Obituaries Archives for 2019-12

Pamela S. Sturgill, 56, Shelbyville

Pamela S. Sturgill, 56, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2019

at MHP Medical Center.

 

Born September 17, 1963 in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of Douglas Grant Sturgill

and Catherine Marie (Ward) Sturgill.

 

Survivors include  brothers Steve Sturgill (wife Dreamla) of Shelbyville, Mike Sturgill (wife

Mary) of Indianapolis; best friend Karen Palmer of Shelbyville; several nieces and nephews

including Iris Foxx and Aunesti Kessler, both of Shelbyville, whom she raised.  She was

preceded in death by her parents, and 2 sisters- Alisa Williams and Michelle Arnold.

 

Ms. Sturgill had lived in this area her entire lifetime, and attended Shelbyville High School.

She had been employed in the cleaning industry with Regal Cleaning Services for several years.

 

Pam enjoyed playing bingo, attending concerts, vacationing, and dearly loved her dogs Daisy,

Diamond, Ramone, and her cat Milo.

 

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at Glenn E. George & Son 

Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Rev. Jason Sturgill officiating.  Burial will be in Miller Cemetery.

Friends may call on Tuesday morning from 11:00 am until the time of the service.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to American Kidney Foundation, in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Cynthia Marie McDaniel, 59, Shelbyville

Cynthia Marie McDaniel, 59, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, December 23, 2019 at IU Methodist Hospital.

 

Born December 8, 1960 in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of  James D. Monroe and Reba Fern Monroe.  She married Stephen J. McDaniel on November 29, 1992 and he preceded her on April

15, 2018.

 

Mrs. McDaniel had lived in this area her entire lifetime and was a home maker.  

 

No funeral services will be observed.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Adam Wantuck, Jr, 64

Adam Wantuck, Jr, 64, passed away, Friday, December 27, 2019 at Hancock Regional Hosptial.

 

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services.

 

Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Brandon Sutton officiating.

 

Funeral directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve Adam’s family.

Phillip D. Nigh, Sr., 78, of Shelbyville

Phillip D. Nigh, Sr., 78, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, December 23, 2019

at his residence.

 

Born October 29, 1941 in Shelbyville, he was the son of Kuhn Nigh and Evelyn

Eileen (Bush) Nigh.  He married Karen Sue (Humphrey) Nigh on February 6, 1960 

and she preceded him on May 13, 2014.

 

Survivors include children-  Phillip Dale Nigh (wife Mistie) of Shelbyville, Joseph I.

Nigh (Marie Galle) of Indianapolis, Shellie Nigh Bryant (husband Ed) of Indianapolis, 

Penny Nigh Johnson (husband Rodney) of Indianapolis; brother Harlan L. Nigh (wife

Bernice) of Hope, sister Kathy Plunkett (husband Jim) of Shelbyville; sister-in-law

Betty Nigh of Shelbyville; 16 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and family dog

Minky Nigh.  He was preceded in death by his parents, spouse, son William Robert

Nigh, and brother Lloyd H. Nigh.

 

Mr. Nigh was a lifelong resident of this area, and attended Triton Central High School.

He had been a machinist at KT Corp., retiring after over 20 years of service.

 

Funeral services will be 7:00 pm on Monday, December 30, 2019 at Glenn E. George

& Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Rev. David Humphrey officiating.  Burial

will be in Fairland Cemetery at a later date.  Visitation will be on Monday evening from

5:00 pm until the time of the service.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson,com.

Monna Sue Markley, 81, of Shelbyville

Monna Sue Markley, 81, of Shelbyville, passed away, Saturday, December 21, 2019, at her residence with family at her side.

 

She was born May 20, 1938 in Rush County, to Everett Christian and Myrtle (Coy) Christian.

 

She married Robert Allen Markley on March 3, 1956 and he preceded her in death on March 6, 2018.

 

Sue is survived by her sons, Mark (Margie) Markley of Shelbyville; David (Sue) Markley of Shelbyville; and Mike (Stacey) Markley of San Antonio; her grandchildren, Andrew, Courtney, Brandon, Desirae, Christopher, Joshua, Amanda, and Cindy; her great-grandchildren, Brayden, Madelyn, Silas, Rhett, Christian, Kaleb, Blaze, Addy, Phoenix, A.J., Zula, and Geo; her great-great-grandchildren, Logan, Zavier and Rowan; and her sister, Louise Greenlee of Columbus.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, her son, Larry Sawyer; her grandson, Kyle Markley, her brothers, Bob, Bud, and Si, and her sister, Flo.

  

She retired from the Shelbyville Central Schools after 28 years of service.

 

Sue was a member of the Little Blue River Baptist Church, the American Legion Auxiliary and VFW Auxiliary.

 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, December 28, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at noon at the funeral home with Reverend Ken Morgan officiating.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Legion Auxiliary Post 70, 1125 Miller Avenue, Shelbyville, IN. 46176,

 

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

Allen L. Snow, 69, of Shelbyville

Allen L. Snow, 69, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, December 22, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital.

   

He was born December 7, 1950 to Arthur L. Snow, Jr. and Alice L. (Dawson) Snow. He was born and raised in Prairie Township in Tipton County, IN.

   

He married his beloved wife of 49 years, Gloria (Leininger) Snow on October 10, 1970 and she survives.

 

Allen is also survived by his sons, Andrew Snow (wife, Marijo Snow); and Jarod Snow (wife, Christie Snow); his sister, Jane Ann Snow Kirtley, grandchildren, Alison Snow, Samantha Snow, Paige Snow, Jacob Hamblen, Taylor Snow, Julia Hamblen, Madison Snow, Brooklyn Blankenship and Terra Decker, his great-grandchildren, Lucas Cassidy, Logan Snow and Grayson Snow, and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, David Kirtley.

 

Allen graduated from Sharpsville-Prairie High School.  He then earned his Masters Plus from Indiana University. He was a lifelong educator serving at Southwestern, Shelby Eastern, and Irvington Community Elementary School.

 

Allen loved watching his grandchildren show animals at the Shelby County Fair.  He enjoyed raising Haflingers and show cattle.  His most cherished moments were spent with his entire family.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, December 28, 2019 at the Knights of Columbus Post 822, 413 East South Street, Shelbyville.

 

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

 

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

Ethel Mae Hilt, 94, of Shelbyville

Ethel Mae Hilt, 94, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, December 21, 2019 at

 Ashford Place Health Campus.

 

Born July 1, 1925 in Stone's Crossing, Indiana (Johnson County), she was the 

daughter of Roy Browning and Lelia (Umbarger) Browning.  She married Kenneth

W. Hilt on May 8, 1943 and he preceded her on May 4, 2005.

 

Survivors include a daughter Sandra Wilson (husband Doug) of Shelbyville; 2 brothers-

Lester Browning of Shelbyville, Warren Browning (wife Norma) of Shelbyville; and a 

grandson Brady Wilson (wife Crysta) of Indianapolis.  She was preceded in death by

her parents, her spouse, brother Lewis Browning, and sister Sarah Phipps.

 

Mrs. Hilt was a lifetime resident of this area, and graduated from Shelbyville High School.

She was a home maker, and a member of Town & Country Christian Church, TOPS where

she represented her club in Houston, Texas for losing the most weight, and the Friendly 

Homemaker's Club.

 

Ethel enjoyed traveling, camping, and eating fried chicken at Oldenburg.

 

Funeral services will be 11:00 am on Friday, December 27, 2019 at Glenn E. George & Son

Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor Don Bennett officiating.  Burial will be in Forest

Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday evening, December 26, 2019 

from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to Town & Country Christian Church, in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeoorgeandson.com.

Patty Jean Campbell, 55, of Shelbyville

Patty Jean Campbell, 55, of Shelbyville, passed away, Saturday, December 21, 2019 at her residence with her family at her side.

 

She was born January 14, 1964 in Shelbyville, to Bill Scroggham and Lois (Benefiel) Scroggham.

 

She married Columbus Campbell on June 25, 1982, and he survives.

 

Patty is also survived by her daughters, Amber (Joseph) Skaggs and Kristina Campbell (Jonathan Sawyer), all of Shelbyville; her grandchildren, Jayden Sawyer, Hadleish Sawyer, Rayeli Sawyer, Zamir Reed, Joseph Skaggs, Keanna Skaggs, Hannah Hicks and Johnathon Skaggs; her sister, Tammy (David) Sturgill, her brother, Billy Schoggham, and her sister, Paula (Scott) Gray.

 

She was preceded in death by her father, and her sister, Diane Perigo.

 

Patty was owner and operator of PJ’s Extreme Steam.  She also was the account manager at First Methodist Church for several months.

 

She enjoyed boating, camping, dancing, singing, and time spent at beaches.  Her most precious times were spent with her family and grandchildren.

 

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 26, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176

 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, December 27, 2019 at the funeral home with Reverend Beth Crouch officiating.

 

Burial will be in Mt. Pisgah Baptist Cemetery.

 

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

 

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

Dale Banta, 93, formerly of Shelbyville

Dale Banta, 93, formerly of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, December 15, 2019 at his residence in Columbus, IN.

 

He was born October 22, 1926 in Shelbyville.  He was the son of Claude Banta and Ollie (Williams) Banta.

 

He married Dorothy L. (Larkey) Banta on October 26, 1947 and she preceded him in death on January 6, 2019.

 

Mr. Banta is survived by his daughters, Jeana Lynn Nordstrom of Naples, FL.; and Sherri Banta, of Columbus, IN.; his son, Dale Keith (Nancy) Banta, of Hope, IN; 8 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his infant son and daughter, 1 brother, and 1 sister.

 

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and served during WWII.

 

Mr. Banta worked at Newsom Trucking from 1951 to 1981 and owned Banta Rentals.

 

He was a member of the Hanover Boat Club.  Since 1957, Dale and Dorothy cherished the times they spent together in their cottage on the Ohio River. 

 

Friends may call Sunday, December 22, 2019 from Noon to 2 p.m. at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Reverend Harvey Weaver officiating. 

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

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

 

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

Nile D. Coers, 83, Shelbyville

Nile D. Coers, 83, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, December 12, 2019

at St. Francis Hospital.

 

Born December 12, 1936 in Shelbyville, he was the son of Russell Coers and

Mildred (Kuhn) Coers.  He married Susan (Meiks) Coers on December 22, 1970

and she survives.

 

Other survivors include 2 sisters- Christine Laird of Shelbyville, Nancy Brazier 

(husband Dave) of New Hampshire; and seven nieces and nephews.  He was

preceded in death by his parents, and a sister Linda Mann.

 

Mr. Coers had lived in this area his entire lifetime, and graduated from Shelbyville 

High School in 1954.  He had been a lifelong self employed farmer.  He was an

active member of Little Blue River Baptist Church, and had served in the Indiana

National Guard.

 

Nile enjoyed traveling, water skiing, woodworking, and playing cards.  He was an

avid Chicago Cubs fan, and loved spending time with his family and friends.

 

A Celebration of Life will be 12:00 noon on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at

Little Blue River Baptist Church, 3515 N. 500 E., with Pastor Ken Morgan officiating.

Friends may call at the church from 10:00 am until the  time of the service.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to Little Blue River Baptist Church, 3515 N.

500 E., Shelbyville, IN  46176

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Robert E. Borneman, 77, Fairland

Robert E. Borneman, 77, of Fairland, passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at MHP Medical Center.

 

He was born December 29, 1941 in Indianapolis.  He was the son of Charles T. Borneman and Betty J. (Newhouse) Borneman.

 

Robert is survived by his wife of 57 years, Linda (Stanley) Borneman, his son, Robert A. (wife, Kimberly) Borneman of Shelbyville; his brother, Alan (wife, Sue) Borneman of Fishers; his grandson, Justin Robert Borneman; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Bryan E. Borneman and his sister, Marlene Abner.

 

He graduated from Tech High School.  Robert worked at GM as a machine repair specialist until retiring in 1999.

 

Robert was raised in the Christian Church, and loved the Lord.

 

He cherished his involvement as a member of the Mason’s, Shriner’s, and Scottish Rite for the past 50 years.

 

Robert was a U.S. Army veteran and served during the Vietnam Era and was stationed in Germany.  He loved his country and the flag.

 

Some of his fondest memories are salmon fishing years ago.

 

Robert was very witty and had a great sense of humor.  He had a compassionate heart for his beloved cats, Muffin, Bouncy and Shadow.  Spending time gardening and working with his flowers brought him great relaxation.  He could always be found in Antique Stores and Flea Markets.

 

Robert enjoyed his trips to Florida with his wife.

 

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m, Monday, December 16, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will be at Noon on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 the funeral home with Rev. Roger Gifford officiating.

 

Burial will be in Fairland Cemetery, Fairland, IN.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be given to the Shelby County Animal Shelter, 705 Hale Road, Shelbyville, IN 46176

 

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

Theodore E. "Ted" Evans, 84, Shelbyville,

Theodore E. "Ted" Evans, 84, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, December 9, 2019

at AMG Specialty Hospital in Greenfield.

 

Born May 16, 1935 in Greensburg, he was the son of Edgar M. Evans and Elsie M.

(Palmer) Evans.  He married Ruth Lightfoot and she died in 1994.  He then married

Sharlene (Fisher) Mann Evans on December 17, 1987 and she preceded him in 2009.

 

Survivors include 2 sons- Trent Evans (wife Kim) of Bloomington, Mark Taylor of

Osceola, Indiana, 2 daughters- Lisa McCarty (husband Michael) of Indianapolis, Teresa

Droeger (husband Bob) of Shelbyville; 3 brothers- Leslie Evans (wife Linda) of Decatur

County, Wayne Evans (wife Martha) of Decatur County, John Evans of Greensburg;

8 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, 

2 spouses, sister Betty, and sister-in-law Gayle Evans.

 

Mr. Evans was a lifelong resident of this area, and graduated from Greensburg High 

School in 1954, and attended IUPUI.  He was an electrical engineer with GE/Wellman's

for 35 years, retiring in 2000.  He was a member of the Shelbyville Masonic Lodge and 

served in the Indiana National Guard.

 

Ted loved gardening and woodworking.

 

No funeral services will be observed, but a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers in Ted's honor,  please make donations to the Shelbyville/Shelby County

Animal Shelter, in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

 

 

Carlos Eugene Craven, 95, Shelbyville

Carlos Eugene Craven, 95, of Shelbyville, passed away peacefully Saturday, December 7, 2019 at his home.


Born August 3, 1924 in Rushville, he was the son of Leslie Craven and Eva Faye (Stout) Wolters.
He married Margaret (Bird) Craven and she preceded him in 1986.  He then married Christene (Stephens) Lux on August 5, 1988 and she survives.  Other survivors include a daughter Pamela Craven Luckfelt of Ft. Myers, Florida; stepchildren Lesa Lux Johnson (husband Peter) of Indianapolis, Larry Lux (wife Susan) of Shelbyville, G. Bradley Lux of Shelbyville; sister Donna
Wagoner (husband Gene) of Rushville, brother Wayne Craven (wife Shirley) of Rushville; numerous nieces and nephews; 2 grandchildren Andrew Lux (wife Heather) of Jacksonville, Florida, and Emily Christine Lux of Shelbyville.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, spouse Margaret, brother Curtis Craven, sisters Betty Westfall & Viola Newman.

 

Carlos joined the US Army immediately out of high school and was assigned to Company G, 264th Infantry, 66th Army Division.

 

He served in France, Germany, and Austria for 4 years, achieving the rank of 1st Lieutenant.  After combat duty, he was assigned to General Mark Clark's Honor Guard and also to the troops guarding the Lipizzan Horses in Vienna, Austria.  Among his medals were 2 bronze stars.  General George Patton was his hero, and he read the books and visited all the museums concerning Patton.
After his discharge, he began work at Farmer's National Bank.  He was called back to service and spent 18 months in Korea.  

 

While in Korea, he was awarded the Purple Heart. 

 

After discharge, he returned to work at Farmer's Bank, and was promoted  from teller to President and CEO. He was proud of his accomplishments in Shelbyville's development and his personal service to his many friends and clients in his 44 years in the banking business. 

 

He was a well-known and respected businessman and very active in Shelbyville and Shelby County. Some of his many service and civic organizations included Drive Chairman and President of 
Shelby County United Fund; President of Shelby County Chamber of Commerce; and President of Indiana Bankers Association. 

 

He was also an original founder of and Board member of the Shelbyville Boys Club. He served as President of Shelby County Industrial Development, Chairman of the Board for Circle 7 Training Council, and served as President of Region 5 Indiana Bankers Association. Carlos was voted "Man of the Year" by the Chamber of Commerce, was a member of the Masons for 50 years achieving  the 32nd Degree.  

 

Carlos was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Banking and was one of the original founders of Shelbyville's first cable company.

 

He enjoyed fishing and pheasant hunting in South Dakota and quail hunting in Georgia. He enjoyed watching the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, and Indiana University  basketball.

 

Carlos and Christene enjoyed their winters in Ft. Myers, Florida. He was a wonderful husband,  father, loving grandfather and loved all his family. He was blessed with many true friends and will be missed by many forever.

 

The family would like to thank Dr. Gregory Esslinger and the angels at Hospice for their loving care. 

Funeral services will be 11:00 am on Friday, December 13, 2019 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor Steve Bohall officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. 

 

Friends may call on Thursday evening, from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm, at the funeral home.  Graveside military rites will be conducted by a local veterans organization.

 

A  Masonic service will be held on Thursdays afternoon at 2:45 pm, prior to public viewing.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Shelbyville Boy's Club or First Church of the Nazarene, in care of the funeral home.

Roman Carter Wamsley

Roman Carter Wamsley passed away, Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at MHP Medical Center.

 

He was born on December 3, 2019, and was the son of Jared Wamsley and Kelsi Gabbard, and they survive

 

He is also survived by his grandmothers, Michelle Gabbard (Doug White)and Melinda Church; grandfathers, Steven Bosley (Anna) and Rhett Wamsley; aunt, Peyton White, Lauren Wamsley; uncle Ridge Wamsley; great-grandmothers, Sheila Brandenburg and Glenda Sanders; great-grandfathers, Daniel Gabbard and Tony Brandenburg; ; and many other family members.

 

A memorial service will be held at Acton Baptist Church, 11039 Exchange Street, Indianapolis, IN. at 6pm on Saturday, December 14, 2019 with Pastor Diana Cline.

 

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

 

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

 

 

John T. O'Brien, 81, Indianapolis

John T. O'Brien, 81, of Indianapolis, passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Community

North Heart Hospital.

 

Born January 24, 1938 in Beech Grove, he was the son of John Francis O'Brien and Gladys

(Oakes) O'Brien.  He married Kathleen (Spurling) O'Brien on January 25, 1964 and she survives.

 

Other survivors include his brother Michael O'Brien (wife Ingrid) of Indianapolis.  He was preceded 

in death by his parents, and a half brother Robert.

 

Mr. O'Brien had lived in this area for most of her lifetime, and was a supervisor in the recreation

department with the Correctional Industrial Facility in Pendleton for 16 years, retiring in 2005.  He

also had been an art teacher with Pike Township Schools for a few years.  He graduated from

Howe High School in 1957, and graduated from  Indiana University with both  Bachelor of Arts   

and  Master of Science degrees.  He was a member of Indiana University Alumni and was a US

Air Force veteran.

 

John enjoyed bowling, fishing,  watching sports, and was an avid Indianapolis Colts fan.

 

A graveside service will be 2:00 pm on Monday, December 9, 2019 at Forest Hill Cemetery

with Pastor Harvey Taylor officiating. No visitation hours will be observed, but military rites

will be conducted by a local veterans organization.  

 

Memorial contributions can be made to Toys For Tots, in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Julia Theobald, 91

Julia Theobald passed away at 91 peacefully in the presence and love of her family on December 2nd, 2019.

 

Julia Frances Theobald was born November 20, 1928 in Howard Co. Missouri to Jake and Hazel (Harold) Moyer. She was married to Robert Frederick Theobald on December 21, 1947. She lived in Shelbyville, St. Paul area from 1952 to 1984 before moving to Columbus, Indiana. 

 

She was a woman rich in love and family, and was a mother to all that knew her. A born entrepreneur, she managed the businesses that she and her husband Fred ran. Their successes were built on her savvy and they grew to be a presence in many people’s lives with investment and philanthropy. She managed the St Paul Softee Drive-In, Laundromat, Car Wash, Mobile Home Park, and The Big Squirt from 1965 to 1984. Theobald Enterprises was built on these early ventures and included a vast expansion of further business endeavors.

 

In their dedicated marriage together, she and Fred spent their retirement indulging their endless wanderlust together and with the family. Their destinations sprawled from Alaska, Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Mexico, and to all destinations in Canada and the United States. She invited her daughter and granddaughter to their own excursions in Europe.

 

Julia Theobald being the boundless personality she was further indulged in hobbies and skills that were as intricate as her personality. She was never shy to experiment in the kitchen and became well known in her family for her preparations of feasts for the holidays. Her own cookbook stands as a testament to her culinary skills. She was a poetic soul and had written poems and transcribed her journal from her youth by learning how to use a computer. She knew the importance of passing on the art and memories of her life to those that succeed her.

 

This passion manifested in her own innovation of detailing the family genealogy for her lineage. This endeavor took a large portion of her time and was an extensive project for her to undertake when she did. Further, she was a crafter that reflected her own dedication to creativity. When she was not indulging in these hobbies, she unwound with books and was a ravenous reader of novels and stories. Even in her twilight years, she consumed the books with an audio player and loved to talk about her stories. 

 

Her memories will be cherished and she is survived by an extensive family. Survivors include her husband Fred of 72 years, her daughter Joni Shaw and her husband Jim, her son Michael Theobald, and his wife Mary Ann; her grandchildren Peter, and Andrew Shaw, Megan Jarvis (married to Matt) and Matthew Theobald (married to Sarah); including their great grandchildren Maren, Maddie, Margot, and Miles Jarvis, Dylan and Asher Theobald; sisters O'Dell McClammer, Maggie Hasecuster, Gladys Walker, and brother Jake Moyer. Her legacy will live on with all of her immediate and extended family, and all that knew her.

 

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm on Friday, December 6, 2019, at Glenn E. George Funeral Home, 106 E Franklin St, St Paul, Indiana with Raymond Brumfiel officiating.

 

Burial will be in South Park Cemetery in Greensburg.

 

Friends may call on Friday morning from 11:00 am until the time of the service.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Indiana State Library Foundation, and National Library Service Talking Books, 140 N. Senate Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Amelia K. Heck, 82, St. Paul

Amelia K. Heck, 82, of St. Paul, passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 

MHP Medical Center.

 

Born May 28, 1937 in Indianapolis, she was he daughter of Charles King and

Hope (Anson) King.  She married Mark Beasley and he survives.

 

Other survivors include 3 children- Kathy Glenn, Mike Glenn, and Patricia

Marqua; 2 brothers- John King and Ed King; 8 grandchildren, and 8 great

grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and 2 children-

Joe Glenn  and Rebecca Bennett.

 

Mrs. Heck had lived in this area her entire lifetime and was a truck driver 

for 36 years.  She graduated from New Palestine High School.

 

Amelia enjoyed sewing and quilting, and dearly loved her husband and family.

 

No funeral services will be observed.  Burial will be in Miller Cemetery.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Rollin D. Fogle, 80, Shelbyville

Rollin D. Fogle, 80, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Cypress Run

in Morristown.

 

Born December 9, 1938 in Shelby County, he was the son of Loren Elias "Bud" Fogle and Ruby

(Adams) Fogle.  He married Sandra (Scholl) Fogle on April 3, 1960, and she survives.

 

Other survivors include 3 children- Kevin D. Fogle of Shelbyville, Sheri Lindsay of Indianapolis, 

Darin Lee Fogle (wife Shannon) of Shelbyville; brother and sister-in-law Charles & Marcia Loveless 

of Shelbyville, sister-in-law Josephine Fogle;  7 grandchildren- Aaron Fogle, Kyle Fogle, Tyler

Fogle, Amber Bradley, Ashley Lindsay, Kaysie Fogle, Molly Fogle; and 2 great grandchildren-

Jarrod & Aiden Fogle.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother Gene Fogle.

 

Mr. Fogle had lived in this area his entire lifetime, and was a lifelong self employed farmer.  He

 graduated from Waldron High School in 1958 and was a member of Little Blue River Baptist

Church, where he served as deacon and trustee.  He was also a member of Morristown Lion's

Club, Waldron Young Farmer's Group, and a member of the Shelby County Soil & Water Board.

 

Rollin enjoyed playing cards, traveling, cutting grass, farming (which was his passion), and spending

time with his friends, family, and grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be 10:30 am on Friday, December 6, 2019 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Rev. Ken Morgan officiating.  Burial will be in Zion Cemetery.  Friends may call  on Thursday evening, December 5, 2019 from 4:00 pm until   8:00 pm at the funeral home.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Little Blue River Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Marie D. "B" Kuntz, 87, Shelbyville,

Marie D. "B" Kuntz, 87, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019

at Ashford Place Health Campus.

 

Born December 1, 1931 in Lancaster, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Ike Denny

and Mollie (Wiggins) Denny.  She married Charles E. Kuntz on October 7, 1950 and

he preceded her on August 24, 2019.

 

Survivors include her twin sister Edna Lauff of Shelbyville, brothers- Bill Denny (wife

Bonnie) of Waldron, Charles Denny (wife Sandy) of Shelbyville; and several nieces

and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, brother Donald

Junior Denny, sister Lucille Marsh and an infant sister.

 

Mrs. Kuntz lived in this area most of her lifetime, and attended New Salem High School.

She had been employed at the old Kennedy Car Liner for a couple of years, Western

Electric for 33 years, and was also employed in Coulston School Cafeteria for several

years.  She was a member of Lewis Creek Baptist Church and the Ladies Monday

Coffee Group.

 

Marie enjoyed eating out, traveling, attending church and church functions.  She 

especially loved her family and spending time with them.

 

Funeral services will be 12:00 noon on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Glenn E. George

& Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor Harvey Taylor officiating.  Burial will

be in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.  Friends may call from 10:00 am until the time of the service

at the funeral home.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Lewis Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, in

care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Georgia R. Adams, 76, Georgetown, Tennessee, formerly of Morristown

Georgia R. Adams, 76, of Georgetown, Tennessee, formerly of Morristown, Indiana passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Tennova Hospital in Cleveland, Tennessee.

 

She was born December 8, 1942, in Liberty, Kentucky, the daughter of Dave and Anna (Dean) Barlow. On February 13, 1966, she married Leonard Adams, and he preceded her in death in February of 2011.

 

Georgia is survived by her daughter, Tonya Endris and husband, Fred, of Georgetown, Tennessee; brother, Eugene Barlow of Chicopee, Massachusetts; sisters, Dee Godwin and husband, James of Indianapolis, Jo Gabehart of Mount Washington, Kentucky, Elizabeth Garrett of Danville, Kentucky, Ova Roberts and husband, Bobby, of Columbia, Kentucky, Dollie Noel and husband, Steve, of Liberty, Kentucky; grandchildren, Josh Riddle, Justin Riddle and wife, Hayley, Brandon Adams and Nathan Adams; sisters-in-law, Jeannie Barlow of Indianapolis, and Mildred Barlow of Knoxville, Tennessee; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to Leonard, Georgia was preceded in death by her son, Keith Adams; and brothers, Marshall, Albert, Fletcher, Robert and John Barlow.

 

Georgia graduated from high school in Liberty, Kentucky.

 

She was a member of Heather Hills Baptist Church in Indianapolis.

 

Georgia was a bank teller at PNC Bank in Greenfield, retiring in 2013.

 

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

 

Interment will be at Fountaintown Cemetery in Fountaintown.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 6100 W, 96th Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278.

 

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

Edith A. Bordenkecher, 81, Franklin

Edith A. Bordenkecher, 81, of Franklin, IN, passed away, Monday, December 2, 2019 at Otterbein Franklin Senior Life Community.

 

She was born January 2, 1938 in Indianapolis to Maurice J. Schmidt and Elizabeth M. (Hubert) Schmidt.

 

On May 18, 1957, she married Norman Paul Bordenkecher, and he preceded her in death on March 4, 2014.

 

Mrs. Bordenkecher is survived by her children, Diana (Ed) Beagle; Steve (Rosanne) Bordenkecher; Larry Bordenkecher; Linda (Brian) Carter; Dennis (Laura) Bordenkecher; Tony (Saundra) Bordenkecher and Greg (Courtney) Bordenkecher; 14 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Kathy Berger, and Vickie Beard.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her brothers, John Schmidt, and Hubert Schmidt and her sister, Sister Elora Schmidt.

 

Mrs. Bordenkecher was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.  She enjoyed reading, gardening, and playing word puzzles.  Raising 7 children kept her a busy woman, but her family was her greatest joy in life.

 

Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN.  The rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 125 E. Broadway, Shelbyville,  with Father Paul Landwerlin officiating.

 

Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

 

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

 

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

Max D. Branson, 81, Shelbyville

Max D. Branson, 81, Shelbyville, died peacefully at his home in the early morning hours of December 2, 2019.

 

Max was born August 1, 1938, in Rush County to the late Carlos L. and Jean (Purcell) Branson.

 

He attended grade school at the one-room school house in Moscow, Indiana, and he remained proud of this upbringing. He graduated from Waldron High School in 1956 where he excelled in basketball and track. Max retired from the Shelbyville Fire Department in 1988, after 20 years of dedicated service. He later retired from O’Neal Steel (formerly Shelby Steel) after 30 years of employment. He also enjoyed a retirement job at Mathies Landscaping for a number of years. Max was known for his steadfast work ethic and dependability.

 

He was a longtime member of the Blue Ridge Christian Union Church and a former church trustee. Max never knew a stranger and enjoyed years of friendships through his memberships in the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion Victory Post 70. He enjoyed fishing, golf, and was an avid sports fan – especially IU basketball and the Indianapolis Colts. One of his favorite pastimes in retirement was “taking a drive” through the countryside of Rush or Shelby County.

 

Max was fiercely loyal to his family, and his pride in his five children was unsurpassed. He will be fondly remembered by a loving family and many friends.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 29 years, Martha Ann Branson.

Survivors include his children, Julie A. (John) Barger of Indianapolis, Mark D. (Pam) Branson of New Palestine, Douglas J. (Caren) Branson of Lizton, Jeffrey T. (Sherry Hickman) of Shelbyville, and Christopher J. (Mary Beth) of Mooresville; sister, Shirley (the late Jim) Lambert of Deltona, FL; brother, William (Joyce) Branson of Nashville; 11 grandchildren; several great grandchildren.

 

The Branson children offer sincere thanks and appreciation to the many friends who have provided support during Dad’s illness. Additionally, a debt of gratitude is due to the nursing staff, especially Mary Beth, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana for the incredible care he received.

 

Visitation will be Thursday, December 5, 2019, 4 to 8 p.m., in the Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville. The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m., Friday, December 6, 2019, at the funeral home, with Pastors Brandon Sutton and Dennis Hirschauer officiating.

 

Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th Street Columbus, IN 47201-5417.

 

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Carlisle – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, Mooresville.

 

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