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Richard W. "Bud" Garrison, 55, of Shelbyville

Richard W. "Bud" Garrison, 55, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at Columbus Regional Hospital.

Born November 16, 1967 in Greensburg, he was the son of Richard L. Garrison and Ellen Louise (Anderson) Garrison.  He married Teresa (James) Garrison on August 26, 2016, and she survives.  

Other survivors include 3 children- Brandon Garrison (wife Sarah) of St. Paul, Rebecca Swegman (husband Joe) of Greensburg, Lilly Garrison of Shelbyville; 4 grandchildren- Brett, Caleb, GraceCee, and Wesley.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Richard Garrison Jr., a brother Roland Garrison, and 2 sisters- Ethel Washburn, and Richie Gookins.

Mr. Garrison had lived in this area since 2007, moving from Decatur County. He was a Master Tech Mechanic with Carvana for 4 years, and had previously worked for several different car dealerships for several years. He attended North Decatur High School. Richard enjoyed fishing, cooking on the grill, attending tractor pulls, watching racing (Indy Car, NASCAR, midget, drag racing), working on cars, and spending time with his family.

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm on Monday, March 20, 2023 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor Chris Lovett officiating.  Friends may call on Monday morning from 11:00 am until the time of the service.  Burial will be in Milford Cemetery in Decatur County.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, in care of the funeral home.

Kenneth Jay Aulby, 56, of Shelbyville

Kenneth Jay Aulby, 56, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2023 at Waldron Health and Rehab.

 

He was born October 25, 1966 in Shelbyville to Jack Kenneth Aulby and Joyce Ann (Murrell) Aulby.

  

Jay was in food service management at Waffle House for 30 years.

 

He enjoyed fishing and camping.  His favorite times were spent with his family at Indiana Beach and the Fourth of July fireworks show at their camper. 

 

He married Susan (Coffey) Aulby on June 3, 1990, and she survives.

 

Jay is also survived by his mother, Joyce Ann (Murrell) Aulby, daughter, Kendra (Polston) Ledford, his son, Kenneth “Jayson” Polston, his sister, Tammy (Aulby) Gaudin, his brothers, Ronnie Aulby and Tony Aulby, his granddaughter, Kyanna Foxx, his grandsons, Kenyon Foxx, Konner Ledford, Devin McCall, and Jayden McCall, his granddaughters, Kenna Polston, and Bentley Vancleave, 3 nieces, 6 nephews, 4 great-nephews, 5 great-nieces, and multiple bonus grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his father.

 

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m, Sunday, March 19, 2023 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Steve Ray officiating.

  

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

    

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

Betty Lynn Carpenter, 61, of Indianapolis

Betty Lynn Carpenter, 61, of Indianapolis, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at her home.

She was born March 17, 1961, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Larry Abney and Gloria (Lash) Farrington.

Betty is survived by her mother, Gloria Farrington and husband, Roger, of Fort McCoy, Florida; son, Granville Carpenter and wife, Kali, of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Stella and Mathew; sister, Lisa Wilson and husband, Dan, of Danville; brother, David Abney and wife, Teresa, of Martinsville; companion, Chris Bowling of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father; and brother, Wesley Abney.

Betty graduated in 1979 from Plainfield High School.

She formerly worked at Dollar Tree for seven years, prior to that she worked at the Waffle House in Plainfield for 24 years.

Betty was a very active grandmother and enjoyed attending the children’s events.

She also leaves behind her dog, Nyla and cat, Charlie.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home, with Pastor Nick Coulston officiating.

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

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

Charles William (Bill) Huber

Bill Huber was born in Fairland, IN; the first of five sons born to Roland O. Huber and Anna Mae (Fisher) Huber.  He attended schools in Fairland, and graduated high school from Indiana Academy in Cicero, IN.  He was drafted as a Conscientious Objector and served proudly in the Army’s Operation White Coat project, stationed at Fort Dietrich, Maryland. He married Martha Lu (Marty) Ehrhart in 1956. They later divorced.

Bill graduated with a bachelor’s degree from La Sierra University in 1965 and was immediately recruited by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a Public Health Advisor. After retirement from the CDC, Bill moved to Naples, FL, and worked for the State of Florida as a Public Health Administrator, where he retired for a second time. 

Bill returned to Shelby County, where he lived his best life for several years.  In 2015, he moved to Cedar City, Utah, to be closer to his daughter.  He died at age 86 after suffering injuries related to a fall. 

He is preceded in death by his parents.  He is survived by his brothers Jim (Nancy) Huber, Shelbyville, Rex (Kye Ja) Huber, Oxnard, CA , John (Jane) Huber,  Shelbyville, and David Huber, Columbus, IN;  his children Cyndi Wallace (Bruce Baker), Cedar City, UT, and Mark (Sharon) Huber, Chattanooga, TN; grandchildren Joey (Amy) Laspe, Poulsbo, WA,  Alicia (Luke) Perritt, Burpengary, Australia, and Stefan Huber, Chattanooga, TN; 5 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends that he loved.

Bill will be buried in the Liberty Cemetery in Shelby County, IN, on Saturday, March 25, 2023, preceded by a family graveside service with military rites conducted by the local military committee.   

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

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

Norman Robert Stickford, 69, of Bloomington, formerly of Shelby County

Norman Robert Stickford, 69, of Bloomington, formerly of Shelby County, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2023, at Hellenic Senior Living of Indianapolis.

He was born November 23, 1953, in Shelbyville, the son of Robert William and Miriam Rose (Parker) Stickford.  On August 16, 1991, he married Mary Angela “Angie” Harvey, and she survives.

In addition to Angie, Norman is survived by his son, Michael Norman Stickford and wife, Nicole, of Fairland; daughter, Amanda Pierce and husband, Josh, of Greenwood; step-daughter, Brittany Blakley and husband, Andrew, of Yellville, Arkansas; brothers, Malcolm Stickford and wife, Marie, of Fairland and Nathan Stickford of Shelbyville; sister, Linda Borders of Indianapolis; grandsons, Dawson, Ethan and Wesson; step-grandchildren, Austin and Tesla; and several nieces and nephews.

Norman was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Deanna Rose “Dee” Entwistle.

He graduated in 1972 from Triton Central High School.

Norman retired in 2011. He was a welder from 1972 to 2000, for Farm Fans, Inc.  Norman was also a volunteer firefighter and EMT at Greenwood Station No. 1.

He enjoyed riding motorcycles, going camping, and playing softball and Euchre.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 19, 2023, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 20, 2023, at the funeral home, with Rev. Bruce Harrell officiating.

Interment will be at New Palestine Cemetery in New Palestine.

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

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

Knox Wilder May, infant, of Shelbyville

Knox Wilder May, infant, of Shelbyville, passed away, Thursday, March 16, 2023 at MHP Medical Center.

He is the son of Stephani May.  Knox is survived by his mother, his sister, Dalyce Sturgill, his brothers, Isaiah Caudill, Blake Caudill, and Jaxon Sturgill, his sister, Oaklynn Sturgill; his grandfather, Travis (wife, Barb) May, his grandmother, Melissa Baker, his great-grandfather, Dan Wilkinson, his aunts, Niki Baker, and Danielle Pickett, his uncle, Travis Earl (wife, Kayla) May, his aunt, Jessica (husband, Troy) Hazelbaker, his uncles, Billy May and Jonathan Purvis, and several cousins.

Knox was preceded in death by his grandmother, Irene Anderson, his grandfather, Richard May, and his great-grandmother, Judy Wilkinson.

“An angel wrote in the book of life my baby’s date of birth, then whispered as she closed the book, ‘Too beautiful for Earth’.

Visitation for Knox will be from Noon to 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN.

Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Jim Stephens officiating.

Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens.

The family request that no children be present during the visitation or services.

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

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

 

Sharon S. (Oberle) Ross, 80, of Shelbyville

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sharon S. (Oberle) Ross, 80, of Shelbyville, on Thursday, March 16, 2023.  Sharon passed peacefully and comfortably, surrendering to pneumonia, COPD, and lung cancer at Franciscan Health in Greenwood, IN.

Sharon was born Sharon Sue Oberle on 10/26/1942 in Maine to Virginia and Eugene Oberle.  After moving to Indianapolis as an infant, Sharon graduated from Warren Central High School, then studied at Ball State University.  She briefly wed Buddy Magee and was blessed with Mike and Tammy, then divorced.  While raising two infants and working at RCA in downtown Indianapolis, Sharon met her soul mate and the love of her life, Jim Ross.  They wed on June 5th, 1971.

In 1980, the family moved to Shelbyville, Indiana where they owned Mark Concrete Products.  Sharon worked in the front office, doing all the scheduling and financials.  In the 1980’s, Sharon managed her own business, The Booketeria, owing to her passion for reading.

Sharon was involved in several groups and organizations, including Zonta, the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Order of Turtles.

Sharon is survived by her husband of 52 yrs. Jim, daughter, Tammy, and sons, Mike and Jamie, in addition to 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her parents, Eugene and Virginia Oberle, and brother, Jon Oberle.

A Celebration of Life will be held on April 15th, 2023 at 11:00 am at the American Legion Post 70 in Shelbyville, Indiana.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations can be made in Sharon’s name to the Jacoby Foundation.

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

Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com

 

Charles Francis Quilleon, 85, of Seymour

Quilleon, Charles Francis, 85, of Seymour, passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, March 15, 2023.

 

He was born on June 26, 1937, in Danville, Illinois, the middle son of Gerald and Arlene Quilleon, and moved with his father’s coaching stops in Gessie, Lagro and Pike Township before finally landing for an extended stay in Columbus, Indiana. 

 

He graduated from Columbus High School in 1955 and attended and played football at Butler University.  After leaving Butler, Charlie served in active and reserve duty in the United States Navy for six years . 

 

In 1960 while back in his hometown of Columbus, he met and married Ruth Beatson. 

 

Charlie eventually took a position with Farm Bureau Insurance in 1974 and managed the agencies in Scott and Jackson County through 1995. 

 

Charlie and Ruth also owned Favorite Things in Seymour and Brick Street Sampler in Salem. 

 

Charlie was a proud member of the Jackson Masonic Lodge #146, First United Methodist Church of Seymour and remained a supporter of Butler University athletics.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Gerald and Arlene; his older brother John, and his middle daughter, Kimberly.  Charlie is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Ruth; his daughters Pamela Anderson (husband Jeff) and Catherine Brown (husband Doug), four grandchildren Gregg Greaves (wife, Ashley), Laura Wheat (husband, Josh), Mitch Brown and Julia Brown, his great grandchildren, Charlie Greaves, Tommy Greaves, Aiden Greaves,  and Madelynn Wheat, his sister Mary Knulf and several nieces and nephews.

 

Services will be held at Voss and Sons Funeral Service, Seymour, Indiana on Saturday, March 18 with visitation from 9:00 A.M. to noon and service to follow. 

 

Military Honors will be held at the graveside following funeral service.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Seymour and Schneck Medical Home and Hospice.

Christopher Anthony Barnes, 61, of Shelbyville

Christopher Anthony Barnes, 61, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2023, at his home.

He was born November 4, 1961, in Shelbyville, the son of William David and Mabel Ann (Dean) Barnes.  On August 13, 1982, he married Annette Tutrow, and she survives.

In addition to Annette, Christopher is survived by his father of Shelbyville; sons, Christopher Anthony Barnes II and wife, Loricel, and Abraham Barnes and wife, Emily, both of Shelbyville; daughters, Angela Barnes, and Alena Barnes and significant other, Johnathan Nedderman, both of Shelbyville; brothers, William David Barnes II and wife, Jayne, and Mark Barnes, both of Shelbyville; sisters, Kimberly Brown and husband Tab, of Blue Ridge, Buffy Powers and husband, Jeff, and Amy Price and husband, Mark, both of Shelbyville; 11 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Christopher was preceded in death by his mother; and daughters, Alisha Maynard and Amber Barnes.

He formerly worked at Klosterman Bakery in Morristown. He has over 32 years of services at the Kroger Bakery, and was the current plant manager.  Christopher had a degree is baking science.

Christopher loved his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2023, at the Blue Ridge Christian Union Church,  446 South County Road 775 East, Shelbyville, Indiana. Friends may gather one half hour prior to the memorial service.  Followed by a Celebration of Life until 3 p.m. Saturday, at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Autism Awareness.

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

Henry "Hank" Cristofori Sr., 93, of Shelbyville

In loving memory of Henry "Hank" Cristofori Sr., 93, of Shelbyville.   

 

Born July 29, 1929 in Michigan to his Italian parents, Alfonsina (Bonzagni) and Luigi Cristofori.

 

Hank passed to his eternal home on March 12 after a 6 month stay at his 

daughter and son-in-law's home.

 

Married to Barbara J. Russell who preceded him in death in 2015, he leaves behind 

children: daughter Christine Leming of Shelbyville, son Robert of Panama

City Florida, daughter Tina Cherry and son in law Greg of  Shelbyville. 

12 Grandchildren, 14 Great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild, along with lots of nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Henry Carl Jr., daughter Deena Lynn, and 2 grandchildren, and several brothers and sisters.

 

Hank owned Russell's Body Shop after buying it from his father in law, then opening up Hanks Body Shop when he moved his shop to Elston Drive here in Shelbyville where he continued his wrecker service and body work.

 

He was a long  time member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He loved gardening, bowling on his Tuesday night bowling team,  playing  Euchre, shooting pool with friends and family in his garage, boating and  camping down on the Ohio River. He also enjoyed watching his family and others in the backyard pool over the past several years.

 

He loved cookouts, reading Readers Digest and doing crossword puzzles. His favorite foods were Saturday night taco dinners and Barbara's home made

spaghetti sauce!

 

Favorite sayings were "Oy vey" and "do you need anything" always being

helpful to whoever needed him!  Ciao!

 

There will be  a private gathering at a later date at St. Joseph  Cemetery 

following cremation with Glenn E. George and Son Funeral Home handling

the arrangements.  

 

Donations can be made to Our Hospice of  South Central Indiana of  

Columbus, IN., in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Donald D. "Donnie" Phares, 56, of Shelbyville

Donald D. “Donnie” Phares, 56, of Shelbyville, passed away March 12, 2023 at his residence.

 

He was born March 14, 1966 in Shelbyville, IN. to Phillip Phares and Janet (Meadows) Russell.

  

Donnie attended from Shelbyville High School.

 

He loved the outdoors. Some of his favorite times were spent hunting, fishing, and camping.  He was a self employed painter for many years and took alot of pride in his work.

 

He married Angie (Hampton) Phares and she survives.

 

Donnie is also survived by his mother, daughter Danielle Phares (Jared Hoop); son, Dustin Phares (wife, Stephanie); grandchildren, Caydon, Oliver, Cashton, Corbyn, Ariana; brothers, Pat Phares (wife, Debbie), Kenny Phares (wife, Tammy), Ronald Phares (wife Lori),  Arthur Phares (wife, Tonya);  sisters, Mary “Chrissy” Scott (husband, Jeff), Colette Mann; step mother Sandra Phares, and his beloved dog Missy.

 

He was preceded in death by father, and grandparents.

 

Visitation will be Wednesday March 15, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be given to Cancer Association of Shelby County at 31 Public Square, Shelbyville, IN. 46176 or The Donald Phares Memorial Fund in care of Murphy-Parks Funeral Services.

 

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

Sharon K. Marshall, 77, of Shelbyville

Sharon K. Marshall, 77, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2023

at MHP Medical Center.

 

Born November 26, 1945 in Bloomington, Illinois, she was the daughter of Malcolm

Ashbrook and Loretta (Ray) Ashbrook.  She married Larry G. Marshall on April 1, 1966 and he preceded her on November 2, 1996.

 

Survivors include 3 children- son Jeffrey Marshall (wife Joan) of Greenwood, 2 daughters Michelle Roland (husband Eric) of Morristown, Kimberly Willis of Anderson; a brother Fred Ashbrook of Indianapolis, a sister Thelma Richards of Bedford; 5 grandchildren- Anthony Jones, Amanda Ducote, Christopher Moore, Josh Willis, Shaina Birkemeyer; and one great grandchild- Journee Moore.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouse, and several brothers and sisters.

 

Mrs. Marshall had lived in this area for most of her lifetime, and graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1964.  She was a home maker, and also a member of Beacon Baptist  Church, and American Legion Post #70.

 

Sharon enjoyed hanging out with friends, dancing at the American Legion, and spending time with her family.

 

Funeral services will be 12:00 noon on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor Larry Wheat officiating. 

 

Burial will be in Miller Cemetery. 

 

Friends may call on Saturday morning, at the funeral home, 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.

Ruth Ellen Thompson Garner, RN, 82, of Milroy

Ruth Ellen Thompson Garner, RN, 82, of Milroy, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2023, at Indiana University Health Methodist in Indianapolis.

She was born January 31, 1941, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Paul S. and Frances A. (Sever) Thompson.  On December 18, 1960, she married her husband of 62 years, Hugh W. Garner, and he survives.

In addition to Hugh, Ruth is survived by her son, William Hugh Garner and wife, Michelle, of St. Paul; grandchildren, Tyler Garner, Kyle Garner and Nichole Garner; great-grandsons, Henry and Lain; brother, Lyman Thompson of Greenfield; sister, Barbara Thompson of York, Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, David Thompson.

She graduated in 1958 from Waldron High School.  She received her registered nursing degree from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing.

Ruth retired from Major Hospital in 2009, where she was a Registered Nurse for 48 years.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the American Nurses Association.

Ruth and her husband, Hugh, enjoyed attending the sporting events of the Waldron Mohawks.

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

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

Thomas Edwin Harding, 82, of Shelbyville

Thomas Edwin Harding, 82, of Shelbyville, passed away March 8, 2023 at his residence.

 

He was born March 15, 1940 in Marietta IN. to Valice Harding and Martha Lucile (Price) Harding.

 

Thomas was a U.S. Marine Veteran.  He retired from the Army National Guard in 1992.

 

He worked at General Electric for 40 years and retired in 2002.  Thomas was first President of UAW Local 1793 for 23 years.  A longtime Democrat Precinct Committeeman.

 

Thomas was a big fan of Nascar Racing.  He traveled several European trips and was an avid reader.  He was a longtime member of the Moose Lodge 2118 and American Legion Post #70.

 

He married Frances Leer (Bergstresser) Harding and she preceded him in death. 

 

Thomas is also survived by grandsons, Jacob Smith, Riley Henry; both whom he loved dearly.  Sisters, Shirley Andrick, Marilyn Kellog; sister-in-law, Nelda Harding; brother, John (wife, Nancy) Harding.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughter Rebecca, several brothers and sisters, Rex, Samuel, Jack (wife, Loretta), Gerald, infant brother Lloyd, Jenny Mae (husband, Myron) David.

 

Burial will be at a later date at Whispering Hope Cemetery in the Heroes of Honor and Glory Cremation Garden, with military rites conducted by our local veterans’ organizations.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be given to Shelbyville Animal Shelter at 705 Hale Rd, Shelbyville, IN. 46176 or Arthritis Foundation at 2908 Brownsboro Rd. #117, Louisville, KY 40206.

 

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

Roberta Trolinder, 63, of Jackson, Tennessee

Roberta Trolinder, 63, of Jackson, Tennessee, passed away February 27, 2023 at her home. 

 

She was born in Colombus, Indiana to Robert and Martha (Long) Trolinder on December 10, 1959.

 

Survivors include 1 son Stuart Trolinder of Muncie, Indiana, brothers Mike Trolinder of Georgia, Danny (Cindy) Trolinder of St. Paul, and Jeff (Wendy) Trolinder of Shelbyville.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and 2 sisters, Catherine Trolinder, and Rebecca Harris.

 

Roberta had lived in this area for most of her life, before moving to Jackson, Tennessee 9 years ago.

 

She had been employed at Delta faucet for 41 years. Roberta loved to go bowling with her friends, and fishing any chance she could get.

 

Services will be held at the Glenn E. George Funeral Home, 106 E. Franklin Street St. Paul, Indiana, on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at 1pm, with visitation from 11am until time of service. 

 

Burial will be held at the Van Pelt Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

Online condolences can be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com

Violet Rose Kreider, 14, of Shelbyville

Violet Rose Kreider, 14, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at her residence.

 

She was born December 20, 2008 to Zachary Kreider and Janna (Jordan) Kreider.

 

Violet was an 8th grade student at Shelbyville Middle School. She was a member of both the Drama Club and Art Club.  Violet was extremely creative and loved to express herself through her artwork.  She also enjoyed writing, especially scary stories.  Her imagination was always flourishing and her loving personality was infectious.

 

Violet loved to do ballet and she loved her cats very much.

 

Violet is survived by her parents, her brother, Tyler Kreider, her sister, Angelique “Angel” Kreider, her brother, Jonah Kreider, her maternal grandparents, Kathy and Richard Jordan, her paternal grandmother, Marcee May-Miller, her aunts, Julie Jordan, Jamie Schmit, and Gina Dewell, and several cousins.

 

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Richard Kreider.

 

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m, Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN.

 

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at Hope Baptist Church, 15593 US 50, Dillsboro, IN with Pastor Tom Holt officiating.

 

Burial will be in Craven Cemetery in Milan, IN.

 

Violet’s family would like to invite all family and friends to wear her favorite colors (Green or Purple) while attending the visitation or service.

 

Memorial contributions in memory of Violet may be made to the Shelbyville Animal Shelter, 705 Hale Road, Shelbyville, IN 46176 for their animal outreach program.

 

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

 

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

Ruth Ellen Thompson Garner, RN, 82, of Milroy

Ruth Ellen Thompson Garner, RN, 82, of Milroy, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2023, at Indiana University Health Methodist in Indianapolis.

She was born January 31, 1941, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Paul S. and Frances A. (Sever) Thompson.  On December 18, 1960, she married her husband of 62 years, Hugh W. Garner, and he survives.

In addition to Hugh, Ruth is survived by her son, William Hugh Garner and wife, Michelle, of St. Paul; grandchildren, Tyler Garner, Kyle Garner and Nichole Garner; great-grandsons, Henry and Lain; brother, Lyman Thompson of Greenfield; sister, Barbara Thompson of York, Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, David Thompson.

She graduated in 1958 from Waldron High School.  She received her registered nursing degree from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing.

Ruth retired from Major Hospital in 2009, where she was a Registered Nurse for 48 years.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the American Nurses Association.

Ruth and her husband, Hugh, enjoyed attending the sporting events of the Waldron Mohawks.

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

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

Harold R. Durbin, 92, of Shelbyville

Harold R. Durbin, 92, of Shelbyville, passed away March 8, 2023 at Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg. 

 

Born in Shelby County on February 22, 1931 to William Durbin and Bertha (Stickford) Durbin, he married Isabell Fay (Kuhn) Durbin on July 22, 1950 and she preceded him in death on October 22, 1999.

 

Survivors include daughters Deborah Pavey (Joseph) of Manilla, Linda Jenkins (Russell) of Rushville, son Steve Durbin (Donna) of Manilla, daughter Joyce Miller of Rushville; brother Dale Durbin (Rosalie) of Homer, sister Janice Speheger 

(Kent) of Noblesville; 10 grandchildren, and 10 Great great grandchildren.

 

 He was preceded in death by his parents, spouse, 2 brothers Willard and Fred Durbin, 2 sisters Katherine Comstock and Joan Ragsdale.

 

Mr. Durbin was a lifetime resident of this area, and had been  employed at KCL Corporation for 46 years until retiring. He was a member of the Zion Evangelical Church. 

 

Harold was a bee keeper and a 4h leader for several years, but most of all loved spending time with his family.

 

Visitation will be held on Monday, March 13, 2023 from 4-7pm at the Glenn E. George and Son Funeral Home 437 Amos Road, Shelbyville

 

Funeral services will be at the Zion Evangelical Church, 7025 E. 100 N, Shelbyville,  on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 11am with Pastor Brad Schultz officiating.

 

Burial will follow at Zion Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

Memorial donations may be made to the Zion Evangelical Church in care of the funeral home. 

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com

Charlene Nigh, 88, of Shelbyville

Charlene Nigh, 88, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at Walker Place in Shelbyville.

She was born January 14 1935, in Shelbyville, the only child of Landy and Cecil (Kepple) Phares.  On April 12, 1953, she married Kenneth E. Nigh, and he preceded her in death on May 2, 1994.

Charlene is survived by her sons, Kevin Nigh and wife, Terri, and Kent Nigh and wife, Christie, both of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Erin MacDonald, Amy Haehl and husband, Mike, Lori Meyer and husband, Bill, Kyle Nigh and wife, Lora, Kelli Nigh-Shuppert and Kayla Emard and husband, Ryan; and great-grandchildren, Jenna, Alex, Katlyn, Griffin, Grady, Eli, Madelyn, Anna, Henry, Teddy, Lane, Leah, Olivia, Halle, Blake, Evelyn and Wes.

In addition to Kenneth, Charlene was preceded in death by her parents.

Charlene graduated in 1952 from Shelbyville High School.

She was a member of Little Blue River Baptist Church, where she began playing the organ at the age of 12 years, and played for many many years.

Charlene was a wonderful farm wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She began working in the early 1950’s at Farmers National Bank and also formerly worked with her good friend, Bonnie Foltz, at Metamora.

Charlene was known for her musical talent and played the marimba and organ at many area events.  She also played in the Farm Bureau band.

She was a member of numerous women’s clubs where she enjoyed putting on skits and entertaining.

The Shelby County Fair was a big part of her life as a 4-H leader, for over 30 years, and an exhibitor for most of her life.  She made the best pies in this part of the state and won Grand-Champion at the County fair for her raspberry pie several times.

Charlene also helped Kenny with the auction business by writing up all of his auctions for publications in various news outlets over the years.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2023, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home, with Pastor Ken Morgan officiating.

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Little Blue River Baptist Church, 3515 N 500 E., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

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

Christopher Anthony Barnes, 61, of Shelbyville

Christopher Anthony Barnes, 61, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2023, at his home.

He was born November 4, 1961, in Shelbyville, the son of William David and Mabel Ann (Dean) Barnes.  On August 13, 1982, he married Annette Tutrow, and she survives.

In addition to Annette, Christopher is survived by his father of Shelbyville; sons, Christopher Anthony Barnes II and wife, Loricel, and Abraham Barnes and wife, Emily, both of Shelbyville; daughters, Angela Barnes, and Alena Barnes and significant other, Johnathan Nedderman, both of Shelbyville; brothers, William David Barnes II and wife, Jayne, and Mark Barnes, both of Shelbyville; sisters, Kimberly Brown and husband Tab, of Blue Ridge, Buffy Powers and husband, Jeff, and Amy Price and husband, Mark, both of Shelbyville; 11 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Christopher was preceded in death by his mother; and daughters, Alisha Maynard and Amber Barnes.

He formerly worked at Klosterman Bakery in Morristown. He has over 32 years of services at the Kroger Bakery, and was the current plant manager.  Christopher had a degree is baking science.

Christopher loved his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Autism Awareness.

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

Ellen Marie Waltz, 80, of Shelbyville

Ellen Marie Waltz, 80, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2023

at her residence.

 

Born on March 11, 1942 in Oceola, Arkansas, she was the daughter of 

Thomas Franklin Rogers and Mary (Morgan) Rogers. She married Glenn D.

Waltz on June 22, 1957 and he preceded her on October 19, 2015.

 

Survivors include 3 children- Michael Dale Waltz of Shelbyville, Eva Jane

Hayes (Matt) of New Palestine, and Lisa Ann Owsley of Columbus; siblings-

Dale Rogers (Leah) of Texas, Geraldine Forkner of Tipton and Linda Isgrigg

(Rick) of Flat Rock; 3 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and 1 great-great

grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, son Bobby Waltz,

grandson James Michael Waltz, 2 great grandchildren Michael & Rebecca Waltz

and son in law Cary Owsley.

 

Mrs. Waltz had lived in this area for 67 years and was a member of Crossroads

Community Church. Ellen was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing, cooking, crafting,

camping, and was always willing to help anyone with anything they needed.

 

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm, Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at Glenn E. George &

Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor Andy Lee officiating. Friends may

call on Tuesday morning from 11:00 am until the time of the service. Burial will be 

 in Forest Hill Cemetery. 

 

Memorial contributions can be made to Association of Retarded Citizens (ARC)

in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com

Scott Edward Dill, Jr., 94

Scott Edward Dill, Jr. went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at the age of 94.

 

He was born on December 1, 1928 the son of Scott Edward and Lyda Ann (Welch) Dill in Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

He graduated from Arsenal Technical High School, Indianapolis in 1946 and then served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He was proud to serve aboard the U.S.S. Estes, visiting many ports in the Pacific Islands, Hawaii, South America, Japan, and Korea. He witnessed the first hydrogen bomb blast at Enewetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands.

 

Scott worked for Moore Business Forms for 36 years, retiring in 1993. After several years of retirement he served as a school bus driver for Carmel Clay Schools for 17 years, retiring in 2014.

 

He was a Free Mason for 73 years achieving the 33rd Degree. He was also very active in the Scottish Rite and Murat Shrine.

 

He was a long-time member of the East 91st Street Christian Church in Indianapolis where he held a number of positions and served in various ministries. He looked forward to time with friends, loved being with his family, and enjoyed traveling and working in the yard.

 

Scott is survived by his wife of 40 years Ruth Stillinger Dill, daughters, Betsy Gladden, Nancy (John) Borland; and step-son, Todd Stillinger; grandchildren, Melissa (Phil) Hipskind, David (Bre) Clevenger, Katie (Matt) Garrison, Daniel (Abbey) Clevenger, Aaron (Alyssa) Clevenger, Erica Stillinger, and Caden Stillinger; great grandchildren, John, Carmine, Oakley, Carsten, Izzy, Bowen, Hattie Lou, and Sawyer.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife of 30 years, Jane Pettinger Dill, brother and sister-in-law Bob and Thelma Dill, 2 sons-in-law, John Gladden, and Jeff Clevenger, and infant granddaughter Katelynn Stillinger.

 

Funeral Service will be 12:00 pm, Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at East 91st Street Christian Church, 6049 East 91st Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46250 with calling from 11:00 am until the time of service.

 

Burial immediately following at Oaklawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Indianapolis.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the church, The Indiana Masonic Home Foundation, 525 North Illinois St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46204, or Indy Honor Flight, P.O. Box 10, Plainfield, Indiana 46168.

David Miles Dyer, 61, Indianapolis

David Miles Dyer, 61, Indianapolis, passed away on March 6, 2023.

 

Services will be private

 

Stillinger Family Funeral Home handling arrangements

James Everett Key, 78, Greenfield

James Everett Key, Greenfield, passed away just shy of his 79th birthday, on March 3, 2023.

 

James was born on March 9, 1944, in Shelbyville, IN, to Ira Everett and Veneta B. (Collins) Key.

 

James worked for Mark Concrete in Shelbyville for many years, forming and setting burial vaults. After the drying and curing of those vaults, he would then transport them to local cemeteries and prepare for graveside services. James then worked for Gibraltar building above-ground mausoleums. He was also a driver for a courier transport company for many years. James enjoyed fishing, boating, and camping. He also loved watching old Western movies and cop shows. He thrived while working in his vegetable gardens. He could also be seen working around the house and fixing things that needed to be tended to. He loved his family fully.

 

James is survived by his loving children: Ira G. Key, Lisa R. Smith, Dawn A. Houston, Rebecca J. Sanders, and James E. Key, Jr; grandchildren: Wendy Smith, Kelly Smith, David Cooper, Rachel Key, Matthew Key, Shalinda Houston, Waylon Key, Elijah Key, Gabriel Sanders, and Benjamin Sanders; and many great-grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Mescal J. (Caudill) Key.

 

Visitation will be on Friday, March 10, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, with the funeral service immediately following.

 

Burial will be in Elwood Cemetery, Elwood, 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

Derek (Bubby) Evan Conley, age 28

Derek (Bubby) Evan Conley, age 28 went to his heavenly home on Monday, March 6, 2023.

 

He lived a beautiful life and was loved by many. With an infectious smile and a hug for all, Derek spread love wherever he went. Derek embodied love and his enthusiasm for life was contagious. Derek loved his family and friends and supported them unconditionally. One of his favorite destinations was Colorado where he enjoyed skiing, snowmobiling and making great memories. He was a big sports fan and an avid golfer, wagering and winning tournaments. His love of country music and singing his heart out are memories we all share.

 

Derek was born on June 3, 1994, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He graduated from Greenfield Central High School in 2013. He was employed by Associated Drywall Partners most recently working in Florida. He loved his job and was proud of the work he was doing.

 

A bright light has left our family. Derek is survived by his loving mother and step-dad, Ellen (Willard) and Butch Miller; his dad, Ronald Conley; his older brother, Jordan Conley; his half-brother and sister, Raegan Cockrell Conley, Eli Conley and step brother Craig Miller; his loving grandmother, Beth Willard; his grandfather, Brad Conley; grandmother, Patricia Hubbard; aunts and uncles include Kristin (Willard) Ely (Kenny), Bruce Willard (Jennie), Aaron Willard, Jennifer Jehn, Bradley Conley (Kimberly); cousins include Josh Willard (Hannah and sweet Blaire), Jake Willard, Luke Ely, Eric Ely, Zach Willard, Boston Willard, Brody Willard, Kayla Swift, Elizabeth Conley, Josh Stephens, and Alicia Stephens; his extended family Dale and Elisha Parsley and brothers Alec and Hunter; great uncles, Dave (Terri) Willard and Dwight Willard, great aunts, Barbara Drudge, and Debbie (Mike) Watson; and many cousins.

 

Derek was preceded in death by his grandfather, Don Willard; great aunt Linda Willard; and grandparents Coy Hubbard and Joyce Conley.

 

Services will be 7:00 pm, Friday, March 10, 2023, at Brandywine Community Church, 1551 E. New Road, Greenfield, Indiana 46140 with pastor Paul Galbraith officiating.

 

Friends may call from 3:00 pm until the time of service.

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