Obituaries Archives for 2019-03

Dona Jean Smith, 94, from near Acton

Dona Jean Smith, 94, from near Acton passed away Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Ashford Place Health Campus in Shelbyville.

 

She was born February 15, 1925, in Shelby County, the daughter of Merrill and Ethel (Schilling) Plummer. On July 26, 1944, she married Ebert Wayne Smith, and he preceded her in death in 1985.

Dona is survived by her four sons, Steven Smith and wife, Jenness, and Michael “Mike” Smith, both of near Acton, Gregory “Greg” Smith and wife, Millie, of Greensburg, and Jeffrey Smith of Carmel; grandchildren, Shelly, Robyn, Pete, Mark, Scott and Danny; great-grandchildren, Sarah, Avery, Grace, Katie, Nikki, Henry, Samantha, Gavin, Adilynn and Rosaleigh; and several nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to Ebert, Dona was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Bryan; sister, Lavernne “Toots” Abel; and brothers, Raymond “Bus” Plummer and Herb Plummer.

 

Dona graduated in 1942 from Moral Township High School.

 

She was a member of Brookfield Baptist Church.

 

Dona enjoyed gardening, basket weaving and attending family get to gathers. She also enjoyed playing euchre, rummy and pinnacle.

 

Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with John Retter officiating.

Interment will be at Boggstown Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels, 126 N. Harrison St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176 or Grover Museum, 52 W. Broadway St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

George D. Lahey, 71, Shelbyville

George D. Lahey, 71, of Shelbyville passed away Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Heritage House of Shelbyville.

 

He was born February 21, 1948 in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, the son of Peter James and Dorothy Jean (Smith) Lahey. In 1997, he married Peggy Wynn (Knopp), and she preceded him in death on April 20, 2016.

 

George is survived by his son, George Lahey Jr. of Shelbyville; sister, Helen Orman of Franklin; brothers, Norman Lahey and wife, Pamela, of Danville, and Arthur Lahey and wife, Patty, of Jonesville, Virginia; step-sons, Kenneth Carlton, and Kevin Carlton and wife, Robin, both of Gwynneville; step-daughter, Teresa Carlton of Gwynneville; step-daughter-in-law, Connie Carlton of Morristown; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to Peggy, George was preceded in death by his parents; and step-son, Robert Elmer Carlton.

 

George graduated in 1966 from Triton Central High School.

 

He was formerly a member of Fairland Baptist Church and was currently a member of Morristown Christian Church.

 

After working for several years, George retired from Tepack in Danville, Illinois in 1998.

 

He enjoyed playing pool, reading, and cards and board games.

 

George loved animals and was preceded in death by his dog, Merry.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with Rev. Fred Hickman officiating.

Committal will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Asbury Cemetery in Morristown. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, PO Box 4527, New York, New York, 10163.

 

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

Corinne Lee, 87, formerly of Flat Rock

Corinne Lee, 87, formerly of Flat Rock, passed away, Thursday, March 21, 2019 in Westport, MA.

 

She was born March 2, 1932 in Providence, RI to John Michael and Corinne (Darrow) O’Kelly.

 

She married William A. Lee on November 18, 1961, and he preceded her in death on February 4, 2013.

 

Mrs. Lee is survived by her children, Clarence Lee, Jean Belyea and Corinne (husband, Randy) Guffey; sister, Eva (husband, Thomas) Carreiro of Westport, MA; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; as well as several friends; dog, Roscoe and cat, Baby.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sons, Robert Belyea and Raymond Belyea.

 

Mrs. Lee was a homemaker.  She was a nurse’s aide at Heritage Manor and volunteered for several years with Salvation Army.  She loved to go yacht sailing.  She enjoyed canning and baking.

 

Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, March 29, 2019 at the funeral home with Pastor Andy Lee officiating.

 

Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens.

Joe Gilles, 70, "The Mayor", Flat Rock

Joe Gilles, 70, “The Mayor” of Flat Rock passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

 

He was born September 14, 1948, in Shelbyville, the son of Herman and Leona (Jeffries) Gilles. On September 6, 1975, he married Nola Cobler, and she survives.

 

In addition to Nola, Joe is survived by his step-son, Dennis Hill and wife, Michele, of Brown County; step-daughter, Sharon Dove and husband, David, of Greenwood; sister, Jean Kelsay of Shelbyville; brothers, Ron Gilles and wife, Donna, of Shelbyville, and Steve Gilles of Greenfield; step-grandchildren, Laura Baker, and Rodney Filler and fiance’, Kim; two step-great-grandchildren; very special friends, Larry and Jolene Coffey of Flat Rock; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Nora and Bill Douglas of Shelbyville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Joe was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Butch Gilles, Tom Gilles, Kenny Gilles and Don Gilles; and two step-grandchildren.

 

He graduated in 1967 from Waldron High School.

 

Joe was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving in Vietnam.

He was baptized at St. Vincent Catholic Church.

 

Joe retired from truck driving in 2016. He began his career driving for Courier Newsom and retired from Atterbury Job Corp, where he drove a bus.

 

He was a former member of the American Legion, Moose Lodge, Eagles Lodge and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

 

Joe enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting. He loved his tractors and riding his golf cart to the neighbors.

 

He also leaves behind his dog, Barbie.

 

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2019 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 Pastor Mike Bartlett officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the local military committee.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 931 E. 86th St., #208, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240.

 

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

Lisa Diane Marass, 58, Fairland

Lisa Diane Marass, 58, of Fairland passed away Sunday, March 24, 2019 at her residence.

 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, March 29, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at noon Friday.

 

Burial will be at Fairland Cemetery in Fairland.    

Daniel Wayne Mohney, 67, Shelbyville

Daniel Wayne Mohney, 67, of Shelbyville passed away Friday, March 22, 2019 at his residence.

 

He was born March 17, 1952, in Wellington, Kansas, the son of John Wayne and Marjorie Louise (Lowen) Mohney. On May 4, 1977, he married his wife of 41 years, Christy DeHo, and she survives.

 

In addition to Christy, Daniel is survived by his parents of Shelbyville; sons, Benjamin Mohney, and Joe Mohney and fiance’, Paige Shawler, both of Shelbyville, and Tim Mohney and wife, Amy, of Elkhart; daughters, Stacy Carlyle, and Jennifer Klopotek and husband, Justin, both of Greenwood; sisters, Connie Phares and husband, John, of Springville, and Kathryn Potter and husband, William, of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Isaac, Peyton, Ally, Elizabeth, Kmiyah, Edwin and Deaglan; and several nieces and nephews.

 

He graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1970.

 

Daniel was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving during the Vietnam War.

 

He retired from Knauf Insulation, with 20 years of service.

 

Daniel enjoyed camping, fishing and astronomy.

 

He dearly loved his family and cherished the time he spent with them.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the funeral home.

 

Interment will be at Miller Cemetery in Shelby County, with military graveside rites conducted by the local military committee.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 E. Ohio St., Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois 60611.

 

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

Brittney Nicole Holik, 28, Shelbyville

Brittney Nicole Holik, 28, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at her residence.

 

She was born May 16, 1990 in Granite City, IL to Carl A. Holik and Sheila Marie (Turner) Arthur.

 

Brittney is survived by her son, Grant Richards, mother and step-father, Forrest Arthur of Shelbyville; brother, Chad Alexander of IL; brother, Shaun (Elizabeth) Turner of Shelbyville; sister, Twyla (Garry) Jeffries of Greensburg; aunts, Lisa Wittman, Vicki Wise, Pamela Kendall, Cheryl Klapp and Tina Turner all of IL; fiancée, Tim Burford of Greensburg, “the love of her life and father figure to Grant”; and several nieces and nephews.

  

She was preceded in death by her father, grandmother, Roseline Turner and best friend, Nicole McQueary.

   

Brittney graduated from Shelbyville High School in 2008 and from Med Tech in 2011.  She was a finisher/team leader at Kimura Foundry America Inc.

 

She was a member of Shelbyville Community Church.  She was preparing to volunteer for the New View Program.  Brittney enjoyed shopping and had a love of drawing and painting.  She also enjoyed being outdoors and riding four wheelers.

 

Her favorite times were spent with her family and playing with her son, Grant.  She will be loved and sadly missed by all.

  

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2019, at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

A Celebration of Life will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Merry Popplewell officiating.

 

Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens.

 

Memorial donations may be made for a trust fund for Grant in care of the funeral home.

 

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

 

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

Joyce Ann Hamley, 80, Shelbyville

Joyce Ann Hamley, 80, of Shelbyville, Indiana, resided most of her life in Cleveland, Ohio passed away Monday, March 18, 2019 at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

 

She was born July 30, 1938, in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Henry Fahs and Ruth (Barger) Buda.

 

Joyce is survived by her children, Michael Hamley and wife, Allison, of Cleveland, Ohio, June Nowacki and husband, Scott, of Mars, Pennsylvania, Tim Hamley and wife, Stacey, of Cleveland, Ohio and Sandi Landwerlen and husband, Bob, of Flat Rock, Indiana; brother, Butch Fahs; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Bill Fahs.

 

Joyce graduated in 1956 from West High School in Cleveland, Ohio.

 

She formerly worked at Pat Catan’s in custom picture framing, until retiring in 2006.

 

Joyce enjoyed crafting, sewing, beading, candle making and gardening, especially to attract her beloved hummingbirds. She also enjoyed working jigsaw puzzles. She loved watching the Cleveland Indians play baseball and spending time with her family.

 

A Celebration of Joyce’s life will be held at the American Legion 1125 Miller Ave Shelbyville, IN on March 30th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cleveland Indians Charities, 2401 Ontario Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 or the Salvation Army, 136 E. Washington St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Peggy "Emogene" Plymate, 78, Shelbyville

Peggy “Emogene” Plymate, 78, of Shelbyville passed away Monday, March 18, 2019 at Franciscan St. Francis Health in Indianapolis.

 

She was born August 10, 1940, in Shelby County, the daughter of Jay and Nannie Rea (Flynn) Dunagan. On February 17, 1959, she married her beloved husband of 60 years, Walter Frederick “Shorty” Plymate, and he survives.

 

In addition to Shorty, Emogene is survived by her son Kevin Frederick Plymate and wife, Dianne, of Bremerton, Washington; sister, Margaret Boilanger of Shelbyville; brothers, Paul Dunagan of Greensburg; grandchildren, Jake Kittinger, Kasey Girardin and husband, Garrett, all of Bremerton, Washington; and three great-grandchildren, Jared, Ethan and Ryiker.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Emery, James and Harry Dunagan.

Emogene graduated from Fairland High School in 1958.

 

She formerly worked at Naval Air Warfare Center and Western Electric.

 

Emogene was a member of the Naamah Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and the Telephone Pioneers.

 

She was very active in the Shelby County Fair Association. Emogene served as the treasurer for numerous years, helped with the Shelby County Fair Queen Contest, the Little Mr. and Miss Contest and the baby contest. She enjoyed the fair and all of the activities and hard work it required to make it a success.

 

Emogene was also a leader in the Indiana Association of Fairs, helping make the annual convention a success by being the Chair of the Registration Committee since 1997. She also was the Youth Talent Coordinator for the Indiana State Fair for numerous years. Emogene attended the IAFE Convention for Fairs and Expositions for over 20 years.

 

She was an Academy of Fair Festival Leadership Recipient.

 

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 25, 2019 at the funeral home.

 

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelby County Fair Association, P.O. Box 977, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176 or Cancer Association of Shelby County, P.O. Box 844, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Jean Droll, 95, Shelbyville

Jean Droll, of Shelbyville, passed away on March 17, 2019 at Ashford Place Health Campus, at the age of 95.

 

She was born January 6, 1924, in Huron, SD.  She is survived by her son, William Droll (Brandon, FL), daughters, Janet Hearne (Dennis) Shelbyville, IN and Laurie Daley (Paul) Portland, OR), six grandchildren, William Nichols (Littleton, CO), Patrick Hearne (Spring, TX), David Nichols, (Plainfield, IL), Meagan Hearne (Shelbyville, IN), Melanie Southworth, (Tampa, FL), Finn Daley (Portland, OR) and ten great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by one brother, Harvey Gould (Dixon, MT).

 

Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Droll and her daughter, Susan Nichols.

 

Jean was a student in the first cadet nursing classes during WW2.  Her nursing career was a source of pride until her retirement when she turned her love of reading into many volunteer hours at local libraries. 

 

She was also an avid fisherman.  She grew up in the Northwest, lived many years in Arizona, New Jersey, Illinois, Minnesota, and Indiana.  No matter where she lived she could always find a table to play bridge.  However, when it came to fishing, the rivers in Oregon were her favorite spots.

 

Jean is loved and will be missed by her family and friends.

 

There will be no local services.

 

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

 

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

Jeffery Allen Foxx, 61, Shelbyville

 Jeffrey Allen Foxx, 61, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, March 15, 2019 at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, Fl.

 

He was born August 17, 1957 in Shelby County to Woodrow Foxx and Loretta (Finley) Lewellyn.

 

He is survived by his son, Richard Foxx of Shelbyville, sisters, Amy Foxx, and Brenda Chappelow, brothers, Erwin Foxx, all of Shelbyville and Larry Foxx of Illinois.

 

Mr. Foxx was preceded in death by his parents, 1 sister and 1 brother.

  

He enjoyed fishing and playing basketball.  He loved bartending.  He also worked at various factories.

  

Private services will be observed.

   

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

 

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

William Patrick "Pat" Sullivan, 78, Edinburgh

William Patrick “Pat” Sullivan, 78, of Edinburgh, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

 

He was born March 17, 1940 in Shelby County to James Michael and Harriet Jane (Vannoy) Sullivan.

 

Pat married Mary Lynn (Parker) Sullivan on July 1, 1967, and she survives.

 

He is also survived by his sons, Mike (Susan) Sullivan of Shelbyville; and William Scott (Karen) Mings of Florida; grandchildren, Cortnee (Tim) Hancock of Shelbyville; Colin (Olivia) Sullivan of Morristown; Chris Mings of Florida; Jennifer Stach of Michigan; and Jaime King of Michigan; brother, Mike (Joette) Sullivan of Blue Ridge; and 9 great-grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 daughter, Terri (Mings) Kroll and 1 granddaughter, Heather Walker.

 

He graduated from Shelbyville High School.  Pat was a civil engineer and formerly owned EDM Surveys.  He retired from Strand Engineering in Columbus.

 

Pat was a member of the National Guard.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, racing go carts, and going to auctions.  He was a big NASCAR fan.  In his early years he enjoyed playing softball, gardening and yard work.

 

Visitation will be Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Bruce Banister officiating. 

 

Burial will be in Miller Cemetery.

 

Memorial donations may be made to the Shelby County Animal Shelter, 705 Hale Road, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

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

 

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

 

Mary Louise "Mary Lou" (Storie) Weber, 94, Brownsburg, formerly Morristown

Mary Louise “Mary Lou” (Storie) Weber, 94, of Brownsburg, formerly of Morristown passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019 at her home.

 

She was born June 29, 1924 in National City, California, the daughter of Arthur and Hazel (Blatche) Storie. On March 5, 1943, she married Jack P. Weber, who preceded her in death on April 1, 2002.

Mary was the awesomest mother and grandmother to her daughters, Judy Nigh and husband, Mike, and Robin Weber and fiancee’, Steve King, both of Brownsburg, Barbara Kingery and husband, Ken, of Greenfield, and Kathleen Garner and husband, Dan, of Zionsville; sons, Ron Weber and wife, Marilyn, of Prescott, Arizona, and Karl Weber and wife, Linda, of Glen Heights, Texas; grandchildren, Doug Nigh, Matt Nigh, Rhonda Bowers, Cindy DiBenedetto, Greg Weber, Angie Howe, Stephanie Weber, Chris Weber, Jeff Weber, Lee Kingery, Amy Yang, Ryan Kingery, Josh Perry, Nicole Nelson and Ashley Chappelow; and numerous step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to Jack, Mary was preceded in death by her son, Bill Weber; grandsons, Paul Weber and David A. Weber; sisters, Audrey Meredith and Nadine Cole; and brothers, Lawrence Storie and Roscoe Storie.

 

Mary was a 1942 graduate of Hanover High School in Madison.

 

She was devoted to her faith and love of God. Mary attended Gwynneville United Methodist Church, where she played the piano; she also attended Calvary United Methodist Church.

 

Mary had many talents including quilting, crocheting, knitting and cooking. She was a wonderful seamstress and often made her children’s clothes and coats.

 

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St. in Morristown.

 

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Interment will be at Asbury Cemetery in Morristown.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church, 575 W. Northfield Drive, Brownsburg, Indiana 46112.

 

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

Nancy Lee Crousore, 65, Indianapolis, formerly of Shelbyville

Nancy Lee Crousore, 65, of Indianapolis, formerly of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019 at her residence.

 

She was born March 12, 1954, in Rushville, the daughter of Maurice W. and Wanda Pauline (Kemp) Kuhn.

 

Nancy is survived by her daughters, Amy Spurlin and husband Jerren, of Indianapolis, Danielle Brown of Shelbyville, and Michelle Jones and boyfriend, Joe Adams, of Rushville; brothers, Phil Kuhn and wife, Judy, of Rushville, and James Kuhn of North Carolina; grandchildren, Tyler Crousore and fiance’, Jordan, Hanah Griffith, Bailey Spurlin, Trevor Brown, Gary Brown III, Katie Boyd and Sarah Hornaday; six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Pam Kuhn of Rushville; and several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Maurice Kuhn Jr.; and sister, Kay Rogers.

Nancy was a member of Zion United Church of Christ.

 

She enjoyed growing plants, gardening, adult coloring books and feeding the birds.

 

Nancy also leaves behind her dogs, Sydney and Lincoln.

 

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Interment will be at Zion Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Zion United Church of Christ or Zion Cemetery, 7025 E 100 N, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

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

Wayne Stine, 76, Morristown

Wayne Stine, age 76 of Morristown passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Hancock Regional Hospice.

 

He was born August 14, 1942 in Greenfield to the late Millard J. and Beulah (Huckleberry) Stine.

 

He is survived by his wife, Shirley; son, Robert (Katja) Stine; daughters, Tina Lopez and Sherry Simmons; grandchildren, Bradley Stine, Travis Simmons and Gary Lopez; 1 brother & 1 sister.  Millard is preceded in death by his parents; grandsons, Trent Simmons and Shawn Lopez.

 

Friends may call 4-8 pm, Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, Indiana. 

 

Funeral 10 am, Friday March 15 at the funeral home with burial immediately following at Park Cemetery, Greenfield.

 

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

Nicole D. (McQueary) Bradley, 29, Shelbyville

Nicole D. (McQueary) Bradley, 29, of Shelbyville, passed away, Monday, March 11, 2019 at her residence.

 

She was born February 22, 1990 in Las Vegas, NV to Richard McQueary and Joanne McQueary Rood.

 

Nicole is survived by her mother and step-father, Joe Rood; her daughter, Kaylyn Bradley, her son, Zavier Rosales; her brothers, Terence (Jessica) McQueary; Richard (Misty) McQueary; and Joey Losito; her sisters, Kerra Rood and Roxanna (Devan) Hockenberry; and many nieces and nephews.

  

She was preceded in death by her father, Richard, and her sister, Kandy McQueary.

  

She was a member of Shelbyville Community Church.  She attended Shelbyville High School.

 

Nicole was a team leader at PK USA.  She loved to make people smile.  Her most precious times were spent with her children and her family.

 

Visitation will be Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Merry Poppellwell officiating. 

 

Memorial donations may be made to the Nicole (McQueary) Bradley Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.

 

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

 

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

Christopher 'Chris' Bennett, 55, Shelbyville

Christopher ‘Chris’ Bennett, 55, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Heritage House.

 

He was born December 24, 1963 in Shelbyville to Raymond L. Bennett and Mary “Susie” (McDonald) Scott.

 

Chris is survived by his father and step-mother, Terri Bogue Bennett; sons, Raymond T. Bennett and Adam C. Bennett, granddaughter, Dylan Brooke Bennett; brothers, Mike (Rhonda) Bennett and Tony Bennett; sisters, Shelley (Gary) Gazzell and Annette (Robert) Carpenter, all of Shelbyville.

  

He was preceded in death by his mother, Susie.

   

He was a factory worker.  He enjoyed all Indiana sports.  He loved fishing and hunting, especially in Canada.  He treasured his granddaughter and spending time with her.

  

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens.

 

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

 

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

James "Aaron" Burch, 53, Shelbyville

James “Aaron” Burch, 53, of Shelbyville passed away Monday, March 11, 2019 at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

 

He was born February 24, 1966, in Logansport, Cass County, Indiana, the son of James L. and Julia Ann (Cox) Burch.

 

Aaron is survived by his brother, Gerald Burch of Manilla; sister, Sandra Sue Horn of Greenwood; and a large loving family.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Aaron graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1984.

 

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

 

Aaron formerly worked at Ryobi.

 

He enjoyed watching sports and fishing. Aaron loved dogs. He also enjoyed spending time with his friends at Grandma’s Pancake House.

 

A gathering of friends will be from 2:30 to 3 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2019 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Shelbyville Ward, 114 W. Rampart Road in Shelbyville.

 

The celebration of Aaron’s life will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the church, with Bishop Ray Brewer officiating.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the James “Aaron” Burch Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home.

 

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

Linda L. McQueary, 76, Shelbyville

Linda L. McQueary, 76, of Shelbyville, passed away, Friday, March 8, 2019 at MHP Medical Center.

 

She was born September 16, 1942, in Shelby County, to Marshall and Pearl Higdon.

 

She married Willard A. McQueary on January 10, 1969 and he preceded her in death on October 2, 1998.

 

Linda is survived by her sons, Lonnie (Stephanie) McQueary; Willie McQueary and Jeremy (Sandi) McQueary, all of Shelbyville; daughters, Pam (Randy) Palme; and Colleen Caldwell, both of Colorado; 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, sisters, Carrie Jo (Bob) Hook; Dana Bradley; and Candy Higdon (Dan Speaks); brothers, Reggie (Viva) Higdon and Terry Higdon.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters.

 

Linda was a homemaker.  She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with the whole family.

 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to Noon on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at Noon at the funeral home with Pastor Brandon Sutton officiating. 

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

Memorial donations may be made to the Diabetes Association, 6919 E 10th St, Indianapolis, IN 46219

 

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

 

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

Christopher "Cole" Ross, 26, of Shelbyville

Christopher “Cole” Ross, 26, of Shelbyville passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019 at his residence.

 

He was born December 3, 1992, in Beech Grove, the son of Thomas Christopher “Chris” and Kimberly Diane “Kim” (Higgins) Ross.

 

Cole is survived by his parents, Chris and Kim Ross of Shelbyville; sister, Kate Ross of Indianapolis; paternal grandparents, David and Janet Ross of Shelbyville; maternal grandparents, Wilbur and Brenda Higgins of Shelbyville; uncle, Jeremy Ross and wife, Michele, of Indianapolis; aunts, Lori Burnett of Shelbyville and Christy Ross of Greenwood; great-aunts and great-uncles; cousins; and many loving friends.

 

He was preceded in death by his uncle, Jeff Ross.

 

Cole graduated from Morristown High School in 2011; and received his certificate of CNC Machining from Ivy Tech.

 

Cole liked working on cars, his 4-wheeler and anything mechanical.

 

He will always be remembered as loving, funny and intelligent. He put the needs of others first and was always there to lend a helping hand.

 

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Private graveside services will be conducted at Hanover Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

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

 

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

Aaron A. Purtlebaugh, 81, formerly of Shelbyville

Aaron A. Purtlebaugh, 81, formerly of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2019 at VA Region Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI.

 

He was born August 2, 1937, in Shelbyville to Charles and Laura (Rowlett) Purtlebaugh.

 

He is survived by his daughter, Beth White of Michigan, his son, Darren Purtlebaugh of Pennsylvania, his sisters, Ruth (Clifford) Gaines of Shelbyville; Betty Jo Skidmore of North Carolina, and Mary (Joe) Come of Shelbyville; brothers, Glenn (Judy) Purtlebaugh of Shelbyville; and Dwight Purtlebaugh of Indianapolis, and 2 grandchildren.

  

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Stephen Purtlebaugh, 2 brothers, and 6 sisters.

   

Mr. Purtlebaugh was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  He was employed at Horst Inc. for 18 years retiring in 1981.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

  

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN.

 

Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Edwin Mohr officiating.

 

Burial will be in Flat Rock Cemetery with military rites conducted by local veterans’ organizations.

 

Memorial donations may be made to the Aaron Purtlebaugh Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.

 

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

 

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

Michael B. McKee, 41, of Mooresville

Michael B. McKee, 41, of Mooresville, IN, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2019 at his residence.

 

He was born September 18, 1977 in Landstuhl, Germany to Ben and Midge (Thomas) McKee.

 

Michael is survived by his mother of Flat Rock and several other family members.

 

He graduated from Lebanon High School and later attended Purdue University.  Michael was a supervisor at Amazon in Plainfield.

 

He enjoyed NASCAR, drag racing, football, and hockey.  He was an avid sportsman.  Michael participated in several fantasy football leagues.

 

Visitation will be Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Crossroads Community Church, 475 E. Progress Parkway, Shelbyville, IN.  A Celebration of Life will follow at 7 p.m. at the church with Pastor Andy Lee officiating.

 

Memorial donations may be made to The American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX. 75231.

 

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

 

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

 

Alta "Katherine" Evans, 71, of Greenfield

Alta "Katherine" Evans, age 71, of Greenfield, passed away on March 1, 2019 at Hancock Regional Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

 

She was born on January 16, 1948, in Jamestown, TN, to the late Milton and Ebidell (Roysden) Crabtree.

 

Katherine married the love of her life, William Evans, on October 14, 1966. She enjoyed bowling and yard sales, but most of all spending time with her precious family who she loved dearly.

 

Left to cherish Katherine's memory are William Evans (Husband); Sons, David (Angie) and Robert (JoDee) Evans; 4 grandchildren, Austin, Logan, Dalton & Jude Evans; sister, Brenda (Junior) Wright and brother, Hollis (Sue) Crabtree, as well as several nieces, nephews, and other family.

 

Katherine is proceeded in death by her parents listed above and a daughter, Marla Ann Evans; brother & wife Kenneth (Jean) Crabtree and sister & husband Linda (Homer) Jones.

 

Visitation for Katherine will be from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday March 5, 2019 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 W. Main St, Greenfield, IN 46140. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in Jamestown, TN.

 

To share memories and online condolences with Katherine's family visit www.stillingerfamily.com

Ralph B. Saunders, Jr., 66, of Fountaintown

Ralph B. Saunders, Jr., age 66, of Fountaintown, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019. He was born in Indianapolis on September 29, 1952 to Ralph B. and Edna V. (Balderson) Saunders. He graduated from Warren High School in 1970. Ralph married Barbara (Dixon) on July 20, 2008 in Indianapolis.

He worked as an electrician for many years for Amtrak and Marion County Building Authority. Ralph enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping.

Ralph is survived by his wife, Barbara Saunders of Fountaintown; daughters, Shannon (Alan) Curry of Indianapolis and Brandi (Chuck) Lake of Indianapolis; niece, Ashley Shive; step-son, Nicholas O’Haver of Indianapolis; step-daughter, Rachael (Matt) Cadick of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Brandon, Cameron, Brayton, Trey, Annie, Helen, Autumn, Hunter, and Oakley; brother, Wayne (Lisa) Saunders of Greenwood; and sister, Sandy (Kim) Jackson of Indianapolis. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Edna Saunders; and former wife of 18 years, Sharon Saunders. 

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140. A funeral service will take place immediately following the visitation at 5:00 p.m. 

Memorial contributions may be made by mail to the American Heart Association, 208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60604, Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st Street, Suite #100, Indianapolis, IN 46240, or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Envelopes will be available at the mortuary. Friends may share a memory or a condolence atwww.erleweinmortuary.com.

Dale B. Kesterman, 72, of Shelbyville

Dale B. Kesterman, 72, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, February 25, 2019 at his residence.

 

He was born October 12, 1946 in Greensburg, IN to Bernard ‘Ben’ and Marie (Wenning) Kesterman.

 

He married Barbara Ann (Smith) Kesterman on February 15, 1984, and she survives.

 

Dale is also survived by his daughter, Adrianne (Josh) Greene of Shelbyville; his son Bric (Courtney) Kesterman of New Orleans; sister, Donna (Jim) Cronin of Ohio; sister, Theresa Basey of Shelbyville; brother, Dennis (Carla) Kesterman of Fairland; sister, Rita Addis of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Emory Higgins, Tate Greene, and Gracie Kesterman, several nieces and nephews, and many great-nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, RoseMary Toll and brother-in-law, Don Addis, both of Shelbyville, nephew, Jason Thornburg of Ohio.

 

Dale graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1965.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Air force.

He worked for Standard Grocery for 23 years, Bova Fruit Wholesale Vegetables for 10 years, Mickey’s T-Mart for 10 years, and Blue River Bowl for 9 years until his retirement.

 

He was a member of the American Legion where he enjoyed spending time and doing volunteer work.  He also loved to do yard work , play cards, golf and bowl. 

 

A Celebration of Life will be observed Monday, March 4, 2019 from 4 p.m. to ? at the American Legion.  Military honors by local veteran’s organizations will be at 5 p.m.

 

Memorial donations may be made to the American Legion, 1125 Miller Avenue, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

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

 

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

Susan M. Gilles, 60, of Waldron

Susan M. Gilles, 60, of Waldron, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at MHP Medical Center.

 

She was born January 8, 1959 in Flint, MI. to Bill and Patricia (Slaughter) Debats.

 

She married Larry Gilles on March 17, 2003, and he survives.

 

She is also survived by her sons, Eugene Doffin, Nicholas Doffin, David Doffin, and Steven Doffin; and brothers, Dave Debats, Mike Debats and Bob Debats.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Mrs. Gilles graduated from Crown Point High School.  She worked in transportation for many years before becoming a homemaker.

 

She was an animal lover and enjoyed her 7 cats at her home.  She also enjoyed gardening.

 

Private services will be held with Father Mike Keucher officiating.

 

Memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Association of Shelby County, P.O. Box 844, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

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

 

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

Beulah E. Riser, 86, of Indianapolis

Beulah E. Riser, 86, of Indianapolis, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Morristown Manor in Morristown.

 

She was born June 22, 1932, in Vinton, Ohio, the daughter of Elmer and Wilma (Swick) Geer. On September 17, 1949, she married Vern Frank Riser, Jr., and he preceded her in death on June 8, 2014.

 

Beulah is survived by her twin sister, Eulah Kessler of Bidwell, Ohio; and nephews, Tim Tucker and wife, Karen, of Indianapolis, Dennis Tucker and significant other, Dawn Rutherford, of Boggstown, and David Tucker and wife, Linda, of Akron, Ohio.

 

In addition to Vern, Beulah was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Jim Geer.

Beulah loved the Lord and attended Grace Wesleyan Church and Vine Street Methodist Church.

 

She retired from Indiana Bell/AT&T, with over 40 years of service.

 

Beulah enjoyed nature, flower gardening and housekeeping. She was a doll collector.

 

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Rev. Harvey Weaver officiating.

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

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

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