Obituaries Archives for 2020-01

David Lee Crawley, 57, of Shelbyville

David Lee Crawley, 57, of Shelbyville passed away Saturday, January 25, 2020 at his home.

 

He was born March 12, 1962, in Shelbyville, the son of Clifford and Carolyn (Moster) Crawley. On June 3, 1988, he married his wife of 31 years, Carolyn Sue Graham, and she survives.

 

In addition to Carolyn, David is survived by his parents of Shelbyville; sons, J.D. Crawley and Kyle Crawley, both of Shelbyville; sister, Sherry Talbert and husband, Brian, of Shelbyville; mother-in-law, Lucille Cockerham and husband, Chester, of Shelbyville; and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, William Graham.

 

David graduated in 1980 from Shelbyville High School.

 

As a young boy, David began working at Kuhn Farms. Later, he became a machinist and then a CAD/CAM Programmer at Radius Aerospace, with over 35 years of service.

 

David was a member of the Eagles Aerie Lodge No. 766 and National Rifle Association.

 

He was an avid NASCAR fan. He enjoyed hunting mushrooms, playing euchre, working on his Jeep and target shooting on the family property near Andersonville.

 

David also leaves behind his dogs, Colt and Abby; and cat, Brutus.

 

A gathering of friends will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

The Celebration of David’s life will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

Inurnment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 1 p.m.

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

 

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

Charles Edward "Charlie" Kocher, 92, of Shelbyville

Charles Edward “Charlie” Kocher, 92, of Shelbyville passed away Monday, January 27, 2020 in Shelbyville.

 

He was born January 11, 1928, in Shelbyville, the son of Charles Adam and Lola May (Petty) Kocher. On January 19, 1951, he married Margaret Ann “Peggy” Kocher, and she preceded him in death on September 19, 1993. He married Rita Kocher on June 3, 1995, and she survives.

 

Charlie is also survived by his children, Pam Blackburn and husband, Mike, Keith Kocher and wife, Lana, and Kevin Kocher; step-children, Nelson Hastings and wife, Teresa, Floyd Hastings and wife, Jennifer, and Bobby Hastings; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

 

He was also preceded in death by his parents.

 

Charlie received a bachelors degree in education from Franklin College.

 

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp, serving during World War II.

 

Charlie was a teacher in several schools, including the Indianapolis Public Schools, where he taught building trades.

 

He was a founding member of the Shelby County Habitat for Humanity. Charlie was also a member of the Evangelical United Church of Christ, Farmers Masonic Lodge No. 147 F&AM and a former member of the Blue River Twilight Bowling League.

 

Charlie was most at peace when he was working, he loved to do construction work when he was not teaching.

 

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, January 30, 2020 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 Rev. Charles Jordan officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the local military committee.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Shelby County Habitat for Humanity, PO Box 274, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Martha May Baumann, 85,of Indianapolis, former Shelbyville resident

Martha May Baumann, 85,of Indianapolis, former Shelbyville resident, passed away

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Wellington at Southport.

 

Born July 12, 1934 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Dexter Richard Baker and

Marie Catherine (Black) Baker.  She married Leo D. Baumann on September 3, 1977 

and he preceded her on January 22, 2000.

 

Survivors include 2 daughters- Dex Anna McCollum (husband Dennis) of Frankfort, Martha

J. Fisse  (husband Steve) of Shelbyville, son Nathan S. Osborne of Ohio ; 11 grandchildren  

33 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her

parents, her spouse, sister Betty Lou Jones, granddaughter Regina Biddle, and niece Mary

C. Hasz.

 

Mrs. Baumann had lived in the Greenwood/Indianapolis area since 2012, and in Shelbyville for 36 years, after originally living in Indianapolis. She had been employed as a cashier in accounts receivable at Major Hospital for 15 years, and attended Southport High School.  She was a member of  Northern Park Baptist Church in Greenwood, and a member of NAAHMA Chapter of OES in

Shelbyville.

 

Martha enjoyed playing Bingo, Bible study and witnessing to others.  She loved interacting with

her fellow residents and lived her life to the fullest.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 12:00 noon at Northern Park

Baptist Church, 598 N. Meredian St., Greenwood, Indiana, with Pastor Allen Pierce officiating.

Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Indianapolis, at a later date.  Visitation will be observed on Saturday morning from 10:00 am until the time of the service.  A dinner will be served immediately after the  service at the church.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to Northern Park Baptist Church.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

June Phillips Lea, 94, of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, former longtime Shelby County resident

June Phillips Lea, 94, of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, former longtime Shelby County
resident, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at North Idaho Hospice House.


Born June 15, 1925, she was the daughter of Stanley Young Phillips and Alberta
(Hasank) Phillips. She married Howard Glenn Lea on June 7,1947 who preceded her
in death on February 21, 2012.


Survivors include one son James Young Lea (wife Judi Davis) of Coeur d'Alene, brother
Charles Ray Phillips of Dry Ridge, Kentucky; grandchildren, Janet Arienne Lea of Coos Bay,
Orgeon, Jennifer Meagan Lea of Coeur d'Alene; step grandchildren Deneen Davis of Twin
Lakes, Idaho and Justin Davis of Coeur d'Alene.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents,her spouse and siblings Clyde Walter Phillips, Ronald Phillips, Jacqueline Phillips and Betty Ann Phillips.


Mrs. Lea was a resident of Coeur d'Alene for 7 years after moving from Shelbyville in 2012.
She had been a registered nurse, working in the surgical department at Bartholomew County
Hospital in Columbus from 1959 until 1995. She graduated from Williamstown High School and the
St. Elizabeth Hospital nursing program in Covington, Kentucky. She was a member of the Flat
Rock Methodist Church. 


June loved playing bridge with her local club for many years. She was  also an avid quilter.


Funeral services will be 11:00 am on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Glenn E. George & Son
Funeral Home, 437 Amos Rd with Pastor Les Fix officiating.

 

Burial will be in Miller Cemetery.


Friends may call on Saturday morning from 10:00 am until the time of the service at the funeral
home.

Philip D. Mohr, 50, Shelbyville

Philip D. Mohr, 50, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020 at his residence.

    

He was born August 27, 1969 to Charles Mohr and Lois Mohr.

   

He is survived by his daughter Alyssa Mohr and grandchildren, Anastacia McDonald and Bailey Mays.

    

Philip was a member of Grace Wesleyan Church.  He worked in construction.  He enjoyed all kinds of puzzles.  His greatest pleasure was being around people.

   

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to Noon, Monday, January 27, 2020 at Grace Wesleyan Church, 56 East Franklin Street, Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will follow at Noon at the church with Pastor Jose Rivera officiating.

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

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

 

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

Kathy Ann (George) Jasper, 60, Shelbyville

Kathy Ann (George) Jasper, 60, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at
MHP Medical Center.


Kathy is lovingly remembered by her children David George and John Jones, both of
Greensburg; sister Rose Roberts of Shelbyville, and brother Larry George of Indianapolis.
Kathy has 2 granddaughters Jessica George and Ashley George, both of Shelbyville; three
grandsons David Balsuk, Decon Jones, and Noah Jones, all of Madison.  She also has a 
beautiful great granddaughter Amara Lewis of Shelbyville.


Kathy was preceded in death by her mother Betty (Finklen) Hankins, her father James
George, brothers Tom George, and Tim Brandle, and sisters Carol Cade, and Barbara Jones.


Kathy was born in Marion County on October 26, 1959.  She worked as a waitress and as a 
Certified Nurse Assistant.


Kathy enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  She loved working in flower beds, spending 
time coloring as well as painting rocks, fishing, going for walks in creeks looking for different
kinds of rocks, and attending Friendship Flea Markets.


Funeral services will be 3:00 pm on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral 
Home, 437 Amos Road.  Visitation will be observed from 1:00 pm until the time of the service.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kathy Ann Jasper Memorial Fund, in care of the
funeral home, to help with funeral expenses.

James M. Guthrie, 76 Shelbyville,

James M. Guthrie, 76 of Shelbyville, IN passed away January 16, 2020 at Franciscan Health in Indianapolis, IN.


He was born July 15, 1943 in Ashland, OH the son of the late James and Myrtie Magdelene "Peg" (McIntire) Guthrie.


He was a resident of Shelbyville for the past 13 years, previously living in Columbus, OH.
James was an attorney, working as the Senior Assistant for the Attorney General for the State of Ohio for 39 years.


He was a graduate of Ohio State University an avid supporter and alumni of the Ohio State Buckeyes. He was a member of the Ashland (OH) Country Club.


He also was an avid golfer, having played at 92 of the top 100 golf courses in the world.


He is survived by his cousins, Jamie (Lisa) Scripture of Batesville, IN; David (Ingrid) Scripture of Greensburg, IN; Tammy (Mike) Wagner of Shelbyville, IN and numerous other cousins and Caregiver, Lori Craig of Shelbyville, IN.


Visitation for James will be on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 11:00AM until 1:00PM in Glenn E. George Funeral Home 106 E. Franklin St., St. Paul, IN.


Funeral services will be on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 1:00PM in the funeral home at St. Paul.


Memorial contributions may be offered to the Union Chapel Cemetery, Decatur County, IN.

Pansy Faye Smith, 70, Shelbyville

Pansy Faye Smith, 70, of Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

 

She was born September 2, 1949, in Somerset, Kentucky, the daughter of Forrest and Myrtle (Gaddis) Woodall. On February 14, 1998, she married John E. Smith, and he survives.

 

In addition to John, Pansy is survived by her daughters, Chrisann Baker and Cynthia “Nikki” Vanover, both of Shelbyville, and Catherine Chevon McKenzie of Fairland; brothers, Doy Smith and wife, Joyce, of Shelbyville, and Daniel Woodall and wife, Donna, of New Whiteland; sisters, Peggy DeWitt and husband, Clovis “Dale”, and Patricia Barker, both of Shelbyville; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; and infant sisters, Alice Kay Woodall and Ruby Smith.

Pansy graduated in 1967 from Shelbyville High School.

 

She was a member of Cornerstone Christian Church.

 

Pansy was the head underwriter at American States Insurance for 10 years, and later was a waitress at the Bavarian House in Shelbyville for over 15 years.

 

She was an avid reader. Pansy enjoyed working word search puzzles and spending time with her grandchildren and family.

 

Pansy also leaves behind her dog, Sunny.

 

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with Rev. George Mitchell officiating.

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

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

Carl Martin Smith, 63, Fairland

Carl Martin Smith, 63, of Fairland passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Greenwood Healthcare Center in Greenwood.

 

He was born November 21, 1956, in Beech Grove, the son of Harold Lloyd and Jennie Lee (Wright) Smith. On March 8, 1985, he married his wife of 34 years, Kimberly Louise Underwood, and she survives.

 

In addition to Kimberly, Carl is survived by his daughter, Denisa Mulryan and husband, Daniel, of Indianapolis; sons, Austin Smith and wife, Megan, of Avon, Jeffrey Smith of Fairland, and Kevin Smith and fiance’, Kara, of Franklin; sister, Debby Crafton of Shelbyville; and grandchildren, Evie, Elise, Knox, London and Nixon.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Jerry Allen Smith.

 

Carl graduated in 1975 from Triton Central High School.

 

He was a U.S. Army veteran. Carl also served in the Army National Guard from 1976 to 2001.

 

He was a member of the Fairland Baptist and Christian Churches.

 

Carl was the maintenance supervisor at Camp Atterbury until 2017, retiring with 22 years of service.

He was an avid Beatles fan and enjoyed Rock and Roll. Carl was a great guitarist.

 

Carl was a member of Prospect Masonic Lodge F&AM No. 714.

 

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, January 20, 2020 at the funeral home.

 

Interment will be at Fairland Cemetery in Fairland.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children-Cincinnati, Attn: Development Department, 3229 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229.

 

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

Carol S. Devore, 73, Shelbyville

Carol S. Devore, 73, of Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at IU Methodist Hospital.

 

She was born August 10, 1946 in Indianapolis to Glenn Coapstick and Edna Coapstick.

 

On June 21, 2003 she married David W. Devore, and he survives.

 

She is also survived by her son Robert L. Goodmon II (Missy); her daughter, Tracy Stewart (Brian); her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and several cousins and nieces.

 

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert L. Goodmon, her parents, and 1 sister.

 

Carol was a secretary at ABC Auto Auction.  She enjoyed watching UK Wildcats basketball, drag racing and NASCAR racing.  She was an avid Indianapolis Colts football fan.

 

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m, Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, January 24, 2020 at the funeral home with the Reverend Brandon Sutton officiating.

 

Burial will be in Washington Park East, Indianapolis.

Angela Louise Margaret Davies, 59, Shelbyville

Angela Louise Margaret Davies, 59, of Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at her home.

 

She was born September 14, 1960, in Frankfort, Germany, the daughter of Siegfried and Ida Marie “Helga” (Ott) Bollheimer. On October 12, 1990, she married Curtis A. Davies, and he survives.

In addition to Curtis, Angela is survived by her mother of Panama City Beach, Florida; and sons, Christopher Davies and Erich Davies, both of Shelbyville.

 

She was preceded in death by her father.

 

Angela graduated from Grosskrotzenburg Gymnasium High School, received her bachelors degree from the University of Mainz in Germany, and obtained her masters in English/German from Indiana University.

 

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, where she was a cantor. She enjoyed sharing in the liturgical music ministry at St. Joseph with her family.

 

Angela began her career as a Professor of German at Indiana University in Bloomington, after which she was the administrative assistant to the CEO of Knauf Insulation and Knauf family for 23 years. In 2011, Angela became the executive director of the Shelby County United Fund (SCUFFY).  Prior to becoming the executive director, she was a member of the SCUFFY board of directors. She was also a member of Kappa Kappa Sigma.

 

Angela was very community orientated. She enjoyed cooking, traveling, scrapbooking and sewing. Angela loved her family and the activities they shared.

 

She also leaves behind her dog, Duke Ellington Davies; and cats, Benny Goodman Davies, Scrappy Davies and Chester Davies.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, January 11, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 125 E. Broadway St. in Shelbyville, friends may gather from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the church.

 

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to SCUFFY, 126 N. Harrison St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

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

Chad Allen Weaver, 41, Shelbyville

Chad Allen Weaver, 41, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020

at Franciscan Health.

 

Born April 22, 1978 in Franklin, he was the son of Mark and Janet (Hill) Weaver.

 

Survivors include his parents of Shelbyville; Morgan Gress & Lexi Ringer, both

of Shelbyville, whom he looked upon as his own daughters; brother Brandon

Weaver (wife Neena) of Winamac; 2 nephews- Layne & Brody Weaver; a niece

Nyla Weaver; and girl friend Sarah Stephens of Shelbyille.  He was preceded in 

death by both sets of his grandparents.

 

Mr. Weaver was a cook  at Club 57 in Shelbyville for a year, and had previously

been a factory worker at Metl-Span for 5 years.  He attended Shelbyville High School.

 

Chad enjoyed fishing, sports, attending concerts, and hanging out with friends

and family.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Sherry Ann Price, 70, Shelbyville

Sherry Ann Price, 70, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Morristown Manor.

 

Born January 6, 1949 in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of Jack and Betty (Stainbrook) Headlee.  She married James R. Price on May 12, 1968 and he survives.

 

Other survivors include 3 children- James J. Price (wife Janet) of Shelbyville,  Lydia Chaney of Terre Haute, Dusty L. Price of Shelbyville; 4 siblings- Terry L. Crisp (husband Ron), Jerry Headlee (wife Tammy), Merry Popplewell (husband Brad), Cherry Yanzer (husband Doug), all of Shelbyville; 3 grandchildren- Alex Chaney, Marissa Perry, Bella Conover; and great grandson Theodore James

Perry.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Mrs. Price was a lifelong resident of this area, graduated from Shelbyville High School, and earned a Bachelor's degree from Indiana State University.

 

She was a home maker and member of First Baptist Church.

 

Sherry was a gymnast at ISU and had taught gymnastics for several years.

 

She enjoyed playing Bingo, bowling, and spending time with her family.

 

Funeral services will be  1:00 pm on Monday, January 6, 2020, at Glenn E.

George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor Merry Popplewell

officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may pay their respect

on Monday morning from 11:00 am until the time of the service. 

 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Sherry Ann Price Memorial Fund,

in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson

Roger A. New Jr., 39, Shelbyville

Roger A. New Jr., 39, of Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2019 in Shelby County.

 

Born February 14, 1980 in Shelbyville, he was the son of Roger A. New, Sr. and Terri (Weaver)

New.

 

Survivors include his parents of Shelbyville, children Jameson, Aleah & Justice all of Shelbyville; brother Travis New &

wife of Fishers; his favorite Aunt Shelly and many other aunts, uncles and cousins whom he loved 

very much. He also loved his best friends Brandon, Eric and Craig more than they ever knew. He was

preceded in death by his grandparents Homer & Amy New, & Jesse and Lillian Weaver.

 

Roger had lived in this area his entire lifetime and attended Shelbyville High School.

He worked with his father in the New Construction drywall business.

 

Roger Jr. loved drag racing with his family and friends. He was very skilled racer and won

numerous championships. He also loved helping his father coach his son Jameson in baseball,

and spending time with his daughters Aleah and Justice.  He loved his children with all his heart.

Roger had the biggest heart that anyone that was close to him felt every time they thought

of him. Rest in peace my son.

 

Funeral services will be 3:00pm on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Glenn E. George & Son

Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Rev. David Benefiel officiating. Friends may call on

Saturday from 12:00 noon until the time of the service.  Burial will be in Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to Shelbyville Boys Club or Shelby Co. Babe Ruth

Baseball in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com

Ronald "Little Hooker" Thomas, Jr, 82, Shelbyville

Ronald “Little Hooker” Thomas, Jr, 82, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at his residence.

   

He was born November 14, 1937, in Jamestown, KY to Clarence Thomas and Geneva (Stearns) Thomas.

   

He married Donna May (Eads) Thomas on June 18, 1958, and she preceded him in death on May 26, 2016.

 

Ronald is survived by his sons, Charles (Mike) Thomas (wife, Angela) of Shelbyville, and Chris Thomas of Indianapolis, his daughter, Caryl Anderson of Shelbyville, grandchildren, Tierra, Jared, Cheyenne, Nathaniel (Nate), Sarah, Ronnie, and Mariah, and 7 great-grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and his son, Ronald Gene Thomas.

 

He was a member of Evangelical Methodist Church and was the church chorister for many years.

 

He was a truck driver for Bausback.  He enjoyed doing home improvements, singing, and traveling.

 

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m, Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, January 6, 2020 at the funeral home with Reverend Tony Meads and Reverend Jim Coulston officiating. 

 

Burial will be in Bennett Cemetery.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be given to the Ronald Thomas, Jr. memorial fund in care of the funeral home.

 

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

Sherry Cunningham, 68, Shelbyville

Sherry Cunningham, 68, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at Franciscan Health Indianapolis.

 

She was born February 10, 1951 in Shelbyville to Thomas Barton and Patricia (Theobald) Barton.

 

She was married to Mark G. Cunningham on January 15, 1983 and he preceded her in death on August 18, 1996. 

 

Sherry is survived by her daughters, Ashley (Ethan) New of Indianapolis and Tonia (Paul) Cunninghan of Austin TX., grandchildren Bryan, Brennan and Brant Bunpus, Landon and Brooklyn New, her brother, Terry Barton of Bargersville, her sisters, Cathy Barton of CA, Debra Noel of Shelbyville, and Linda Adkins of CA, 1 step brother, 2 step-sisters, 2 half-brothers, 4 half-sisters.

 

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

  

She was a homemaker.  Taking care of her family was her greatest joy.

 

Sherry was a member of First Christian Church.

 

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Bill Horner officiating.

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be Baxter YMCA – behalf of New family, 7900 Shelby, Indianapolis, IN 46227.

 

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

James "Brett" Poe, 61, Bowling Green, Ky, formerly Shelbyville

James “Brett” Poe, 61, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, formerly of Shelbyville passed away Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Greenview Tri-Star Hospital in Bowling Green.

 

He was born December 6, 1958, in Shelbyville, the son of Joyce H. and Miriam J. (Tucker) Poe. On September 3, 1988, he married Angela Metzger, and she survives.

 

In addition to Angela, Brett is survived by his son, A. J. Poe of Fort Myers, Florida; daughter, Kaylyn Poe of Indianapolis; brother, Steven Poe of Franklin; grandchildren, Hayden and Liam; and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Phillip Poe; and sister, Joycelyn Huckaby.

Brett graduated in 1977 from Shelbyville High School, received his bachelors degree from Purdue University in management, and obtained his masters degree from Eastern Michigan University in business administration.

 

He was a quality manufacturing engineer manager at Delta Faucet for 24 years, retiring in August of 2019.

 

Brett enjoyed family activities, going camping and watching NFL and college football.

 

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at the funeral home.

 

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Research, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

 

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

Darlene K. Rowe, 79, Fairland

Darlene K. Rowe, 79, of Fairland passed away Friday, January 3, 2020 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus.

 

She was born December 28, 1940, in Shelby County, the daughter of Wilbur and Helen (Sutherland) Hamner.

 

Darlene is survived by her daughter, Nancy K. Yarling of Lafayette; son, Robert A. “Deuce” Rowe II of Carmel; brother, Gary D. Hamner and wife, Millie, of Waldron; sister, Patricia A. Stevenson and husband, Terry, of Panama City, Florida; grandson, Robert Joseph Rowe of Carmel; and several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Larry D. Hamner.

 

Darlene was a member of Lewis Creek Baptist Church.

 

She retired from Standard Register after 27 years of service, in 2002.

 

A gathering of friends will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, January 10, 2020 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

A Celebration of Darlene’s life will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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