Obituaries Archives for 2020-02

Harold E. Weaver, 86, Shelby County

Harold E. Weaver, 86, a lifelong farmer and Shelby County resident passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2020, during his final flight home from Florida.

 

He was born April 21, 1933, in Shelby County, the son of Clarence and Gladys Rose (Rouse) Weaver. On May 1, 1967, he married his wife of 52 years, Wilma L. Love, and she survives. In addition to Wilma, Harold is survived by his children, Gregory D. Weaver and wife, Diana, of Shelbyville, Susan M. Weaver and husband, Al Smith, of Franklin, Gary D. Hoop of Shelbyville, James B. Weaver and wife, Sara, of Shelbyville and Sandra L. Rush and husband, David, of Shelbyville, and Douglas E. Weaver and wife, Lori, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky; sisters, Deloris Kuhn of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Barbara Miller of Franklin; son-in-law, Nelson Bettner of Boggstown; 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Kathryn J. Bettner; sister, Mary Chamberlain; and brothers, Bradford W. Weaver and Clarence “Babe” Weaver.

 

Harold was a 1950 graduate of Boggstown High School.

 

He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Shelbyville, where he served on the Board of Session. He attended Boggstown Presbyterian Church for over 50 years.

 

Harold and Wilma owned and operated H & W Soil Service from 1967 to 1997, Shelby Farm Supply from 1973 to 1999 and Fairland Soil Service.

 

Harold enjoyed flying airplanes and power parachutes, traveling in the RV and riding motorcycles.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 28, 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. Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the funeral home, with the Reverends Sandi Martin and Mark Morningstar officiating.

 

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Grace on Wings, PO Box 42788, Indianapolis, Indiana 46242, First Presbyterian Church, 124 W. Broadway St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176 or Boggstown Presbyterian Church, 2488 N. Sand Creek Road, Boggstown, Indiana 46110.

 

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

Kenneth Wayne Fitzgerald, 77, Shelbyville

Kenneth Wayne Fitzgerald, 77, of Shelbyville passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at Greenfield Health Care Center in Greenfield.

 

He was born October 25, 1942, in North Vernon, the son of Alvin Fitzgerald and Delores (McKinney) Davis. On December 4, 1966, he married the love of his life, Linda Flora, and she survives.

 

In addition to Linda, Kenny is survived by daughters, Andrea Shauck and husband, Paul, of Waldron, Rhonda Barnett and husband, Ty, of New Palestine, and Lucinda “Cindy” Allen and husband, Larry, of Shelbyville; sister, Beverly Sexton of New Port News, Virginia; grandchildren, Amanda Robbins and husband, Jay, Robert Tucker and husband, Jeremy, Macy Barnett, Josh Crafton, Jeremy Crafton, Cassidy Shauck, Olivia Shauck and Connor John Shauck; and great-grandchildren, Dallas, Joel, Tyler, Jillian, Colton and Steven.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Kenny Wayne Fitzgerald; brother, Charles Alvin Fitzgerald; and grandson, Curtis Tod Tucker.

 

Kenny was a 1961 graduate of Shelbyville High School.

 

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1961 to 1965.

 

Kenny was a member of First Christian Church and American Legion Post No. 70.

 

He retired as a machine operator at Wellman/Ryobi in 2007.

 

Kenny was one of the kindest men anyone could ever meet, and showed great love and affection to everyone, especially his family. While his daughters were growing up you could always find him supporting whatever activities they were involved in, especially on the softball diamonds. He continued to show his love and support to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren in the same way—always cheering them on from the sidelines, even when his eyesight began to fail him, he would often ask what position they were playing so that he could look in their direction and cheer them on. He wanted to make sure that they knew “Papaw Kenny” was there for them.

 

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 2, 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. Monday at the funeral home, with Rev. Beth Crouch officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Down Syndrome Indiana, in honor of his great-grandson, Tyler Davis Robbins, 708 E. Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 or the American Legion Post No. 70, 1125 Miller Avenue, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Todd Lewis, age 60, Shelbyville

Todd Lewis, age 60, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2020 at his residence.

 

He was born August 2, 1959 to Floyd and Roanne (Weaver) Lewis in Shelbyville.

 

He is survived by his brothers Michael (Jeanie) Lewis of Columbus, Robert (Anita) Lewis of Shelbyville; nieces, Mariah Watkins, Anelyse Watkins, and Melanie Lewis; and nephews: Nathan Lewis, and Parker Lewis.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Patrick Lewis.

 

Todd graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1977, and earned an Electrical Engineering degree from Purdue University.

 

He was employed as a clerk with the US Postal Service for 30 years before retiring.

 

Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery at a later date.

 

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

 

Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com

Dean Allen Fair, 62, Shelbyville

Dean Allen Fair, 62, of Shelbyville passed away Sunday, February 23, 2020 at his home.

 

He was born February 6, 1958, in Shelbyville, the son of Karlene Bausback. On December 22, 1989, he married his wife of 30 years, Teresa Ramsey, and she survives.

 

In addition to Teresa, Dean is survived by his mother of Greensburg; daughters, Donita Fair of Shelbvyille, Becky Brewer of Homer, and Alishia Daugherty of Rushville; son, Nick Daugherty of Rushville; sisters, Denise Lockwood of Pleasant View, Dorene Greiwe of Greensburg, and Jeri Fair Nicholson of Atlanta, Georgia; brothers, Dwain Synder of Waldron, and Dennis Snyder of Greencastle; grandchildren, Josalynn Fair-Lowe, Brandon Jones, Logan Jones, Kerstyn Carpenter, Alexis Pike and husband, Aaron, and Nicholas Daugherty; great-grandchildren, Aubree Pike and Asher Pike; mother-in-law, Margaret Ramsey of Rushville; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Thelma and Carl Bausback; brother, Darrell Fair; and father-in-law, Alva Ramsey.

 

Dean was a 1976 graduate of Greenfield Central High School.

 

He recapped tires for Good Year and Central Indiana Tire.

 

Dean enjoyed working on cars, watching the History and Discovery channels and working crossword puzzles.

 

He loved his family and enjoyed the time he spent with them.

 

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, February 28, 2020 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Pastor Andy Lee officiating.

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

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 Dean’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Carole A. Fansler, 77, Shelbyville

Carole A. Fansler, 77, of Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at Franciscan Health.  

 

Born March 13, 1942 in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of Wilbur Sanders and  Ruth (Sandman) Piatt.  She married Jon Fansler and he preceded her on March 24, 1989.

 

No funeral services will be observed.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

David Lee Howell 'Cowboy', 70, Shelbyville

David Lee Howell ‘Cowboy’, 70, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, January 6, 2020 at his residence.

 

He was born February 18, 1949 in Hancock County to Charles Edward Howell and Lorena Belle (Potter) Howell.

 

David is survived by his daughter, Regina Bloomenstock, his grandchildren, Chelsi Bloomenstock, McKenzie Bloomenstock, and Sarah Bloomenstock, his great-grandchildren, Waylon Francis, Stella Francis, and Scarlett Francis, his brothers, John Shelvy Howell (Mary) of South Carolina; Nelson E. Howell (Jean) of Franklin; George W. Howell of Shelbyville; and Dennis R. Howell of Pensacola, FL;  his sisters, Ruth E. McClure (Danny) of Shelbyville and J. Kathleen Howell of Shelbyville.

 

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Doris Crump and Margaret Harris.

 

David loved horseback riding.  He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed farming and fishing.  He was a skilled laborer in many trades.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville.

 

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

 

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

Mitza "Mitzie" Hicks, 69, Shelbyville

Mitza “Mitzie” Hicks, 69, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2020, at her residence.

 

Visitation will be Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at the funeral home with the Reverend Tony Garris officiating.

 

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

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

Morris Randall "Randy" McKenney, 72, Flat Rock

Morris Randall "Randy" McKenney, 72, of Flat Rock, passed away Monday, February 17,2020 at Methodist Hospital.

 

He was born in Shelbyville on August 24,1947 to the late Morris & Nina (Fox) McKenney.

 

Randy married Marcia (Jackson) McKenney on December 15,1967 and she survives.

 

Other survivors include children: Rob McKenney (wife Dawn) of Muncie, Tony McKenney

(wife Debbie) of Columbus, Michael McKenney of Shelbyville, Heather Sanders of Indianapolis;

10 grandchildren: Matt, Brandon, Cory, Emily, Courtney, Tessa, Tate, Jaida, Shelby, and Jamison; 

and 7 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Randy was a lifetime resident of this area and graduated from Waldron High School in 1966

 

He was a truck driver for several different trucking companies for 38 years  including Fed Ex of Indianapolis where he retired from in 2014. He also had worked as a factory worker at General Electric for 10 years. Randywas a former member of Shelby County Western Riders.

 

Randy enjoyed horseback riding and training horses, and his family had several state park

riding stables. He loved camping, boating, riding his motorcycle with his wife to all 48 

lower states and all Canadian provinces, and riding with the "Old Geezers" motorcycle club.  

 

Funeral services will be 10:00 am on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Glenn E. George & Son

Funeral Home, 437 Amos Rd,  with Tony McKenney officiating.

 

Friends may call on Friday, February, 21,2020 from 4:00-8:00pm at the funeral home.

 

Burial will be  at Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery.

 

Because of Randy's love for children and animals, please make donations to St. Jude's

Children's Hospital, Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter or IU's Simon Cancer 

Center in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com

Joan Marie Patrick, 76, Shelbyville

Joan Marie Patrick, 76, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday,

February 15, 2020 at Morristown Manor.

 

She was born in Shelbyville on January 29, 1944 to the late

John and Delorma (Dewester) Essex.

 

Joan was a 1962 graduated of Morristown High School.  She 

married Keith Patrick on August 29, 1970.  Joan had worked at General

Electric until the birth of her daughter, at which time she dedicated her

life to raising her family.  She was an avid gardener and loved to spend 

time outside tending to the yard and her many flower beds.  She also loved

spending time at the baseball diamond watching her grandsons play

baseball.

 

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, D. Keith Patrick; daughter

Erin Yoder (husband Ed) of New Palestine; grandchildren Andrew

and Benjamin Yoder;  and brothers Jack Essex (wife Diane) and Jim

Essex (wife Rita), both of Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at

Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Rev. David 

Humphrey officiating.  Friends may call on Wednesday from 11:00 am

until the time of the funeral service. Burial will be held at Bennett Cemetery.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to Neuroendocrine Tumor Research

Foundation (NETRF), 31 St. James Avenue, Suite 365, Boston, MA  02116.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Dennis Kastle, 63, Shelbyville

Dennis Kastle, 63, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, February 17, 2020, at Franciscan Health.

 

He was born March 2, 1956, to George and Tessa Kastle in Detroit, Michigan.

 

He married Donna Jean (Browning) Kastle on September 6, 1997 and she survives.

 

He is survived by his two daughters: Karrie (Eric) Fields of Manchester, MI., and Angelica Kastle of Ypsilanti, MI.; his two step-sons: Jimmy Joe Browning, and Timothy E. Browning, both of Shelbyville; 12 grandchildren; his two sisters: Denise Powell of New Albany, and Kathy (Bob) Fecteau of Oscoda.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, and one brother.

 

Dennis served in the US Army from 1975 to 1978.

 

He was employed in the automotive industry, and as an aircraft mechanic for many years.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the American Legion Post 70, 1125 Miller Avenue, Shelbyville, IN  46176.

 

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

 

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

 

Kenneth J. Morse, 55, Shelbyville

Kenneth J. Morse, 55, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, February 17, 2020 at his residence.

 

He was born June 2, 1964 to Sidney B. Morse and Patricia M. (Howels) Morse.

 

 Kenneth is survived by his brother Tom Morse and his sister, Becky Quinn.

 

He was preceded in death by his father and his brother, Robert Morse.

 

He was a construction worker.  Kenneth was an avid sports fan.  He loved basketball and NASCAR.

 

He also enjoyed collecting and selling antiques and other odd things.

 

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

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

Charles J. "Charlie" Wilder, 61, Shelbyville

Charles J. "Charlie" Wilder, 61, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2020

at OUR Hospice Inpatient Facility.

 

Born May 2, 1958 in Rushville, he was the son of Charles W. Wilder and Rosemary (Whittaker)

Wilder.  He married Frances (Sorrell) Wilder on August 6, 1988 and she survives.

 

Other survivors include 2 sons- Nathan A. Wilder (wife Amber) of Shelbyville, David Wayt (wife

Cheryl) of Shelbyville; brother Matthew Wilder of Shelbyville, sister Clara Thomas of Shelbyville; 

6 grandchildren- Addyson, Alexis, Hunter, Seth, Kailyn, and Ethan.  He was preceded in death by

his parents, sisters- Rita Marquette, Rebecca Griffith, Karen Clark, and brother Jim Wilder.

 

Mr. Wilder had lived in this area his entire lifetime, and was a long time carpenter with several different companies. He was also self employed  with his own business Northern Wind Home Improvement, and also with Clevernest Home Solutions of Carmel for over 11 years.  He attended Shelbyville High School and was a member of First Church of God and Beacon Baptist Church.

 

Charlie enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, and mushroom hunting. He was an avid Indianapolis Colts fan, and his family meant the world to him.

 

Funeral services will be 3:00 pm on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor Brian Justice officiating. 

 

Friends may call on Saturday afternoon from 12:00 noon until the time of the service, at the funeral home.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Shelby County Cancer Association, in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Terri Lynn Tugan, 68, Shelbyville

Terri Lynn Tugan, 68, of Shelbyville, passed away peacefully, on Sunday morning,

surrounded by her family, at IU Methodist Hospital.

 

Born June 30, 1951 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Max D. Brott and Dorothy M.

(Tansy) Brott.  She married James K. "Honey" Tugan on June 14, 1969 and he survives.

 

Other survivors include 3 sons- James K. Tugan II (wife Karla) of Greenwood, Jeffrey D.

Tugan (wife Linda Sue) of Salt Lake City, Utah, Michael A. Tugan (wife Linda Kay) of

Martinsville; 3 siblings- Dale E. Brott (wife Priscilla) of Acworth Georgia, G. Jean Elamon of

Avon, Bruce W. Brott (wife Rose) of Adairsville, Georgia; 10 grandchildren- Becca, Noah, Nathan,

 Braden, Dylan, Annalise, Aaron, Emily, Max, and Lucas.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Mrs. Tugan had lived in this area for 45 years, after moving from Indianapolis.  She was a teacher's

assistant at Shelbyville Middle School for 10 years and had operated day care from her home for 

over 30 years.  She graduated from Arsenal Tech High School in 1969 and was a member of Town

& Country Christian Church,.

 

Terri enjoyed crocheting and sewing, crafts, reading, traveling, practical jokes, and her Bible Study

Group.  She loved children, interacting with them, and dearly loved her grandchildren, and the time 

she spent with them.

 

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Town & Country Christian Church, 2133 Tucker Road, with Pastor Ian Farnsley officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. 

 

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

 

Memorial contributions can be made to Riley Children's Hospital, in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Marjorie Helen Sears, 98, Shelbyville

Marjorie Helen Sears, 98, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, January 31, 2020

at Walker House.

 

Born November 18, 1921 in St. Louis , Missouri, she was the daughter of Lester

David Brown and Dorothy Nell (Stanley) Brown.

 

She was the wife of Rex Sears, who preceded her in death in 2011.  They were married

for 71 years.

 

Marjorie and Rex parented one daughter Carol S. (Sears) Inman of North Carolina. Also

surviving are 2 grandchildren Rebecca S. Strawn and Rex Lee Inman; 8 great grandchildren,

and 14 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouse, and

a daughter Sarah Jane Inman, who passed away in February 2017.

 

Marjorie and Rex were both certified lay speakers and were members of Philadelphia (Indiana)

Methodist Church.  They were both diligent and devoted workers in the church.

 

Marjorie worked for years researching the family's genealogy and compiled a vast amount of facts

concerning their heritage.  She was also a  highly inspiring public speaker to social groups.  She 

focused on the subject of "Laughter. the Best Medication".  She was also an artist leaving several paintings,

 and a book currently being written and illustrated with her paintings.

 

She will be laid to rest beside her husband, Rex, in the Philadelphia (Indiana) Cemetery at a later date.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to CASA (Court & Child Advocacy Group) of Shelby County, or Shelbyville/Shelby 

County Animal Shelter, in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.