Obituaries Archives for 2019-09

Charles Behrends Eberhart, 91

Charles Behrends Eberhart,  age 91 passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at home, surrounded by loved ones, in the same home where he was born.

 

He was the beloved husband of Donna (Daniel) Eberhart, celebrating over 59 years of marriage.

 

Charles was the father of Debra Eberhart and C. David Eberhart (Michelle).  He was also the grandfather of Ty B. Eberhart and Senior Airman Jacob Ray.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents, J. Clyde Eberhart, and Althea Eberhart, sister, Miriam Herthel, and brother John C. Eberhart.

 

Charles was a graduate of Mt. Auburn High School (1946) and Purdue University (1950).  He served as a corporal in the U.S. Army.  He was Past State President of the Indiana Rural Youth, Past President of the Shelby Co. Extension Advisory Committee, Past President of the Shelby Co. Cattleman’s Association, Past President of the Shelby Co. Crops Association, served on the Shelby County Fair Board for over 25 years, Past President of the Eastern-Southeastern Indiana Fair District, and former member of the Southwestern School Board.  He was a member of the Norristown F&AM, Blue River Lions Club, Englewood Elks, Moose, American Legion, and John Purdue Club.

 

Charles was a retired farmer, loved sports, and was an avid Purdue fan.

 

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at Forest Hill Cemetery with Phil Herthel officiating.  Military rites will be conducted by local veteran organizations.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donation be made to Purdue University at John Purdue Club, Mackey Arena, 900 John R. Wooden Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907, or online at www.johnpurdueclub.com/eberhart.

 

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

 

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

Edwin D. "Ed" Limpus, 72, Shelbyville

Edwin D. “Ed” Limpus, 72, of Shelbyville passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

 

He was born August 15, 1947, in Shelbyville, the son of Ora E. and Vyda M. (Goodman) Limpus. On March 5, 1972, he married his wife of 47 years, Cynthia Ann (Allen) Limpus, and she survives.

In addition to Cindy, Ed is survived by his mother of Shelbyville; daughter, Michelle Lyn Holt and husband, John, of Shelbyville; and numerous nieces, nephews and a large extended family.

He was preceded in death by his father.

 

Ed graduated from Southwestern High School in 1965.

 

He was a member of Lewis Creek Baptist Church.

 

Ed was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving during Vietnam.

 

He owned and operated the Sears Home Stores in Greenfield and Lebanon, retiring in 2014.

 

Ed was also a 40 year member of American Legion Post No. 70.

 

He enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, and golfing.

 

Ed also leaves behind his dog, Winnie.

 

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, October 7, 2019 at Lewis Creek Baptist Church, 1400 ECR 600 S, Waldron.

 

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the church, with Pastors Jon Carlstrom and Harvey Taylor 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 Lewis Creek Baptist Church or the Cancer Association of Shelby County, P.O. Box 844, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Kenneth Earl Borders, 74, Morristown

Kenneth Earl Borders, 74, of Morristown passed away Sunday, September 29, 2019 at Cypress Run in Morristown.

 

He was born July 28, 1945, in Indiana, the son of Navy Borders and Zeta Mae (Cowin) Linder.

Kenneth is survived by his sons, Brian Borders and wife, Amy, of Morristown, Brent Borders, and Todd Borders and wife, Robin, both of Indianapolis; daughter, Shannon Borders of Indianapolis; brother, Henry; sisters, Linda, Benny and Patti; grandchildren, Brian, Autumn, Avery and Noah; and several nieces and nephews including David Gooding of Shelbyville.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his aunt and uncle, Annie and Otis Justus, who raised him; and fiance', Susan McClellan.

 

Kenneth graduated from Morristown High School in 1963.

 

He drove a truck for V&S Trucking for many years.

 

Kenneth enjoyed watching the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers, wrestling, Nascar, fishing and traveling.

 

He loved Hot Rods.

 

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, October 3, 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. Thursday at the funeral home, with Pastor David Gooding officiating.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bible Mission Church, 1011 S. Miller St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Lonnie Darril Anders, 69, Shelbyville

Lonnie Darril Anders, 69, of Shelbyville, passed away, Sunday, September 22, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital.

 

He was born March 9, 1950, in London, KY to Shellie Anders and Lula (Alsip) Foster.

 

On November 2, 1968, he married Connie Sue (Sheppherd) Anders, and she survives.

 

He is also survived by his daughters, Tina Miller (Graydon) of Shelbyville; Janice Elder (Leon) of St. Paul; his son Lonnie Allen Anders of Shelbyville; his grandchildren, Megan Miller, Sarah Miller, Elizabeth Miller, Cindy Anders, Jennifer Neth, Nathan Anders and Jordan Gossett; his great-grandchildren, Landen Taggart, Grant Taggart, Liam Neth, Mason Neth and Alayna Neth; his sister, Leona Craig (Jesse) of Shelbyville; and many nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Phyllis Buster and Sue Pursley; and his brothers, Herman Anders and Kenny Anders.

 

Lonnie was employed at St. Paul Stone for over 40 years.  He enjoyed being outdoors, mowing the yard and fishing.  His other hobbies included reading and doing crossword puzzles.  His most precious times were spent with family and friends.

 

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Dr. Robb Barlow officiating.

 

Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens and Crematory.

 

Memorial donations may be given to Murphy-Parks Funeral Services for the Lonnie Anders Memorial Fund.

 

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

 

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

Mark Henry Toon, 62, Morristown

Mark Henry Toon, 62, of Morristown passed away Monday, September 23, 2019 at his home.

 

He was born January 22, 1957, in Shelbyville, the son of James C. and Phyllis (Sleeth) Toon. On September 8, 1979, he married his wife of 40 years, Katrina “Deedee” Macy, and she survives.

In addition to Deedee, Mark is survived by his sons, Marcus Gene Toon of Connersville, and Anthony Carter Toon of Morristown; brother, James “Mike” Toon of Morristown; sister, Martha A. Jarman and husband, Jeff, of Rushville; grandson, Xavier “Buster” Toon; granddaughter, Mya Grace Autrey (Toon); sister-in-law, Katrina Jean Macy of Morristown; nephews, James D. Toon and wife, Leslie, of Castleton, and Brandon M. Toon of Morristown; niece, Kayla M. Toon of Chicago, Illinois; and special friend, Debbie Armstrong of Morristown.

 

Mark was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Sherri Kleiman; and nephew, Daniel Vise.

 

He graduated in 1975 from Eastern Hancock High School.

 

Mark was a member of Morristown Christian Church.

 

He retired as a postal carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in 2019, with 25 years of service.

 

Mark was also a member of the National Rifle Association and Rural Postal Carrier Union. He enjoyed fishing, camping, trapping, hunting and canoeing.

 

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 27. 2019 and from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St. in Morristown.

 

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the funeral home, with Mike Smith officiating.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to American Liver Foundation, National Office, 38 Broadway, Suite 2700, New York, NY 10006 or the Sue Ann Wortman Cancer Center, 801 N. State St., Greenfield, Indiana 46140.

 

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

Suzanne Lee Maurice, 72, Shelbyville

Suzanne Lee Maurice, 72, of Shelbyville passed away Saturday, September 21, 2019 at her home.

 

She was born March 13, 1947 in Indianapolis, the daughter of Frank William and Harriet F. (Hasler) Strotman. On July 23, 1966, she married Randall Thompson Maurice, and he preceded her in death on July 13, 2006.

 

Suzanne is survived by her daughter, Randee Taylor and husband, Charlie, of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Gregory Taylor and wife, Katie, Lauren Taylor and Kristen Taylor; mother-in-law, Betty Maurice of Fairland; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Barbara Strotman, Jeff and Patsy Maurice, and Roger and Starla Maurice, all of Fairland; and several nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to Randall, she was preceded in death by her parents; brother, William F. Strotman; sister, Janet Louise Strotman and father-in-law, William R. Maurice.

 

Suzanne graduated from Triton Central High School in 1966.

 

She retired from Stanley Bostitch in 2010, with 30 years of service.

 

Suzanne enjoyed crocheting and knitting.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 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. Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at the funeral home, with Charlie Taylor officiating.

 

Interment will be at Fairland Cemetery in Fairland.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th St., Columbus, Indiana 47201.

 

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

Charles "Dwain" Laird, 94, Shelbyville

Charles “Dwain” Laird, 94, of Shelbyville passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Heritage House of Shelbyville.

 

Dwain was born March 14, 1925, in Shelby County, the son of Harold Hanly and Mary Margaret (Long) Laird. On July 26, 1980, he married Lossie Marie (Henke) Linville, and she survives.

 

In addition to Lossie, Dwain is survived by his son, Michael “Kent” Laird and wife, Cinda, of Shelbyville; daughter, Christiane “Christy” Meyer of Shelbyville; step-daughter, Patricia Ilene “Tricia” Linville Walton and husband, Roger, of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Stephanie Wehrman and husband, Ryan, Natalie Pumphrey and husband, Robert, Ashley Ricciardi and husband, Korey, Jaclyn Zrebiec and husband, Jason, Sarah Laird, Zachary Laird and wife, Cassie, Quinn Laird and fiance’, Jessica, Ryan Scott and wife, Brittny, Cody Montgomery and wife, Erica, Rachel Parks and husband, Michael, Chad Simerly, Levi Linville and Luke Linville; great-grandchildren, Alexander Wehrman, Elaina Wehrman, Charles Pumphrey, Mollie Pumphrey, Anne Pumphrey, Conner Ricciardi, Hailey Ricciardi, Camden Ricciardi, Marissa Zrebiec, Alexis Zrebiec, Elijah Zrebiec, Isaac Zrebiec, Taylinn Laird, Weston Laird, Tucker Laird, Jaylah, Aaliyah, Rylee Scott, Max Scott, Grace Montgomery, Beckett Montgomery, Ethan Simerly, Haylei Simerly, Silas Simerly and Braxton Parks; sisters-in-law, Faith Laird of Waldron and Christine Laird of Shelbyville; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Dwain was preceded in death by his parents; son, Donald Dwain Laird; brothers, Dwight Norman Laird, William Fredrick Laird and Robert Harold Laird; sister, Mary Frances Bush; and step-daughter, Melissa Ann Linville.

 

He graduated in 1943 from Waldron High School.

 

Dwain was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church since 1942, on August 13, 2006 he was ordained as a Deacon.

 

He was a farmer and life-long Shelby County resident.

 

Dwain was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II from 1945 to 1946. He was privileged to go on the Indy Honor Flight on April 5, 2014.

 

He formerly owned and operated, Laird Grain Company from 1951 to 1972. In 1977, he became a field representative for the Indiana State Board of Tax Commissioners, retiring in 1990. From 1980 until 2014, he owned Laird Local Government Service.

 

Dwain served his community by being elected Liberty Township Trustee in 1954 and 1958, in 1966 he was elected to the Shelby County Council and then as Shelby County Auditor in 1970 and 1974. He was also the Honorary State Treasurer in 1995.

 

He was also a member and past president of the Southeast District of the Association of Indiana Counties and Association of Indiana Counties.

 

Dwain was an over 50-year member of the Waldron Masonic Lodge No. 217, Murat Shrine and Scottish Rite.

 

He was also an IHSAA Sports Official, officiating basketball, football, baseball and softball from 1946 to 2011. Dwain officiated the State Finals in baseball in 1973 and the State Finals in girls softball in 1990. He and his brothers, Bob and Bill, and brother-in-law, John Bush, officiated basketball, football and baseball games all over the state of Indiana. After graduating, he formed a fast pitch softball team, which led to him playing and or managing the following teams: Liberty Merchants in 1944, State Bank of Waldron in 1946, Stone Fish Chevrolet in 1950, McCain Insurance, and WSVL Team. In 1963, he started the slow pitch softball league in Shelby County. In 1993, he formed, played and managed the Indiana Silver Foxes Softball Team. He also organized and started the Mid-Hoosier Umpire Association.

 

Dwain was honored by being inducted into the Softball Players Association Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Indiana Softball Hall of Fame in 2012. Another honor bestowed upon Dwain, was the naming of the Blue River Park Diamond No. 2, the Dwain Laird Field.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, 3718 E. Blue Ridge Road, in Shelbyville, with Masonic Rites conducted at 7:30 p.m.

 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, September 27, 2019 at the church, with Rev. Dr. Robb Barlow and Rev. Alecia Gross officiating.

 

Interment will be at Mount Pisgah Cemetery in Shelby County, with military graveside rites 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 Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Building Fund and Riley Hospital for Children, 702 Barnhill Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202.

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

Arie Belle Burkett, 92, Morristown, formerly Fountaintown

Arie Belle Burkett, 92, of Morristown, formerly of Fountaintown passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Morristown Manor.

 

She was born October 30, 1926, in Rushville, the daughter of Benjamin and Gertrude (Clemens) Logsdon.

 

Arie is survived by her son, David Purcell and wife, Dawn, of Fountaintown; daughters, Sandra Denny and husband, Charles, Polly McQueary and husband, Arnold, and Edith Wadsworth and husband, Larry, all of Shelbyville; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandchildren, Dena Jo Williams and Darles Corley; five brothers, Jack, Roy, Howard, Montie and Benjamin; and four sisters, Gladys, Louise, Okle and Ruby.

Arie was a member of the Fountaintown Christian Church.

 

She formerly worked for Western Electric, and retired from Standard Grocery/National Tea, with over 15 years of service.

 

Arie was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Greenfield.

 

She enjoyed playing BINGO, Euchre and Yahtzee. Arie also enjoyed dancing and watching the Indianapolis Colts.

 

Arie loved her family and enjoyed cooking for all of them. She cherished the time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

She was also preceded in death by her dog, Joey.

 

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, September 20, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Dr. Robb Barlow officiating.

Interment will be at Fountaintown Cemetery in Fountaintown.

 

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

 

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

Reina 'Rainbow' Ewing, 28, Shelbyville

Reina ‘Rainbow’ Ewing, 28, of Shelbyville, passed away, Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Especially Kidz.

 

She was born June 9, 1991 in Greenfield to Stanley K. Ewing and Reina K. (Morning) Ewing.  

 

‘Rainbow’ is survived by her mother, her siblings, Rico Petrino, Sonrisa S. Stovall, Tiffany Star Ewing, Stanley R.P. Ewing and Patrick D. Ewing, nieces, Skyla Summer Ewing, Amora Rain Stovall and nephews, Kaiser Storm Ewing and Anthony Thunder Ewing.

 

She was preceded in death by her father and brother, Jeffery Scott Ewing.

 

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. at the funeral home with Father Mike Keucher officiating.

 

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

 

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

Beverly Means, 76, Shelbyville

Beverly Means, 76, of Shelbyville, passed peacefully into her heavenly home Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus.

 

She was born December 1, 1942, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Herschell Robert Hall and Norma Louise (Grocox) Hall LaMee. She married Paul David Means on March 25, 1962, and he preceded her in death on June 17, 2014.

 

Beverly is survived by her son, Brett Means and wife, Tammy; grandchildren, Lauren McNichol and husband, David, of Ridgefield, Washington, Luke Means of The US Air Force stationed at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, South Carolina, LeAnn and Lynnea Means, both of Mishawaka; and great-granddaughter, Noelle Rose McNichol.

 

Also surviving are her sisters, Bonnie Hardesty and husband, Glen, and Lynda Denton and husband, Charles, both of Shelbyville, and Kaye Carlson and husband, Bryan, of Fort Wayne; and a brother, Robert Hall and wife, Mardell, of Granger.

 

Other survivors include her sister-in-law, Shirley Means of Greensburg and many special cousins, nieces and nephews, the greats and great-greats, with all of whom she cherished those moments in time, she was blessed to share.

 

Beverly is also preceded in death by her parents; step-father, John LaMee; step-mother, Phyllis Hall and her dear aunt, Thelma Conover.

 

She graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1961, before working approximately a year for Glasson Chevrolet, a long ago fixture on North Harrison Street. Thereafter, she was employed for two years in the engineering department of the Public Service Commission in the State Office Building in Indianapolis.

 

In December of 1964, she and Paul purchased the former A&W Root Beer Drive-In, now The Bears Den. They owned and operated the restaurant for 35 years, before retiring in 2000.

Beverly was a member of Crossroad Community Church, and felt very blessed to be a part of its family. For 20 years, she had been a member of Psi Iota Xi Sorority, a philanthropic organization. In 1983, she was honored with its Psi Ote of the Year Award.

 

Among Beverly’s wide variety of interests was traveling, especially where there was water. . .the East coast, Lake Michigan and the Ohio River. She was ALWAYS READY to spend time with her friends and family, church activities and playing cards with “The Gang”, “Club 61”, “First Tuesday Euchre Club”, “CCC Sweet Sisters” . . . and anyone else she could grab! Victory Field, Downtown Indy, was the perfect place (in Beverly’s opinion) to spend a summer’s afternoon.

 

Beverly always considered herself a big kid at heart and loved taking in a trip to the zoo, whether it be in Cincinnati, Indianapolis or South Bend. However, you wouldn’t find her checking out the “residents” unless the grandkids were taking in the day with her. Made it more fun!!

 

During her retirement years Beverly didn’t miss too many day at McDonald’s, East 44 at “the round table.” Having lunch with her buddies, saying hello to those who passed by and chatting with the employees, helped make for some fun in her days.

 

Being very much a “people person” graced Beverly with a tremendous amount of joy, laughter and cherished friendships. She was so grateful to her Lord and Savior for the blessings he continually bestowed upon her days. In her later years, Beverly often reflected on 2 Timothy 4:7, I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.

 

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, September 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. Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the funeral home, with Pastor Andy Lee officiating.

 

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

To those of you who may wish to show a kindness in Beverly’s memory, as per her request, no flowers please. Possibly consider a contribution to the Ladies Ministry of Crossroad Community Church or the Shelby County Babe Ruth Organization.

 

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

Peter Huesman, 62, St. Paul

Peter Huesman, 62, of St. Paul passed away Friday, September 6, 2019 at his home.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held from 2 to 8 p.m., October 12, 2019 at his residence.

 

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

 

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

Diane Lavaughn John, 72, Shelbyville

Diane Lavaughn John, 72, of Shelbyville passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield.

 

She was born February 4, 1947, in Rushville, the daughter of James and Doris (Adams) Ferguson. On May 26, 1974, she married her husband of 45 years, Tom John, and he survives.

 

In addition to Tom, Diane is survived by her mother of Rushville; brothers, Bill Ferguson of Hahira, Georgia, Tom Ferguson of Rush County, and John Ferguson and wife, Vikki, of Port Charlotte, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Diane was preceded in death by her father in 2004.

 

She graduated from Mays High School in 1965. After high school, she attended and supported Johnson Bible College, which later became Johnson University. She graduated from IUPUC.

Diane was an active member of Morristown Christian Church, where her love of music was evident as she sang in the choir and played the piano. She had also formerly been a Sunday school teacher. Diane had a very special friendship with her church family.

 

She was a teacher for Shelby Eastern School District, she taught grades 6th thru 12th at Morristown, retiring in May of 2012, with 25 years of service. After retirement, Diane was a CASA worker.

Diane enjoyed cooking and traveling to Tennessee and Florida.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 10, 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. Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the funeral home, with the Revs. Fred Hickman and David Lee officiating.

 

Interment will be at Bennett Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Morristown Christian Church, 209 S. Washington St., Morristown, Indiana 46161 or Johnson University, 7900 Johnson Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee 37998.

 

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

Marian Joy Hobbs, 93, Shelbyville

Marian Joy Hobbs, 93, of Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Aperion Care of Waldron.

 

She was born December 15, 1925, in Shelby County, the daughter of Harry and Stella (Sandman) Bass. On June 27, 1954, she married her husband of 65 years, George W. “Bill” Hobbs, and he survives.

 

In addition to Bill, Marian is survived by her sons, Glen W. Hobbs and wife, Tina, of Shelbyville, and Keith S. Scudder and wife, Linda, of Lexington, Kentucky; and six grandchildren. She was “GG” to several great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

 

Marian was preceded in death by her parents; brother, John C. Bass; and sisters, Mildred Bowman and Carolyn Morgan.

 

She graduated in 1943 from Fairland High School.

 

Marian was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where she was an elder and coordinated the Cookie, Coffee and Conversation (CCC’s) group.

 

She worked at the Shelbyville-Shelby County Public Library for 25 years, originally in the children’s department and then as the library secretary.

 

Marian was a 60-year member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She enjoyed traveling with the Carefree Travelers.

 

She loved her family and cherished the time spent with her grandchildren.

 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at noon Thursday at the funeral home, with Rev. Mark Morningstar officiating.

 

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to The Abiding Memorial Fund at First Presbyterian Church, 124 W. Broadway St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176 or Shelbyville-Shelby County Library, 57 W. Broadway St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Richard James Dunagan, 56, Shelbyville

Richard James Dunagan, 56, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Eskenazi Hospital, Indianapolis.

 

He was born June 1, 1963, in Indianapolis, to Richard C and Brenda (Stock) Dunagan.

 

Richard is survived by his daughters, Sasha Stuckey (Doug) of Fairland; Ashley Baldwin (Tanner) and Kasey Dunagan, both of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Corbin, Brennon, Ryleigh, Jace and Harper; brothers Gary Dunagan and John Dunagan, both of Indianapolis; and sisters, Brandi Mock, Mitzi Dunagan, and Teia Hamblin, all of Shelbyville.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Richard enjoyed fishing, building stuff and carpentry.

 

A Celebration of Life will be from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Richard Dunagan Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.

 

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

 

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

 

Sharon Louise England, 80, Shelbyville

Sharon Louise England, 80, of Shelbyville passed away Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Aperion Care of Waldron.

 

She was born August 30, 1938, in Fairbury, Nebraska, the daughter of William Bayles and Margaret Louise (Clark) Price. On May 7, 1983, she married Hobert Ray England, and he preceded her in death on September 11, 1991.

 

Sharon is survived by her daughter, Lisa Czamara and husband, Mark, of Tonawanda, New York; step-children, Rick England and wife, Michelle, of Maitland, Florida, Chris England of Deltona, Florida, and Larry England of Westport; Thelma J. Richter and husband, Robert, of New Port Richey, Florida, Beckey England of Orlando, Florida, and Sharon L. England of Sanford, Florida; brother-in-law, James Flynn of N. Tonawanda, New York; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

 

In addition to Hobert, Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; son, Matthew William; and sister, Susan Flynn.

 

Sharon graduated in 1956 from Kenmore West High School in Kenmore, New York. After high school, she attended a culinary school.

 

She was a 28 year member of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, where she was a member of the Senior Saints. Sharon stated the most influential people in her life were Pastor George Mitchell and his wife, Dorie.

 

Sharon enjoyed knitting and made afghans for most of the newborns at church. She also enjoyed reading and participating in the card ministry. The time Sharon got to spend with her grandchildren and nieces and nephews was very precious to her.

 

Visitation will be from 10 to noon, Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, 7414 E. Michigan Road, Waldron, Indiana.

 

Funeral services will be at noon on Wednesday at the church, with Pastor George Mitchell officiating.

 

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Senior Saints or Shelbyville-Shelby County Animal Shelter 705 Hale Road, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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