Obituaries Archives for 2019-06

Harold E. "Chick" Tennell, 92, Shelby County

Harold E. “Chick” Tennell, 92, of Shelby County passed away Monday, June 10, 2019 at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.


He was born January 4, 1927, in Bengal, the son of Cecil and Dorothy D. (Goff) Tennell. On March 2, 1947, he married his wife of 72 years, Martha Johnson, and she survives.


In addition to Martha, Chick is survived by his sons, Andrew Tennell and wife, Theresa, of Edinburgh, and Timothy Todd Tennell and wife, Lori, of Franklin; daughter-in-law, Melody Tennell Lux and husband, Greg, of St. Paul; sister, Rose Hellmich of Greensburg; brother, Ronnie Tennell and wife, Jean, of Flat Rock; grandchildren, Jeff Tennell and wife, Amanda, Jay Tennell and wife, Becca, Julie Tennell, Scott Tennell and wife, Jennifer, Carson Tennell, Cole Tennell and wife, Jennah, and Carrie Smithson and husband, Curtis; great-grandchildren, Jenson Tennell, Jayda Tennell, Addy Tennell, Casey Tennell, Caleb Tennell, Zack Tennell, Devin Tennell and Chad Tennell; step-great-grandchildren, Kayln and Bryce; and numerous nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael Gene Tennell; sisters, Doris Kendall, Betty Runshe and Norma Meal; and brothers, Cecil C. Tennell Jr., Maurice D. Tennell and William Tennell.

Chick graduated from Boggstown High School in 1945.


He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Germany during World War II.


Chick was a lifelong farmer and loved to farm his land. In 2015, he was awarded the Ag Promotional Lifetime Achievement Award, Chick was a member of the Farm Bureau Co-Op for 52 years.

He was a member of the Bengal Christian Church and served as a trustee. Chick was also serving on the Second Mount Pleasant Cemetery Board.

He was also a member of the Marietta Fire Department for 22 years and served as a director for 15 of those years.


Chick was a charter member of the Central Indiana Bass Club for 25 years.


Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 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. Friday, June 14, 2019 at the funeral home, with Pastor Doug Adams officiating.


Interment will be at Second Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Johnson County.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Bengal Christian Church, in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared with Chick’s family at

Donald D. Fisher, 87, Shelbyville

Donald D. Fisher, 87, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019 at his residence.

He was born on August 9, 1931 in Shelbyville, to Robert E. and Mildred M. (Webster) Fisher. He married Bertha “Bert” H. Prill and she preceded him in death in 2013.

Survivors include a son, Steve (Claudine Arnes) Thibo of Indianapolis; a daughter, Jan (Max) Lux; a grandson Donald (Michelle) Lux, all of Shelbyville; granddaughter Amy (Eric M.) Harley; and Kristen (Jason) Spriggs; great-grandchildren, Joseph Lux; Alyxandria; Vincent and Taylor Harley; and Charlotte Spriggs;  sister, Lavonne Linville of Greensburg, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.


Mr. Fisher was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Masonic Lodge  FA&M #217 and Scottish Rites.  He enjoyed wood working, fishing, watching NASCAR and I.U.  He was very proud of the three boats that he built.


He retired from Public Service after a successful career of many years.


He enjoyed his time boating on the Ohio River, but his heart was at their summer home in St. Germain, WI.

His relationship with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren was the most precious gift he ever received.

Visitation will be at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with Masonic Rites at 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service and Crematory, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville.

Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Father Mike Keucher officiating.  Burial will be at Moscow Cemetery in Milroy.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105

Funeral directors Greg A. Parks, Sheila Parks and Stuart H. Parks are honored to conduct the services for Mr. Fisher.

Online condolences may be shared at

Neal E. Kuhn, 80, Manilla

Neal E. Kuhn, 80, of Manilla passed away Friday, June 7, 2019 at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.


He was born July 25, 1938, in Shelbyville, the son of Emil and Caroline (Wissing) Kuhn. On June 10, 1960, he married his beloved wife of nearly 59 years, Nancy Lynn Bausback, and she survives.


In addition to Nancy, Neal is survived by sons, David Kuhn and wife, Karla, of Rushville, and Lynn Kuhn and wife, Kellie, of Manilla; daughter, Beverly Galvin and husband, Brian, of Fort Myers, Florida; sister, Harriett Schmid and husband, Richard, of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Elisha Hart and husband, Mike, Adam Kuhn, Ryan Kuhn and wife, Kylie, Emilie Carson and husband, Spencer, and Caroline Kuhn and fiance’, Jared Mills; great grandchildren, Erin Michelle Kuhn, Mia Hart and Lyla Hart; and a large extended family.


He was preceded in death by his parents.


Neal graduated in 1956 from Manilla High School, and attended Purdue University.


He was a life-time member of the Zion Evangelical Church, where he had served as a past president of the church board.


Neal was a lifelong farmer, the farm on which he and Nancy lived is a Hoosier Homestead Farm and has been in the family for well over 100 years. He also worked for 34 years at Pioneer Hybrid, where he was an Area Supervisor, Harvest Dispatcher and an Interplant and Shipping Coordinator, retiring in 2001.


Neal was a very active member and past president of the following organizations; Rush County Fair board, serving for 62 years from 1957 to 2019; the Indiana State Fair Board from 1988 to 1994; and the Indiana Association of Fairs, attending for over 50 years, where he served as District Director and was inducted into the “Hall of Fame”.


He was also a member of the Indiana Standardbred Horse Commission, Rush County Farm Bureau, American Southdown Breeders Association, and the Manilla Volunteer Fire Department.

Neal was named a Sagamore of the Wabash by Governor Frank O’Bannon.


Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison Street in Shelbyville and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Zion Evangelical Church, 7025 ECR 100 N, Shelbyville, Indiana.


Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with Pastor Brad Schultz officiating.

Interment will be in Zion Cemetery in Shelby County.


Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 6100 W. 96th St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278 or the American Diabetes Association, 8604 Alisonville Road, Suite 140, Indianapolis, Indiana 46250.


Online condolences may be shared with Neal’s family at

David G. Nolen, 28, of Indianapolis, formerly Morristown,

David G. Nolen, age 28, of Indianapolis, formerly Morristown, IN, passed away Friday, May 31, 2019.


He was born in Greenfield on January 6, 1991, to Hubert and Tonia (Wright) Nolen. He graduated from Morristown High School in 2009. David earned his degree in Christian Leadership at Barclay College in Kansas. He furthered his education at Indianapolis School of Supernatural Ministry, where he continued to lead and teach. He married the love of his life Stephanie G. (Kluger) Nolen on November 4, 2018.

David was the associate director and co-founder with his father for Hope Center Indy, an aftercare campus for women coming out of human trafficking. He was a life member of Brookville Road Community Church and attended Overflow Church in Carmel. David was a big fan of sports. He participated in cross country and basketball in junior high and high school. He played basketball for two years in college and was an assistant basketball coach at Morristown High School for a season. David also enjoyed watching the Colts, IU Basketball, and the Pacers with family and friends. 

David’s biggest passion was leading others to experience the presence and love of God. He was a respected leader with a servant’s heart. David had a strong prophetic gifting, and was bold to share God’s heart with people. He impacted many lives with his kindness, love, and compassion. His family and friends enjoyed his wit and sense of humor. David loved to make people laugh, and he made everyone smile. His life was a reflection of his love for Jesus. 

He is survived by his wife, Stephanie G. (Kluger) Nolen of Indianapolis; parents, Hubert and Tonia (Wright) Nolen of Morristown; sisters, Sara (Tom) Brooks of Indianapolis, Rachel (Brandon) Kleine of Morristown, Shari (Royce) Bryan of Bolivar, Missouri, and Mary Nolen of Morristown; grandparents, Robert and Phyllis Wright of Shirley, Carma Nolen of Morristown; father and mother-in-law, Robert and Susan Kluger of Noblesville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandfather,Virgil Nolen; and niece, Rhea Kleine.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Brookville Road Community Church (7480 W US 52, New Palestine, IN 46163). A celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at Brookville Road Community Church. A private burial will take place at Asbury Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made by mail to the Hope Center Indy 11850 Brookville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46239 or envelopes will be available at the church. Friends may share a memory or a condolence at

Arrangements are being handled by Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory in Greenfield.

Christopher M. "Chris" Muir, 55, Morristown

Christopher M. “Chris” Muir, 55, of Morristown passed away Friday, May 31, 2019 at Franciscan St. Francis Health in Indianapolis.


He was born July 19, 1963, in Shelbyville, the son of William M. Muir and Sandra S. (Cory) York.

Chris is survived by his father, William M. Muir of Jasper; mother, Sandra S. York and husband, Eulis, of Morristown; son, Anthony Muir and wife, Brittany, of Flat Rock; daughter, Ashley Muir of Indianapolis; sister, Amy Wickizer and husband, Brad, of Davenport, Iowa; step-brothers, Eulis Ray York and wife, Jade, and Jason Allen York and wife, Ginnie, all of Franklin; grandson, Easton Contreras; and several nieces and nephews.


He graduated in 1981 from Morristown High School.


Chris worked as a truck driver for B. E. Trucking in Morristown for five years.


He was formerly a member of the Morristown F&AM Lodge and the Morristown Volunteer Fire Department.


Chris was a quiet person and enjoyed outdoor activities. His hobbies included fishing, deer hunting and riding his RZR.


He loved his family and cherished the time he spent with them, especially his grandson. Chris also leaves behind his dog, Jaejae.


A Gathering of Friends will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2019 at the Morristown Christian Church, 209 S. Washington St. in Morristown.


A Celebration of Chris’ Life will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the church.


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


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


Online condolences may be shared with Chris’ family at


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