as well as his Juris Doctor at Creighton University in 1958.  After being admitted into both the Nebraska Bar and Iowa Bar he returned to Creston for a short time working with Attorney Deg Reynolds. 

 

On August 22, 1959 Ed married Sarah Joan “Sadie” Ries in Des Moines, Iowa.  They moved to Des Moines where he worked for National Grain Dealers Association as legal counsel and Sadie worked as a pediatric nurse.  In 1960, Ed and Sadie moved to Osceola where Ed practiced law with Ward Reynoldson and Bob Kilmar.  During this time Ed and Sadie had two daughters born, Ann Marie and Sheila Jane.  Ed and Sadie were caregivers of many elderly family members and in 1966 moved to Creston where Ed joined lawyers, Tom Mullin, Don Mullin, and Bill McLaughlin.  Sadie continued to work as a nurse in Creston.  After returning to Creston, Loretta Leigh was born.  Ed and Sadie continued to work and be involved in many activities in Creston.  They poured their hearts and souls into many projects for St. Malachy Church and school as well as Holy Spirit Parish.  Sadie passed away in 1998 after a long battle with cancer. 

 

On September 29, 2006 Ed married Donna Wood at Holy Spirit Catholic Church.  Ed and Donna made their home in Creston and were both faithful members of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Ed continued to practice law with Loretta through 2019.

 

Ed was a former member of the Creston American Legion and a current member of the VFW Theodore J. Martens Post #1797.  He served as a member of the Knights of Columbus and was active in the Holy Spirit Parish.  Ed was also a member of the Creston Elks Lodge and a long-time member of the Iowa State Bar Association.

 

Ed is survived by his wife, Donna; his three daughters: Ann Harvey, Sheila (Greg) Parks, Loretta (Aaron Finch) Harvey; his three grandchildren:  Cara Parks, Stuart Parks, Briana Parks; his two great grandchildren: Myla Kingston and Oliver Parks; his stepchildren: Michael (Lijun) Wood, Teri (Stephen) Veysey, Scott (Vicky) Wood, Russell Wood, Maria (Mark) Johnson, and Annette (Dave) Heaton; many step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; and many cousins, friends, colleagues and clients.

 

Ed was preceded in death by his wife, Sadie, in 1998; his parents in 1949 and 1977; his sister, Helen, in 2019; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

 

A public viewing will be held at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center, 809 W. Montgomery, from 2 – 6:30 PM, Monday, April 13, 2020.  Due to COVID-19 guidelines, only 10 people will be allowed in the funeral home at a given time. Funeral home staff will enforce social distancing and monitor the number of people in the building. 

  

Graveside services will be 1:30 PM, Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at Calvary Cemetery, Creston.  Father Adam Westphal, Celebrant.  The public is invited to attend, arrive at 1:20 PM and to remain in their vehicle.      Memorial contributions may be directed to:  St. Malachy School &/or Southwestern Community College Scholarship Fund.  Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.

 

A public, Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Spirit Catholic Church and Military Honors, will be held as soon as the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

Jerry Kirby, 68, Shelbyville

Jerry Kirby, 68, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at Morristown Manor.

 

He was born in Shelbyville, on January 25, 1952, to Foy and Flora Kirby.

 

Jerry was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

 

Private family services will be observed.

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

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.

Ronnie W. Dotson, 63, Gwynneville

Ronnie W. Dotson, 63, of Gwynneville passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at his home.

 

He was born October 15, 1956, in Pennington Gap, Lee County, Virginia, the son of Winfred and Lena (Pennington) Dotson. On February 13, 1993, he married Rhonda Fulenwider, and she survives.

 

In addition to Rhonda, Ronnie is survived by his son, Rodney Dotson and wife, Johanna, of Knightstown; sisters, Louise Sizemore and husband, Jim, of South Carolina, Tricia Raney and husband, Robby, and Peggy Huffman and husband, Gary, both of Greenfield; grandchildren, Kaelynn Dotson, Lena Dotson and Dillon Dotson; sister-in-law, Brenda Fulenwider; and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Robert Dotson and Billy Dotson.

Ronnie graduated in 1975 from New Palestine High School.

 

He owned and operated R & R Collision and Restoration in Gwynneville, since October of 1995.

Ronnie enjoyed hunting and fishing.

 

He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

 

Private services will be observed, due to the current health regulations.

 

Interment will be at Asbury Cemetery in Morristown.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Morristown Boys and Girls Club, PO Box 275, Morristown, Indiana 46161.

 

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

Cindy Diane Pierce, 55, Shelbyville

Cindy Diane Pierce, 55, of Shelbyville passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020 at her home.

 

She was born July 3, 1964, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, the daughter of Keith Latimer and Beverly (Scott) Latimer Bass. On July 22, 1997, she married Melvin Pierce, and he survives.

 

In addition to Melvin, Cindy is survived by her mother of Shelbyville; sons, Nickolas Keith Pierce and wife, Britta, Derek Austin Neal Casey and wife, Lynsey, and Jordan Elijah Pierce, all of Shelbyville; brothers, Norman Latimer and companion, Dianna Swayze, of Denham Springs, Louisiana, and Scottie Latimer and wife, Tracie, of Shelbyville; grandsons, Raydon Wells and Bryson Pierce; close aunt, Barb Eiler; nieces, Jessica Latimer, Katie Latimer and Monica Wasson; nephews, Tyler Latimer and Nathan Latimer; and special friend, Aaron Beaudry.

 

She was preceded in death by her father.

 

Cindy graduated in 1982 from Shelbyville High School and attended Business College for two years.

She managed Club 57.

 

Cindy loved the wildlife and visiting Tennessee. She enjoyed cooking for her family and loved the time she spent with them.

 

She also leaves behind her dog, Bella.

 

Private services will be observed, due to the current health regulations. Funeral services will be live streamed at https://facebook.com/melvin.pierce.98 at 11 a.m. Monday, April 6, 2020.

 

Interment will be at Forest Hill 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 Cancer Association of Shelby County, PO Box 844, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

William D. "Bill" Garrett, 93, Shelbyville

William D. "Bill" Garrett, 93, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2020

at Ashford Place Health Campus.

 

Born July 15, 1926 in Carrollton, Kentucky, he was the son of William H. Garrett and

Georgie Lee (Mills) Garrett.  On August 8, 1947 he married Reva L. (Baatz) and she

preceded him in death on May 20, 2017.

 

Survivors include 2 sons- Jerry R. "Jed" Garrett (wife Beth Ann) of Shelbyville, Stephen A.

Garrett (wife Linda) of Freedom, Indiana, daughter Sharon K. "Sherry" Staehler (husband

Joseph) of Shelbyville; 4 siblings- Sue Garrett Beverly of Bedford, Kentucky, Judy K. Garrett

Purkey of Harrisonville, Missouri, Alan Garrett (wife Debbie) of Madison, Indiana, Peggy Lee

Garrett Lutz of Madison; sister-in-law Ramona M. Miller of Bennington, Indiana, nephew Mike

 Hildebrand of Lindsey, Oklahoma, and several other nieces and nephews; 7 grandchildren- Lorie R. Staehler, Jeffrey D. Staehler, Jerry M. Garrett, Jon Garrett, Brian Garrett, Keith Garrett, Natalie

Barnard; 8 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.  He was preceded in death by 

his parents, his spouse, 6 siblings- Nancy Garrett Harmon, Evelyn Garrett Stewart, Paul Garrett,

 Julian Garrett, Kenny Garrett, and Nathan Garrett.  

 

Mr. Garrett had lived in this area for 70 years, after moving from Vevay, Indiana.

He owned and operated  Bill's Auto Sales for 31 years and retired

in 1991. Bill had attended Mt. Gilead Baptist Church and was a member of American

Legion Post #70, former member of Indiana Sheriff's Association and Eagles Lodge,

and was a US Army veteran, serving in the South Pacific during WWII.

 

Graveside services will be 11:00 am on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at Forest Hill Cemetery with Rev. Mike Keucher officiating.

 

There will be no visitation hours observed.

 

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

 

Bill opened the first used car lot and repair shop, Bill's Auto Sales, in Shelbyville in 1969. There

were new car lots selling used cars, but no used car lots only. His son Jerry "Jed" was his

partner until Bill retired. Bill enjoyed having barn sales and garage sales after retiring. He

loved fishing and hunting with his best friends Jed, Steve, and Mike from Oklahoma.

His favorite winter vacation spot was Ft. Myers, Florida, where he wintered with his wife

Reva for several years. 

 

The family would like to give a special thanks to Assisted Living staff of Ashford Place

and OUR Hospice of South Central Indiana.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com

Kim R. Clark, 64, Morristown

Kim R. Clark, 64, of Morristown passed away Friday, March 27, 2020 at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield.

 

He was born March 12, 1956, in Greenfield, the son of Robert G. “Bob” and Phyllis “Jean” (Myer) Clark. On June 17, 1975, he married his wife of 44 years, Margie Goode, and she survives.

 

In addition to Margie, Kim is survived by his son, Bob Clark and wife, Jessica, of Morristown; daughter-in-law, Erica Clark of New Palestine; sister, Beth Keffaber and husband, Rick, of Greenfield; grandchildren, Gage Clark and Adelyn Clark; uncle, Bob Wortman of Morristown; cousin, Lisa Bridges and husband, Steve, of Morristown; and nieces, Angie Keffaber of Greenfield, and Stefanie Hardy and husband, Jesse, of Fortville.

 

Kim was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jeffery L. Clark; sister, Elaine Ann Clark; maternal grandparents, Fred and Frances Myer; paternal grandparents, Harry and Hamah Clark; aunt, Sue Ann (Myer) Wortman; and cousin, Jay Wortman.

 

He graduated in 1974 from Morristown High School.

 

Kim was a member of the Fountaintown United Methodist Church, where he was a past trustee president.

 

He was a lifelong farmer, carrying on the family heritage of harvesting the crops. Kim also served as a Reserve Deputy for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department for 20 years.

 

Kim enjoyed history, going fishing and tractor pulls.

 

He loved his family and the time spent with his grandchildren.

 

Kim leaves behind his companion dog, Maddie, as well as, Dolly the mule and horses, Thunder and Lightning.

 

Due to the current health regulations private services will be observed. The service will be live streamed at https://www.facebook.com/kimclarkmemorial/ at 2:30 pm, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. A Celebration of Kim’s life will be held at a later date.

 

Just know—Kim loved his community and many friends who have been by his side.

 

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 124 E. North Street, in Morristown.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Edward Jones Educational Fund for Gage and Adelyn Clark by mailing the contribution to Freeman Family Funeral Homes, PO Box 265, Morristown, Indiana 46161.

 

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

Keith A. Ippolito Ramsey, 68, Waldron

Keith A. Ippolito Ramsey, 68, of Waldron passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020 at Franciscan Hospital House.

 

He was born January 20, 1952, in Buffalo, New York, the son of Dr. A. John and Barbara E. (Jones) Ramsey.

 

A Celebration of Keith’s life will be held at a later date.

 

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

 

Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Louis Martin Feller, Jr, 70, Shelbyville

Louis Martin Feller, Jr, 70, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020 at his residence.

  

He was born October 19, 1949 in Shelbyville, to Louis Martin Feller, Sr, and Ruth (Oltman) Feller.

  

Louis is survived by his sister Robin (husband, Greg) Knight of Shelbyville; his nephews, Ryan Knight and Rodney Feller; his nieces, Megan DeWitt, and Laura Baker; his great-nephew, Blake DeWitt, and his cousin, Ruth Matthews.

  

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Roger Feller and Randy Feller, and his niece, Jessica Feller.

 

Louis was employed in housekeeping at Heritage House.  He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family and friends.

 

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, March 30, 2020 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.  Due to health regulations, only 10 people will be allowed at a time.

 

Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Brandon Sutton officiating.

 

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

 

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

Irene Stanley 74, of Shelbyville

Irene Stanley 74, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at Heritage House.

 

She was born May 7, 1945, in Greenfield, TN., to Eack Stewart and Sally (Reaves) Stewart.

 

She married Stephen L. Stanley on July 28, 1963 and he survives.

 

Irene is also survived by her daughters Angela Kortepeter and Dawn (husband, Brian) Branson; 6 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; her brother, Larry Stewart of Shelbyville; her sisters, Geraldean Miller of Florida and Janice DeHo of Shelbyville.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Kevin Stanley and 5 great-grandchildren.

Irene retired from J. C. Penny in 2004 after 42 years of service.

 

She enjoyed sewing, doing arts and crafts and spending time with her family and friends.

 

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 30, 2020 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville.  Due to mandated restrictions, only 10 people will be allowed at a time.

 

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at the funeral home with Pastor Andy Lee officiating.

 

The family will have a Celebration of Life at a later date because of the current health regulations.

  

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

  

Funeral Directors, Greg, Sheila, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve Irene's family.

  

Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer's Association, 50 E. 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.

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

Marion Irene Hooper, 77, Shelbyville

Marion Irene Hooper, 77, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, March 23, 2020

at Morristown Manor Cypress Run.

 

Born February 7, 1943 in Hillingdon Uxbridge, United Kingdom,  she was the daughter 

of Frederick Arthur Peek and Joan Dorothy (Batchelor) Peek. She married Peter Hooper

and he preceded her in death.

 

Survivors include a son Richard Hooper of Shelbyville, daughter Louise Hooper of Chicago, 

Illinois; brother Jim Peek of Shepton Mallet, UK; sister Shirley Fischer of London, UK; 

 grand daughters- Hayley Hooper of Greenwood, & Melanie Hooper of Chicago, and grandson

Cameo Polk of Chicago.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and her spouse.

 

Marion graduated from high school in United Kingdom, and had been employed with

CICOA as a delivery driver for Meals on Wheels for several years, retiring in 2017.

 

No funeral services will be observed.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com

Daylene DeBolt, 73, Franklin

Daylene DeBolt, 73, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Franklin Meadows.

 

Born November 5,1946, in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of Gordon O. and Winifred

(LeMasters) Thurston. She married William F. DeBolt and he preceded her in death in 1974.

 

Survivors include a son Kyle Scott DeBolt of Shelbyville; brothers Gordon Thurston of Shelbyville,

Anthony J. Johns of Shelbyville, sister Beth Alford of South Carolina; and several grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouse and son David DeBolt.

 

Daylene had lived in this area her entire lifetime and had graduated from Shelbyville High School

in 1964. She had been employed with One America treasury dept.  for 20 + years and retired from there. She 

was a member of West St. United Methodist Church and a member of American Legion

Auxiliary. 

 

Daylene enjoyed watching movies, swimming, shopping, collecting books, animals, and was

one of the kindest people anyone would ever meet.

 

A private graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, March 31,2020 at Forest Hill Cemetery with Pastor Ed Mohr officiating. 

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com

Janice R. McIntire, 81, Waldron

Janice R. McIntire, 81, of Waldron, passed away Wednesday, March 25,2020

at MHP Medical Center.

 

Born December 1,1938 in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Frank and

Justine (Creek) Davis Moore. She married Allen L. McIntire on November 11,1956

and he survives.

 

Other survivors include children- Barbara Weston (husband Paul) of Greensburg,

Jerry McIntire (wife Beverly) of Shelbyville, Roger McIntire (fiancé Brenda) of Waldron,

Darin McIntire (wife Roxanne) of Marietta, Rodney McIntire (wife Rachel) of Kankakee, IL,

siblings-Norma Reedy (husband Dale) of Cambridge, OH, Jane Mefford (husband Wes)

of Trinway, OH, grandchildren-Aaron, Jonathon & Benjamin Boggs, Nathan, Jeremy, & 

Brad McIntire, Brandon & Blake McIntire, Nathan & Noah Whitlock, 8 great grand children-

Adeline, Annalee, Amelia, Ava, Brycen, Kaylan, Vivian & Carson.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Jim Davis.

 

Mrs. McIntire had lived in this area her entire lifetime. She had been a substitute teacher

at Waldron Elementary School for 20 + years and was a homemaker. She attended Shelbyville

High School. Janice was a member of First Church of the Nazarene of Shelbyville, where

she received the Distinguished Service Award (the highest award for laymen), and was 

a longtime Sunday School & children's church teacher at Shelbyville and in Florida

when they wintered there.

 

Private services will be held at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Rd,

on Saturday, March 28,2020 at 1:00pm. Visitation will be on Friday, March 27,2020

at the funeral home from 4:00-8:00pm. Due to health regulations, only 10 people

will be allowed at a time. Pastor John Wessic will be officiating. Burial will be in

Van Pelt Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Palliative Care Program of MHP

Medical Center. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date after the pandemic is over. 

 

Janice loved children, birds, flowers, traveling, camping & fishing. She was not only  a mother

to 5 of her own children, but also a mother to hundreds of other children she babysat

for and also others she taught at church and at Waldron school. She was affectionally

known to her child care children as Mommy McIntire and at the school she was known

as Grandma McIntire.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com

Former Shelbyville resident, Eric Lee Zeisloft, 45, of Rushville

Former Shelbyville resident, Eric Lee Zeisloft, 45, of Rushville, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020  at Rush Memorial Hospital.

 

Born December 9, 1974 in Toledo, Ohio, he was the son of Robert and Martha Ann (Ahrens) Zeisloft.  He married Shawna (Bowers) Zeisloft on July 3, 1999 and she survives.

 

Other survivors include his father Robert Zeisloft (wife Maryjo) of Toledo, mother Martha Ann Winkler

(husband Jim) of Shelbyville; son Ethan Zeisloft, daughter Sherry Zeisloft, both of Rushville; 2 brothers - Jeff Zeisloft (wife Cindy) of Toledo, Brian Zeisloft (wife Holly) of Greenfield, and sister Lisa Zeisloft of Nashville, Tennessee.  

 

Mr. Zeisloft had lived in Rushville for 8 years, after moving from Shelbyville.  He had been employed as a shipping supervisor at Ryobi Die Casting for 20 years and Valeo for 4 years.  He attended Shelbyville High School.

 

Eric enjoyed traveling, watching football, and was an avid Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeye fan.  He enjoyed watching his son play varsity football, and his daughter play softball.  He was a family man that loved spending time with his family and friends of his children.

 

A graveside service will be 1:00 pm at Arlington Cemetery in Rush County with Pastor Chad Ridge and Rev. James Brockmeyer officiating.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

 

Miriam S. Knoebel of Shelbyville

Miriam S. Knoebel of Shelbyville is finally coming home after 11 years away where

she lived near her daughter Rose McGlinsky in Minnesota. She almost made it to her

102nd birthday before passing.

 

She enjoyed reading, playing cards and being with

friends. She was an avid baseball and football fan and spread her love evenly

between Indiana, Ohio, and Minnesota teams.

 

The bridge master at her Minnesota

community soon learned that Miriam was the true master of cards due to her many

years of experience with and against her talented friends in Shelbyville.

 

Although

she lived within Presbyterian Homes, she was part of a strong Catholic community

and practiced the faith every day. While in Shelbyville, she was a member of St.

Joseph Catholic Church, The Daughters of Isabella, and St. Anne's Altar Society.

 

Miriam was born in Batesville, Indiana to Irene and Louis Cook in 1918. After

the passing of both parents Miriam and her older brother James were adopted by

her mother's sister Mary (Weintraut) and her husband Edwin Soller of Shelbyville

when she was 8.

 

She had 2 children Stephan and Rose Ann with her husband

James Knoebel. Her son Steve passed when he was six years old.

 

She lived in

and loved Shelbyville till she was 91 years old and moved to be near family.

 

She is survived by her daughter Rose (Knoebel) McGlinsky, 7 grandchildren,

and 11 great grandchildren.

 

There will be a service at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Rd,

Shelbyville, on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Mike Keucher

officiating.

 

She was born on March 26,1918. This would have been her 102nd

birthday.

Marlin Don "Donnie" Spurlin, 65, Flat Rock

Marlin Don "Donnie" Spurlin, 65, of Flat Rock, passed away Monday, March 23, 2020

at Aperion Care in Waldron. 

 

He was the son of Dillard & Stella (Achenback) Spurlin, and leaves behind 3 daughters,

Shelly Russell, Chelsie Spurlin, and Roiale Harden, all of Ft. Wayne.

 

Graveside services will be 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Flat Rock Cemetery.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Lorene Kingery Harrell, 93, Franklin

Lorene Kingery Harrell, 93, of Franklin passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Otterbein Franklin SeniorLife Community.

 

She was born December 30, 1926, in Louisville, Kentucky, the daughter of Lee Ander and Lovell (Parsley) Kingery. On December 9, 1945, she married her husband of 74 years, Wallace Harrell, and he survives.

 

In addition to Wallace, Lorene is survived by her daughters, Barbara (B. J.) Fairchild-Newman of Indianapolis, and Joyce Shaffer and husband, Tom, of Walterboro, South Carolina; grandchildren, Andrew Shaffer, Lauren Shaffer McKinney, Pamela Fairchild-Clark and Joseph Fairchild; and four great-grandchildren, Heidi and Harrison Clark and Bryce and Ford McKinney.

 

Lorene was preceded in death by her parents; son, Larry Harrell; brother, Fred Lewis Kingery; and sister, Myrtle Ree Dowell.

 

She graduated from Emmanuel High School in Indianapolis and earned her beauty operator’s license shortly after graduation.

 

Lorene was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Franklin and was a member for many years at Fairland Methodist Church and Town and Country Christian Church in Shelbyville.

She was a beautician for 35 years and began her career at William H. Blocks in Indianapolis. Lorene ran Lorene’s Beauty Shop out of her home in Fairland for most of her years as a stylist. She frequently talked about how much she missed her many clients after her retirement.

 

Lorene took pride in her own appearance and seldom left the house without her hair and makeup looking their best. Her husband and daughters frequently heard compliments about what a pretty woman she was.

 

Lorene and Wallace lived in Fairland 40 years, before moving to Shelbyville, and then on April 1, 2014, they moved to the Otterbein Franklin SeniorLife Community.

 

She was always busy with her hands, making afghans and quilts. She was a member of the Bear Paw Quilters Club and looked forward to her meetings at the Grover Museum.

 

Lorene and Wally were avid campers and as members of the Bears of the Blue River Camping Club, they traveled over much of the country by trailer and motorhomes. Lorene considered these retirement years traveling with Wally as a highlight of her life and often talked about their adventures on the road.

 

Lorene was outspoken throughout her life, and everyone around her always knew exactly what she was thinking and what she thought friends and family should do to improve their lives. She was fond of saying, “I am going to say what I think.” She loved seeing her grandchildren and especially delighted in her great-grandchildren.

 

Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville. (There will be a limit of 50 people in the funeral home at any given time.

 

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, and interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 1300 East Adams Drive, Franklin, Indiana 46131.

 

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

Donald L. "Don" Waggoner, 72, Gwynneville

Donald L. “Don” Waggoner, 72, of Gwynneville passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Next to Home in Greenfield.

 

He was born April 11, 1947, in Gwynneville, the son of Thomas M. and Mary Nettie (Six) Waggoner.

 

On July 16, 1967, he married the love of his life, Pauline Matney, and she preceded him in death on October 6, 2009.

 

Don is survived by his daughter, Charity Bright and husband, Barry, of Greenfield; son, Thomas Waggoner and wife, Dana, of Gwynneville; grandchildren, Ben Bright and companion, Emily, Ashely Bright, Cody Waggoner, Daniel Bright, Adam Bright, Noah Waggoner and Emma Waggoner; great-grandchildren, Nova Waggoner, Dante Bright, Colton Clark and Cashton Clark; brothers-in-law, James Matney and Jake Matney, both of Shelbyville, David Matney and wife, Kathy, of Arlington, and Virgil Matney and wife, Sherry, of Carthage; sister-in-law, Martha Clabough and husband, Steve, of Arlington; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to Pauline, Don was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, David Waggoner and Dan Waggoner.

 

Don graduated in 1965 from Morristown High School, and from the Indiana Barber School in 1967.

He was a barber in Morristown, and later at 5 Points in Shelbyville.

 

Don served in the Army National Guard.

 

He was a member of the Indiana Standardbred Association.

 

Don loved horses and horse racing. He was a knife and coin collector.

 

Private family services will be observed.

 

Interment will be at Asbury Cemetery in Morristown.

 

Don’s family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Suburban Hospice and the home healthcare, Next to Home.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Next to Home, 228 E. BoMar Blvd., Greenfield, Indiana 46140.

 

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

John Robert Coy, 68, Fairland

John Robert Coy, 68, of Fairland passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Franciscan St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis.

 

Private family services will be observed.

 

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

 

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

Harold "Wayne" Gosch, 89, Flat Rock

Harold “Wayne” Gosch, 89, of Flat Rock, a lifelong Shelby County resident passed away Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Franciscan St. Francis Health in Indianapolis.

 

He was born August 17, 1930, in Shelby County, the son of George F. and Laura Oma (DeBaun) Gosch. On November 24, 1959, he married Mildred Irene Burns, and she preceded him in death on June 8, 2003. He married Barbara Sisson on July 3, 2010, and she survives.

 

In addition to Barbara and her loving family, Wayne is survived by his son, Brett Gosch and wife, Nancy, of Flat Rock; daughter, Teresa Pruett and husband, Roy, of Columbus; grandchildren, Kyle Evan Robertson and Alanna Nicole Robertson; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Wayne was also preceded in death by his parents; brother, Lewis Gosch; and sister, Maxine Phillips.

He graduated in 1948 from Flat Rock High School.

 

Wayne was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War. He served 21 months, from June of 1951 to February of 1953, in the combat zone, in the 1169 Engineering Company of the 8th Army. Wayne made many lasting friendships during his service and enjoyed keeping in touch with his Army buddies.

 

He was a member of the Norristown Community Church.

 

Wayne was a welder for General Electric/Wellman from 1955 to 1992.

 

He loved animals and nurtured many back to health. Wayne also enjoyed gardening, with his mother-in-law, Lillian.

 

Wayne and a friend and co-worker, Bill Douglas, took on a project of building a hovercraft boat. Many hours were spent working on and enjoying the completed project.

 

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville. (There will be a limit of 50 people in the funeral home at any given time.)

 

Private funeral services will be conducted.

 

Interment will be at the Norristown Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

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

 

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

Jana Nicole Quick, 46, Fountaintown

Jana Nicole Quick, 46, of Fountaintown, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2020 at her residence.

 

A private family graveside service will be held at Park Cemetery in Greenfield.

 

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

 

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

Brian Todd Conover, 60, Shelbyville

Brian Todd Conover, 60, of Shelbyville passed away Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Franciscan Health in Indianapolis.

 

He was born January 19, 1960, in Rushville, the son of Lloyd Conover and Nancy Brown. On December 20, 1982, he married his wife of 37 years, Terry Lay, and she survives.

 

In addition to Terry, Brian is survived by his son, Brian Lee Conover Sr. of Shelbyville; grandson, Brian Lee Conover Jr.; brother, Brett C. Conover of Shelbyville; and many close and caring friends.

Brian was preceded in death by his father.

 

He was a member of the Christian Life Centre.

 

Brian was a commercial painter for Brewer Machine and Manufacturing, for the last 15 years. He had previously worked for Huber Brothers Painting for 25 years.

 

He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his son.

 

Brian was an Alice Cooper fan and enjoyed attending his concerts.

 

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2020 at the Christian Life Centre, 1115 St. Joseph St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the church, with Rev. Alan Springer officiating.

Interment will be at Lewis Creek Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

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

 

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

 

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

Delphia McComas, 86, of Shelbyville

Delphia McComas, 86, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2020 at

Aperion Care in Waldron.

 

Born March 2, 1934 in Russell Springs, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Lilburn

and Julia (Whittle) Meadows.  She married Fred McComas in November of 1954 

and he survives.

 

Other survivors include a son Michael F. McComas (wife Rebecca) of Waldron, a

daughter Jill Camp (husband John) of Shelbyville; 4 grandchildren- Brandon Camp 

(wife Teresa), Ryan DeVoe, Ashlee Garrett (husband Keith), Conner McComas; and 

one great grandchild Lincoln Camp.  She was preceded in death by her parents, 

daughter Michelle Cook, grandson Will McComas, 2 brothers and 3 sisters.

 

Mrs. McComas had lived in this area since 1941, after moving from Kentucky.  She

was a home maker, but had previously been an office secretary with the Wilson

Breedlove Agency for 32 years, retiring in 1988.  She graduated from Shelbyville High

School in 1952.

 

Delphia enjoyed quilting and crocheting, working in her yard, and spending time with her

 family and grandchildren.

 

A graveside service will be at 11:00am on Monday, March 23, 2020 at Forest Hill Cemetery

 with Rev. Harvey Weaver officiating.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

 

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

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Aaron Ed Jines, 96

 Ed was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 16,1933.

 

He enlisted in the Marines during the Korean War. During his life, he was a real estate broker, home builder and enjoyed his own construction company specializing in insurance restoration.

 

Ed had avid loves for hockey, fishing, sailing in the Caribbean, NFL Football, stock car racing and Indiana Basketball.

 

Ed has left in his light, Ruth Huddleston (partner),daughter Pamela Bearden(Rock), granddaughter Amanda Cole (Joe), and grandsons Chris Bearden and Majer Jines, great-granddaughter, Kiley Cole, brother Arnold Jines (Sherri),several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by both parents, son Gregory and sisters Marcella Nichols and Shirley Pewitt.

 

A very special thanks to Dr. Barron MD with Indiana Heart Physicians and to the wonderful cardiac care nurses at Franciscan Health St. Francis.

 

Visitation will be Sat. March 21, from 11a.m. -1p.m. with a celebration of life at 1pm. at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S.Harrison St., Shelbyville,Indiana 46176

Burial with military honors will be conducted by local veteran organizations will immediately following at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Edinburgh, Indiana.

 

Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve Mr. Jines' family.

 

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

  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The American Heart Association.

Courtney McConnell, age 27, of New Castle, formerly of New Palestine

Courtney McConnell, age 27, of New Castle, formerly of New Palestine, passed away on March 10, 2020. She was born on January 11, 1993, in Indianapolis, In. Her parents are Glenn McConnell & Cheryl Logan


Courtney graduated from New Palestine High School in 2011. Courtney worked at Elanco as a barista and enjoyed seeing everyone that was there. She loved being a mom to, Emersyn & Alaina. She enjoyed cooking, reading and writing poetry, and being with her friends. But more than anything, she enjoyed being with her precious family who she loved dearly.


Left to cherish Courtney’s memory are her daughters; Emersyn O’Brian and Alaina Cross, her parents; Glen McConnell and Cheryl (Dale Twiford) Logan, siblings; Kara, Nick and Anthony Arthur & Haley Davidson, biological parents: Heather Davidson & Ralph Miller, also her grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.


Visitation for Courtney will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Tuesday March 17, 2020 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 W. Main St, Greenfield, IN 46140 with a funeral service at 7:00 PM.
To share memories and online condolences with Courtney’s family, please visit www.stillingerfamily.com

Joy Janet Lovitt, 80, Shelbyville

Joy Janet Lovitt, 80, of Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at her residence.

 

She was born February 1, 1940, in Shelby County, the daughter of Lloyd and Regina (Valentine) Thurston. On September 26, 1958, she married Kenneth Aaron Lovitt, and he preceded her in death on January 9, 2011.

 

Joy is survived by her son, Robin Lovitt of Shelbyville; daughters, Beth Crouch and husband, Tim, of Shelbyville, and Christine Lovitt, of Flat Rock; ten grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; companion, J.D. Waldroupe of North Carolina; and lots of friends.

 

In addition to Kenneth, Joy was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Murrita Louise “Rita” Montgomery and Romona “Mona” Hodges.

 

Joy was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

 

She was also a member of Shelby Senior Services, Dad’s Night In Home Economics Club, American Legion Auxiliary, Eagles and a garden club.

 

While volunteering at Shelby Senior Services, Joy founded the Senior Centers Red Hat Society, enjoyed organizing trips and cooked many meals.

 

Joy also enjoyed playing Mahjong, darts, cards, dominoes and board games.

 

A gathering of friends will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

A Celebration of Joy’s life will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with The Reverends Beth Crouch and Bill Horner officiating.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, The Neighbor’s Table, 118 W. Washington St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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