Obituaries Archives for 2020-06

Bronda Lynn Vierling, 59, of Shelbyville

Bronda Lynn Vierling, 59, of Shelbyville passed over Saturday, June 27, 2020 at her home, surrounded by family and close friends.

 

She was born August 26, 1960, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Wayne Eck and Ruth (Weintraut) Pollard. On November 3, 1995, she married James “Jim” Vierling, and he survives.

 

In addition to Jim, Bronda is survived by her father, Wayne Eck of Greenfield; mother, Ruth Pollard and husband, Bill, of Versailles; children, Jennifer Jones and husband, Matt, of Shelbyville, Deanna Hensley and husband, Keaton, of Indianapolis, Brandi Vierling of Indianapolis, Ryan Vierling and wife, Katelyn of Shelbyville, and Austin Vierling of Fairborn, Ohio; brother, Brian Eck and wife, Cheryl, of Rushville; sister, Beth Sexton of Plainfield; ten grandchildren; father-in-law, William Vierling of Fort Pierce, Florida; and many special friends including Suzan Baughman, Ashley Martin, Shirley Pence, Dru Presti and Shelly Higdon.

 

She was preceded in death by her sister, Belinda Eck and mother-in-law, Margaret Vierling.

Bronda attended North Decatur High School and graduated in 1978 from Waldron High School.

 

She attended The Creek Church in Franklin, as a child she was baptized at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Shelbyville.

 

Bronda was the Administrative Assistant for the Shelbyville Water Resource Recovery Facility for 28 years, where she enjoyed being with her work family.

 

She enjoyed reading, crocheting and knitting. She also enjoyed vacationing on the beach.

 

Bronda cherished the time she spent with her husband, children and grandchildren.

 

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Private funeral services will be conducted.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of Shelby County, in care of the Blue River Community Foundation, 54 W. Broadway, Suite 1, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

William D. "Bill" Greenwood, 78, of Shelbyville

William D. "Bill" Greenwood, 78, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020

at MHP Medical Center.

 

Born April 17, 1942 in Morgan County, he was the son of Byron O. Greenwood and Lucille

(Dressler) Greenwood.  He married Marsha (Reaves) Greenwood on July 12, 1987 and she

survives.

 

Other survivors include 3 children- Tammy Greenwood (companion Chris Swanson) of Indianapolis,

Douglas O. Greenwood of Indianapolis, Nikki Stanifer (husband Jeff) of Indianapolis; the children's

mother Kathy Greenwood of Indianapolis; 2 stepson's- Brian K. Ernstes (wife Natalie) of Newton,

NJ., David "Lee" Ernstes (wife Angel) of Shelbyville; sister Beverly Greenwood of Indianapolis; 

7 grandchildren- Christopher, Cory, & Jordan Ernstes, Gage, Kole, Aubrey & Emma Greenwood;  

4 great grandchildren; and Canadian friends- Leonard & Shirley McCaw of Illinois, Paul & Char Buell 

of Illinois, and Al & Nancy Isfeld of Winnipeg, Manitoba.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Mr. Greenwood had lived in this area since 1993, after moving from Indianapolis.  He was a power

house supervisor for Allison Diesel Turbine for 32 years, retiring in 1993. He graduated from Southport High School in 1960, a member of American Legion Post #70, and was a US Army veteran. 

 

Bill surrendered his life to Christ and was a member of Grace Wesleyan Church of Shelbyville.

 

Bill was blessed to be able to spend 26 summers in Canada with his grandchildren and wife Marsha,

fishing, golfing, and bowling.

 

Funeral services will be 11:00 am on Monday, June 29, 2020 at Grace Wesleyan Church, 56 E. Franklin St., with Pastor Jose Rivera officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Friends may 

call on Sunday evening, June 28, 2020 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road.

 

A military graveside service will be conducted by a local veterans organization.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to Grace Wesleyan Church in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Jack W. Banker, 92, of Shelbyville

Jack W. Banker, 92, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020

at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis.

 

Born May 30, 1928 in Shelbyville, he was the son of R. Ray Banker and Leah

Jessie (Headlee) Banker.  He married Lois E. (Miller) Banker on December 30,

1948, and she survives.

 

Other survivors include a son Scott W. Banker of Portland, Oregon, a daughter

Karen E. Banker of Shelbyville; grandson Colin W. White of Shelbyville; nieces

Phyllis Babcock of Indianapolis, Diane Boring (husband John) of Shelbyville,

and nephew Jeffrey Miller (wife Susan) of Elkhart, Indiana.  He was preceded in 

death by his parents, brother-in-law Glenn Miller, and sister-in-law Joan Miller.

 

Mr. Banker was a lifelong resident of this area,and graduated from Shelbyville

High School in 1946, and Indiana Business College in 1947.  He was a self employed 

real estate broker/insurance agent, owning and operating Banker's Agency in

Shelbyville for over 55 years.  He was a 60+ year member of  First United Methodist

Church, where he served on the Board of Trustees and church council, a member of

Shelby Lodge #28 F&AM, York Rite Masonic, American Legion for over 50 years, and

a former member of Shelbyville Elk's Lodge.  He served on the Shelbyville City Council

from 1976-1980, and was  Addison Township Trustee for many years. He was a US Army

veteran attaining the rank of corporal.

 

Jack loved pets, especially his cat Zoe,  watching sports on TV, and enjoyed traveling

in his earlier years.

 

Graveside services will be 1:00 pm on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Forest Hill Cemetery

with Pastor Colin Cress officiating.  Public viewing will be at the cemetery from 12:30 pm

until the time of the service. Military rites will be conducted by a local veterans organization.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to the First United Methodist Church, or Shelbyville/

Shelby County Animal Shelter, in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Judie Ann Fisher, 82, of Shelbyville

Judie Ann Fisher, 82, of Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at her home.

 

She was born March 11, 1938, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Raymond W. and Mary E. (Rainey) Thornburg.

 

Judie is survived by her son, Phillip K. Fisher and fiance’, Amy Fisher, of Clinton Township, Michigan; and daughter, Beth Ann Bowen and husband, David, of Shelbyville; sisters, Rita Jo Thornburg and Myra Sue McDonald, both of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Tiffany Ann Junken and husband, Chris, Jessica Marie Fisher, Dylan Bowen and wife, Kristen, and Derek Bowen and wife, Stacy; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters; two brothers; brothers-in-law, Wray McDonald and John Thornburg.

 

Judie graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1956, and completed a two-year secretarial course.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

 

Judie retired from PK USA in 2004.

 

She also leaves behind her cat, Whitey.

 

A Celebration of Judie's life will be held at a later date.

 

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

 

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

Robert Eugene "Bob" Alexander, 66, of Shelbyville

Robert Eugene “Bob” Alexander, 66, of Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at AMG Specialty Hospital in Greenfield.

 

He was born March 29, 1954, in Shelby County, the son of Otis M. and Josephine L. (Borden) Alexander.

 

Bob is survived by his son, Ryan Alexander of Morristown; brothers, Jim Alexander and wife, Janette, of Waldron, Maurice Alexander and wife, Debra; sister, Becky Treon of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Hannah Alexander and Indiana Alexander; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Sophie Alexander; brothers, Ronald Lee “Ronnie” Alexander and Teddy Ray Alexander; and infant sister, Beverly Jo Alexander.

 

Bob graduated in 1972 from Triton Central High School.

 

He retired from C-Tech, as an operating engineer, with over 30 years of service.

 

Bob was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local Union No. 103.

 

He enjoyed the outdoors, especially going fishing. Bob also enjoyed playing and watching basketball.

 

Bob loved spending time with his grandchildren.

 

He was always willing to lend a helping hand to others.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 29, 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. Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at the funeral home, with Rev. Bill Horner officiating.

 

Interment will be at Fairland Cemetery in Fairland.

 

Online condolences may be shared with Bob’s family at www.freemanfamilyfunerahomes.com.

Tracie L. Latimer, 50, of Shelbyville

Tracie L. Latimer, 50, of Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at her home.

 

She was born February 3, 1970, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Marvin and Karolyn (DeMoss) Waltz. On July 25, 1992, she married her husband of 27 years, Scott Latimer, and he survives.

 

In addition to Scott, Tracie is survived by her parents of Shelbyville; son, Tyler Latimer and girlfriend, Hannah O’Connor, of Shelbyville; daughter, Katie Latimer of Shelbyville; brother, Ryan Waltz of Shelbyville; mother-in-law, Beverly Bass of Shelbyville; aunts, Mary Kaster, Rose Marie Starkey and Barbara Eiler; uncle, Jay DeMoss; niece, Jessica Latimer; nephews, Nick Pierce, Derek Casey and Nate Latimer; and cousins, Cindy Kelley, Kim Ballman, Emily Keller, Jenny DeMoss, Nichole Cooper and Emma Starkey.

 

Tracie graduated in 1988 from Triton Central High School. She graduated from Indiana Business College with an associates degree.

 

She was baptized at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

 

Tracie was the office manager at Bradley Phifer Dog Training and had formerly worked at Shelbyville Central School, as a special needs aide, for 15 years.

 

She enjoyed riding horses and vacationing in Gatlinburg. Tracie loved her family and cherished the time they spent together.

 

Tracie loved and leaves behind her dogs, Duke, Eevee and Noah; and cats, Otis and Jinx.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 26, 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, June 27, 2020, at the funeral home, with Rev. Bill Horner officiating.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Shelby County, PO Box 844, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176; Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th St., Columbus, Indiana 47201; or Shelbyville-Shelby County Animal Shelter, 705 Hale Road, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Larry Thomas Kile, 78, of Morristown

Larry Thomas Kile, 78, of Morristown passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Ashford Place Health Campus in Shelbyville.

 

He was born August 25, 1941, in New Salem, the son of Tom and Virginia (Barber) Kile.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Tana Hall.

 

Larry graduated in 1959 from New Salem High School.

 

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Vietnam from 1967 to 1969.

 

Larry retired in 1991 from Eli Lilly, with 31 years of service.

 

He enjoyed riding motorcycles and racing.

 

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St. in Morristown.

 

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

 

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

Ruth "Evelyn" Remmler, 88, of St. Paul

Ruth "Evelyn" Remmler, 88, of St. Paul, passed away on June 22,2020 at Decatur County Memorial Hospital.

She was born on February 14, 1932 to G. Russell Thornburg and Ethel (Wiley) Thornburg in Greensburg. She married Richard "Dick" Remmler on February 28, 1951 and he preceded her in death in 2004.


Survivors include sons Larry Remmler of Indianapolis, and Garry Remmler of Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, 3 brothers- Charles, Max, and James Thornburg.


Evelyn was a lifetime resident of this area, where she graduated from St. Paul High School, and was the original owner/operator of the Dairy Point in Greensburg. She attended Union Chapel Church of St. Paul, and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Greensburg. Evelyn loved family get togethers, enjoyed eating ice cream and chocolates, but most of all loved spending time with her family.


Services will be held at the Glenn E. George Funeral Home, 106 E. Franklin Street St. Paul on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 11:00am.

 

Visitation will be at the Funeral Home on Thursday, June 25, 2020 from 6-8pm.

 

Burial will be held at the Union Chapel Cemetery in Decatur County.

 

Memorial donations may be made to the Union Chapel Cemetery Fund in care of the funeral home. 

Laura L. Mueller, 63, of Shelbyville

Laura L. Mueller, 63, of Shelbyville, passed away April 8, 2020 at MHP Medical Center.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held on 10:00 am Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Glenn E. George and Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Rd.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com

 Lisa June Powell, 58, of Shelbyville

  Lisa June Powell, 58, of Shelbyville, passed away in her home, on June 22, 2020.

 

  She was born April 27, 1962 in Nashville, Tennessee, to Clayborne and Lucy Roberts.

 

  She graduated from Southwestern High School in 1981.

 

  She married her long time love, Charles Powell, on May 25, 1991.

 

  She worked multiple years being a substitute teacher. She enjoyed coaching Special Olympics, helping with the youth at church, and shopping. She retired and became a certified Nana. She spent most of her time being with her family and enjoying the most important moments.

 

  Lisa was a compassionate and generous person. She enjoyed living life to the fullest through simple pleasures: chatting with her friends, making crafts, and spending time with her grandson.

 

  Lisa had an uncanny ability to reach people in a deep and positive way. She was a lifelong member of Flat Rock Christian Church.

 

  She is survived by her husband, Charles, her beloved daughter; Sara Doyle, (husband, Patrick), of Indianapolis, her precious grandson; Maddux Doyle, her sister Pamela Moore, of Shelbyville, nephews, Bryan Moore of Arizona (wife Heidi), Nicholas Moore (fiancée, Lauren), of Indianapolis, Kaylee Moore, (significant other, Colm) of Ireland, and great niece Luna, of Arizona. 

 

  She is preceded in death by her parents and two sisters. 

 

  Family, friends, and others whose lives Lisa touched are invited to Murphy- Parks Funeral Home, 703 S Harrison St, Shelbyville, IN 46176, from 4 to 8 pm. Thursday, June 25, 2020.

 

  A private family graveside service will follow.

 

  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Special Olympics of Shelby County. 

 

  Lisa will be remembered as a vibrant, loving woman and she will be deeply missed.  

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

Todd Ryan McDaniel, 33, of Waldron

Todd Ryan McDaniel, 33, of Waldron, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at
MHP Medical Center.


Born September 6, 1986 in Shelbyville, he was the son of Michael Wray McDaniel
and Cynthia Jean (Ziegler) McDaniel.  He married Tara (Cole) McDaniel on December
12, 2015 and she survives.


Survivors include daughter Brooklyn Haley McDaniel of Waldron; parents Michael & Cindy 
McDaniel of Waldron; grandparents Eugene & Evelyn Ziegler of Indianapolis; brother-Andrew Garrett


McDaniel (wife Danielle) of Noblesville; sister- Angela Marie Mathewson (husband Dustin)
of West Lafayette and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was 
preceded in death by his grandparents Lewis & Wilma McDaniel.


Mr. McDaniel was a lifetime resident of this area and was a lifelong self employed farmer. Todd
graduated from Waldron High School in 2005 and also graduated from Vincennes
University in 2007. He was a board member of Shelby Co. Soil & Water Conservation.


Todd enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, boating, canoeing, NASCAR racing, and spending
time with his wife and daughter Brooklyn.


A Gathering of Friends and Family  will be held at the McDaniel cabin, 1445 S. 775 E. Waldron, 
on Wednesday evening, June 24, 2020, from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm.


In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Brooklyn McDaniel College Fund in care of
the funeral home.

Evelyn Lorraine Amick, 96, of Shelbyville

Evelyn Lorraine Amick, 96, of Shelbyville passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020, at Ashford Place Health Campus in Shelbyville.

 

She was born on the family farm in Johnson County on April 2, 1924, the daughter of Samuel and Verna (Admire) Speas. On June 29, 1942, she married Harold C. Amick, and he preceded her in death on October 6, 2005.

 

Evelyn is survived by her children, Nancy O’Dell of Shelbyville, Alan C. Amick and wife, Karen, of Granger, Rosalind Hsia and husband, Steve, of Sacramento, California, and Cheryl Amick and husband, James Jansen, of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Suzanne Smith and husband, Chris, Katie Amick, Audrey Hsia, Olivia Hsia and husband, Nolan Cromwell, Jessica Price, and Alexandra Jansen; and several nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to Harold, Evelyn was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Speas; sisters, Doris Brewer, Grace Taylor, and Elizabeth Black; and son-in-law, Hal O’Dell.

 

She graduated in 1942 from Whiteland High School.

 

Evelyn was a member of the First Christian Church and attended Mount Gilead Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Greenwood Chapter No. 390 Order of Eastern Star and Sugar Creek Home Economics Club.

She formerly worked as a cashier at Standard Grocery, for 18 years.

 

Evelyn was a loving mother, grandmother and aunt. She was also a wonderful homemaker, excellent cook, and expert seamstress. She was very comforting and supportive of her family and friends.

Evelyn also enjoyed traveling, reading, shopping, and playing bridge.

 

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 South Harrison Street in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Pastor Bryan C. Trotter officiating, and Brenda DeCoursey eulogizing.

 

Private graveside services will be conducted at the Greenwood Cemetery.

 

Evelyn’s family would like to express their gratitude for the wonderful care she received the last three years at Ashford Place Health Campus.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Gilead Baptist Church, 4449 S. Smithland Road, Shelbyville, Indiana, 46176; Shelbyville-Shelby County Animal Shelter, 705 Hale Road, Shelbyville, Indiana, 46176; or Boggstown Presbyterian Church, 2488 N. Sand Creek Road, Boggstown, Indiana, 46110.

 

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

Martha M. (Talbert) Wood, age 91, of Morristown

Martha M. (Talbert) Wood, age 91, of Morristown, passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at Suburban Hospice of Hancock Regional Hospital. She was born in Shelby County on October 14, 1928 to Harold and Lillian (Gunning) Talbert. She graduated from Morristown High School in 1946 and received her associates degree from Indiana Business College in 1948. Martha married Harold Wayne on July 23, 1949 in Morristown.

She worked for Morristown High School as a secretary and many other roles for 27 years before retiring. Martha was a member of the Morristown Order of Eastern Star #316, Red Hat Society, Home Economics Club, and Morristown United Methodist Church. She loved basketball, especially cheering on the Jackets, Hoosiers, and Pacers. She enjoyed watching NASCAR, IndyCar, and going to the horse track and watching races. In her free time, she liked making and selling Barbie clothes.

Martha is survived by her husband, H. Wayne Wood of Morristown; children, Rick Wood and David (Sherrie) Wood both of Morristown; five grandchildren, Sara (Cliff) Potter of Morristown, Miranda Wood of Finly, Alyssa Wood of Morristown, Travis (Katie) Wood of Woodstock, GA, and Samantha Wood of Tampa, FL; two great-grandchildren, Alice and Parker Wood of Woodstock, GA; and a niece Debra Talbert of Gig Harbor, WA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Lillian Talbert, and a brother, Ted Talbert.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at the mortuary. Burial will follow at Asbury Cemetery in Morristown.

Memorial contributions may be made by mail to Morristown United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 388, Morristown, IN 46161 or American Heart Association, 300 S. Riverside Plaza Ste 1200, Chicago, IL 60606-6637. Envelopes will be available at the mortuary. Friends may share a memory or condolence at www.erleweinmortuary.com.

Nelson Dean Runion, age 82, of Greenfield

Nelson Dean Runion, age 82, of Greenfield, passed away Wednesday June 17, 2020 at Springhurst Health Campus.

 

He was born September 25, 1937 in Greenfield, Indiana to the late Floyd and Margaret (Richardson) Runion.


Dean was a 1955 graduate of Greenfield High School. He married the love of his life Mary (Lingenfelter) Runion on January 19, 1957.

 

Dean worked for Newcomer Lumber as a salesman for 25 years before he began repairing small engines of all kinds. He was a member of Shiloh Christian Church.

 

Dean had a passion for horses. He enjoyed trail riding in Brown County and found Quarter horses and Mustangs to be his favorites. His most loved horse of all time was Mouse. He was a member of Shelby County Western Riders as well as Indiana Trail Riders.


He is survived by his wife, Mary; children Rex and Dwain Runion; brother Dick (Margie) Runion, Wyneta Duncan and Becki (George) Meek; grandchildren John Runion and Rachel Runion; along with four great grandchildren.


Friends may call from 4-8 on Monday June 22, 2020 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 W. Main Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140.

 

Services will be held 10 am Tuesday June 23, 2020 with Pastor Fred Girdwood officiating. Burial immediately following at Park Cemetery, Greenfield.


Memorial contributions can be made to Shiloh Christian Church, 4980 S. 500 E, Greenfield.
Please share your condolences and memories with the family at www.stillingerfamily.com .


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Nora Mae Douglas, 82, of Shelbyville

Nora Mae Douglas, 82, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020, at her home.

 

She was born May 5, 1938, in Shelby County, the daughter of William Howard and Edna Mae (Fisher) Cobler. On September 14, 1956, she married her husband of 63 years, Billy Joe Douglas, and he survives.

 

In addition to Bill, Nora is survived by her daughters, Ronda Bartlett and husband, Mike, of Westport, Rena Lee and husband, Bob, and Rita Meulen and husband, Ben, both of Shelbyville; twin sister, Nola Gilles of Flat Rock; ten grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Elva Cobler; great-grandchildren, Jayden Smith and Elvis Wainscott Meulen; grandson-in-law, Josh Hampton; and brother-in-law, Joe Gilles.

 

Nora graduated in 1956 from Clark Township High School.

 

She was a member of Westport Christian Church.

 

Nora formerly worked at the JC Store. She retired from Kroger, where she was the deli manager and decorated cakes, with 33 years of service. After retirement, she cooked at Southwestern Schools and Ashford Place Health Campus for five years.

 

She and her sister, Nola, sold Elephant Ears at the Shelby County Fair for many years.

 

Nora enjoyed many crafting projects including painting ceramics. She also enjoyed her many collectables.

 

She made many various cakes for her family, including their graduations cakes, birthday cakes and all of her children and grandchildren’s wedding cakes.

 

Nora also leaves behind her dog, Jolene.

 

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 22, 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. Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at the funeral home, with Mike Bartlett officiating.

 

Interment will be at Second Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Johnson County.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Westport Christian Church, PO Box 456, Westport, Indiana 47283.

 

Online condolences may be shared with Nora’s fa

Lillian Florence Cruser, 84, of Waldron

Lillian Florence Cruser, 84, of Waldron, passed away on Monday, June 15, 2020 at Aspen Place Health Campus in Greensburg. 


She was born July 4, 1935 to John Burkhead and Clara (Douglas) Burkhead in Bartholomew County. She married Wayne Cruser and he preceded her in death.

 

Survivors include 2 Sons- Dave Cruser of St. Paul, Michael Douglas (Barbara) Cruser of Columbia, SC; 2 Daughters- Patricia (Don) Manning of Florida; and Karen Joy Myers of Waldron. 1 Sister- Marguerite Fancher of Louisville, KY, 7 Grandchildren, 15 Great Grandchildren, and 4 Great Great Grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, grandson Zach Innis, 2 sisters- Virginia Shrader and infant Nancy Burkhead, 3 brothers- Raymond, Clarence, and infant Robert Burkhead.
 

Lillian was a lifetime resident of this area, graduating from Clarksburg High School in 1953. She had previously worked at Super 8 Motels as the motel manager for 13 years, retiring in 2001. She was an avid reader, making ceramics, and sewing, she always treated friends as family.


Services will be held at Glenn E. George Funeral Home, 106 E. Franklin Street, St. Paul Indiana on Friday, June 19, 2020 at 11:00am, with Rev. Tim Douglas officiating.

 

Friends may call on Thursday, June 18, 2020 from 5-8pm.

 

Burial will be held at Haw Creek Cemetery in Bartholomew County.


 Memorial donations may be made to Our Hospice in care of the funeral home. 

Leonard L. Haines, 73, of Greenfield

Leonard L. Haines, age 73 of Greenfield passed away Tuesday June 16, 2020 at Hancock Health-Suburban Hospice.

 

He was born July 29, 1946 in Rochester, Indiana to the late Herman and Grace (Floor) Haines. He was a 1964 graduate of Noblesville High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in 1968.


Leonard married Betsy (Miller) on January 28, 1968. Together they raised their family in Greenfield. Leonard worked for Stokley-Van Camp from 1969-1979. Most will remember him as the co-owner of Miller’s Jewelry until the time of his death.

 

Leonard was a humble and generous man who gave freely to his community. A member of the Rotary Club of Greenfield since 1996, Leonard was an avid supporter of the Gift of Life program since its inception for over twenty years.

 

Leonard was a part time farmer and enjoyed attending antique tractor shows. He enjoyed reading western novels and traveling with Betsy, especially to Tennessee. Most importantly he loved his family, friends and his faith. He attended Trinity Park UMC and Riley Friends Church.

 

He is survived by his wife Betsy of Greenfield; son, Greg (Shonda) Haines; daughter Sherry Haines; grandchildren, Ryan and Emily Haines, Kayla and Keith Miller; sister, Glenda (Charles) Ferguson; 2 nieces and several cousins.


Friends may call 2pm – 6pm Sunday June 21, 2020 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 W. Main Street Greenfield, Indiana 46140.

 

Funeral Service 10 am, Monday June 22, 2020 with pastors Markus Dennis and Mike Manning officiating.

 

Burial immediately following at Park Cemetery, Greenfield.


Memorial contributions in honor of Leonard may be sent to Rotary District 6560 Foundation; designate Gift of Life, PO Box 1, Greenfield, Indiana 46140.


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Bryan R. Raines, 49, of Shelbyville

Bryan R. Raines, 49, of Shelbyville passed away Monday, June 15, 2020, at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

 

He was born October 21, 1970, in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of Roy Raines and Wanda K. (Antle) Roberts.

 

Bryan is survived by his daughter, Addison Raines of Indianapolis; step-father, Richard Roberts of Shelbyville; brother, Buddy Raines of Indianapolis; and girlfriend, Sharon Brown of Shelbyville.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Bryan formerly worked for Beaty Construction.

 

He enjoyed fishing and flying drones.

 

Bryan also leaves behind his dog, Lola.

 

Private family services will be observed.

 

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

 

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

Fern "Joyce" Harris, 82, formerly of Greenfield

Fern “Joyce” Harris, 82, formerly of Greenfield, passed away Monday, June 15, 2020, at Aperion Care in Waldron.

 

She was born November 13, 1937, in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of Wilson Kerr and Geneva (Pickett) McColley.

 

Joyce is survived by her sons, David Miller and wife, Jan, Victor Allen Miller and wife, Lisa, both of Greensburg, Kentucky, and Steven Miller and wife, Amy, of Fishers; daughters, Sandra Kay Lagasse and husband, Frank, of South Carolina, and Michele Frost and Mark, of Fairland; brothers, Johnny McColley and Roger McColley, both of Campbellsville, Kentucky, Danny McColley and Mark McColley, both of Duluth, Minnesota; sister, Janet Franklin of Campbellsville, Kentucky; grandchildren, Erin, Jason, Trevar, Christopher, Nathan, Stephanie, Rochelle, Elizabeth, William, Abraham, Sarah, Emily and Lillian; 17 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Skip McColley.

 

Joyce was a homemaker and mother.

 

She enjoyed crocheting and flower gardening.

 

Joyce loved dogs and leaves behind, Murphy and Dusty.

 

Private graveside services will be at Miller Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelbyville-Shelby County Animal Shelter, 705 Hale Road, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Geneva Henderson, 84, of Shelbyville

Geneva Henderson, 84, of Shelbyville passed away Thursday, June 11, 2020, at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville, with her loved ones around her.

 

She was born February 11, 1936, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Luther and Sally Mae (Pike) Newton. On August 17, 1956, she married her husband of 63 years, Richard David Henderson, and he survives.

 

In addition to Richard, Geneva is survived by her children, Lisa Gaye Fortwengler and fiance’, Arthur Swanson, of Louisville, Kentucky, Bryan David Henderson and wife, Marci, of St. Paul, and Tamara Joy Mohr and husband, Jeffrey, of Waldron; sisters, Eva Frances Bolinger of Edinburgh, and JoAnnis Buckler of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Cody Mohr and wife, Kylee, David Mohr and wife, Jessica, Mason Henderson, Carson Henderson, Troy Fortwengler and Amy Cain; great-grandchildren, Hayden, Cooper, Brooklyn, Ryder, Kinsley and Madeline; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Geneva was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Cynthia Lynn Henderson; and brothers, John L. Newton, Thomas H. Newton and Delano U. Newton.

 

She graduated in 1954 from Waldron High School.

 

Geneva was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, where she served diligently on the bereavement committee.

 

She retired in 1985 from Western Electric in Indianapolis, with 12 years of service.

 

Geneva loved her friends and family, and in turn was adorned by them, for being the kind, sweet, hard working woman we will always cherish and love. She was always willing to lend a hand, offer assistance and provide support.

 

Family was very important to her, as she was always close to her siblings and in turn her children carry that trait with heartfelt gratitude. There were no “in-laws” in her family, they were part of “the family”.

 

Holidays were very important to her and she made them special, whether it was Christmas, Thanksgiving or Easter. As her family continued to grow they would rent large cabins for Thanksgiving festivals for many years. The memories for her family are many and irreplaceable. Geneva loved Christmas because she was so good at giving.

 

Geneva was a member of a euchre club for over 60 years. She also enjoyed her flower gardens.

The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks and appreciation to “her girls”, caregivers-Stephanie, Vickie, Colleen, Hannah and Alexa.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 15, 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. Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dr. Robb Barlow officiating.

 

Interment will be at Norristown Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 526, Dallas, Texas 75244, as Geneva was a Breast Cancer Survivor.

 

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

Katherine "Louise" Clark, 88, of Shelbyville

Katherine “Louise” Clark, 88, of Shelbyville passed away Friday, June 12, 2020, at Ashford Place Health Campus in Shelbyville.

 

She was born December 30, 1931, in Bowling Green, Missouri, the daughter of Zeal and Verna Belle (Gaines) Dagley. On August 26, 1950, she married Donald A. Clark, and he preceded her in death on December 2, 1997.

 

Louise is survived by her children, Donna Blaich, Roger Clark and fiancé, Stephanie Bailey, Eric Clark and wife, Mindy and Chris Clark and wife, Caren, all of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Erika, Nicole, Katie, Ashley, Jason, Tyler, Alexis, Megan, Luke, Jamin, Chanda, Bradley, Sarah, Joel, J.D., Logan, Anne and Brad; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to Donald, Louise was preceded in death by her parents; son, Jeff Clark; brothers, Ezra Dagley, Norman Dagley, Dwain Dagley and Ransom Dagley; and sister, Lucille Dagley.

 

Louise graduated in 1949 from Fairland High School.

 

She formerly worked as a surgery technician at Major Hospital.

 

Louise was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

 

She enjoyed playing bingo and cards.

 

Louise also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

 

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 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. Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Auxiliary, 1125 S. Miller Avenue, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176 or the Cancer Association of Shelby County, PO Box 844, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Traci Jo Sommer, 54, of Shelbyville

Traci Jo Sommer, 54, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, June 5, 2020 at Heritage House.

 

Born October 14, 1965 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Bill Ware and Judy

(Deckard) Ware.

 

Other survivors include sons- Tony Miano (wife Emma) of Shelbyville, Vinny Miano (wife

Morgan) of Indianapolis, Rocky Miano of Shelbyville; sister Kelli Klaiber (husband Steve) of

Indianapolis; nephews Jakob Rines of Indianapolis, Jordan Klaiber of Jacksonville Beach, FL,

nieces Lilli Rines of Indianapolis, Klancy Klaiber of Indianapolis; and  grandchildren Mason & 

Mayleigh Miano. She was preceded in death by her father.

 

Mrs. Sommer had lived in this area for 3 years after previously living in Indianapolis.

She was employed & retired from Amtrak. Traci graduated from Southport High School.

 

Traci enjoyed live music, especially Tim McGraw, her ice cream dates with her dad,

and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

 

Funeral Services will be Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 12:00 noon at Glenn E. George & Son

Funeral Home, 437 Amos Rd, Shelbyville, IN 46176, visitation will be from 10:00 am

 until the time of the service.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com

Jerry W. McKenney, 75, of Shelbyville

Jerry W. McKenney, 75, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, June 5, 2020

at St. Francis Hospital.

 

Born September 23,1944 in Shelbyville, he was the son of Fred McKenney Sr. and

Alice Eldora (Bowman) McKenney. He married Beverly (Baker) McKenney on 

July 1, 1965 and she survives.

 

Other survivors include 2 daughters-Alicia Nickel (husband Mike) of Shelbyville, 

Nanette McKenney of Shelbyville; and brother Ronald McKenney (wife

Theresia) of Cumberland. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother

Fred McKenney Jr, and sister Carolyn Johnson.

 

Mr. McKenney graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1962 and had lived

in this area his entire lifetime. Jerry was project manager for 61 years at

Major Hospital/MHP Medical Center.

 

Jerry loved woodworking and fishing.

 

Funeral services will be 10:00am,  Monday, June 15,2020 at Glenn E. George 

& Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Rd, with Rev. Bruce Bannister officiating.

Visitation will be 4:00-8:00pm Sunday, June 14, 2020 at the funeral home, where

casual attire is requested. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. 

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the MHP Foundation in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com

Geneva L. Wampler, 83, of Fairland

Geneva L. Wampler, 83, of Fairland, passed away Friday, June 5, 2020 at MHP Medical Center.

 

Born March 14, 1937 in Harlan County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of George Ward and 

Ethel May (Collins) Bennett Ward.  She married George Curtis Wampler on June 9, 1956 and

he survives.

 

Other survivors include 2 sons- Mike Wampler (wife Kathy) of Shelbyville, Randy Wampler (wife

Sylvia) of Franklin; 2 brothers- Clay Ward (wife Judi) of Fairland, Bobby Ward of Columbus, sister

Vickie Jarvis (husband Jim) of Columbus; 3 grandchildren- Amy Beaver (husband Chad), Kyle

Wampler (wife Sabrina), Kristin Mohr (husband Joe); and 9 great grandchildren.  She was preceded

in death by her parents, sister Rosie Eldridge, and   sister-in-law Kathy Ward.

 

Mrs. Wampler had lived most of her lifetime in this area  after moving from Kentucky.  She graduated 

from Benham High School in Benham, Kentucky, and was a home maker.

 

Geneva's life was dedicated to her husband, family, and grandchildren.  She was the epitome of a mother

 and home maker.  Her entire life was woven around her family, and giving to others.

 

Funeral services will be 4:00 pm on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home,

437 Amos Road with Pastor Stacey Tucker officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Friends may

call at the funeral home on Thursday afternoon from 2:30 pm until the time of the service.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Thomas H. Strader, 72, of Shelbyville

Thomas H. Strader, 72, of Shelbyville, died Friday, April 3, 2020 at MHP Medical Center.

 

He was born May 23, 1947, in Indianapolis, IN, to Marian Ruth and Thomas H.O. Strader. He married Carolyn (Russell) Strader on December 4, 1971, and she survives.

 

He is also survived by his son Steven (Violet Williams), his daughter Holly (Daniel Gregg), 3 sisters, 5 brothers and several beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 

Thomas retired from Williams Industries where he worked 30+ years as a Screen Print Operator/Supervisor.

 

Visitation will be from Noon to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 13, 2020 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN.

 

Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with Reverend George Peaks and Pastor Edwin Mohr officiating. Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens and Crematory.

 

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

 

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

 

Richard C. Huber, 98, of Shelbyville

Richard C. Huber, 98, of Shelbyville passed away Friday, June 5, 2020, at Ashford Place in Shelbyville.

 

He was born March 14, 1922, in Fairland, the son of Ortis C. and Elnora (Arnold) Huber. On May 23, 1946, he married Betty Jean McGuire, and she preceded him in death on May 24, 2000.

 

Richard is survived by his daughter, Nancy S. Scheffler and husband, John, of Columbus; sons, Richard C. Huber, Jr., and wife, Monica, of Carmel, Kenneth E. Huber of Monrovia, and Steven D. Huber of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Desiree Gaines, Scott Huber, Brett Huber, Matthew Huber, Zachary Huber, Brent Scheffler, Kelly Scheffler and Amy Barbieri; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to Betty, Richard was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son; sisters, Aida Marie Shaw, Mary Jean Jones, Fern Hamilton, Carol L. Huber and an infant sister; brothers, Roland O. Huber and Robert Huber.

 

Richard graduated in 1940 from Shelbyville High School.

 

He was a U.S. Army Air Corp veteran, serving during World War II, from October 14, 1942 to December 30, 1945. Richard was in the 862nd Air Engineering Squad, where he was an airplane instrument mechanic.

 

Richard retired twice, first from General Electric, and later from Wellman in 1994, where he was a set-up man for both companies.

 

He was a member of the Eagles Aeries Lodge No. 766 and Shelbyville Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 2695.

 

Richard enjoyed playing horse shoes. He also enjoyed being a devoted Shelbyville Golden Bear fan. Richard played Euchre and Nickle Rummy at the Eagles Lodge.

 

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 11, 2020 at London Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th St., Columbus, Indiana 47201 or SCUFFY, 126 N. Harrison St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

 

 

Dorval "Joyce" (Darland) Hurst, 85, originally of Shelbyville and later Greenfield

Dorval “Joyce” (Darland) Hurst, 85, originally of Shelbyville and later Greenfield, Indiana passed away on May 20, 2020 at a private residence in Anderson, Indiana. 

 

She was the daughter of the late Ruby Mae (Darland) Willis and Alvie B. Darland of Springfield, KY. 

 

Joyce was born September 28, 1934 at home in Springfield, a small rural town in central Kentucky.  At the age of 15, she moved with her parents and two younger brothers to Shelbyville, Indiana where she graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1952.  Like many others in the 1940’s and 1950’s, she loved westerns and once remarked that her favorite TV show was Roy Rogers & Dale Evans.  She later watched several hours of the Gaither’s and the Statler Brothers on TV.

 

Joyce met her future husband, Wendell Hurst, when she was working as a waitress at Chicken and Steak Inn, a long-gone legendary diner and hangout in Shelbyville, Indiana.  The story goes that Wendell’s cousin brought Wendell to the diner to see the girl his cousin was interested in.  But Joyce took a liking to Wendell instead and the rest was history. 

 

Joyce and Wendell were married in Shelbyville on April 10, 1953.  They moved to Fort Benning, Georgia when Wendell entered the U.S. Army where he rose to the rank of Corporal, serving as a cook.  It was there that they welcomed their first child, ConnieJo. 

 

After moving back to Shelbyville in July 1955, Wendell and Joyce started farming.  A son, Ron, and a daughter, Wendi, were born in Shelbyville in 1955 and 1957, respectfully.    Joyce worked as a clerk in the Shelby County Courthouse and later at Production Credit Association as a loan facilitator.  They operated their family farm for many years before retiring and moving to Florida.   In 2009, they moved back to Indiana to be closer to family.

 

Along with her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her step-father Ralph O. Willis of Springfield, her sister-in-law, Donna Darland, and her husband of over 60 years, Wendell Dwain Hurst. 

 

Joyce is survived by her children ConnieJo Harris (Jeff), Ron Hurst (Debbie), and Wendi Hurst (Larry Kinnick).  Joyce and Wendell also have four grandchildren, Kelly (Dane), Cameron (Kayce), Rebecca (Mark), and Mallory (Brandon) and four great-grandchildren, Jack, Axl, Liam, and Ava.  Joyce also is survived by her brothers, Jerry Darland and Carollton Darland (Pat), sister Pamela Smith, and caregiver Brittany Hart and 
Molly Brzezinski.
 
A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Forest Hill Cemetery with Rev. Mike Manning officiating. 
 
Visitation at the funeral home will be  Thursday morning, June 11th from 11:00 am until the time of the service.
 
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice in Joyce’s memory. 
Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Mary E. Feller, 64, of Shelbyville

Mary E. Feller, 64, of Shelbyville, IN, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2020, surrounded by her family at home.  She was born June 17, 1955, in LaPorte, IN, to Leo and Ellen (Belcher) Haack. 

 

She married the love of her life, Roger, and he preceded her in death on March 30, 2018.

 

Mary is survived by her brothers, Jim (Chris) Coburn of Michigan City, David (Claire) Busse of San Diego, Fred (Kim) Busse of Chicago, IL, Allen (Marcia) Haack of St. Charles, IL; her sister, Brenda (Rodney) Incer, of Mt. Vernon, IL.  Also surviving are her sister-in-law, Robin (Greg) Knight, of Shelbyville; and her step-father, Leroy Coburn, Sr. of Lakeland, FL; cousins and best friends, Butch and Carolyn Oakley, of Shelbyville; and several nieces and nephews. 

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; daughter, Jessica Feller; her sister, Linda Hamilton; and her brother, Leroy Coburn, Jr.

 

Mary was employed by Electrosound for many years. She was an active member of West Street United Methodist Church in Shelbyville, IN.  Mary had a love for sports, especially the Chicago Cubs. She also loved sewing and was known for her T-shirt quilts. Her favorite times were spent with friends and family. 

 

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m, Monday, June 8, 2020 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville.

 

 Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at the funeral home with Pastor Bob Keck officiating.

 

 Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to West Street United Methodist Church, 629 S. West Street, Shelbyville, IN, 46176 in honor of Mary.

 

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

Marvin E Meek, age 74, of Greenfield

Marvin E Meek, age 74, of Greenfield, passed away on June 3, 2020 at the VA Hospital in Indianapolis surrounded by his loving family.

 

He was born on November 11, 1945, in Greenfield, IN to the late Lester & Irene (Matheson) Meek.


Marvin spent his career as an automotive mechanic until his retirement. Marvin enjoyed working on cars & spending time with his precious family and friends who he loved dearly.


Left to cherish Marvin’s memory are his son; Stephen Meek, grandson; Stephen Meek Jr, siblings; Mary Kay (James) Farmer, Roberta Price, Paul Meek & Doris Coplin, also special caregivers Teresa and Wayne, and his special dog Bubby.


Marvin is proceeded in death by his parents listed above and 3 brothers; Jerry, Richard & Kenny Meek.


Visitation for Marvin will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Monday June 8, 2020 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 W. Main St, Greenfield, IN 46140.

 

A Graveside Service will be at Philadelphia Cemetery on Tuesday June 9, 2020 at 10:00 AM.


To share memories and online condolences with Marvin’s family please visit www.stillingerfamily.com

Harry Eugene Pursley, 73, of Shelbyville

Harry Eugene Pursley, 73, of Shelbyville passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at his home.

 

He was born August 28, 1946, in Shelbyville, the son of Harold G. and Freda (Hermesch) Pursley. On February 3, 1968, he married his wife of 52 years, Terry Joan Walton, and she survives.

 

In addition to Terry, Harry is survived by his son, Thomas Eugene Pursley and wife, April, of Shelbyville; daughter, Tracy Dianne Smith and husband, John, of Waldron; sisters, Shirley Polston of Shelbyville and Sharon Dick of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Thomas Caine, John David Smith II and wife, Brittany, Samantha Sweet and husband, Dillon, Alexia Jones and companion, Brad Douglas, and Aiden Pursley; great-grandchildren, John David Smith III, Avery Grace Smith and Mylee Piercy; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Harry was preceded in death by his parents; brother and sister-in-law, Larry Pursley and wife, Tessa; and brothers-in-law, Ted Polston and Jack Dick.

 

He was a member of Word of Life Fellowship in Shelbyville.

 

Harry graduated in 1964 from Morristown High School.

 

He retired from Knauf Fiberglass in 2008, with 38 years of service.

 

Harry was a member of the Eagles Aerie Lodge No. 766, Moose Lodge No. 2118 and the Shelbyville Knights of Columbus.

 

He enjoyed playing golf, treasure hunting and working on lawn mowers.

 

Harry also leaves behind his dog, Jetson.

 

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 5, 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, June 6, 2020 at the funeral home, with Paul Stevens officiating.

 

Interment will be at Concord Cemetery in Shelby County. Immediately following, there will be a Celebration of Harry’s life at 2468 S. Miller Avenue in Shelbyville.

 

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

 

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

Glenn R. "Skip" Shroyer, 65, of Columbia City

Glenn R. "Skip" Shroyer, 65, of Columbia City, passed away May 25, 2020 at OUR Hospice  Inpatient Facility.

 

Born December 28, 1954 in Ohio, he was the son of Bill and Ruth (Heller) Shroyer.

 

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

 

urial will be in Mill Springs National Cemetery in Kentucky.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Norma M. (Herndon) Knose

Norma passed away as she wanted to: in her favorite chair at home with family. She died after fighting fiercely against heart disease for more than 20 years.

 

She was the loving wife of James Knose for 65 years.

 

Norma was born on a farm near Fairland, Indiana, in 1933. Her childhood during the Great Depression made her frugal and resourceful, qualities she never lost. After graduating from Fairland High School in 1951, she went to work as a medical records technician at Major Hospital in Shelbyville and later the Inlow Clinic.

 

She married James in 1955 and they started a family. In 1965, they moved to Speedway, Indiana. Norma lived in the Indianapolis area for the rest of her life as a full-time mother and homemaker.

 

In her younger years, she enjoyed gardening, canning, painting ceramics, sewing, knitting, crocheting, and cooking. She created heirloom quilts and afghans her daughters will treasure. In later years, as her health declined, she took great pleasure in her grandchildren, watching Colts and Pacers games, doing word puzzles, reading, baking, and coloring. 

 

Throughout her life, she took justifiable pride in her impressive skills as a homemaker, setting a standard of household spotlessness that none of her daughters can ever hope to live up to. She could be hilariously feisty when provoked, and sometimes when not provoked. She enjoyed music. Some of her favorite performers over the years were Neil Diamond, Placido Domingo, Josh Groban, and Andrea Bocelli. 

 

She is survived by her three daughters, Susan Knose, Julia Simmons, and Linda Morris; by her son-in-law, Christopher Morris; and by her grandchildren: Claire Ellis and her husband, Dylan; Rachael Dillard and her husband, Christopher; and Connor Morris. Norma is also survived by her sister, Carol Lodge. She will be greatly missed and deeply mourned by all who loved her.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Frances Herndon, her brothers Eugene, Paul, and Maurice Herndon, and her infant daughter, Patricia Ann.

 

Funeral services will be 3:00pm Friday, June 5, 2020 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road.

 

Friends may call on Friday from 1:00pm until the time of the service. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

Flowers are welcome, or you may wish to consider a donation in Norma’s name to the American Heart Association.

George F Chaplin III, age 87, of Greenfield

George F Chaplin III, age 87, of Greenfield, Indiana, passed away on May 31, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

 

He was born on October 31, 1932, in Miami, FL to the late George F. Chaplin Jr. & Donna B. (Kaufman) Chaplin.


George graduated from Elkhart High School. He married the love of his life, Blanche Chaplin, on September 5, 1951.

 

George served in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean War. He was a devoted member of Fountaintown United Methodist Church. He spent his career as a partner of a Machine Shop in Beech Grove until his retirement. George was a member of the VFW, American Legion and the Korean War Veterans. George enjoyed John Deere Tractors, gardening, woodworking and keeping his yard in pristine condition. He loved being a Papaw and being with the grandkids was his true passion. But more than anything, he enjoyed spending time with his precious family who he loved dearly.


Left to cherish George’s memory are his wife; Blanche (Butler) Chaplin, children; George F. (Vicky) Chaplin IV, Charles Chaplin, Christine Chaplin & Cassandra (Shannon) Bromagen, 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, sister Fredricka Wing- Chaplin as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.


George is proceeded in death by his parents listed above, 2 children; Victor & Victoria Chaplin and sister; Donna LeValley.


Visitation for George will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Thursday June 4, 2020 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 W. Main St, Greenfield, IN 46140.

 

A Funeral Service will be at the funeral home on Friday June 5, 2020 at 10:00 am with Pastor Jan Bond officiating.

 

Burial will be at a later date, at Park Cemetery in Greenfield, Indiana.


To share memories and online condolences with George’s family, please visit www.stillingerfamily.com

Freida Redd, 72, of Indianapolis

Freida Redd, 72, of Indianapolis passed away Monday, June 1, 2020 at her residence.

Private family services will be observed.

 

Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 5, 2020 at IOOF Bethel Cemetery in Orange County.

 

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

 

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

 

 

Vicki J. Ryan, 71, of Shelbyville

Vicki J. Ryan, 71, of Shelbyville passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020, at Cypress Run in Morristown.

 

She was born April 29. 1949, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Donald Gray and Jeanne (Scott) Gray Reese. On January 23, 1971, she married Steven R. Ryan, and he survives.

 

In addition to Steve, Vicki is survived by her son, Jesse W. Stamper of Fort Worth, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Vicki formerly worked for the Hoosier Lottery.

 

She enjoyed participating in the Shelby County Players.

 

Private services will be observed.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the ASPCA, 424 E. 92nd St., New York, NY 10128.

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

 

 

James Mitchell "Jim" Coombs, 63, of Shelbyville

James Mitchell “Jim” Coombs, 63, of Shelbyville passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020, at his home.

He was born January 22, 1957, in Galesburg, Illinois, the son of Ted and Guina (Beaman) Coombs.

 

Jim is survived by his sons, Justin Coombs of New Palestine, and JaCoby Coombs and wife, Jill, of Morristown; brothers, John Coombs and wife, Janet, of Morristown, and Jesse Coombs of Bloomington; girlfriend, Debbie Reneau of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Emily, Caydon and Keegan; and a large extended family.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Jim graduated in 1975 from Bloomington South High School, and obtained his degree in HVAC from Ivy Tech College.

 

He owned and operated Coombs Air Conditioning and Heating for 20 years, retiring in 2018.

 

Jim was a member of the Aerie Eagles Lodge No. 766 and American Legion Post No. 70.

 

He enjoyed watching the movies “Rocky” and “Dancing with the Wolves.” Jim also enjoyed watching football.

 

Jim loved his family and the time he spent with them.

 

He also leaves behind his buddy, Hunter, and was preceded by his dog, Roscoe.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2020, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 29, 2020, at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

 

A Celebration of Jim’s life will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2020, JaCoby’s home, 7971 N. Morristown Road in Morristown.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Morristown Boys and Girls Club, PO Box 275, Morristown, Indiana 46161.

 

Online condolences may be shared with Jim family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Ronald Edward "Ron" Meeks, Jr., 52, Shelbyville

Ronald Edward “Ron” Meeks, Jr., 52, of Shelbyville passed away Friday, May 22, 2020, at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

 

He was born September 22, 1967, in Marietta, Ohio, the son of Ronald Meeks Sr. and Zana (Bunner) Meeks DeLong. On March 22, 2003, he married Diana Hill, and she survives.

 

In addition to Diana, Ron is survived by his mother, Zana DeLong and husband, Earl, of Waiteville, West Virginia; daughters, Kylee R. Meeks and significant other, Chad Jenkins, of Pennsboro, West Virginia, and Mercadise B. Meeks of Shelbyville; son, Craig Enos and wife, Megan, of Clarksburg, West Virginia; stepdaughters, Ashlei Hill Ford and husband, Cody, of Shelbyville, and April Dawn Smothers of Evansville; brother, Nick Meeks and wife, Kayleen, of Texas; sister, Tina Steele of West Virginia; grandchildren, Jacoby, Steven, Khloe, Shiloh, Klaire and Emily; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his father.

 

Ron graduated in 1985 from St. Marys High School in St. Marys, West Virginia.

 

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving as EOD officer during Desert Storm.

 

Ron delivered Coca Cola, and owned Willie Farkles and E-Z Indy Solutions.

 

He was a member of Shelby Masonic Lodge No. 28 F&AM, York Rite, Shrine and 32nd degree Mason.

 

He was also a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in West Virginia, past commander of the Shelbyville American Legion Post No. 70, and had served as chef de gare of the Forty and Eight Club.

 

Ron also leaves behind his dogs, Nikki and Lucy.

 

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Ingram Funeral Home, 512 Second St. in St. Marys, West Virginia.

 

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

 

Interment will be at Pleasants Memorial Estates in St. Marys.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelbyville American Legion Military Committee or The Path Home, 1125 S. Miller Avenue, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Gregory B. Kimmel, 72, Greenfield

Gregory B. Kimmel, age 72 of Greenfield passed away, Sunday, May 31, 2020 at Community Hospital North.

 

He was born August 14, 1947 in Crawfordsville, Indiana and was adopted by Robert B. and E. Kathleen (Deck) Kimmel.


He is survived by his mother, Kathleen and sister, Pam Early; nephews, Shawn Arthur and Douglas Arthur. He is preceded in death by his father and nieces, Courtney McConnell and Heather Davidson.

 

Calling 11 am until noon, Friday, June 5, 2020 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140.

 

Entombment, 2 pm at Valhalla Memory Gardens, 310 N. Johnson Ave, Bloomington, IN. 47404

Rowena J. Drexler, 90, Greenfield

Rowena J. Drexler, 90, of Greenfield passed away May 30, 2020.

 

She was born December 6, 1929 to the late Clarence and Zelma (Mees) Bereman. She was the widow of Robert L. Drexler. A brother, Robert T. Bereman of Tucson, AZ preceded her in death.

 

She is survived by daughter, Jill Drexler of Greenfield.

 

All services are private.

John Thornburg, 77, Shelbyville

John Thornburg, 77, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, May 29, 2020 at MHP Medical Center.


Born oJohn T. Thornburg, 77, of Shelbyvillen December 23, 1942 in Shelbyville, he was the son of Charles Arthur
Thornburg and Martha Jane (Weintraut) Thornburg.  He married Rita Thornburg
on May 21, 1966 and she survives.


Other survivors include 3 daughters- Shannon Thornburg of Shelbyville, Cindy Nedderman
(husband John) of St. Paul, Jeannette Leffew (husband Scott) of Shelbyville; one brother
Don Thornburg of Clearwater, Florida, sister Sue Berauer (husband Robert) of Shelbyville;
8 grandchildren- Brittany Ross (husband Caleb), Cortney Engelhardt (husband Garrett), 
Taylor Babbitt, Ashlee Isley (husband Josh), Caleb Tackett, Christian Leffew, Jonathan
Nedderman (wife Alena), Natasha Greene (husband Jason); and 9 great grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother Mike Thornburg.


Mr. Thornburg was a lifelong resident of this area, and graduated from Shelbyville High
School in 1961.  He had been a machinist at Thornburg Machine for 30 years and with 
Freudenburg in Shelbyville, working for 28 years before retiring.  He was a US Army
veteran.


John enjoyed life and had fun living it.


Funeral services will be 11:00 am on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Glenn E. George & Son
Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Robert Williams officiating. 

 

Friends may call on Tuesday evening, June 2, 2020 from 4:00 pm  until 8:00 pm, and then on Wednesday morning from 10:00 am until the time of the service. 

 

Burial will be in Union Chapel Cemetery in Decatur County.