Obituaries Archives for 2019-07

Jeffrey E. Shephard, 40, of Shelbyville

Jeffrey E. Shephard, 40, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, July 26, 2019 at Franciscan Health in Indianapolis.

 

He was born October 7, 1978 in Franklin, IN to Dallas E. and Wanda (Johnson) Shephard.

  

Jeffrey is survived by his mother, sons, Joshua Shephard and Timothy Shephard, sisters, Tammy Phares and Gina Evans, all of Shelbyville, 4 nieces and 3 nephews, and his dog, Daisy, who was his companion for 16 years.

 

Jeffrey was employed at Culpepper Wood Preserve.  He was looking forward to his first grandbaby due in March 2020.  Jeffrey was always a great protector of his family.  He enjoyed working on his truck, bowling and swimming.  He was always listening to country music.

 

His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family.

     

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Johnathan Redd officiating.

 

Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens and Crematory.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Murphy-Parks Funeral Services to help with funeral expenses.

 

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

 

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

 

Rosemary Scott, 94, formerly of Shelbyville

Rosemary Scott, 94, formerly of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Friendship Health & Rehab in Louisville, KY.

 

She was born January 1, 1925, in Shelbyville, to Claude and Esther (Pile) Sanders.

 

She married Charles Eugene Scott on April 4, 1943 and he preceded her in death on September 13, 1972.  She married Harold W. Scott May of 1976 and he preceded her in death in 1994.

 

Mrs. Scott is survived by her son Randy and Lynn (Geoffrion) Scott of LaGrange, KY, granddaughters Charity (Scott) Powell, and Nichole (Scott-Villarreal), grandson, Joshua Scott and 10 great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouses, daughters, Diana Rae Scott and Linda Lu Scott, 1 brother and 1 sister.

 

Mrs. Scott was a member of Hope’s Point Church.  She was a homemaker. In her younger years, she enjoyed fishing, camping, and crocheting.  She received great pleasure working in her garden.

  

Visitation will be from Noon to 2 p.m., Friday, August 2, 2019 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 Edwin Mohr officiating.

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Larry T. Spears, 71, Shelbyville

Larry T. Spears, 71, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, July 26, 2019 at I.U. Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

 

He was born February 29, 1948 in Burksville, KY to Justice Spears and Lela (Pruitt) Spears.

 

He married Mary A. (Weddle) Spears on May 8, 1976, and she survives.

 

Other survives include his son Larry G. Spears of Shelbyville, Larry Spears, Jr., daughter, Nancy Spears, son, Tommy McCool, daughter, Carman, all of Indianapolis, son, Bobby Roberts, Jr. of Shelbyville, step-children, Patricia Roberts of Somerset, KY,, Bobby Joe Roberts of Columbus, IN., 8 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, 12 step-great-grandchildren, 2 step-great-great-grandchildren, brothers, Lyle Spears, Johnny Spears, Danny Spears, Curtis Spears, Joe Spears, and Jackie Spears, all of Burksville, KY., and sister, Diane Spears of Detroit, MI.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and 2 sisters.

 

Larry attended McKay Road Baptist Church.

 

He was a mechanic.  Larry enjoyed hunting and fishing.  His greatest pleasure was spending time with his family.

 

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN.

 

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at the funeral home with Robert Prather officiating.

 

Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens and Crematory.

 

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

 

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

Jonathan Kirby, 34, Edinburgh

Jonathan Kirby, 34, of Edinburgh, IN, passed away, Saturday, July 27, 2019 in Shelbyville, IN.

 

He was born April 20, 1985 in Shelbyville to Merrie (John) deJong and Jerry Kirby.

 

Jonathan is survived by his mother, Merrie and step-father, John of Edinburgh, brother, Josh Kirby of Edinburgh, half- brothers, Jason Kirby, and Clay Kirby, half-sister, Janel Kirby, all of Michigan, grandfather, Kermit Crouse of Shelbyville, nephew, Braydon Kirby, niece, Chloe Kirby, aunt, Linda (Tom) Martin, uncle, Steve (Tina) Crouse of Shelbyville, and BFF Jacqueline (Pal Joshua) Robinson and kids, of Shelbyville.

 

Jonathan was preceded in death by his grandmother, Beatrice (Bea) Crouse on April 14, 2017.

 

He was a member of the Indiana National Guards.  He enjoyed being outdoors.  He had a true gift for landscaping.

 

Jonathan was raised by his loving grandfather, Kermit Crouse.  He loved and enjoyed being around kids.

 

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN.

 

Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Andy Lee officiating.

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery

 

Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve the deJong, Kirby, and Crouse families..

 

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

John Steven Heidt, 55, Shelbyville

John Steven Heidt, 55, of Shelbyville passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019 at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

Private family services will be observed.

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

Mildred Pauline Shockey, 93, formerly of Shelbyville

Mildred Pauline Shockey, 93, formerly of Shelbyville, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2019 in Chester, VA.

 

She was the daughter of the late Bruce Hamilton and Gypsey Smith Hamilton.

 

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harold F. Shockey.

 

Mrs. Shockey was a talented Artist and was very passionate about her craft. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved her family very much.

 

She is survived by her daughter, Joan Shockey Baldwin (Clyde) of Chester, VA; son, Michael Shockey (Debbie) of Buffton, IN; grandchildren, Dawn Baldwin Sykes of Glen Allen, VA; Dianne Baldwin Halloway (Tony) of Church Road, VA; David Shockey (Heather) of Fort Wayne, IN; and Kimberly Shockey Abney (Clint) of Montpelier, IN; great-grandchildren, TJ Halloway, Allison Halloway, Ashley Halloway, Madison Sykes, Landon Sykes, Caitlin Shockey, and Kendall Shockey; sister, Anita Baker of Ashland, KY; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2019 in Forest Hill Cemetery, with Reverend Brandon Sutton officiating.

 

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

 

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

Charles Raymond Early, 72, Shelbyville

Charles Raymond Early, 72, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Hancock Transitional Hospital in Greenfield.

 

He was born May 11, 1947 in Shelby County to Addis and Sara (Polston) Early.  He married Wilma Early in 1977 in Livingston, Tennessee, and she preceded him in death on May 31, 2016.

 

Charles is survived by his daughter, Tammi Berry (Tony) of Shelbyville; sister, Brenda Whiteford (Greg) of Shelbyville; brother, Larry Early of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Brady Winkler, Chris Beasley and Erica Martin; 3 great-grandchildren;; and several other grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma; parents; and step-father, Charles Stader. 

Charles was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  He was a truck driver for 25 years at Sharon Brown in Greensburg and 6 years at PKG of Shelbyville.

 

He spent 47 years driving a truck and enjoyed being on the road.  He liked watching Gunsmoke and Fox News.  His greatest pleasure was spending time with his family.

 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to Noon, Saturday July 27, 2019, at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 South Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will follow at Noon at the funeral home, with the Reverend Gerald Hancock officiating.

 

Burial will be at Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens and Crematory.

 

Funeral Directors Greg A. Parks, Sheila J. Parks and Stuart Parks are honored to conduct the services for the Early family.

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

Amelia Umbarger, 78, Shelbyville

Amelia Umbarger, 78, of Shelbyville passed away Friday, July 19, 2019 at Ashford Place Health Campus, Shelbyville.


Born February 24, 1941 in Ripley County, she was the daughter of Dallas and Barbara (Adams) Toops.  She married Claude W. Umbarger on July 27, 1973, and he preceded her in death on July 2, 2011.

She is survived by her daughter, Teresa Nash; grandson, Dustin Nash; great-granddaughter, Mishayla Spiegel;  step-son, Claude Allen (Kay) Umbarger; step-daughters, Linda (Arthur) Stevens and Pamela (Don)  Kirby, both of Indianapolis; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, and friend, Terri Tague,


Mrs. Umbarger was the first union truck driver in Indiana.   She and her husband were owners of Willie Farkle’s.

 

She was very adventurous and loved the outdoors.


A celebration of life will be held Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the VFW, 1622 East State Road 44, Shelbyville.


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

 

An online guest book may be signed at www.murphyparks.com.

Helen Laverne Goldey, 88, Shelbyville,

Helen Laverne Goldey, 88, of Shelbyville, passed away, Monday, July 22, 2019 at Aperion Care in Waldron.

 

She was born October 3, 1930 in Connersville, IN. to William and Opal (Tilley) Walch.  She married Everett S. Goldey, Jr on June 20, 1949, and he preceded her in death on February 14, 1976.

 

Mrs. Goldey is survived by her daughter JoAnn Fuchs; 9 grandchildren; two great-grandsons; and 4 great-granddaughters.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 sisters, 1 grand-daughter, 1 grand-son  and 2 daughters.

 

Mrs. Goldey moved from Connersville to Shelbyville in 1960.  She graduated from Connersville High School. 

 

She was employed at Wellman’s for 21 years before becoming the owner and operator of her own business ‘Helen Creations and Crafts’.

 

Visitation will be Friday, July 26, 2019 from 10 a.m. to Noon at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville.

 

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

Burial will be in Washington Park Cemetery, Indianapolis.

 

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

 

An online guest book may be signed at www.murphyparks.com.

Dorothy Ryan, 85, formerly of Shelbyville

Dorothy Ryan, 85, formerly of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Columbus Transitional Care in Columbus.

 

Private family services will be observed.

 

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

Lula Pearl Collins, 78, Shelbyville

Lula Pearl Collins, 78, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, July 15, 2019 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Rushville, IN.

 

She was born December 11, 1940 in Rushville, IN to Wesley Lawrence and Thelma (Mayse) Glenn.

 

She married Robert “Jim” Collins on October 13, 1984, and he preceded her in death on January 16, 2019.

 

Mrs. Collins is survived by her sons, Walter (Ellen) Moore; and Larry Moore; daughters, Delva (Monty) Chapman; Deborah (Ben) Taylor; and C. Diane Riley; step-daughters, Becky (Tim) Wells; Roberta (Kyle) Dilley; Rochelle (Craig) Lindsey step-son, Kenneth Collins (Tara Burkett); 21 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and her sister, Linda (Jimmy) Owens.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 2 grandchildren, Audrey Moore and Rodney Riley and her brother, Chuck.

 

She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Greenfield.  She enjoyed working in the garden.  She cherished the time she spent raising her children and grandchildren. 

 

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 5 p.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Lori McKenzie officiating.

 

Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be given to Murphy-Parks Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses.

 

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

Elizabeth Hoffman, 82, Shelbyville

Elizabeth Hoffman, 82, of Shelbyville, passed away, Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital.

 

She was born October 21, 1936, in Pittsburgh, PA. to Christopher and H. Edna (Brannan) Lentz.

 

She married James I. Hoffman on January 26, 1957 and he preceded her in death on May 8, 2013.

 

Mrs. Hoffman is survived by her children, Elizabeth (Tim) Goff of Mayllene, AL.; James (Roberta) Hoffman of Dracut, MA; Joannie (Pam) Hoffman, of Shelbyville, IN; Susan (Gregg) Schell of Las Vegas, NV; Philip (Christine) Hoffman, of Dracut, MA; Mary (Danny) Oeffinger of Shelbyville, IN; Patti (Mike) Hoffman of Shelbyville, IN; Linda Eaton, of Nashua, NH; grandchildren, Becky, Olivia, Jackie, Tyler, Forrest, Jennifer, Leanna, Monica, Eric, Jocelyn, Lauren, Ashley, Michelle, Nicole, Liz, Erica, Brandi, Chuck, Natasha, and Valerie; great-grandchildren, Katie, Timothy, Colby, Keira, Rylan, Quinton, Ivy, Sam, Mikko, Bayle, Kyree, Aubree, Issac, Taylor, and Simon.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

 

Mrs. Hoffman was a member of the Catholic Faith.  She enjoyed sewing and being in her garden. 

 

Mrs. Hoffman was a dedicated mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  Her most precious times were spent with her family and making memories with all of the grandchildren.

 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, July 20, 2019 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 Brandon Sutton officiating           

 Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens.

 

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

 

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

Danny Lee Thurston, 73, Morristown

Danny Lee Thurston, 73, of Morristown passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Morristown Manor in Morristown.

 

He was born October 14, 1945, in Shelbyville, the son of William E. and Maxine A. (Wright) Thurston.

 

Danny is survived by his significant other, Kathy Hoffman of Morristown/Arlington; daughters, Lisa Winkler and husband, Dale, and Pam Thurston, both of Shelbyville, and Robin Browning and husband, Ronald, of Kemah, Texas; son, Billy Thurston and wife, Kimberly, of Flat Rock; sister, Sue Collins of Shelbyville; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Billy Thurston.

 

Danny was a veteran of the Army National Guard.

 

He was a self-employed in the construction field, retiring in 2012.

 

Danny was a spiritual Christian and enjoyed home Bible studies.

 

He also enjoyed fishing, yard work and playing the guitar for the Children’s Center.

 

Visitation will be from 10:30 am to noon, Friday, July 19, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St. in Morristown.

 

Funeral services will be held at noon Friday at the funeral home.

Interment will be at Asbury Cemetery in Morristown.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Especially Kidz, 2325 S. Miller St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Richard "Dick" Olinger, 89, Fairland

Richard “Dick” Olinger, 89, of Fairland passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019.

 

He was born August 5, 1929, in Moral Township, Shelby County, Indiana, the son of Walter L. Olinger and Mary “Alberta” (Andrews) Woods. On December 14, 1949 in Wanamaker, he married his wife of nearly 70 years, Josephine A. “Jody” Moore, and she survives.

 

In addition to Jody, Dick is survived by his sons, Robert L. Olinger of Shelbyville, and Tracy L. Olinger of Fairland; daughter, Terri L. Meal of Fairland; 14 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and ten great-great-grandchildren.

 

Dick was preceded in death by his parents; step-father, Everett Woods; daughter, Karen L. Kremer; a great-grandson; a great-great-granddaughter; and a step-granddaughter.

 

He graduated from Moral Township High School in 1947.

 

Dick attended New Life United Methodist Church.

 

He was a U.S. Veteran of the Naval Reserve, with nine years of service.

 

Dick retired in 1987, after working for International Harvester “Navistar” in plant security for 25 years and the Chrysler Corporation for 10 years.

 

He was a 60-year member of Sugar Creek Masonic Lodge F&AM No. 279, and American Legion Post No. 70.

 

Dick enjoyed bowling, golfing and playing fast pitch softball. In his younger years, he enjoyed fishing and hunting.

 

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Masonic ritual will be recited at 1 p.m. Saturday, with the funeral service following at the funeral home.

 

Interment will be at New Palestine Cemetery in New Palestine.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital, 3229 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229-3018.

 

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

Paul L. Zahnd, 71, Fairland

Paul L. Zahnd, 71, of Fairland passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019 at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

 

He was born January 4, 1948, in Marengo, the son of Ernest R. Jr. and Esther (Crandall) Zahnd. He married Bonnie Johnson, in August of 1972, and she preceded him in death on October 30, 2014.

Paul is survived by his daughter, Carolyn Singer and husband, Shawn, of Shelbyville; step-sons, Jimmy Spivey of Indianapolis, and Curtis Spivey and wife, Sharon, of Idaho; brothers, Charles Zahnd and Joseph Zahnd and wife, Patsy, all of Fairland; sister, Patricia Proctor and husband, Bill, of Mooresville; grandchildren, Jacob, Jonah, Crystal, Curtis and Kayla; three great-grandchildren; and niece and nephews, Margaret, William and Joey.

 

In addition to Bonnie, Paul was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Stephen Zahnd; and nephews, Eric Zahnd and Ryan Zahnd.

 

Paul graduated in 1965 from Triton Central High School.

 

He was a member of Nativity Catholic Church.

 

Paul was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam War.

 

He formerly worked at RCA, and later retired from the U.S. Postal Service, as a maintenance man at the Wanamaker Post Office.

 

Paul enjoyed reading and writing books, and watching the History Channel. He loved to fish.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Father Mike Keucher officiating.

 

Interment will be at Orchard Hill Cemetery in Wanamaker, with military graveside rites conducted by the local military committee.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 115 W. Washington St., Suite 1180 South, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204.

 

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

Aurelia Hurtado, 99, Shelbyville

Aurelia Hurtado, 99, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at her residence.

 

She was born May 24, 1920 in Sullana Piura, Peru, to Patrocinio Sanchez and Tomasa Rondoy.

 She married Guillermo Hurtado on June 12, 1969 and he preceded her in death September 7, 1995.   

 

Mrs. Hurtado is suvived by her children, Manuel (Laura) Riofrio; Aurora (Damian)Vincens; Miquel (Gloria) Jaramillo; Nancy (Jose) Mendieta; Luis (Amanda) Hurtado; Gladys Hurtado; Maria Rosa (Jose Luis) Penailillo; Juan Carlos (Carmen) Hurtado; Elisa (Victor) Hurtado; and Margarita (Pablo) Hurtado; 28 grandkids, 39 great-grandkids; and great-great-grandchild, Amelia Grace West.

 

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

 

Mrs. Hurtado was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family and attending family functions.

  

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 125 E. Broadway, Shelbyville, IN.,  with Father Mike Keucher officiating.

 

Burial will be in her home country of Peru.

 

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

 

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

 

Ronald P. Harpring, 54, Shelbyville

Ronald P. Harpring, 54, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2019 at his residence.

 

A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date with burial in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens.

 

Murphy-Parks Funeral Services is honored to serve the Harpring family.

 

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

Robert Samuel Ardery, 94, Shelbyville

Robert Samuel Ardery, 94, of Shelbyville passed away Saturday, June 29, 2019 at his home.

 

He was born December 13, 1924, in Greensburg, the son of Samuel and Mary Florine (Bowman) Ardery. On November 25, 1956, he married his wife of 62 years, Betty Nabring, and she survives.

 

In addition to Betty, Robert is survived by his sons, Sam Ardery and wife, Patty, of Bloomington, and Kirk Ardery of Southport; grandchildren, Rachel Iler and husband, Ben, of Indianapolis, Grace Smith and husband, Chad, of Chicago, Illinois, and Mary Ardery of Carbondale, Illinois; great-grandson, Walker Iler; and cousin, Joe Bailey of Shelbyville.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Mary Florine, Margaret and Ruth; and a brother, David.

 

Robert graduated from Greensburg High School in 1943 and Butler College of Pharmacy in 1953.

 

He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving from September of 1943 to June of 1946. He served with the 517th Troop Carrier Squadron in the China-Theater as a radio operator on C-46 and C-47 aircraft.

 

Robert was a pharmacist at Lomark and Rite Aid from 1968 until retiring in 1988.

 

He was a member of American Legion Post No. 70.

 

Robert enjoyed bowling, pitching horse shoes, playing euchre and gardening.

 

A Gathering of Friends will be from 11 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church, 124 W. Broadway St. in Shelbyville.

 

A Celebration of Robert’s life will be at noon Tuesday at the church, with Rev. Mark Morningstar officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the local military committee.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wheeler Mission, 245 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 or Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Attn: Development, PO Box 397, Indianapolis, Indiana 46206.

 

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

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