Obituaries Archives for 2020-07

Mary Jo Tart Craig, 54, of Shelbyville

Mary Jo Tart Craig, 54, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, July 31, 2020 in

Beech Grove.  

 

Born October 30, 1964 in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of Jimmy Tart and

Joan Sheare.  She married Wendell Craig in March of 2004, and he survives.

 

Other survivors include 2 children- Kyle Craig (wife Lyndsay) of Shelbyville, 

Shannon Conner (husband Matthew) of Spring Hill, Florida; a sister Cathy

Jones Tart (husband Jackie) of Shelbyville; 2 grandchildren- Khloe Craig & 

Emylee Conner; and an Aunt- Jean Swinehart of Beech Grove, who was her caregiver.

  She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Mary had lived in this area her entire lifetime, and had been a chef at several

local restaurants for 30 years.

 

She loved cooking, gardening, decorating, and hanging out with her friends.

 

Funeral services will be 11:00 am on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at Glenn E.

George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with burial in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call on Tuesday morning from 10:00 am until the time of the service.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Gary Lee Alspaugh, 54, of Greenfield

Gary Lee Alspaugh, 54 years, a resident of Greenfield passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Community North Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born January 14, 1966 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Glen D. Alspaugh and the late Rosalie W. (Jennette) Alspaugh.

He was a 1984 graduate of Arsenal Tech High School and worked as an electric motor winder at McBroom Electric. Gary was an avid jokester who enjoyed gardening, cooking, being a handyman, Colts football and the Pacers. He was a devoted husband and father that loved spending time with his grandson, family and attending Wittenberg University football.

He is survived by his wife, Wilma (Clingerman) Alspaugh whom he married on April 18, 1987, his father listed above, children, Brian (Ashley Reed) Alspaugh, Rosalie Alspaugh, grandson, Treyton Boak, sister, Lisa (Darrell) Cothron, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his mother listed above and a sister Susie Alspaugh.

Visitation will be 4:00 until 7:00 pm Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Pasco Chapel of Greenfield. Funeral service be 10:00 am Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Park Cemetery, Greenfield. Masks are required.

Memories of Gary and condolences may be shared at www.stillingerfamily.com

Joshua (Josh) Lee Shelton of Westover, West Virginia, formerly of Shelbyville

Joshua (Josh) Lee Shelton of Westover, West Virginia, formerly of Shelbyville, passed away on July 29, 2020 at the age of 39.

 

He was born May 14, 1981, Roanoke, Virginia, the son of Daniel Lee Shelton and Mary Margaret (Tewell) Bell.

 

Josh is survived by his mother, Mary Bell and husband, Lowell, of Fountaintown; sister, Patricia Ann Shelton of Shelbyville; maternal grandmother, Barbara Martindale and husband William of Roanoke, VA; nephew, Tyler Lee Adkins; niece, Rhiannon Lee Alexander; and step-mother, Jean Guy-Shelton of Westover, WV.

 

He was preceded in death by his father and maternal grandfather, Robert Tewell.

 

Josh worked as an electrician, and most recently worked in the painting field.

 

He enjoyed traveling to music festivals and his favorite band was The Grateful Dead.

 

Josh loved dogs, especially his departed Django, and his most recent best friend Pooper. Josh was affectionally known as “Poo” and was liked by all who met him due to his kind heart and way to spin a story.

 

A Celebration of Josh’s life will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

 

Friends may gather one hour prior at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

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

Community School Corporation of Southern Hancock County seeking new member

The landscape of one Hancock County school board will be seeing a change immediately. 

 

The Community School Corporation of Southern Hancock County is seeking a new member following the recent and sudden resignation of board member Craig Wagoner, who is moving out of the district. Wagoner has served on the board for seven years and his term was set to expire Dec. 31, 2022.

 

The board will appoint a new member to serve the end of the term, and Wagoner’s seat will be up for grabs in the election of November 2022.

 

Wagoner was appointed to the board in June 2013 before winning elections in 2014 and 2018.

Anyone interested in running must be a registered voter in the school district, be 21 years old, and have lived in either District 1 or 2 for a minimum of three years. Furthermore, anyone interested cannot be a current employee in the district.

 

Applications must be received by August 6 and interviews will be held during an open board session on Aug. 17.  Anyone interested in applying should send a letter of interest with an application to Amber Rush, Board Secretary, 4711 S. 500 West, PO Box 518, New Palestine, IN 46163.

 

For more information, visit the district’s website at www.newpal.k12.in.us.  

 

Greenfield-Central student tests positive COVID-19

It took one day back in the classroom for a positive COVID-19 case at Greenfield Central Schools. The district returned Thursday to the classroom, and school officials have confirmed a positive case with a student at Greenfield Central Junior High School.

 

According to superintendent Dr. Harold Olin, the Hancock County Health Department notified the school district of the positive case. 

 

In a letter sent to parents, Olin states the district immediately implemented its positive COVID-19 test protocol. Under the protocol, the student was isolated within the school's clinic, contact tracing began and all areas of the school were disinfected. 

 

Olin said if parents do not receive a call from the health department or school district, their student has been identified as not being a close contact. 

 

He district is asking parents to not send students if they exhibit symptoms or have been exposed to covid-19. 

 

"We understand that this information will cause concern for some of you. It was evident today that nearly all of our families and students were prepared to properly follow the safety protocols we have established. We thank you for your continued cooperation with our request for daily self screening. Adhering to these protocols is essential for maintaining a safe environment for all students and staff," Olin said. 

Mary L. Medlin-Maynard, 89 years, of Greenfield

Mary L. Medlin-Maynard, 89 years, a resident of Greenfield passed away Tuesday evening July 28, 2020 at Golden Living Center - Brandywine.

 

She was born February 5, 1931 in Eden, Indiana to the late Grover and Elise (Hudson) Crist.

She retired from the Xerox shipping department, was an avid bird watcher, fisher and enjoyed being outdoors on her lawnmower.

She is survived by her children, Sandra (Paul) Baker, Billy Ray Medlin, Caroline (Mick) Hewson, James (Cindy) Medlin, grandchildren, Anita Medlin, David Dilley, Joshua Hewson,Jenny Mac George, Chris Medlin, Step-granddaughters, Stephanie Rice, Nancy Rice, great-grandchildren, Raylea, Kelsey, Brooke, Hunter, Sasha, Megan, Lindsay, Tony, Spencer, Evan, Kelson, Noah, Nate, Leah, Cailyab, great great-grandchildren, Cash, Tre, Conner, Liam, Bri, Eliah and Kaysen.

She is preceded in death by her parents listed above, children, Sharon Kissick, Karen Thompson, grandchildren, Danyel Dilley, Tim Medlin and great grandson, Blake Dilley.

Funeral Service will be 11:00 am, Friday July 31, 2020 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Pasco Chapel of Greenfield with 1 hour of visitation prior to service.

 

Burial will follow at Park Cemetery Greenfield. Masks will be required.

Ruth L. Cole, age 91, of Greenfield

Ruth L. Cole, age 91, of Greenfield, passed away Wednesday July 29th, 2020 peacefully at her home.


Ruth L. Cole was born to Ruth Lavaughn Trees January 24, 1929 to Russell and Dorothy Bennett Trees of Warrington, Indiana. Ruth grew up in the Warrington area and graduated from Wilkinson High School in 1947.


Also in 1947 Ruth married Kenneth Griffin. That marriage ended in 1948. Ruth went on to attend college in Illinois for a year and then moved to Indianapolis where she worked several jobs before finding her place at Naval Avionics as a secretary for 33 years retiring from federal service in 1990. After retiring she worked in home healthcare for a number of years.


Ruth married her second husband Richard D. Hodges in 1956 until his passing in 1983. She later married William L. Cole in 1983 until his passing in 1993.


In Ruth’s life she made many memories from camping, horse riding and motorcycling with her husband Dick Hodges to traveling all over the United States, Meeting former President Carter and cruising to Alaska with her friend Leland Turner. Ruth was a fiercely independent soul always on the go, always happy and talkative, and loved animals and meeting people.


Although Ruth never had any children of her own, she has left a legacy of love and charity and memories with many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Her 91 years on this earth was well lived.


Ruth was a member of Shiloh Christian Church near Morristown, Indiana.


Visitation will be at Stillinger Family Funeral Home from 4 pm to 7 pm Friday July 31, 2020 with a funeral following immediately after at the funeral home.

 

Private family graveside services will be held at McCray Cemetery, Wilkinson. Masks are required to attend the visitation and service at the funeral home.


Memorial Contributions may be made to Hancock County Animal Control, 809 S. State St, Greenfield, IN 46140.

Vicki L. "Ginger" Russell, 73, of Manilla

Vicki L. "Ginger" Russell, 73, of Manilla, passed away June 26, 2020 at OUR Hospice

Inpatient Facility.

 

Born October 12, 1946 in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of William M. Higgins and Carol I. (McComas) Higgins.  She married Robert J. "Bob" Russell on November 19, 1967 and he preceded her on September 23, 2009.

 

Survivors include 3 children- Deborah Davis (husband Mark) of Rushville, Tracy Weitzel (husband Toma) of Manilla, Cyndi Smith (husband Donnie) of Rushville; brother Tony Higgins (wife Patty) of Shelbyville; 4 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouse, 2 brothers- William "Leroy" Higgins, Tom Higgins, and sister Pepper Kent.

 

Mrs. Russell was a lifelong resident of this area, and graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1964.  She had been employed at Roberta's in customer service for many years.

 

Ginger's family was her priority, caring for and nursing them.  She enjoyed traveling, shopping, and attending her children and grandchildren's sporting events.

 

A Celebration of Life with dinner served, will be held Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 1:00 pm  until 5:00 pm at the Manilla Community Volunteer Fire Department, 9234 W. St. Rd. 44, Manilla, IN  46150. Burial will be in Manilla Cemetery.

 

The family has requested memorial contributions be made to OUR Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 East 17th St., Columbus, Indiana 47201-5417.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Elinor L. Thopy, 84, of Shelbyville

Elinor L. Thopy, 84, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, July 27, 2020 at her residence.

 

Born August 22, 1935 in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Mark C. Stanton and

Mildred E. (Stubbs) Stanton.  She married Harold W. Thopy on April 11, 1954 and he survives.

 

Other survivors include 2 sons- Tony Thopy (wife Bonnie) of Shelbyville, Troy Thopy (wife Jennifer)

of Shelbyville; brother Dan Stanton, sisters Jane Ann Roberts, Rebecca Parks; grandson Ethan

Wayne Thopy of Shelbyville, granddaughter Camille Thopy of Shelbyville; and several nieces and 

nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and 8 brothers and sisters- Don Stanton,

Dave Stanton, Jerry Stanton, Joe Stanton, Jimmy Stanton, Norma Meyers, Mary Brown, and 

Bob Stanton.

 

Mrs. Thopy had been employed as a data entry operator at Arvin's for 26 years, retiring in 1991.

She graduated from Boggstown High School in 1953, and was a member of Town & Country Christian

Church, Eastern Star, and the 4-H.

 

Funeral services will be 11:00 am on Monday, August 3, 2020 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437

Amos Road, with Rev. Don Bennett officiating.  Burial will be in Miller Cemetery.  Friends may call

on Monday morning from 9:00 am until the time of the service.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

William Paul Mayhew, 69, of Greenfield

William Paul Mayhew, 69, of Greenfield Indiana passed away on July 18, 2020 at Methodist Hospital.

 

He was born on October 29, 1950 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Donald and Doris (Howard) Mayhew.


William was a graduate of Lincoln Tech and was self-employed. William enjoyed many things including auto racing of any kind, the Indianapolis Colts and Notre Dame football, blues music, and westerns.
William was preceded in death by his father Donald Mayhew; his beloved son Leif Mayhew; his brothers, Dale, Charles, and Edward Mayhew; his sister Esther Mayhew; and his brother-in-law Stephen Holler.


William is survived by his partner of 33 years, Kristine Early; his sons Austin Early, Ian Early and Greg Goodwin; his mother Doris Mayhew; brothers Jimi (Luann) Mayhew and Ralph Mayhew; sisters Teresa Holler, Donna (Tom) Scott and Delores (David) Johnson; a granddaughter, two grandsons and several nieces and nephews.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations honoring William may be made to the Hancock County Neighborhoods Against Substance Abuse. 98 N East St, Greenfield, Indiana 46140
https://nasa-hancock.com


A celebration of Williams life will be held on Tuesday July 28, 2020 from 4-6 pm at Stillinger Family Funeral Home.

Linda L. Lanham age 75, of Greenfield

Linda L. Lanham age 75, of Greenfield passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Hancock Health

Suburban Hospice.

 

She was born February 10, 1945 in Greenfield to the late Charles and Kathleen (Cooper) Haynie.


Always active, Linda was involved in everything including, The Artists Guild, American Legion, 40 & 8, Femmes, and the Red Hat Society. Linda was very artistic and an award-winning crafter. She enjoyed crocheting and ceramics and owned her own shop for many years.


Linda is survived by her children, Christine Lisk-Wickliff, Jeffery P. Wickliff, Bill (Shaila) Lisk, Thomas (Myrna) Lisk; siblings, Shirley Stine, Larry (Elaine) Haynie, Gary (Diane) Haynie; 10 wonderful grandchildren and several great grandchildren,


She is preceded in death by her parents and grandson Kyle Wickliff.


Visitation will be 10 am, Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140.

 

Funeral service at 11 am with burial immediately following at Park Cemetery, Greenfield. Masks are required.


Please share your memories of Linda and condolences with her family at www.stillingerfamily.com.

Lucas J. "Luke" Deer, age 9 of Greenfield

Lucas J. “Luke” Deer, age 9 of Greenfield passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 22, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.

 

Luke was born August 6, 2010 in Indianapolis to Stacia Rich and Jon Deer.


Luke was a recent 3rd grade graduate of Hattie B. Stokes Elementary School in Lebanon, IN and was looking forward to being in the 4th grade. He was a big fan of Star Wars, Fortnite, Minecraft and, Ewoks.


He is survived by his parents mentioned above; brothers, Fynn and David Moore; grandparents, Patricia Thomas, Steven Goldstein, Debbie and Gary Deer; great grandparents, Norma Young and Linda Thomas; niece, Lily Moore and several aunts, uncles and cousins.


Visitation from 4-8 pm, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140.

 

Face masks will be required.


Memorial contributions may be made to Stillinger Family Funeral Home to assist the family with final expenses.

Pamela Sue Zinman, 59, of Shelbyville

Pamela Sue Zinman, 59, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, July 24, 2020 at her residence.

 

She was born October 10, 1960 in Heidelberg, Germany to Howard Dunagan and Carolyn (Evans) Dunagan.

 

She married James S. Zinman, Jr. on April 19, 1986.  James and their son, Scotty, preceded her in death on January 13, 1993 in a vehicle accident. 

 

Pam is survived by her son, Zachary Zinman; her sister, Kelly Leffler, her good friend, Kim Humphreys; her beloved nieces and nephews; her in-laws James ‘Jimmy’ Zinman, Sr. and Mary Alice Zinman, all of Shelbyville; and her dogs, Whiskey and Brandee.

 

She was also preceded in death by her twin brothers, Rick Dunagan and Mick Dunagan.

 

She was employed at D&B Cabinet as a kitchen designer.

 

Pam enjoyed cooking. If someone mentioned “It’s Miller Time” she would happily participate.

 

When she needed to relax you could find her sitting on her porch.

 

Visitation will be Sunday, August 2, 2020 from Noon to 3 p.m. at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Gary Evans officiating.

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

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

 

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

 

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

Richard A. Weaver, 79,  of Waldron

Richard A. Weaver, 79,  of Waldron, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at his residence.

 

Born March 1, 1941 in Rushville, he was the son of Pearl Weaver. He married Wilma (Douglas)

Weaver in 1962 and she preceded him on April 10, 2013.

 

Other survivors include son Ricky Weaver (wife Alice) of Kokomo; grandchildren-

Shawn Weaver, Megan Weaver, Kirsten Beckett; and several great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, spouse, 2 brothers Sonny & Ronnie Weaver.

 

Mr. Weaver was a lifetime resident of this area and graduated from Waldron High School.

Richard was a woodworker & owned and operated Country Cricket in Waldron for several years. 

 He was  a member of VFW of Shelbyville and a US Navy Vietnam veteran achieving the rank of Chief Petty Officer.

 

Richard enjoyed woodworking, and spending time with his family & grandchildren.

 

Burial will be in Van Pelt Cemetery.  No services will be observed.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com

Peggy Louise Snyder, 77, of Edinburgh

Peggy Louise Snyder, 77, of Edinburgh, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at her residence.

 

She was born November 27, 1942, in Shelbyville, to Louie D. Hamner, Sr. and Vivian (Lisk) Hamner.

  

She married Gayle Snyder on November 8, 1963, and he survives

 

Peggy is also survived by her children, Anita Snyder of Edinburgh, Carl Snyder of Ft. Worth, TX, Arinda Maka’afi, of Utah, Patrick Snyder, of Indianapolis, Angie Snyder of Edinburgh, and Todd Snyder of Utah; 13 grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 1 sister.

 

Peggy was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  She was a lifelong homemaker and enjoyed reading, baking and doing her family genealogy.  Her greatest pleasure was spending time with her family.

 

A public visitation will be held Saturday, July 25, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN.

  

A private family graveside service will be held at Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

  

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

  

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

Zachariah Zane Bottorff, 46, of Shelbyville

Zachariah Zane Bottorff, 46, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, July 20, 2020 at his residence.

 

He was born October 7, 1974 in Shelbyville to Earnie “Gill” Haddix and Mary (Bottorff) Haddix.

 

He is survived by his mother, his son, Caden Bottorff, his grandmother, Wanda Bottorff, all of Shelbyville; his sister, Ellisha Daily-Haddix, his sister-in-law, Mya Daily-Haddix, his nephew, Ethan Haddix, all of Las Vegas, NV; his aunt, Kathy Wells (husband, Wyman) of Coal City, IN; his uncle Bruce Bottorff of Shelbyville; his uncle Mark Bottorff of Dallas, TX; his cousins, Tim Freeman (wife, Marissa) of Shelbyville; Ben Freeman (wife, Silvana) of Indianapolis; Tabitha Lawver (husband, Troy) of Fountaintown, IN; and Angel Sells (husband, Jason) of Shelbyville.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, his aunt, Sue Harmon, and his grandfather, Boyd Bottorff.

 

Zach graduated in 1993 from Shelbyville High School.

  

Zach worked for the City of Shelbyville in Corrections.  He loved golf, Blue’s music, the Pittsburgh Steelers and spending time with his family.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 25, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at West Street United Methodist Church, 629 S. West Street, Shelbyville, IN.

 

Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve the [first or last name] family.

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

James Terry Cole, 71, of Shelbyville

James Terry Cole, 71, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, July 17, 2020 at

Roudebush VA Hospital in Indianapolis.

 

Born August 25, 1948 in Shelbyville, he was the son of James Kenneth Cole and

Betty Joan (Rouse) Cole.  He married Patricia A. (Brown) Cole on April 26, 1974

and she survives.

 

Other survivors include a daughter Tera Gooch (husband Ed) of Flat Rock, a son

Craig Sullivan (wife Lori) of Avon; 3 siblings- David Cole (wife Billie Vic) of Kingman,

Arizona, Carla Markley of Shelbyville, Cindy Hubbard (husband Mike) of Morristown;

5 grandchildren- Lauryn Gooch, Conner Gooch, Michael Sullivan, Tabitha Sullivan &

Mallory Moench.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and 2 stepsons- Brian

Sullivan and Jeff Sullivan.

 

Mr. Cole was a lifelong resident of this area, and graduated from Morristown High 

School in 1968.  He had been employed as a truck driver with Transervice Logistics,

retiring after many years of service.  He was member of Ray's Crossing Christian

Union Church, a member of Knightstown American Legion Post #152, American

Legion Riders, he founded the HAP (Homeless Assistance Project) for veterans,

and a  member of Weir Cook Foundation for Veterans.  He was a US Army Vietnam

veteran.

 

James enjoyed riding his cycle with Patty, mowing grass, and working with veteran

programs.

 

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

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Matthew Levi Waldschmidt, 35, of Shelbyville

Matthew Levi Waldschmidt, 35, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, July 17, 2020 at his residence.

 

He was born August 7, 1984 in Shelby County, to Michael A. and Marjorie Anne Waldschmidt.

 

Matthew married Natalie (Herriott) Waldschmidt on April 12, 2018, and she survives.

 

He is also survived by his children, Ragan Waldschmidt, Evelyn Waldschmidt, Harrison Waldschmidt, Zoe Hedrick, and Jaxon Hendrick, his siblings, Christian Waldschmidt, Jessica Kredit, Hannah Bradberry, and Naomi Waldschmidt, and his nieces and nephews.

 

Matthew was a customer service representative at Whatever It Takes Transmission Parts.

 

He enjoyed gardening, fishing, and astronomy.  He was a musician and enjoyed singing and playing the guitar.  His greatest pleasure was spending time with his family and friends.

 

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 22, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m, at Crossroad Community Church,

475 E. Progress Parkway, Shelbyville, IN 46176

 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 23, 2020 at the church with Pastor Mark Morningstar officiating.

 

Burial will be in Miller Cemetery.

 

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

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the education fund for his children, in care of Murphy-Parks Funeral Services.

 

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

Larry Kent Owens, 78, of Shelbyville

Larry Kent Owens, 78, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, July 20, 2020 at Richard Roudebush VA Medical Hospital.

 

He was born October 10, 1941 in Paoli, IN. to Clifford Owens and Katherine (Miller) Owens.

 

He was married for 57 years to the love of his life, Betty Lou (West) Owens.

 

Larry is survived by his son, Dennis Owens (wife, Tina); his daughters, Toni Jones (husband, David) and Marlene Finley; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; his brothers, Terry Owens (wife, Linda) and Jack Owens (wife, Sharon); and sister, Sheila K. Owens.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and Uncle Bud.

 

Larry was a graduate of Shelbyville High School.

 

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

 

Larry retired from Knauf.  He started there several years ago when it was still Pittsburgh Plate Glass.

 

He was a member of the Abate Motorcycle Club and Coon Hunters Association.  Larry enjoyed fishing, riding his motorcycle and playing poker.  His greatest joy was spending time with his family and having everyone around.

 

Visitation will be Friday, July 24, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

   

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

   

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

Joanna Rose Dobbs 78, of Indianapolis

Joanna Rose Dobbs 78, of Indianapolis, passed away July 19, 2020 at MHP Medical Center.

 

She was born June 10th, 1942 in Clinton, NY to Grace and Joseph Gigliotti.

 

Joanna is survived by her children, Mathew Szczerba & wife Jill of Canastota NY, Reggie Wilkins & husband Jim of Shelbyville, Indiana, Errin McKinney & wife Robyn of Indianapolis, Indiana, Joe Atkinson of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Kim Tucker of Edinburgh Indiana, her brother, Jim Gigliotti & wife, Dee of Clinton, NY; 12 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. 

 

She was preceded in death by her parents Grace and Joseph Gigliotti, her son Daniel Tucker, and her daughter Debbie Atkinson.

 

Joanna worked at Noble Romans until she retired.

 

She was an independent woman who raised her children mostly on her own, all with the same independent spirit that she maintained.

 

Joanna was a rebel until her last day and will be loved and missed by any and all who were lucky enough to have been able to spend time with her.

 

Visitation will be Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN.

 

A graveside service will be held Friday, July 24, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis with Pastor Edwin Mohr officiating.

 

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

 

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

Linda A. (Muck) Emerick, 75

Linda A. (Muck) Emerick, 75, passed away at her home, on July 19, 2020. 

 

She was born in Indianapolis on January 29, 1945 to Carroll W. and Julia M. (Carvin) Muck, who preceded her in death.

   

Linda graduated from Southwestern High School in 1963 and attended Evansville College. She worked at Farm Bureau Co-op for a short time before starting their family-owned corporation, Hillrow Inc. in 1966.

   

She later became President/CEO of 2 water utility companies in Florida.  Linda also served as Shelby County Democrat Chairman from 1990-2000. 

   

Linda enjoyed watching birds in the back yard, music, politics, and genealogy.

   

Linda is survived by her husband of 55 years, Wray D. Emerick, her daughter, Dee Ann (Randy) Ellington, grandson, Robert Wray Goble, brother, David L. (Linda) Muck, and sister, Brenda R. (Don) Runyon.

   

Her final resting place will be at St. George Lutheran Church cemetery with private, grave-side services. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

  
In lieu of flowers, the family would like to request monetary donations be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana @ 2626 E. 17th St., Columbus, IN  47201, in memory of Linda Emerick. 
 
Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home is handling the arrangements for the Emerick family.
 
Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Irene Stanley, 74

Irene Stanley, 74, passed away March 24, 2020. 

 

A Celebration of Life will take place Saturday, July 25, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Blue River Memorial Park Shelter.

 

Murphy-Parks Funeral Services is honored to serve the Stanley family.

 

Millie Maxine Bruner, 82, of Shelbyville

Millie Maxine Bruner, 82, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Heritage House Convalescent Center.

 

Born November 14, 1937 in Grayson County Kentucky, she was the daughter of Willard Higdon and Rhea Higdon.  She married Robert John "Bob" Bruner on July 5, 1958 and he preceded her on July 29, 1973.

 

Survivors include 2 daughters- Sandy Kim (husband John) of Chino Hills, California, Jackie Bond of Shelbyville; 5 siblings- Conroy Higdon (wife Charlotte) of Shelbyville, Curly Bradley of Kentucky, Leonard Higdon of Edinburgh, Vangie Harsh (husband Dwight) of Ogilville, Vada Sweet (husband Melvin) of Kentucky; 16 grandchildren,  and 25 great grandchildren. 

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouse, 4 children- Kathy Chaney, Becky Elliott, Robbie Bruner, Angie Bruner, a sister Christine Branson, and a grandson Bradley Elliott.

 

Mrs. Bruner had lived most of her lifetime in this area, and graduated from Mt. Auburn High School.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, and had been a factory worker at several local factories for many years, and also provided home health care.

 

Her husband Bob was the love of her life, who  gave his life helping a drowning young man.

Millie was the epitome of strength and resilience, and the ultimate care giver.  After her

husband passed at age 33, she raised 6 young girls virtually on her own, and cared for 3

of her own daughters throughout their battle with Huntington's Disease.  She loved and raised 

her grandchildren as if they were her own, and was the tower of strength when her daughter

Becky was tragically murdered.  She was everyone's mom and grandma, always putting everyone's 

needs before her own.  She was a woman of God, her faith never waivered, and was truly an

angel on earth.  We will miss her giggly laugh, her painted fingernails, how she twittled her

thumbs like Mammie, and the way she wore her tied up overshirts.

 

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm on Friday, July 24, 2020 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral

Home, 437 Amos Road, with Rev. Paul Landwerlen officiating. 

 

Burial will be in Miller Cemetery.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions can be made to Huntington's Disease Society of America or the Alzheimer's Association, in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Ella Jane Sparks Kent Spencer

Ella Jane Sparks Kent Spencer was born January 8, 1926 in Crothersville, IN.  She passed away Friday, July 17, 2020 at Aperion Care of Waldron.

 

She married James Kent and was widowed on July 17, 1964.  She later married Sam Spencer and was widowed on June 21, 1984.

 

Mrs. Spencer is survived by her children Phyllis (Kent) Beal, husband, Gerald of Shelbyville; Donna (Kent) Petty of St. Paul; William Kent, wife, Leianna of Shelbyville; Melissa (Spencer) Smith, husband, Eric of Shelbyville; and Teresa (Spencer) Lochard, husband, Rick, of Rushville.  Also surviving are her grandchildren, Andrew Beal, Phillip Beal, Garett Beal, Ted Wagner, Nick Wagner, Kelli Fannin, Brandylyn Hutchison, David Kent, Travis Kent, Jessica Smith, and Shawn Walton; 21 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Irma Markley, her father, Argus Sparks, her brothers Gordon Sparks and Gerald Sparks; her sister, Irene Markley, her grandson Gerald Beal Jr, her niece, Darlene Nickles, her nephews James Markley, and Ronald Markley, and her great-great-grandson, Lucas Dobbins

 

Mrs. Spencer was employed at W.S. Major Hospital as head cook for 25 years.

 

She was a member of the First Nazarene Church.  She enjoyed gardening.  Her most precious times were spent with her family and grandchildren.  She was well known for her amazing cake decorating.

 

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 22, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, July 23, 2020 at the funeral home with Pastor Steven Bohall and Reverend Donald Sawyer officiating.

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st St, #100, Indianapolis, IN 46240

 

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

 

Eva Copeland Morrison, of Rushville

Eva Copeland Morrison, of Rushville passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020.

 

She was born on January 8, 1937 to William H. and Clarice E. Copeland.

 

Eva was a graduate of Franklin Central High School and became an xray technician, working at Methodist Hospital. While raising her family, she drove a school bus for Franklin Township Schools and later worked as a medical office manager.

 

She loved nature, especially bird watching, and shared this love with her grandchildren.

 

Eva attended Rushville Church of Christ and had also been a charter member of Franklin Central Christian Church in Wanamaker.

 

Eva is survived by her husband of 60 years, Paul Morrison Jr.; daughter, Sheryl Martin (Alan); sons, Gary Morrison (Cathy), and Mike Morrison (Pam); grandchildren, Craig Martin (Kim), Sarah Morrison, Thomas Morrison, Kyle Morrison; and a great-granddaughter, Eva Grace Martin.

 

A pending graveside service will be held at the Greenwood Cemetery.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rushville Church of Christ, 627 W. 11th St., Rushville, Indiana 46173.

 

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

Theresa Haley, age 65, of Greenfield

Theresa Haley, age 65, of Greenfield, Indiana, passed away on July 14, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.

 

She was born on September 29, 1954, in Indianapolis, IN to James Satterfield Sr and Geneva Satterfield (Sapp).

 

She spent her career with Planned Parenthood until her retirement in 2010.

 

Theresa enjoyed music, her favorite being Garth Brooks, but most of all spending time with her precious family who she loved dearly. Left to cherish Theresa's memory are her daughters; Misty (Eric) Mahoney, Jamie (Thomas) Simpson, and Patricia Haley, son; Thomas (Amanda) Haley. brother: James lester (Sandy) Satterfield 11. Ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She also has a nephew and three great nephews.

 

Stillinger Family Funeral Home located at 1780 W. Main Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140 is handling the arrangements.

Dorthy May Fralich, 87, of Waldron

Dorthy May Fralich, 87, of Waldron passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at IU Health Methodist Hospital.

 

She was born August 2, 1932, in Austin, the daughter of Glenn and Gladys (Bundren) Helms. On September 9, 1951, she married her husband of 68 years, Philip Fralich, and he survives.

 

In addition to Philip, Dorthy is survived by her son, Gary Fralich and wife, Marcella, of Waldron; sisters, Linda Kessie of Florida, and Yvonne Sprong of Nashville; grandchildren, Matt Fralich and wife, Amanda, Sarah Stohry and husband, Sy, Jeff Fralich, Susan Board and husband, Jeff, Marsha Apsley and husband, Kent, and Mike Redelman and wife, Jessica; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, David Fralich; sister, Henrietta Schoentrup; and brother, Carl Helms.

 

Dorthy graduated in 1950 from Greenfield High School.

 

She was a very active member of Waldron Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday school and was a Deacon.

 

Dorthy formerly worked as a receptionist at the State Bank of Waldron.

 

She was a proud member of the Red Hat Society.

 

Dorthy enjoyed working in her flower gardens. She had an extensive collection of dolls and thimbles.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 20,2020 and from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at the Waldron Baptist Church, 112 Grant St. in Waldron.

 

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at the church, with Rev. David Scaggs officiating.

 

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 6100 W. 96th St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278 or Waldron Baptist Church.

 

Online condolences may be shared with Dorthy's family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Vicky Lynn Heck, 62, of Shelbyville

Vicky Lynn Heck, 62, of Shelbyville passed away Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Franciscan St. Francis Health in Indianapolis.

 

She was born July 20, 1957, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Douglas and Catherine (Ward) Sturgill.

Vicky is survived by her children, Chad Slaven and wife, Amber, and Gina Newman and fiance’, Jim Duncan, all of Shelbyville, Chris Heck and wife, Denny, of Hope, and Stephen Heck and wife, Lindsay, of Columbus; brothers, Michael Sturgill and wife, Mary, of Indianapolis, and Steve Sturgill and wife, Dreamla, of Shelbyville; her grandchildren she adored, Brooklynn Duncan, Noah Heck, Connor Duncan, Camdyn Newman, Elias Slaven, Lilian Slaven, Collin Duncan, Coby Heck, Sawyer Heck and Elin Heck; nine nieces; and six nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her grandmother who helped raise her, Florence Yarber and husband, Arie; sisters, Pamela Sturgill, Alisa Williams and Michelle Arnold; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard “Dick” Heck and wife, Joann.

 

Vicky was a founding member of the Shelbyville Community Church, which began 25 years ago, with Pastor Brad Davis. She enjoyed bible studies, women’s ministries and being a Sunday school teacher. She retired in 2017, after 34 years of service from Freudenberg-NOK, where she was a press operator. Her dates of employment were from September 12, 1983 to March 31, 2017.

 

Vicky enjoyed traveling, gardening, bird watching and camping with her friends. She loved all types of music.

 

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 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, July 20, 2020 at the funeral home.

 

Interment will be at Miller Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelbyville Community Church, 720 NCR 325 E, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Clarence Eric Schonfeld, 66, of Waldron

Clarence Eric Schonfeld, 66, of Waldron, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2020 at IU Health University Hospital.

 

Born July 24, 1953 in Shelbyville, he was the son of Paul Edward Schonfeld and Betty (Lance) Schonfeld.  He married Patty (Higdon) Schonfeld on August 24, 1973 and she survives.

 

Other survivors include 3 children- Jeremy Schonfeld of Greensburg, Jennifer Benefiel (husband Troy) of Shelbyville, Erica Wood (husband Brian) of Waldron; 3 brothers- Mike Schonfeld (wife Carol) of Connersville, Gary Schonfeld (wife Susan) of Shelbyville, Roby Schonfeld of Geneva; 5 brothers-in-law Ron Higdon of Indianapolis, Phil Higdon  (wife Sandi) of Plainfield, Gene Higdon of Ninevah, Steve Higdon of Rushville, Doug Higdon of Shelbyville; 6 grandchildren- AJ Benefiel, Kayla Benefiel, Taylor Wood, Morgan Wood, Branson Schonfeld, Daisy Schonfeld; and a great

grandson that will be arriving soon.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Mr. Schonfeld was a lifelong resident of this area, and a 1972 graduated of Waldron High School.  He was a member of Waldron Volunteer Fire Department, and had been a factory worker at GE/Wellman's and Ryobi Die Casting for many years, retiring from Ryobi in 2019 after 28 years of service.

 

Eric was an avid Miami Dolphin's Football fan.  He enjoyed golfing, hiking, camping, attending Waldron High School sporting events, and spending time with his grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be 10:00 am on Thursday, July16, 2020 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor George Mitchell officiating.  Burial will be in Miller Cemetery. 

 

Friends may call on Wednesday evening, July 15, 2020 from 4:00 am until 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to Waldron Community Volunteer Fire Department or Waldron Jr./Sr. High School Athletic Department, in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

 

Sally Sue Walton, 86, of Shelbyville

Sally Sue Walton, 86, of Shelbyville passed away Saturday, July 11, 2020, at her home.

 

She was born May 5, 1934, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Floyd M. and Gladys (McDonald) Long. On April 12, 1953, she married her husband of 67 years, Robert “Bob” Walton, and he survives. Sally and Bob had been friends and neighbors since they were, six and eight years old.

 

In addition to Bob, Sally is survived by her daughters, Connie Rhodes and husband, Dennis, of Nashville, and Shelley Drake of Shelbyville; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Sally was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Janice Arbuckle and Shari Boyer.

She graduated in 1952 from Shelbyville High School.

 

Sally was an active member of First United Methodist Church, where she and Bob helped with the children Sunday school class.

 

She formerly worked as a secretary at Loper Elementary, Shelbyville High School and Robbins, McDaniel and Johnson Eye Doctors.

 

Sally was the “Ultimate Nana” following her grandchildren’s activities, and forming lasting friendships with their friends.

 

She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, quilting and sewing.

 

Sally enjoyed visiting with family and friends.

 

Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 16, 2020, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with Rev. Colin Cress officiating.

 

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

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

 

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

Jason Sean "Redbeard" Kessler, 31,of Shelbyville

Jason Sean "Redbeard" Kessler, 31,of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at his residence.

 

Born December 29, 1988 in Shelbyville, he was the son of Paul Richard Kessler,Jr.and Linda (Wiley) Kessler.

 

Survivors include his mother of Shelbyville; 2 daughters- Jessica Lynn Kessler and Janessa Layne Kessler, both of Shelbyville; a brother- Jeremy Kessler (wife Kyrie) of Shelbyville; sister Jodi Kirk of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.  

 

Mr. Kessler was a lifelong resident of this area and attended Shelbyville High School.

He had been  employed as a cook with several local restaurants including Cow Palace,

Riverfront Taproom, and Pudder's.

 

Jason enjoyed cooking, building robot kits, and fixing whatever needed repair.  He loved  children and animals, and would literally give you the "shirt off of his back" if needed.

 

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm on Monday, July 13, 2020 at Glenn E. George & Son  Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor Michael Farnsley officiating. 

 

Visitation will be observed from 11:00 am until the time of the service.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Jessica and Janessa Kessler College Fund,

in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Paul Stanley Carter, 65, of Greensburg

Paul Stanley Carter, 65, of Greensburg, passed away July 6, 2020 at

Columbus Regional Hospital.

 

Graveside services will be 10:30 am Friday, July 10. 2020 at Milford Cemetery

with Pastor George Mitchell officiating.  A time of visitation will be from 10:00 am

 until the time of the service, at the cemetery.

 

Glenn E. George Funeral Home, St. Paul is handling  the arrangements on Mr. Carter.

Onlin condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Claudine Lee (Oland) Eberhart, 78, of Shelbyville

Claudine Lee (Oland) Eberhart, 78, of Shelbyville passed away peacefully at 5:24 pm on Friday, July 3. She was at home and surrounded by her son Sean, Rebecca and grandchildren Nathan, Nicholas and Danielle.

 

Deanie, as she was known to most, was born in Attica, Indiana on October 26, 1941. She was the daughter of Richard Leroy Oland and Irma K. (Thayer) Oland. She grew up with three loving siblings: Claudette A. Jean, Claudia S. “Susie” Rolf and Robert L. “Bob” Oland. Her father, mother, and sister Claudette all preceded her in death.

 

Deanie graduated from Attica High School in 1959. She was a social butterfly who worked at the local movie theater selling tickets and popcorn and sneaking in the boys to watch movies. Deanie married John C. Eberhart on July 7, 1963 in Attica. She and John met at a bowling alley where she was an avid bowler with a sweet stroke. Both she and John continued to bowl through the years in various leagues. John preceded her in death on February 24, 1996.

 

Deanie worked at REMC and Public Service in Attica and continued working at Public Service in Franklin once she was married and living in Shelbyville. She stayed home to raise her sons, Dirk and Sean, and then went to work at the school cafeteria, first at Little Marion Elementary and then at Shelbyville High School, some say to keep an eye on her mischievous sons. Deanie then made many friends while enjoying a successful banking career at Farmers National Bank, National City Bank, Citizens Bank and finally retiring from Shelby County Bank in 2009. After retirement, she enjoyed getting together with her friends and co-workers whom she loved and respected.

 

Deanie was a talented artist and a big fan of MacKenzie-Childs and created her own pieces, which were much prettier and more stylish. She shared this talent with others often giving away her artwork, painted furniture, pillows and other creations. She also enjoyed playing bridge, poker and other games with family and friends, making friendly bets at times. Yahtzee was her favorite, especially competing with her son Sean, Rebecca and her grandchildren. She enjoyed working in the yard and tending to her beautiful flowers. She leaves behind her cat Scout, who was her constant outside companion.

 

Deanie’s greatest joy was being a mother to her sons Dirk and Sean and being Mamaw to her devoted grandchildren, who all meant the world to her. Dirk, whom she greatly missed, preceded her in death on March 11, 1997. Nathan, Nicholas, and Danielle will always have someone looking over them, someone who loves them with all her heart.

 

A gathering of friends and family will take place at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 South Harrison Street in Shelbyville on Thursday, July 9 from 4 to 7 p.m.

 

A Celebration of Life service will follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Bryan Trotter officiating. Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to The MHP Foundation, 2325 Intelliplex Drive, Suite 201, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

Online condolences may be shared with Deanie’s

Jensen Lee Waterman, 3 months, of Charlottesville

Jensen Lee Waterman, 3 months, of Charlottesville passed away Saturday, July 4, 2020 in Carter County, Kentucky.

 

He was born March 21, 2020, in Hancock Regional Hospital, the son of Justin Lewis and Angela Kaye (Hunsinger) Waterman.

 

Jensen is survived by his parents of Charlottesville; grandparents, Marsha and Joe Waterman of Carthage, Paula Waterman and Chuck Watkins of Nineveh, and Jim Hunsinger of Greenfield; great-grandparents, Barbara Waterman of Charlottesville, Doris Holwager of Greenfield, and Geri and Denny Clark of Knightstown; and aunts and uncles, Josh and Nicki Waterman of Greenfield, and Jessica and Rod Craig of Carmel.

 

Jensen was a very good baby and was just beginning to smile and laugh.

 

Private family services will be observed.

 

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St. in Morristown.

 

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

Adrienne "Sue" Lynn, 81, of Dugger

Adrienne “Sue” Lynn, 81, of Dugger passed away July 5, 2020, at Breckenridge Health and Rehabilitation in Sullivan.

 

She was born April 11, 1939, in Linton, the daughter Paul Elkins and Thelma (Shonk) Tryon. On December 20, 1959, she married her husband of 60 years, Billy Joe Lynn, and he survives.

 

In addition to Bill, Sue is survived by her loving children, Lana Freeman and husband, Mike, of Morristown, Lori Hunt and husband, Matt, of Avon, Levi Lynn and wife, Tonya, of Dugger:

 

grandchildren, Brock Hunt, Brandon Hunt, Bryce Hunt and wife, Courtney, Alyssa Lynn, Alexis Lynn, Keagan Lynn, Deacon Lynn, Mason Lynn, Daymeon Alsman, Kate Alsman and Corbyn Hamilton; great-grandchildren, Addalyn Hunt and Jaxon Hunt; sister, Jean Burgess and husband, Terry, of Switz City, several nieces, nephews and cousins; and close family and friends, Suzanne and Andrew Hamilton, Cammy Misner and Gene Talpas, who helped them along the way, as well as, John Terhune, who introduced them.

 

Sue was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Ancil Tryon; and sister, Shirley Bryan. She graduated in 1957 from Linton-Stockton High School.

 

Sue was a member of the First Christian Church in Dugger.

 

She retired from the Northeast School Corporation, where she was the head cook at Dugger-Union Schools, with over 30 years of service. After retirement, she worked as a billing clerk for Dugger Utilities. She and Bill previously owned and operated Lynn’s Marathon Service Station. In the past, Sue enjoyed playing and coaching softball and being outdoors.

 

She was a wonderful devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Sue cherished her grandchildren and loved spending her time caring for them. She was selfless, she always made certain everyone’s wants and needs were met first. Right down to always leaving the last piece of pie for Bill. Sue was a strong supporter of her family.

 

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2020 at the First Christian Church, 8175 E. Main St. in Dugger.

 

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the church, with Brother Jerry Carmichael officiating.

Interment will be in Dugger Cemetery in Dugger.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bill and Sue Lynn Scholarship Fund for Precious Promises Pre-School, 8175 E. Main St, Dugger, Indiana 47848.

 

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

Alice Lou Pile, 89, of Edinburgh

Alice Lou Pile, 89, of Edinburgh passed away Saturday, July 4, 2020 at her home.

 

She was born July 16, 1930, in Camargo, Illinois, the daughter of Wilbur and Cecile (Smutts) Haines. On July 18, 1948, she married Charles Pile, and he preceded her in death on January 20, 2010.

 

Alice is survived by her daughters, Tobi Fisher of Hebron, Terri Smith and husband, Allen, and TeAnn Kuntz and husband, Glen, both of Edinburgh, and Toni Relleke of Shelbyville; son, “Chuck” Pile and wife, Darlene, of Edinburgh; brother, David Haines of Columbus; grandchildren, Jessica Byers and husband, Brad, Cari Faulkner and husband, Shawn, Chris Pile and wife, Jessica, Tessa Palmer and husband, Josh, TyLynn Routier and husband, Brandon, Jed Relleke, Talice Relleke and Jenna Kuntz; ten great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Lowell Daffron of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to Charles, Alice was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Vesta Daffron; and two grandsons, A. J. Relleke and Josh Kuntz.

 

Alice graduated in 1948 from Mount Auburn High School.

 

She was a member of the Marietta Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school and was the church treasurer.

 

Alice served as the Jackson Township Trustee for over 30 years.

 

She was a devoted mother and enjoyed spending time with her family.

 

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, 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. Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

Interment will be at Miller Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Main Street Hospice, 10 Highland Avenue, Franklin, Indiana 46131.

 

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

Floyd James Hackworth-Thurman, 47, of Edinburgh

Floyd James Hackworth-Thurman, 47, of Edinburgh, passed away Monday, June 29, 2020 at IU Health Methodist Hospital.

 

He was born March 20, 1973 in Shelbyville.  Floyd is survived by his parents Jack and Betty (Dyer) Thurman, his sons, Brady James Hackworth of Boggstown and Kylan Andrew Hackworth-Callahan of Shelbyville.

 

Other survivors include his sister, Joetta Lou (Craig) Adams of Hope; his brother, Charles Ray (Sheila) Hackworth of Columbus; his sister, Shannon Renee Hackworth, his brothers, Bobby Eugene Thurman and Lester Allen Thurman, all of Shelbyville; his father, Charles Ray Hackworth, Sr.; his nieces and nephews, Kirk, Dereck, Kayla, Kali, Autumn, and Jenna; and his dog, J.J.

 

He was preceded in death by his nephew, Joshua DeWayne Bailey, and his grandparents.

 

Floyd was employed in lawn care and construction.

 

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, and working side by side with his Dad.  His favorite times were spent with his children.

 

Visitation will be Friday, July 3, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 4, 2020 at the funeral home with Pastor James Thurman officiating.

 

Burial will be in Mt. Auburn cemetery.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be given to the funeral home to help with Floyd’s funeral expenses.

 

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

Clay Sizemore, 83, of Fairland

Clay Sizemore, 83, of Fairland, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2020 at his residence.


Born March 30, 1937 in Hyden, Kentucky, he was the son of Hamblin
Sizemore and Mae (Couch) Sizemore.  He married Violet Mae (Brewer)
Sizemore on November 29, 1957 and she survives.


Other survivors include 3 daughters- Monica Morgan (husband Terry) of Fairland,
Carmela Peterson (husband Rex) of Indianapolis, Tresa Eads (husband Kirk) of
Shelbyville; 2 brothers- Glen Sizemore of Shelbyville, Floyd Sizemore (wife Faye)
of Ozark, Alabama; 7 grandchildren- Terry Morgan Jr., Lisa Altringer (husband Jay),
Andrea Talbott (husband Justin), Lindsay Yarling, Aaron Eads, Alex Eads, Adam Eads;
3 great grandchildren- Quentin Talbott, Bailey Talbott, Grace Altringer.  He is also
survived by several cousins and his cat Buddy.  He was preceded in death by his
parents, a brother Edward Sizemore, and 2 sisters- Kathleen Shinnick, and infant
sister Alma Sizemore.


Mr. Sizemore had lived in this area over 50 years, after moving from Lawrenceburg.


He had been employed as a factory worker with Ford Motor Company for 37 years,
retiring in 2004.  He was a member of Vineyard Church in Greenwood, was a member
of Bluegrass Association for many years, and was a Distinguished Kentucky Colonel.
Clay loved playing Bluegrass music and attending bluegrass festivals.  He enjoyed
riding motorcycles and motorcross racing, fishing, flea markets, and traveling. 

 

Dad was the patriarch of our family and the love of our lives.  What a legacy he has left
for each and every one in his family.  We will always love you, husband, daddy, grandpa,
mentor, friend.


Funeral services will be 10:30 am on Friday, July 3, 2020 at Glenn E. George & Son 
Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road. 

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. 

 

Friends may call on Thursday evening, July 2, 2020 from 4:00 until 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

 

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

Karen Kay Griffith, 78, of Shelbyville

Karen Kay Griffith, 78, of Shelbyville passed away Monday, June 29, 2020 at Cypress Run in Morristown.

 

She was born December 7, 1941, in Linton, the daughter of Oscar T. and Naomi Ruth (Malone) Pilk. On September 18, 1977, she married Howard W. Griffith, and he preceded her in death on May 20, 1988.

 

Karen is survived by two daughters, Cindy Land and husband, Buddy, of Indianapolis, and Tracy Sammons and fiance’, Andy Root, of Greensburg; twin brother, Kenneth Ray “Joe” Pilk Sr. and wife, Mary, of Shelbyville; five grandchildren, Joshua Land, Christy Sammons, Tara Grimes, Lesley (Sammons) Woodward and Rebekah Herald; great-grandchildren; Ashton, Hayden, Gianna, Benjamin, Azriel, Cadence, Tripp, Sariah, Jordan, Kiera, Shay and Alexandria; and niece, Valarie Gossage and husband, Scott, of Shelbyville.

 

In addition to Howard, Karen was preceded in death by her parents; and nephew, Kenneth Ray “Joe Joe” Pilk Jr.

 

Karen graduated in 1959 from Shelbyville High School and attended Porter Business College.

 

She was formerly a supply clerk for the Federal Government, for 23 ½ years, at Grissom Air Force Base and Fort Harrison Self Service Center. Karen had also previously worked at Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and Major Hospital. After retirement, she volunteered at Major Hospital.

Karen was a member of The Church of the Firstborn in Edinburgh.

 

She also leaves behind her dog, Odie Lee.

 

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, July 6, 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. Monday at the funeral home, with Bro. Chuck Vandermark officiating.

 

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

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

 

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