Obituaries Archives for 2020-10

Betty E. Gamble, 72, of Greenwood

Betty E. Gamble, 72, of Greenwood, passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at her residence.

 

Born May 8, 1948 in Perry County Kentucky, she was the daughter of Thomas Seldon Gum and Nancy (Fugate) Gum.  She married Blair E. Gamble on June 7, 1969 and he preceded her on January 17, 2014.

 

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

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Former Morristown HS principal, Lanny Parker, passed away

Paul L. “Lanny” Parker, 78, passed away Monday, October 26, 2020 following a brief illness.

 

Lanny was born February 8, 1942 in New Castle, the son of Paul and Lola (Fuqua) Parker.  He graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1960 and then obtained his Bachelor of Science and Master’s degree in education at Indiana State University where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. He later attended Ball State University and obtained his Educational Specialist degree.

 

His career began at Eminence High School in Eminence, Indiana, then moved to Sheridan High School, where he was the Assistant Principal and Varsity Basketball coach.  Lanny spent several years at Wapahani High School as Principal, Assistant Principal, Athletic Director and Varsity Basketball Coach.  He later became Assistant Principal at Whitko High School and retired as Principal of Morristown High School.

 

Lanny was on the Executive Committee of I.H.S.A.A. and the North Central Principal’s Association.  In 2013, he was inducted into the Delaware County Athletic Hall of Fame.  He was also a member of Bainbridge Alumni Association and Chairman of its Scholarship Selection Committee.

 

He enjoyed sports, racing, reading, and especially spending time with his family.  Out of all his accomplishments, Lanny was most proud of his family.

 

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Janet Parker; three children, Cindy Meyer (Curt), Lori Jones (Phil), and Brian Parker (Lisa); grandchildren, Katie Portolese (Austin), Ryan Meyer, Andrew Meyer, David Jones (Allie); step grandchildren, Curtis Hobbs, Clayton Hobbs, and Collin Hobbs; a sister, Susan Coleman (Mike); and several devoted nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

Lanny was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Mike Parker.

 

Funeral Services will be held at 5:00 pm Friday, October 30, 2020 at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel, Muncie,IN.

 

Family and friends may call at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel, from 3:00 pm until service time at 5:00 pm on Friday, October 30, 2020.

 

Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Bainbridge Cemetery in Bainbridge, Indiana.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Paul L. and Lola Parker Scholarship, c/o Wes-Del Community Schools, 10290 N. County Road 600 West, Gaston, IN 47342 or to the Bainbridge Alumni Scholarship, 2 South Jackson Street, Greencastle IN 46135.

 

Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.meeksmortuary.com.

Geneva Alexander

Our dear Gigi, Geneva Alexander, went to Heaven on October 27, 2020.

 

Waiting for her was her husband Charles, who left us on September 6, 2010, her firstborn, Jerry, who departed this earth on April 16, 1968, her second son Jack who walked to Heaven on December 18, 2013 and her youngest son, John, who passed away on January 9,2016.

 

She leaves her loved ones: Jim Alexander, Sherryl Alexander, Belinda Alexander, Jeremy Alexander & Marqueda Burke, Jack Jr. & Jalyn Alexander, and Lyndsey, Jim, Blake & Will Allender.

 

Geneva was born 95 years ago, to George and Pansy (Hull) Straber, and lived on a farm in Osgood with her three brothers and three sisters. She married Charles Alexander on June 30, 1949. She worked for years at KCL and the local Hallmark Card Shop. Her greatest accomplishment and joy of her life was her family. She was a member of and attended Lewis Creek Baptist, Shelbyville Community Church and First Baptist Church over the years.

 

Our Gigi was a kind, generous, loving person who always had a twinkling smile that lit up the room. She cared for others first. She dearly loved us.

 

While her departure is our loss, we rejoice in the fact that she is beaming, healthy, and overjoyed to be with her Savior and family.

 

Graveside services at Lewis Creek Baptist will be private. Donations in her memory can be given to Lewis Creek Baptist Church and very much appreciated.

 

Luke 1:45  “Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her.”

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Thelma Mae (Neville) Brown age 88 of Waldron

Thelma Mae (Neville) Brown age 88 of Waldron, Indiana passed away October 27, 2020 at Ashford Place Health Care, Shelbyville, IN.


She was born December 27, 1931 in Bartholomew County the daughter of the late Clarence Neville and Minnie (Milnes) Neville.  She married Robert E. Brown 11-30-1967 and he preceded her in death in 3-11-2004. Also preceded in death by her brothers, Joe, Jim and Ivan Neville and  her sisters, Ruby Richards, Mary White and Edelle Neville.


She was a lifetime member of this area, where she was a farmer. Thelma was a high school graduate of Edinburgh High School. She loved to cook and make noodles for many people. She also sold vegetables at the Shelby County Farmers Market. She loved her dogs, Timmy and Corky.


Funeral services for Thelma will be on Friday, October 30, 2020 at 11am in Glenn E. George Funeral Home, 106 E. Franklin St., St. Paul, IN.

 

Visitation will be Friday, October 30, 2020 from 10am until service time at 11am in the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Van Pelt Cemetery, Shelby County.


Memorial contributions can be made to the Van Pelt Cemetery.

Shirley A. Fraley, 80 of Morristown, formerly of Fountain Square

Shirley A. Fraley, 80 of Morristown, formerly of Fountain Square passed away Thursday, October 29, 2020, at Morristown Manor.

 

She was born August 9, 1940, in Beattyville, Kentucky, the daughter of Steven and Lillian (Day) Fraley.

Shirley is survived by her brother, Paul Fraley of Greenfield, formerly of Morristown; and several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Willis D. Fraley and Roger Fraley; and sister, Louise Fraley.

 

Shirley graduated in 1959 from Harry E. Wood High School.

 

She retired as a student loan clerk, with 10 years of service.

 

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, October 31, 2020, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel 124 E. North St. in Morristown.

 

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

 

Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Indianapolis.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Association, 5635 W. 96th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278.

 

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

Delores Marie "Sugar" Eacret, 89, of Waldron

Delores Marie “Sugar” Eacret, 89, of Waldron passed away Sunday, October 25, 2020, at Heritage House of Shelbyville.

 

She was born November 25, 1930, in Waldron, the daughter of Omer and Minnie (Skillman) Berauer. In July of 1983, she married Ivan “Gene” Eacret, and he preceded her in death on August 2, 2007.

Delores is survived by her sons, Reggi R. Ross and wife, Judith of North Vernon, and Jayme J. Ross and wife, Elizabeth “Libby”, of Shelbyville; eleven grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

 

In addition to Gene, Delores was preceded in death by her daughters, Candice K. Crouch and Elizabeth J. Ross; sister, Wilma Scheffler; and brother, Jack Berauer.

 

Delores graduated in 1948, as valedictorian, from Shelbyville High School.

 

She was the pianist at Fenn’s Christian Church and attended Geneva United Methodist Church.

 

Delores formerly worked at Hale Abstract, as a title searcher and examiner, for 49 years.

 

She enjoyed traveling, watching IU Basketball and sewing.

 

Delores loved to spend time with her family.

 

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 31, 2020, at Van Pelt 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 Cancer Association of Shelby County, PO Box 844, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Julie R. Rutledge, age 52, of Greenfield

Julie R. Rutledge, age 52, of Greenfield passed away Monday, October 26, 2020 at Community Hospital North. She was born December 25, 1967 at Bunker Hill AFB, Indiana to Kenneth and Amy (Schwartz) Troutman.


Julie was a graduate of Jefferson High School, Fort Wayne and graduated from Ball State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business. Julie was a payroll and H.R. Specialist for North Mechanical.
Julie married Darryl Rutledge on September 8, 2016. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She was a passionate and caring woman to everyone she met. Julie was an active member of Bethel Baptist Church and loved her missionary work. She was an avid camper and enjoyed her time spent at the lake with Darryl and family. She was also a rifle and gun enthusiast.


She is survived by her parents mentioned above; husband Darryl Rutledge; children, Katelyn Elizabeth Olson, Jacob Parker Rutledge, and Susan Elizabeth Rutledge; grandchildren, Luke Charles Prather and Judah Ray Prather; brother, Jeffery (Nena) Troutman; and sister-in-law Janice Marie Rutledge.


She is preceded in death by her son, Jacob Olson, grandparents, Ernest and Ruth Schwartz and George and Evelyn Troutman and brother-in-law Charles William Rutledge.


Visitation will be 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Thursday, October 29, 2020 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, IN 46140.

 

Funeral Service 10:00 AM, Friday, October 30th at the funeral home.

 

Burial immediately following at Park Cemetery, Greenfield.

 

Memorial contributions honoring Julie may be sent to Samaritans Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC. 28607 or online at samaritanspurse.org.


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


We ask visitors please wear masks and practice social distancing.

Helen B. Morningstar, 80, of Shelbyville

Helen B. Morningstar, 80, of Shelbyville passed away Sunday, October 25, 2020, at Timber Creek Village in Shelbyville.

 

She was born June 17, 1940, in Grant County, Kentucky, the daughter of William Howard and Mabel Lee (Orsborne) Smith. On December 12, 1964, she married Robert G. Morningstar, and he preceded her in death on March 24, 2005.

 

Helen is survived by her daughters, Tammy Huesman and husband, Bill, and Rhonda Bennett and husband, Michael, both of Shelbyville; son, Craig Morningstar and wife, Sandy, of Shelbyville; sister, Brenda Williams and husband, Marvin, of Murphy, Texas; grandchildren, Brooke VanVelse and husband, Ryan, Corey Huesman, Tawni Morningstar, Brittany Rush, Cameron Morningstar and Jacob Morningstar; great-grandchildren, McKenzie Taylor and husband, Jacob, Caroline Rush, Gracelynn Rush, Will VanVelse and Emma Rush; and several nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to Robert, Helen was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Drucilla Dennison; and a brother, Harold Smith.

 

Helen graduated in 1958 from Moral Township High School.

 

She was a member of Baptist Temple Church.

 

Helen was formerly a motor route carrier for the Indianapolis Star from 1980 to 1996, she worked at the Tippecanoe Press from 1967 to 1984, and later was the assistant manager of Village Pantry in Shelbyville from 1996 to 2001. She also was a dog groomer.

 

She enjoyed working jigsaw puzzles and word searches. Helen also enjoyed picking berries and hickory nuts. Helen loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

She loved dogs.

 

Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at Freeman Family

Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Pastor Ed Mohr officiating.

 

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

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

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

Nina M. Fagel, 87, of Shelbyville

Nina M. Fagel, 87, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, October 26, 2020 at Heritage House.

 

Born February 26, 1933 in Hogue, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Albert Clayton Young & Ollie Mae (Foster) Young.

 

Survivors include children- Phillip West, Linda Jackman (husband Ron) both of Fairland; grandchildren- Jayson West, Joshua West, Jeremy Jackman, Nicole Jackman, Lisa West, James West; 8 great-grand children, and 5 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Jerry West, daughter in law Elaine West, and 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

 

Mrs. Fagel had lived in this area since the early 50's after moving from Kentucky. She was

a factory worker for International Packings Corp for several years , retiring in 1989. 

Nina attended school in Somerset, KY and was a former member of the Eagles Auxiliary & 

American Legion Auxiliary. Nina enjoyed sewing, playing cards, reading, working in her flower

garden, and spending time with her family. She especially enjoyed her trips to Kentucky to 

visit her family and friends.

 

Funeral services will be 12:00 noon on Monday, November 2, 2020 at Glenn E. George & Son

Funeral Home, 437 Amos Rd, with Rev. David Humphrey officiating.

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer's Association or Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation,  in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com

Edwin Donald "Chub" Stohry, 92, of Shelbyville

Edwin Donald "Chub" Stohry, 92, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, October 23, 2020 at

Franklin Meadows Nursing Home in Franklin, Indiana.

 

Born August 8, 1928 in Shelby County he was the son of William B. and Lillie (Kuhn) Stohry.

 

He married Hattie (Dewitt) on August 27, 1952, and she preceded him in death on October 13, 2010.

 

Survivors include children- Michael Stohry of Indianapolis, Mark (wife Carol) Stohry of Flat Rock,

Douglas (wife Sandra) Stohry of Greenfield, Peter Stohry of St. Paul, Janet (husband Kim) Stillabower of Shelbyville, Amy (husband Dusty) Roell of Shelbyville; 10 grandchildren- Tricia Criss, Kristin Crawford, Adam Stillabower, Jami Murdock, Brad Stohry, Chelsea Fink, Josie Roell, Jade Roell, Jillian Roell and Jenna Roell; 11 great grandchildren- Nathan Criss, Kaitlyn Criss, Lillian Crawford, Quinn Crawford, Hudson Murdock, Wyatt Murdock, Claire Murdock, Maisie Stohry, Everett Stohry, Cole & Carl Fink. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, brothers Carl, Charles, Harold & Willard Stohry, sisters- Anna Marie Meredith, Ruth Huesman, and Ruby Woods and daughter in law Mary Jane Stohry.

 

Edwin graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1947 and worked at D & S Sales & Service, and

John Deere Quality Equipment in Shelbyville and also farmed. He enjoyed attending the County & State Fair, watching Draft Horse Pulls, Indiana University Basketball and spending time with his family.

 

A private family burial will be held at a later date at Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery.

Trampas K. Weitzel, 51, of Manilla

Trampas K. Weitzel, 51, of Manilla, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2020 at his residence. 

 

Born August 29, 1969 in Rushville, he was the son of Gary and Vicki (Nickolas) Weitzel.

 

Survivors include his father and mother of Manilla; brothers Travis Weitzel (fiance Kriste Scott)

of Homer, Toma Weitzel (wife Tracy) of Arlington; his grandmother Mary Fishback Nickolas of

Manilla; nephew T.J. Weitzel of Manilla, nieces Ciara Bertram of Paragon, Paige Weitzel of Manilla;

2 aunts- Marsha Need of Shelbyville, Linda Parton of Indianapolis and his dog Saber.

 

Mr. Weitzel had lived in this area since 2003, after moving from Wisconsin.  He graduated from

Rushville High School in 1989 and was a member of St. Vincent Catholic Church and Knights

of Columbus in Shelbyville.  He had been a factory/construction worker for several years.

 

Trampas was an avid Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers fan.  He also enjoyed flowers

and gardening.

 

Funeral services will be 10:00 am on Friday, October 30, 2020 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral
Home, 437 Amos Road. Burial will be in Manilla Cemetery.

Friends may call on Thursday evening, October 29, 2020 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to OUR Hospice of South Central Indiana, in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Judith Ann Heck, 80, of Waldron

Judith Ann Heck, 80, of Waldron, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2020 at Heritage House.

 

She was born January 1, 1940 in Shelbyville, the daughter of Curtis Turner and Elsie (Kepple) Turner.

 

She married her husband of 59 years, Raymond E. Heck on April 23, 1961, and he survives.

 

She is also survived by her nieces and nephew, Terry and Linda Wilcox, Sherry Price, Renee Watson, and several other nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, Wilma Wilcox and Frances Brown.

 

Mrs. Heck was a lifelong homemaker.  She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church since April 1958 where she was a member of the choir.  She enjoyed western square dancing.

 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at Mt. Pisgah Church

 

Funeral services will follow at noon at the church with Dr. Robb Barlow officiating.

 

Burial will be in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.

 

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

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

Sharon Kay (Craig) Talbert, 83, of Shelbyville

Sharon Kay (Craig) Talbert, 83, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, October 22, 2020

at Franklin Meadows.

 

Born May 27, 1937 in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of Voris Craig and Edith (McClure)

Craig.  She married Howard E. Talbert on November 19, 1960 and he preceded her on May 1, 2008.

 

Survivors include 4 sons- Steven Talbert, Brian Talbert, Michael Talbert, and Tony Talbert, all of Shelbyville, and one grandson Caleb Talbert.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her spouse.

 

Mrs. Talbert was a lifelong resident of this area, and graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1955.  She had been employed as a door greeter at Wal Mart for 15 years, and had previously  been employed as an office worker at General Electric for several years, where she met her husband Howard while employed there.

 

Sharon enjoyed playing bingo, cats, flowers, watching the Chase on TV, attending functions at Shelby Senior Center, and listening for the Statler Brothers sing.  Her favorite song was "I'll Fly Away".

 

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm on Friday, October 30, 2020 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Rev. Harvey Weaver officiating.

 

Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery. 

 

Friends may call on Friday from 12:00 noon until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions can be made to Shelby Senior Citizens, in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Margr├ęt Lilja Wyrick, 88, of Shelbyville

Margrét Lilja Wyrick, 88, of Shelbyville passed away Friday, October 23, 2020, at her home.

 

She was born June 12, 1932, in Reykjavík, Iceland, the daughter of Níls and Margrét Jóhanna ( Jónsdóttir ) Hansen. On June 21, 1971, she married John Joseph Wyrick, he proceeded her in death in April of 1990.

 

Margrét is survived by her sons, Michael Wayne Dailey and wife, Kimberly, and Ricky Lee Dailey and wife, Monica both of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Christopher Michael Dailey, Johnathan Wayne Dailey, Noah Lee Dailey, Ricky Lee Dailey Jr. and Michelle Nicole Dailey, 16 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to John, Margrét was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Jónína Soffía Hansen, Unnur ( Magnúsdóttir ) Clendening; brothers, Ólafur Þórir Hansen, Níls Hafsteinn Hansen, and a 3 week old infant brother.

 

She was formerly Senior Regent of the Women of the Moose, Auxiliary President of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2695, member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Red Hats Society, and the Cub Scout’s CIC Honor Unit.

 

Margrét Loved to travel the world and giving back to her community.

 

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, October 30, 2020, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Rev. Bill Horner officiating.

 

Interment will be at Boggstown Cemetery in Boggstown.

 

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

James M. "Jimmy" Doss, 67, of Richmond

James M. “Jimmy” Doss, 67, of Richmond passed away Saturday, October 24, 2020, at a friend’s home in New Palestine, after a long illness.

 

He was born April 7, 1953, in Plainfield. On December 2, 1982, he married Carol Ann Powers, and she survives.

 

In addition to Carol, Jimmy is survived by his brother-in-law, Thomas Powers and wife, Vickie, of Connersville; sisters-in-law, Kelley Powers of Richmond, and Dana Tansell and husband, Rick, of Lebanon; best friends, Lee and Wendee Pope; and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Jimmy graduated in 1972 from Avon High School, and attended Indiana University on a football scholarship.

 

He attended Eaton Pike Pentecostal Church.

 

Jimmy was formerly a caregiver at McSherr, Inc.

 

He also leaves behind his dog, Hey Girl.

 

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 South Harrison Street, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Judy Mae Pruitt, 69, of Shelbyville

Judy Mae Pruitt, 69, of Shelbyville passed away Sunday, October 25, 2020, at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

 

She was born November 6, 1950, in Rushville, the daughter of Roy and Ruth (Jones) Loveall. On December 14, 1990, she married her husband of 29 years Jeffrey L. Pruitt, and he survives.

 

In addition to Jeff, Judy is survived by her children, Bobby Smith of Indianapolis, Greg Pruitt and wife, Mary, of Marietta, and Diane Schuler and husband, Duane, of Shelbyville; brothers, Jerry Loveall of Shelbyville, Jeff Loveall and wife, Faye, of Anderson; sister, Julie Smith of Anderson; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Judy graduated in 1969 from Madison Heights High School.

 

She was a member of Saint George Lutheran Church.

 

Judy retired in 2015 from Williams Industries, with over 15 years of service.

 

She enjoyed crafting, going to rummage sales and collecting.

 

Judy also enjoyed helping Jeff with the many functions at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

 

She was an excellent cook and was known for her meatloaf.

 

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 29, 2020, at Saint George Lutheran Church, 10931 South 600 West, Edinburgh. Friends may gather one half hour prior to the service.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Saint George Lutheran Church, 10931 South 600 West, Edinburgh, Indiana 46124.

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

John W. Alley, Jr., 90, of Fairland

John W. Alley, Jr., 90, of Fairland, passed away Thursday, October 22, 2020, at Heritage House Memory Care in Shelbyville.

 

He was born in Cumberland, IN, to John W. Alley Sr. and Nellie (Vernon) Alley on November 5, 1929.

 

John is survived by his wife of 64 years, Martha (Bunch) Alley and sons Dan (Nina) Alley of Greenwood, USMC Ret. MSG Joseph (Brooke) Alley of Darwin, NT, Australia, and daughter Valerie (Rob) Prather of Fairland.

 

He is also survived by 9 grandchildren: Rachel Huffman, Rebecca Downing, Megan Monnier, Christopher Alley, Emily Alley, Andrew Alley, Gabriel Alley, Loreena Alley and Virginia Alley and 7 great grandchildren: Avery, Aidan, Alec, Asa, Amelia, Theodore John, and Harrison. Two Sisters, Dolly Parrot and Alberta Springer of Indianapolis, also survive.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers and 6 sisters.

 

Mr. Alley served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Greenfield, and was a former Sunday School Teacher and Deacon at Shelbyville Baptist Temple.

 

He was a Project Manager with Eli Lilly & Company and retired in 1994 after 25 years of service.

 

One of his favorite pastimes was bowling in local leagues. He enjoyed the outdoors and stayed active with bike riding, long walks, and tending to his yard. He loved singing and reading his Bible and creating many memories with his grandchildren.

 

Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 27th, 2020, at Hope’s Point Church, 1703 S. Miller Ave., Shelbyville. Services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 28th, with visitation from 10 a.m. to time of service, at the church with Pastor Ed Mohr, Pastor Rick Cochran and Pastor Tommy Hensley all officiating.

 

Burial will be at Fairland Cemetery with military rites conducted by local veteran’s organizations.

 

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

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gideon's International, P O Box 140800, Nashville, TN 32714-0800.

 

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

Mark R. LaFary, 54, of Shelbyville

Mark R. LaFary, 54, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, October 19, 2020 at MHP Medical Center.

 

Born November 10, 1965 in Groton, Connecticut, he was the son of Clifford "Pat" LaFary and Billie
(Towe) LaFary.  He married Tracy (Bowers) LaFary on March 27, 2004 and she survives.


Other survivors include 4 daughters- Brittany, Jennifer, Brayden & Katie; 3 stepsons- Christopher, Carl & Jesse; 2 brothers- Twin brother Clark (wife June), Terry (wife Kayce), 2 sisters- Linda Smith (husband Paul), and sister Sue; and 18 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother Larry.

 

Mr. LaFary had lived in this area for 25 years, after moving from Mooresville.  He was a journeyman
plumber for 25 years, working with several different plumbing companies, including his current employer- Steg Plumbing of Indianapolis.   

 

He graduated from Ben Davis High School in 1983, and was a US Army veteran.

 

Mark enjoyed hunting, fishing, and animals.

 

Funeral services will be 12:00 noon on Friday, October 23, 2020 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Dave Carte  officiating.  Burial will be in Bryant Cemetery in Martinsville. 

 

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

 

Military rites will be conducted by a local veterans organization.

 

Memorial contributions  can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, in care of the funeral Home.

John Coomer, 60, of Elwood

John Coomer, 60, of Elwood, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2020 at St. Vincent Mercy Hospital, Elwood.

 

He was born October 12, 1960 in Noblesville to John L. Coomer and Ruth Ann (Lamb) Coomer.

 

He married Audrey Fugate on January 12, 1985, and she survives.

 

He is also survived by his children, Donald Fugate of Kendallville, Kristina (Kenny) Bolen of Wolcottville, Amy Reed of Shelbyville, Jamie Wilson of Shelbyville, James Cart of Indianapolis, Tasha Coomer of Noblesville, and Tonya Warren of Elwood, 14 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren, his sister, Lisa Ironmonger of Logansport, his brother, Terry Coomer of Indianapolis, and his best friend, Max, his dog.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 grandchild.

 

John was a member of the Indiana National Guard.  He enjoyed going to flea markets, traveling, and was a vendor at local carnivals.  He was known for his tye dying talent.

 

Visitation will be Saturday, October 24, 2020 from Noon to 2 p.m. at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Edwin Mohr officiating.

  

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the John Coomer Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.

 

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

Philip E. Fralich, 88, of Waldron

Philip E. Fralich, 88, of Waldron passed away Monday, October 19, 2020, at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

 

He was born September 10, 1932, in Greenfield, the son of Herbert and Cecil (Larrabee) Fralich. On September 9, 1951, he married his wife of 68 years, Dorthy May Helms, and she preceded him in death on July 14, 2020.

 

Philip is survived by his son, Gary Fralich and wife, Marcella, of Waldron; 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.

 

In addition to Dorthy, Philip was preceded in death by his parents; a son, David Judson Fralich; and brother, Bill Fralich.

 

Philip graduated in 1950 from Greenfield High School.

 

He was a member of the Greenfield Methodist Church.

 

Philip owned and operated Fralich Construction for most of his life.

 

He enjoyed being and working outdoors.

 

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, October 26, 2020, at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville, with Sy Stohry officiating.

 

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.

 

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

James Edward "Jimi" Francis, 49, of Shelbyville

James Edward “Jimi” Francis, 49, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at his residence.

 

He was born May 6, 1971 in Buffalo, NY.

 

Jimi is survived by his mother, Marcia Thompson (husband, Vernon), his father, Edward Francis (wife, Carol), his brother, Edward James Francis, his step-brother, Eric Francis (wife, Sophie), his uncle James Notgrass (wife, Brenda), his cousins, Mendi Shirah, and Heather Caldwell, and his best friend, his beloved dog, Rufus.

 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Beverley and Edwin Ewing and his grandfather, Retired Lt. Colonel James C. Notgrass.

 

Jimi was an auto body mechanic.  He always enjoyed working on cars doing either body work or general maintenance.  During his time in Florida, he would frequently be found enjoying the water on the jet ski.  Jimi loved to cook and spend time with family and friends.

 

Visitation will be Monday, October 26, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

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

 

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

Paul Wayman Smith, 82, Greenfield

Paul Wayman Smith, 82, Greenfield, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020 at Hancock Regional Hospice. Paul was born on July 14, 1938 in Celina, TN, to William and Nell (Long) Smith.

Paul worked for E & B Paving in Anderson, IN, for many years. Paul was a quiet man, mostly staying to himself. But he did enjoy trout fishing in Tennessee, watching NASCAR on TV, hunting, watching Western movies on TV, and visiting with friends at the local Goodwill many times a day, everyday, as well as collecting others’ discarded treasures to make his own. Paul was a member of Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Greenfield.

Paul is survived by his children: Loretta (Danny) Wells and Margaret McKeeman; step-daughter, Toni Johnson; grandchildren: Danny Wells, Jr., Robby McDonald, Brittany Tiller, and Dylan Wells; great-grandchildren: Alexis, Danny, Gavin, Brandon, and Anna; and brother, June Smith.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lillian (Johnson) Smith; and brothers: James Smith and Ronnie Smith.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield. The funeral will begin immediately following visitation with Brother Joe Riggs officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Indianapolis, where Paul will be laid to rest next to his wife, Lillian. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Heart Foundation, 31822 Village Center Road, Suite 208, Westlake Village, CA 91361. If you would like to sign the online guest book or send condolences to the family you may do so by visiting www.stillingerfamilyfuneralhome.com .

Beulah J. Nickel, 88, former Shelby County resident

Beulah J. Nickel, 88, former Shelby County resident, passed away Thursday, October 15, 2020

at Eagle Valley Meadows in Indianapolis.

 

Born December 14, 1931 in Boggstown, she was the daughter of Earl and Myrtle Betts.

 

Survivors include a son Emmett Lawless (wife Teresa) of Morristown, a daughter Jan Jennings

of Gainesville, Florida; 4 grandchildren- Jason Lawless, Lyndsay Jennings, Andrew Abrams, Anthony  Abrams; and 8 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by parents, a daughter Crystal Lawless Gerding, granddaughter Shanna Doreston; and 3 brothers & 3 sisters.

 

Mrs. Nickel was a resident of St. Petersburg Florida for 40 years.  She had been a nurse with the Twin Towers Nursing Facility in Pasadena, Florida for 12 years, and had previously been employed by Western Electric in Indianapolis.  She graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1950, and received her degree in Nursing from the University of Florida.

 

Beulah enjoyed art and painting, and creating  pottery and ceramics.

 

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

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Richard E. Morris, 88, of Morristown

Richard E. Morris, 88, of Morristown passed away Thursday, October 15, 2020, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus.

 

He was born December 12, 1931, in Connersville, the son of Jesse Sr. and Anna Ethalee (Gallihier) Morris. On June 27, 1952, he married his wife of 68 years, Ada J. Stephen, and she survives.

 

In addition to Ada, Richard is survived by his daughters, Veronica Rogers and husband, Gary, of Morristown, Diana Gephart Fugate and husband, Rick, and Marchella Spivey and fiance’, Steve Wheeldon, both of Shelbyville, and Sheri McCane and husband, Clay, of Rushville; sister, Gladys Glover of Fort Bragg, North Carolina; 11 grandchildren; 26 and one on the way great-grandchildren; seven step great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Albert Morris and Jesse Morris Jr.; sisters, Vera Shaw and Bessie Hardin; and great-grandson, Jacob Anthony McMann.

 

Richard graduated in 1949 from Connersville High School and attended Bible College in Cincinnati and Indianapolis.

 

He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Greenfield.

 

Richard was a U.S. Army and Air Force Reserve veteran, serving for over 30 years.

 

He retired from Ford Motor Company Indianapolis on August 1, 2004, with 42.3 years of service.

Richard was a past member of the Odd Fellows, Masonic Lodge and Shriners.

 

He enjoyed fishing, bowling, watching people, and working outdoors in his yard and Ada’s flower gardens.

 

Richard loved his grandchildren and enjoyed making memories with them.

 

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, October 18, 2020 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St. in Morristown and from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Monday, October 19, 2020 at Bethel Baptist Church, 1610 S. State St. in Greenfield.

 

Funeral Service at 10 a.m. Monday at the church, with Pastors Tommy Hensley and Randall Parker officiating.

 

Interment will be at Asbury Cemetery in Morristown, with military graveside services.

 

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

 

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

Janis L. Shepherd, 82, of Shelbyville

Janis L. Shepherd, 82, of Shelbyville passed away Saturday, October 17, 2020, at Cypress Run in Morristown.

 

She was born March 31, 1938, in Monticello, Kentucky, the daughter of Willie Lawrence and Cora (Bell) Turner. On October 17, 1958, she married her husband of 62 years, Franklin D. “Frank” Shepherd, and he survives.

 

In addition to Frank, Janis is survived by her daughter, Tammi Atwood and husband, Travis, of Waldron; son, Kim Shepherd and companion, Hang “Ty” Duong, of Orlando, Florida; brothers, Robert Turner and wife, Velma, of Monticello, Kentucky, Kenneth Turner and wife, Teresa, of Ohio, Roger Turner and wife, Patsy, of Alabama, Larry Turner and wife, Ann, of Shelbyville, and Lawrence Turner and wife, Irene, of Muncie; sisters, Diana Branscum of Monticello, Kentucky, and Norma Cagle and husband, Arthur, of Huntsville, Alabama; grandchildren, Morgan Atwood, Anthony Atwood, Arianna Shepherd and Jonathon Shepherd; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Joan Westerfield; and brother, Gary Turner.

 

Janis attended Calvary Baptist Church.

 

She retired from Enbi in 2003.

 

Janis enjoyed reading and tending to her flower gardens.

 

She loved creating memories with her grandchildren.

 

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 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. Friday, October 23, 2020 at the funeral home, with Rev. Dr. Robb Barlow officiating.

 

Interment will be at Fairland Cemetery in Fairland.

 

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

 

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

Danny Joe Lee, 70, of Shelbyville

Danny Joe Lee, 70, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020 at his residence.

 

He was born March 4, 1950 in Shelbyville to Gilbert Emerson Lee and Mabel Elizabeth (Redd) Lee.

 He married Lora (Mohr) Lee on November 29, 1968 and she survives.

 

He is survived by his mother, his sons, Clint Lee (wife, Kelly Leap/Lee); Andy Lee (wife, Danielle Robinson/Lee); and Justin Lee; his daughter, Rebekah Lee Taylor (husband, Brad Taylor, Jr.); his grandchildren, Corbin Lee (wife, Kaleigh Hurley/Lee); Kennedy Lee, Riley Lee, Alivia Lee, Lydia Lee, Lucas Lee, Emmery Taylor, Ellie Taylor, Ruby Taylor and Judah Taylor, and his brothers, Kenny Lee and Tim Lee, and great-grandchild, Piper Lee.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, and brother, Larry Lee.

 

  Danny was a 1968 graduate of Morristown High School.

 

  He was a factory worker at General Electric.  He was a meat cutter at Ranch Market, Western Super Market, Standard Grocery and the meat science lab at Purdue University, totally 16 years.

 

He retired from Long Services and Commodity Enterprise in 2013 after 24 years.

 

Danny’s hobbies included playing golf, fishing, camping and horseback riding.  He enjoyed the times he spent with his church family.  His most precious times were spent with his family and friends. 

 

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Hope’s Point Church, 1703 S. Miller Avenue, Shelbyville, IN.

 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, October 22, 2020 at the church with Pastor Edwin Mohr and Pastor Andy Lee officiating.

 

Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens and Crematory.

  

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th Street, Columbus, IN 46201, Grace House Ministries, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176, or Holy Land Missions in care of Hope’s Point Church or Crossroad Community Church, 475 E. Progress Parkway, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

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

Shelbyville civic leader Dick Fero passed away October 4

Dick Fero passed away in the early morning hours of October 4th, surrounded by family members, from complications following a stroke. He and family were fortunate to share his last days in person and Zoom calls, singing, telling stories, and praying.

Dick was born in Plattsburgh, New York on New Year’s Eve 1936 to Homer J. Fero, DDS & Mildred S. Fero. The family moved to Houghton, New York where his father became the Dentist for the community and college there.

As a teenager, Dick dreamed of becoming a “crack pilot”. Like many family members, he enrolled and began studies at Houghton College. But, he finished his degree in Psychology at Alfred University then joining the US Air Force as a B52 crew member. Still pursing his dream, he left the Air Force for the US Army.

Based in California, he returned to New York on leave, meeting the daughter of his parents’ college friends. Edith & Alvin Densmore, DDS, had known Dick’s parents at Houghton College and now resided in neighboring Perry, New York where “Al” practiced Dentistry. Dick proposed to Annette and the two were married on October 31, 1964 in Mt. Morris with a reception at the Glen Iris Inn in Letchworth State Park.

Next, Dick traveled to Vietnam as a US Army Advisor to the South Vietnamese. The young couple was fortunate to meet in Hawaii for their honeymoon. Upon returning, Dick finally realized his dream to fly completing the US Army’s new helicopter school in Fort Rucker, Alabama. He returned to Vietnam for a second tour.

Dick’s US Army Aviation career took him to Savannah, Georgia, Seoul, Korea, and then to Shelbyville, Indiana as the Advisor to the Indiana National Guard. After a brief final assignment at Fort Hood, Texas, Dick retired from the US Army and accepted his next assignment as Personnel Director at W.S. Major Hospital where he spent the next nine years.

In Shelbyville, Dick began his commitment to community service joining many organizations and became a fervent Rotarian. He took on leadership roles in the Shelbyville community that were sometimes difficult. But Dick stayed focused on doing the right thing for the Shelbyville community. He served many organizations and boards with mission-like commitment, including the Shelby County Public Library & Foundation and Shelbyville Aviation Board. He spent an extremely rewarding 20+ years with the sheltered workshop, Shares Inc., finding work projects for clients and chaperoning annual trips.

Dick’s involvement in the community built an inner strength that motivated him to pursue political office, a surprise to some family members. He served as Shelby County Republican Chairman and was then elected to three terms as a City of Shelbyville Common Council Representative. Never deterred by work to meet an objective, Dick walked streets and neighborhoods meeting residents and asking for their vote. Dick truly believed in doing what he felt was right for the City of Shelbyville.

In 2014, Dick and Anne celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family at the Glen Iris Inn in NY. And last year, they moved to a retirement village in Indianapolis.

Three weeks ago, Dick was so pleased to have a long visit with his granddaughter, Ellen Fero, who is a Freshman student-athlete and pursuing a degree in Psychology at Indiana State University. He is survived by his two sons, John (wife, Ilyse Hillebrand) of Indianapolis and Steven (Suzanne Thomas) of Fishers, his granddaughter, Ellen Fero of Terre Haute, and her mother Lisa Fero of Fishers. Dick is also survived by his three sisters, Nancy (Arne) Dahl of East Patchogue, New York, Virginia (Marty) French of Alexandria, Virginia, and Deborah (Paul) Young of Houghton, New York.

A memorial service with Covid precautions visitation and online streaming will be held at First United Methodist Church in Shelbyville, Indiana on Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 5:30 to 6:30 and a service on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Houghton Wesleyan Church in Houghton, New York with burial in Freedom Cemetery, NY. Donations can be made in Dick’s memory to the Shelby County Public Library Foundation. Online condolences may be shared on Facebook or at www.wsdavisfuneralhome.com.

Norvin Humphrey, Jr., 82, of Shelbyville

Norvin Humphrey, Jr., 82, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, October 9 2020 at MHP Medical Center.

 

Born December 7, 1937 in Fayette County, he was the son of Norvin Humphrey and Marqurite (Engleking) Humphrey.  He married Alice Jean (Montgomery) Humphrey on January 4, 1959 and she preceded him on February 1, 2010.

 

Survivors include a son Gerald Humphrey (companion Debra Thompson) of Shelbyville, a daughter Theresa Adams (husband Mark) of Shelbyville; 3 grandchildren- Norvin Eric Adams, Travis Adams (wife Brittany), Phillip  Humphrey; and 2 great grandchildren- Savannah Adams and Noah Adams. 

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his spouse, and a sister Mary Keesling.

 

Mr. Humphrey attended Connersville High School, and had been employed as an electrician with IBEW Local # 481 for many years, retiring in 1997.
Norvin loved to watch sports on TV, especially  Cincinnati Reds baseball, wood working, and spending time with his family and friends.

 

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor Bill Horner and Rev. Harvey Weaver officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions can be made to OUR Hospice of South Central Indiana, in care of the funeral home.

Mallory A. Campbell-Norris, 36, passed away Saturday, October 10, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

She was born July 26, 1984 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Denver Campbell and Judy Doll-Campbell.

Mallory loved her kids. She was a good listener, an amazing writer and poet, and loved camping.

She is survived by her parents, Denver Campbell and Judy Doll-Campbell; sisters, Brandy (Kyle) Lewis and Angela Campbell; daughter, Macy Norris; son, Jayden Steele; and daughter, Madalynn Pelton; several nieces and nephews and many aunts, uncles and cousins; Maddy’s father, Dusten Pelton; Jayden’s father, Darryl Steele, and Macy’s father, Tracy Norris, and Anna Campbell, best friend of 24 years. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Makenzy Jewel.

Friends may call 4:00 pm till 8:00 pm, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, IN 46140.

 

Funeral Service at 10:00 am, Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home with Pastor Juan Carreon officiating. Interment to immediately follow at Washington Park East Cemetery, 10612 E. Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46229.

Freddie A. Shepard, 72, of Shelbyville

Freddie A. Shepard, 72, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital.

 

He was born March 30, 1948, in Shelbyville, to Bert Kenneth Shepard and Freda Louise (Thomas) Shepard.

 

Freddie is survived by his brothers, Kenneth Anderson, Ronnie Shepard, Bobby (Debby) Shepard, and, Tom (Debbie) Shepard, his sisters, Lou Ann Miller, and Pamela Hodgetts, his nephew, Frank “Butch” (Chandra) Kikendall, his niece, Heather (Naseer) Bade, and several other nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Roger, Frankie, and Terry Shepard, and his sisters, Nona Sue Shepard and Sarah Tucker.

 

He was employed for many years at Indiana Cash Drawer.

 

Freddie had a love for fishing and being outdoors.  He also enjoyed doing word search puzzles and scrapping metals.  His greatest pleasure was spending time with his family and close friends.

 

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

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

 

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

 

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

Rickey Jay "Rick" Crosby, 72, of Shelbyville

Rickey Jay “Rick” Crosby, 72, of Shelbyville passed away Saturday, October 10, 2020, at Franciscan Hospice House in Indianapolis.

 

He was born August 31, 1948, in Shelbyville, the son of Carl R. “Bob” and Billie Lou (Rapp) Crosby. On June 28, 1998, he married his wife of 22 years, Virginia O. “Gingi” Branson, and she survives.

In addition to Gingi, Rick is survived by his children, Tracey Tucker and husband, Vince, of Shelbyville, Todd Crosby and wife, Jean, of Carmel, Trisha Tackett and husband, David, of Shelbyville, Carrie V. Gray and husband, Jason, of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Andrew S. Fansler and wife, Carmen, of Shelbyville; sister, Kathy Pool and husband, Bob, of Shelbyville; and grandchildren, Alexis Tackett, Austin Tucker, Jaidyn Tackett, Molly Crosby, Warren Gray, Hannah Crosby, Tanner Gray, Abby Tucker, Anne Marie Fansler and Mollie Fansler.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Rick graduated in 1966 from Shelbyville High School and attended Barber College and Real Estate School.

 

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves, serving from 1967 to 1973.

 

Rick was a member of the First Christian Church.

 

He was formerly a barber, at his father’s barber shop, Crosby’s Barber Shop and sold real estate at Herthel-VanNatta Real Estate. Rick also formerly worked at the Horseshoe and Mirage Casinos in Las Vegas and for Eli Lilly. He retired in 2016.

 

Rick was a past member of the Eagles Aerie Lodge No. 766, Moose Lodge No. 2118 and the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks.

 

He loved his granddogs.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, October 15, 2020, at the First Christian Church, 118 W. Washington St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church, with the Revs. Bill Horner and Beth Crouch officiating.

 

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

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

 

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

Kaia Lily Mays, infant, of Shelbyville

Kaia Lily Mays, infant, of Shelbyville passed away Saturday, October 10, 2020 at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

 

She was the child of Galen Jacob and Angela Renee’ Mays.

 

Kaia is survived by her parents of Shelbyville; and a brother, Castiel Brian Mays of Shelbyville.

 

A Memorial Service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Friends may gather one hour prior to the service.

 

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

Frances K. Robertson, 91, of Fairland

Frances K. Robertson, 91, of Fairland went to be with the Lord and her heavenly family on Sunday, October 11, 2020, at her home.

 

She was born February 8, 1929, in the living room of the family farm in Fairland, the daughter of Robert A. and Margaret (Kuppler) Dake. In November of 1956, she married the love of her life, Donald L. Robertson, and he preceded her in death in May of 1969.

 

Frances is survived by her son, Robert Keith “Robbie” Robertson of Fairland; daughter, Kathryn “Kathy” Robertson of Shelbyville; and a granddaughter, who was her pride and joy, Macey Lynn Robertson.

 

In addition to Donald, Frances was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Robert Kenneth Dake.

 

Frances graduated in 1947 from Fairland High School.

 

She was a member of Beacon Baptist Church, and formerly a member of Fairland Baptist Church. Frances enjoyed participating in the choir and assisting with the church finances.

 

Frances retired from the Fort Benjamin Harrison Finance Center in September of 1997, with 45 years of service. She loved her job and held many supervisory positions.

 

She was also a member of the Fairland Order of Eastern Star.

 

Frances was an avid gardener, loved to sew and cook and she loved to take care of her family. She was a very special woman who was loved and admired by many. Frances will be greatly missed, especially by her family.

 

Frances also leaves behind her dog, Meka; and cat, Max

 

Graveside services will be at Fairland Cemetery in Fairland at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2020. All who knew and loved her are welcome to attend.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Beacon Baptist Church, 918 E. McKay Road, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

Karen Mae Turner, 76, of Indianapolis, formerly Shelbyville

Karen Mae Turner, 76, of Indianapolis, former Shelbyville resident, passed away Tuesday,

October 13, 2020 at Eagle Creek Health Care Center in Indianapolis.

 

Born June 28, 1944 in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of Lemuel Handy and Lula Mae

(Woods) Handy. 

 

Survivors include 2 sons- Greggory Scott Burris (wife Jorgia) of Woodbridge, Virginia, Warren

Allen Burris of Orlando, Florida; 1 sister Nancy Branch of Shelbyville; 2 grandchildren- Israel 

Smith and Malia Burris.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and 2 sisters- Betty Smith

and Shirley Render.

 

Mrs. Turner lived most of her lifetime in Shelbyville, and graduated from Shelbyville High School

in 1962.   She had been a secretary at General Electric/Wellman's where she retired after many 

years of service.

 

A private burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Andrew Adolf Milke, 77, of Wilkinson

Andrew Adolf Milke, 77, of Wilkinson, passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Hancock Regional Hospital, Hospice, with long-term significant other, Sharon Johnson, by his side.

 

Andy was born on July 22, 1943, in Lansing, MI, to the late Edmond and Marjie (Morrison) Milke. Andy graduated from Broad Ripple High School.

Andy was employed by the City of Greenfield in the Parks Department. He would have concluded his 28th year of service at the end of 2020, when he would have retired.

 

Andy was a member of St. James Lutheran Church as well as the American Legion in Knightstown. He enjoyed old cars and golfing.

Andy is survived by his loving girlfriend of 23 years, Sharon Johnson; children: Lisa Marie Sidlow and Michael Adolf Milke; granddaughter, Marina; and brother, Bruce Milke.

Per Andy’s wishes, there will not be any visitation nor service open to the public. If you would like to sign the online guest book or send condolences to the family you may do so by visiting www.stillingerfamilyfuneralhome.com .

John C. Garlitch, Jr., 73, of St. Paul

John C. Garlitch, Jr., 73, of St. Paul, passed away October 8, 2020 at MHP Medical Center.

 

Born December 18, 1946 in Shelbyville, he was the son of John C. Garlitch and Sarah (Nugent)

Garlitch.  He married Bonnie (Thurston) Garlitch on October 15, 1966 and she survives.

 

Other survivors include 2 sons- Mike Garlitch (companion Stacy Harmon) of Jennings County, 

John C. Garlitch III (wife Susan) of St. Paul; a brother Mark Garlitch (wife Melanie) of St. Paul;

4 grandchildren- Nicole Moorman, John Garlitch IV, Kristopher Garlitch, Kameron Garlitch; and

5 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Mr. Garlitch was a lifelong resident of this area, and graduated from St. Paul High School in 1965.

He had been a self employed farmer, barber, and factory worker, cutting hair at Coulston's  Barber 

Shop for 8 years and retiring from KCL Corp. after 23 years of service.  He was a lifelong member

 of the West Side Wesleyan Church of Shelbyville,  where he served as Sunday School Superintendent

for many years, and was a US Navy veteran serving in Vietnam

 

John enjoyed farming, building model trains, coon hunting, horseback riding, and spending time with

his family and grandchildren.

  

Funeral services will be 10:30 am on Monday, October 12, 2020 at West Side Wesleyan Church, 

535 Dunn Avenue, with Pastor Richard Poe officiating.  Burial will be in Lewis Creek Cemetery. 

Friends may call on Sunday evening from 4:00 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 the West Side Wesleyan Church, in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Darrin Lee Bledsoe, 50

It is with great sadness that the family of Darrin Lee Bledsoe announce his sudden passing on Monday, October 5, 2020 at the age of 50.

Darrin will be lovingly remembered by his mother, Connie Freshwater; sisters, Amie (James) Martin, Connie (Max) Zirkle, and brothers Calvin (Kelly) Hardy Bledsoe IV, and Ryan Thompson. Grandmothers, Vera Bledsoe, and Genevieve Gordon. Grandfather, Robert (Donna) Anderson. Nieces, Mykala Braziel and Rileigh Zirkle; nephews, Bobby (Caylee) Braziel, Levi (Kristen) Braziel, Braiden Lanter, Braxton Zirkle and Gavin Timmons. Aunts, Lori Anderson, Lisa Anderson, Tamara Roembke and Debra Epstein. Uncles, Jim (Carol) Anderson, Brad Bledsoe and great nephew, Dawson Braziel and numerous other family members and friends. Darrin was preceded in death by his father, Calvin Hardy Bledsoe III.

Darrin worked for many years in the construction and electrical industry. He loved to fish, cook, spend time with family, and love on his great nephew, Dawson. He really enjoyed nature and spending time with animals. His favorite Scripture was Psalm 25. One of the things he always said before finishing a video or phone call was “Peace Out”.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 1:00 pm at River Oaks Community Church, 1220 Brown School Road, Maryville, TN 37804. 865-980-9088. Reception to follow in the hospitality room at church.

In lieu of flowers and to help offset burial expenses, memorial donations can be made to River Oaks Community Church by clicking on this link: www.easytithe.com/rocc. Please select the fund “Benevolence” and in the comments type “Martin Family memorial”.

Steven Earl Macy, 75, of Shelbyville

Steven Earl Macy, 75, of Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at Franciscan Health in Indianapolis.

 

He was born August 6, 1945, in Beech Grove, the son of T.S. and Marie Eileen (Ramsey) Macy. On July 22, 1967, he married his devoted and loving wife of 53 years, Janie (Fuchs) Macy, and she survives.

 

In addition to Janie, Steve is survived by his son, Thomas Macy of Shelbyville; sisters, Lois Macy and Kathy Groves, both of Fishers; brother-in-law, Brent Fuchs and Lisa, of Shelbyville; two nieces; two nephews, five great-nephews; and one great-niece.

 

Steve was preceded in death by his parents.

 

He graduated in 1963 from Arlington High School.

 

Steve was the supervisor of tool services at Navistar International retiring in 2008, with 43 years of service.

 

He was formerly very active and dedicated to the Morristown Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as Fire Chief. He was a Master Firefighter and Instructor. Steve also was the former District 10 Chairman of the IVFA.

 

Steve was also a former member of the Morristown Lions Club.

 

He enjoyed doing woodworking, and going fishing and hunting. Steve was a motorcycle enthusiast. He also enjoyed loading gun ammunition.

 

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 911 E. 86th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240.

 

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

Catherine M. Snyder, 95, of Columbus, formerly of Shelbyville

Catherine M. Snyder, 95, of Columbus, formerly of Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at Keepsake Village in Columbus.

 

She was born January 22, 1925, in Waldron, the daughter of Benjamin Weidner and Sallie (Shaw) Weidner Fuchs. On February 16, 1946, she married David H. Snyder, and he preceded her in death on August 30, 2006.

 

Catherine is survived by her daughter, Janis Hagerty of Columbus; son, John D. Snyder and wife, Alice, of Virginia Beach, Virginia; grandchildren, Dana (Hagerty) Salgado and husband, Abner, and Brian Hagerty; great-grandson, Nathan Hagerty and wife, Krista; great-great-grandchildren, Paisley, Piper and Kaylee; and several nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to David, Catherine was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, D. Claudine Ellington and Florine Bentley.

 

Catherine graduated in 1943 from Waldron High School.

 

She was a member of the First Christian Church in Shelbyville.

 

Catherine was a homemaker and was known for her delicious pies and noodles.

 

She was the loving wife of a dedicated fireman of 40 plus years for the Shelbyville Indiana Fire Department. Catherine was active in the Fireman’s Auxiliary for many years.

 

Catherine enjoyed watching the Indiana Pacers and the Indianapolis Colts.

 

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, October 12, 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 Rev. Bill Horner officiating.

 

Virtual funeral services will be https://www.facebook.com/freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.

 

Interment will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Indiana Chapter, 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240 or the Columbus Fire Department Cheer Fund, 1101 Jackson Street, Columbus, Indiana 47201.

 

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

Eura "Pearl" Crafton, 79, of Shelbyville

Eura “Pearl” Crafton, 79, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at Homeview Health and Rehabilitation in Franklin.

 

She was born May 30, 1941 in Burksville, KY to James Lee ‘Jim’ Brown and Freda Pearl (Adams) Brown. 

 

Pearl is survived by her daughter, Edna (Larry) Jones; Freda Burkhead; son, Edward Lee (Robin) Burkhead; and daughter, Sheila (Michael) Cox all of Shelbyville 12 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Dewey Lee Brown, Eddie Lee Brown, Jack Brown and JR Melvin Brown.

 

Mrs. Crafton graduated from Burksville, KY high school.

 

She had been employed at KCL, Overhead Door, and Long John Silvers.  Her main occupation was as a Home Health Aid.

 

She enjoyed cooking, gaming, puzzles, and traveling. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends.

 

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Miller Cemetery with Dr. Robb Barlow officiating.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Heart to Heart Hospice, 2611 Waterfront Pkwy E Dr Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46214

 

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

 

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

Nina Charlene Taylor, 82, of Waldron

Nina Charlene Taylor, 82, of Waldron, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2020 at her residence.

 

Born March 26, 1938 in Henry County, she was the daughter of Elbert Holbrook and Nelle (Bruner)

Holbrook.  She married Robert O. Taylor on September 5, 1959 and he survives.

 

Other survivors include a son Charlie Taylor (wife Randee) of Shelbyville; 3 grandchildren- Gregory

Taylor (wife Katie), Lauren Taylor, and Kristen Taylor.  She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother John Rohlfing.

 

Mrs. Taylor was a lifelong resident of this area and a member of Indian Creek Christian Church.  She graduated from Waldron High School in 1956, from Franklin College with a Bachelor's Degree, and Butler University, where she earned her Master's Degree in guidance.  She was a member of the Peruvian Paso Horse Club, and a  former member of the Red Hat Society.  She had been a school teacher at Waldron High School, Jackson Township High School, North Decatur High School, and Southwestern High School for 45 years, retiring in 2006.

 

Nina enjoyed horses and trail riding, teaching and working with her students, and dining out.  She loved her church  and attending church activities, and spending time with her grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be 10:30 am on Friday, October 9, 2020 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor Eric Denney officiating.  Burial will be in Van Pelt Cemetery.  Friends may call on Thursday evening, October 8, 2020 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to OUR Hospice of South Central Indiana, in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

James R. Meek, 62, Greenfield

James R. Meek, 62, Greenfield, passed away October 2, 2020. He was born on September 18, 1958 in Greenfield, IN, the son of Paul and Joan (Walls) Meek.

James worked as a sheet metal worker for 21 years at Southwark Metal Manufacturing in Lawrence, IN. He married Candy Small on May 31, 1997. James loved to fish and watch Colts football.

James is survived by his father, Paul Meek; siblings: Jon (Lisa) Meek, Gary (Susan) Meek, Rob (Kim) Meek, Paula Corbin, and Fawn Minchin; and nieces and nephews.

James was preceded in death by his mother, Joan Meek; wife, Candy Meek; sister, Dawn Meek; and brother-in-law, Jim Minchin.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 W. Main Street, Greenfield. Burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. in Philadelphia Cemetery. If you would like to sign the online guest book or send condolences to the family you may do so by visiting www.stillingerfamilyfuneralhome.com .