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Obituaries Archives for 2020-12

Lucile Caroline Stevens, 85, formerĀ  Shelby County resident

Lucile Caroline Stevens, 85, former  Shelby County resident,  passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Heritage House in Greensburg.

 

Born December 8, 1935 in Decatur County, she was the daughter of Orville Wessel and Luella

(Koester) Wessel.  She married Glen D. Stevens on April 18, 1954 and he preceded her on

February 19, 2010.

 

Survivors include 6 children- Christine Walker (husband John) of Waldron, Jeffrey Stevens (wife

Trisha) of Waldron, Pamela Thomas (husband James) of St. Paul, Dwight Stevens (wife Kimberly)

of Manilla, Penny Hensley of Waldron, Aaron Stevens (fiance Jeannie Sheppard) of St. Paul; 

a brother Earl Wessel (wife Karlyn) of Oregon; 19 grandchildren, and 36 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouse, a brother Donald Wessel, and a sister

Helen Maloney.

 

Mrs. Stevens was a lifelong resident of this area, and graduated from Milroy High School in 1953.  

She was a home maker and a long time member of Moscow Christian Church.  She was also a

member of Shelby Homemaker's Club & the Liberty-ettes Homemaker's Club for over 50 years,

a 4 H leader of the Liberty Swinging Cloverleafs, and a past member of Waldron Order of the

Eastern Star.

 

Lucile and her husband traveled to Haiti several times to help with Missionary work.  She enjoyed

gardening, teaching Sunday School nursery class, knitting, ceramics, making pillows for Major

Hospital, baking, making noodles, and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

 

Due to Covid19 restrictions, private funeral services will be held on Monday, January 4, 2021 at Moscow Christian Church with Rev. Bruce Tierce officiating.  Burial will be in Moscow Cemetery.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to Moscow Christian Church, 9098 S. River Road, Milroy,

Indiana 46156.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Robin Faye Vaught, 66, of Boggstown

Robin Faye Vaught, 66, of Boggstown, a lifelong Shelby County resident passed away Monday, December 28, 2020, at her home, after a nearly five-year courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer.

 

She was born August 5, 1954, the 2000th baby born in Rush Memorial Hospital to Oris Allen Mann and Laura Alice (Grinstead) Mann Weinantz.

 

On February 18, 1978, she married her husband of 42 years, David D. Vaught, and he survives. In addition to David,

 

Robin is survived by her mother of Franklin; sons, Chad Vaught, and Dustin Vaught and wife, Jennifer, of Boggstown; brother, Bruce Mann and wife, Carla, of Greenwood; granddaughters, Brinley Vaught and Harper Vaught; brother-in-law, Steve Vaught and wife, Linda, of Fairland; aunt, Harriet Grinstead Banich of Brownsburg; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Robin was preceded in death by her father; beloved step-father, Harold “Jean” Weinantz; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Walter and Lois Vaught; brother-in-law, Gary Vaught; grandparents; and many uncles, aunts and cousins.

 

She graduated from Waldron High School in1973 and attended Indian Creek Christian Church.

 

Robin dedicated her life to caring for others, especially children who needed a little special attention, understanding and motivation. She positively impacted the lives of untold youth over a 45-year period. She proudly served six years at the Heritage House Children’s Center where she cared for severely disabled, traumatized and mentally disadvantaged youth of all ages. Robin operated an independent day care from her home while raising her own sons. She worked in the Triton Central Schools System initially as part of the kitchen staff and for the past 20 plus year as an instructor assistant where she was loved by all her co-workers and students. She additionally tutored students in reading until she was simply physically unable to do so.

 

Robin was a great cook and loved to cook. Her signature dishes were demanded for pot lucks and she always insisted on preparing and providing everyone’s favorite items for family, church or school gatherings. When she became too weak to prepare favorite menu items, she coached others to be certain that those were present.

 

She enjoyed attending her son’s and granddaughter’s youth sporting events, family picnics, walking with her husband and soul-mate David around the farm and exploring trails in countless parks, bird watching along sugar creek, befriending all animals and spoiling her granddaughters who affectionately called her MAMU. She immensely enjoyed the annual family retreat to Traverse City, Michigan.

 

Private family services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville. There will be a larger celebration of Robin's life announced at a later date so that all who appreciated Robin may attend and pay tribute.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Boggstown Cemetery, 4178 N. 825 W, Boggstown, Indiana 46110, Boggstown Presbyterian Church, 2488 N. Sand Creek Road, Boggstown, Indiana 46110, or The Creek Church, 6430 S. Franklin Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46259.

 

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

Donald Ray Monroe, 83, of Waldronn

Donald Ray Monroe, 83, of Waldron, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2020

at MHP Medical Center.

 

Born January 7, 1937 in Shelbyville, he was the son of  Carl R. Monroe and Mary E.

(Milles) Monroe.  He married Ruth Ann (Brown) Monroe on  April 5, 1958 and she 

preceded him on February 15, 2017.

 

Survivors include 2 adopted sons- Mark Monroe (wife Donna) of Morgantown, David

Monroe of Indianapolis; a sister Elizabeth Monroe of Shelbyville; 6 grandchildren, and

3 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and his spouse.

 

Mr. Monroe was a lifelong resident of this area, and graduated from Waldron High School 

in 1955.  He had been a welder at GE/Wellman's where he retired from after many years

of service.  He was a member of Waldron Baptist Church and had served in the Indiana

National Guard.

 

Funeral services will be 11:00 am on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Glenn E. George & Son

Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road.  Burial will be in Forest

Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call on Tuesday morning from 9:00 am until the time of the service.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Alberta V. Gardner, 82, of New Castle

Alberta V. Gardner, age 82, of New Castle passed away Monday, December 28, 2020 at Addison Place, New Castle. She was born November 18, 1938 to the late Richard M. and Almeda (Kingery) Whiteside and raised by Clarence and Lucille Jonas.

Alberta was a 1956 graduate of Greenfield High School. In her career, Alberta was a cook at Brandywine Elementary School, an assistant at Minnesota Title, and worked as a bookkeeper in Hancock County government offices. In her spare time, Alberta enjoyed reading, jigsaw puzzles, word searches and electronic games on her Kindle. Above all, she was the ultimate Colts football fan.

Alberta is survived by her children, Dena (Mike) Thornburg and Richard (Brenda) Gardner; sister, Katie Allen; and granddaughter, Michelle Thornburg.

She is preceded in death by her parents, mentioned above; husband, Donn Gardner; daughter, Shannon Wild; and 6 siblings.

A private family service will be held locally with a Celebration of Life Service to be held in the future. If you would like to make a memorial contribution in honor of Alberta you may do so by mailing directly to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD. 21741-5014 or online at www.michaeljfox.org.

Ruth Ann Lemen, 83, of Shelbyville

Ruth Ann Lemen, 83, of Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville of Covid-19.

 

She was born April 20, 1937, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Carlton and Helen (Heck) Bennett. On April 7, 1957, she married her husband of 63 years, Lawrence “Larry” Lemen, and he survives.

 

In addition to Larry, Ruth is survived by her daughter, Deborah Muldoon of Edinburgh; sister, Kay Hamner of Shelbyville; granddaughter, Kerri Coffey and husband, Paul; grandson, Eric Muldoon and girlfriend, Eryn Hopper; great-granddaughter, Caroline Coffey; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and son-in-law, Lawrence “Wray” Muldoon.

 

Ruth graduated in 1955 from Shelbyville High School.

 

She formerly worked at JC Penney and was a housewife.

 

Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, January 2, 2021, 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. Saturday at the funeral home.

 

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CDC guidelines requiring a mask and social distancing will be observed.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Shelby County, PO Box 844, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176 or Shelbyville-Shelby County Animal Shelter, 705 Hale Road, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Betty Lou Everhart, Morristown

On December 27, 2020, Betty Lou (Andis) Everhart passed away peacefully at her home on the banks of Big Blue River near Morristown, Shelby County, Indiana. Mrs. Everhart was born on September 8, 1930, in Morristown, to Hazel Shirley (Pottorff) Andis and Charles Raymond Andis. Mrs. Everhart was a lifelong resident of Shelby County and always thought of Morristown as her home.

 

After graduating as valedictorian from Morristown High School in 1948, she worked for Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis for five years. On July 20,1953, she married Harry Ralph Everhart, also of Morristown, at the United Methodist Church where she was a member and grew up in faith. Betty was dedicated to her family as a mother of six and loved her life as a farm wife. It was not always easy and filled with sacrifice, but also filled with love and a large extended family. She believed in making the best of what you were given. Until her passing, she was the rock of her family.

 

Harry and Betty began farming near Freeport, Indiana in 1955 and their adventure as a farming family began with crops, hogs and cattle. She meticulously kept the books and records for the farm and beef operation. Raising and competitively showing Hereford cattle was a passion for Harry and Betty. They shared this with their children and made many friends across Indiana and the United States. She was a life-time member of the American Hereford Association and the American Angus Association.

 

A life-long Democrat, Betty loved politics and public policy issues. She followed them throughout her life and believed in the power and privilege of voting. She enjoyed public service and worked a few years in the Shelby County Auditor’s Office.

 

Mrs. Everhart is survived by her children, Katrina (Peter) Hall of Shelbyville, Bruce (Shoshanna) Everhart of Waldron, Christopher (Kim) Everhart of Arlington, Cynthia (Bradley) Mills of Fountaintown, Diana (David) Wiese of Manning, Iowa, and Timothy (Rhonda) Everhart of Arlington.

She is survived by fourteen grandchildren, Matthew (Cassie) Hall of West Lafayette, Ashley Nicole “Nikki” (Noah) Wethington of Franklin, Tennessee, Blake (Ashley) Everhart of Middletown, Jordan (Brian) England of Waldron, Brandon (Jessie) Everhart and Josh (Bethany) Everhart both of Morristown, Jonathon (Stephanie) Everhart of Arlington, Sarah (Jon) Sparks of Greenfield, Kaitlyn and Ryan Mills of Fountaintown, and Chancelor (Kelsey) Wiese, Shayne Wiese and Trey Wiese of Manning, Iowa and Hannah Everhart of Morristown. She is also survived by twenty-one great-grandchildren, Liam and Logan Hall; Olivia, Nash and Finn Wethington; Brody, Hayden and Vivian Everhart; Ruby, Evan and Von England; Avery, Cora, Eliza and Coleman Everhart; Tessa Everhart; Annie and Myla Everhart and Emma Stephens; Charles and Ruth Sparks.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harry on August 29, 2002; siblings and their spouses, Clyde (Marthena) Lindsay of Greenfield, Claude (Arbutus) Lindsay, Arthur (Mary) Lindsay and Anna (Jack) Wyatt, all of Knightstown, Freda (Lars) Cassell of Overland Park, KS, Lucille (Ernie) Wallace of Sarasota, Florida and great-grandson Abe Everhart.

 

A private family visitation will be held on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St. in Morristown with Reverend Chris Dourson officiating.

 

The funeral service will be live streamed at 2 p.m. Saturday at www.facebook.com/freemanffh. Interment will be at Asbury Cemetery in Morristown.

 

Online condolences may be shared with Betty’s family at ww.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E 17th Street, Columbus, IN 47201 or https://www.crh.org/service-centers/hospice/donate/hospice-in-memory-or-honor-of-donations.

Darren Lee Tungate, 50, of Greensburg

Darren Lee Tungate, 50, of Greensburg, passed away Friday, December 25, 2020
at University of Cincinnati Hospital.


Born December 15, 1970 in Greensburg, he was the son of Granville Lee Tungate
and Linda (Knight) Tungate.


Survivors include 6 children- Elijah S. Tungate, Ella E. Tungate, Elexi P. Tungate, 
Eva M. Tungate, Evan B. Tungate, Erika I. Tungate, all of Greensburg; and a sister
Ashlee Green (husband Scott) of Greensburg.  He was preceded in death by his
father Lee and his grandparents.


Mr. Tungate was a lifelong resident of this area, and owned and operated Guy's
Market in Westport.  He had previously been a production worker at Gecom for
30 years.  He graduated from Greensburg Community High School in 1988, and
was a member of Apostolic Truth Tabernacle in Greensburg.


Darren enjoyed fishing and attending flea markets.  He loved family get togethers,
and going out to eat with his family, and having a good time.


Funeral services will be 12:00 noon on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Apostolic
Truth Tabernacle, 1114 Westridge Parkway, with Pastor Jeff Sangl officiating.


Burial will be in Milford Cemetery in Decatur County.  Friends may pay their respects 
on Tuesday morning, at the church, from 10:00 am until the time of the service.


Memorial contributions can be made to the Darren Lee Tungate Memorial Fund, in care
 of the funeral home.

Mildred Marie "Millie" Parker, 87, of Shelbyville, formerly of Fairland

Mildred Marie “Millie” Parker, 87, of Shelbyville, formerly of Fairland, passed away Friday, December 25, 2020 at her daughter’s home.

 

She was born December 15, 1933, in Springfield, Ohio, the daughter of Alva and Evelyn (Rhoden) Fulk. On March 21, 1973, she married Larry Parker, and he preceded her in death on November 28, 2006.

 

Millie is survived by her daughter, Pam Jones and husband, Robert, of Shelbyville; brother, Jr. Fulk of Springfield; grandchildren, Teddie Jones, Jeremy Jones, Tabitha Peyton, Casey Jones, Natalie Horton, Walt Kilbride and Tammy Avery; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to Larry, Millie was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Evelyn Kilbride; sisters, Naomi Crable and Thelma Bradley; brothers, John Fullk and Bill Meadings; and grandson, Mike Rouse.

 

Millie graduated from Hayward School in Springfield.

 

She was a nurses’ aide at Major Hospital from 1968 to 1972. She also owned and operated Millie and Larry’s Fish Fry in Fairland and Shelbyville, until retiring in 2005.

 

Millie was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

 

She enjoyed crocheting.  Millie loved to spend time with her grandchildren.

 

She was also preceded in death by her dog, Sheba.

 

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 29, 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. Tuesday at the funeral home. The service will be live streamed at www.facebook.com/freemanffh.

 

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CDC guidelines requiring a mask and social distancing will be observed.

 

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

Beverly J. Lane, 82, of Shelbyville

Beverly J. Lane, 82, of Shelbyville peacefully passed into the arms of her Savior on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at her home.

 

She was born March 8, 1938, in Shelby County, the daughter of Cecil and Edith (Wells) Henderson. On April 7, 1956, she married her husband and best friend of 64 years, Robert J. “Bob” Lane, and he survives.

 

In addition to Bob, Beverly is survived by her sons, Bob Lane Jr. and wife, Melanie, of Woodridge, Illinois, John Lane and wife, Lynda, and Dave Lane and wife, Brenda, both of Shelbyville; daughters, Connie (Lane) Emsweller and husband, Richard, of Greensburg, and Tammy Moss and husband, Bryan, of Shelbyville; sister, Sherrie Thomas of Florida; grandchildren, Derek, Ryan, Amanda, Kayla, Jon, Matthew, Nathaniel, Megan, Kristen, Erika, Eryn, Tucker, Jocelyn and Lillian; 16 great-grandchildren and two on the way; and many nieces and nephews.

 

Beverly was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Larry Henderson; sister, Karen Siefert; granddaughter, Brittany; and great-grandson, Gibson.

 

She graduated in 1956 from Fairland High School.

 

Beverly was a member of Evangelical Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible school and lead youth groups. She also helped with church camp.

 

She was the head of the dish room at Shelbyville High School for over 20 years.

 

Beverly was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with and caring for her family.

 

Beverly’s goal in life was, “To be the best Christian she could be and help everyone she knew find the Lord.”

 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Evangelical Methodist Church, 267 E. Washington St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the church, with Pastor Tony Meads and Jim Coulston officiating.

Interment will be at Boggstown Cemetery in Boggstown.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Evangelical Methodist Church or the donor’s choice of charity.

 

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

David Wayne Piercy, 56, of Shelbyville

David Wayne Piercy, 56, of Shelbyville passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Especially Kidz in Shelbyville.

 

He was born October 23, 1964, in Shelbyville, the son of Lyle Piercy and Ramona (Bertram) Piercy.

David is survived by brothers, John L. Piercy of Manilla, and Terry L. Piercy and wife, Jackie, of Shelbyville; sister, Janet S. Olinger and husband, John, of San Augustine, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

David enjoyed working with building blocks and toy trucks.

 

Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 :30 p.m. Saturday, December 26, 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. Saturday at the funeral home, with Travis Conway officiating.

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

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

George Arthur "Dewey" Mohr, 99, of Shelbyville

George Arthur “Dewey” Mohr, 99, of Shelbyville passed away Thursday, December 24, 2020, at Ashford Place Health Campus in Shelbyville.

 

He was born August 24, 1921, in Shelby County, the son of George H. and Edna Mae (Shaver) Mohr. On February 6, 1943, he married Katherine Glass, and she preceded him in death on October 14, 1992.

 

Dewey is survived by his daughter, Peggy Hubler of Shelbyville; son, Michael Mohr of Hempstead, Texas; grandchildren, Todd Williamson, Dianne Cline, Jeff Mohr and Chris Mohr; great-grandchildren, Rachel Williamson, Jacob Williamson, Tyler Cline, Bradly Cline, Taylor Mohr, Cheyenne Mohr, Hunter Mohr, Savanna Mohr and Samantha Mohr; great-granddaughter, Brooklynn Williamson; and several nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to Katherine, Dewey was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Walter Mohr, Earnest Mohr and Norman Mohr; sisters, Mary Mohr and Della Miloy.

 

Dewey attended Shelbyville High School.

 

He was a life-time member of Mount Gilead Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon. Dewey retired from J.E. Evans Concrete, as a machine operator, in 1986.

 

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1943 to 1945 during World War II.

 

Dewey enjoyed going fishing, dining out and watching birds.

 

He loved to care for his rose garden.

 

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

 

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

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 Dewey’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Darren Lee Tungate, 50, of Greensburg

Darren Lee Tungate, 50, of Greensburg, passed away Friday, December 25, 2020

at University of Cincinnati Hospital.

 

Born December 15, 1970 in Greensburg, he was the son of Granville Lee

and Linda (Knight) Tungate.

 

Funeral services will be 12:00 noon on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Apostolic

Truth Tabernacle, 1114 Westridge Parkway, with Pastor Jeff Sangl officiating.

Burial will be in Milford Cemetery in Decatur County.  Friends may pay their respects 

on Tuesday morning, at the church, from 10:00 am until the time of the service.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Darren Lee Tungate Memorial Fund, in care

 of the funeral home.

 

Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, Shelbyville, is handling the arrangements.

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

William "Luke" Williams, 75

Old Luke (Bill) bit the dust on Sunday, December 20, 2020, at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin, he was 75. He was born on May 8, 1945 (V E Day therefore the first Baby Boomer). Luke had fought many successful battles with cancer over the last nine years, but in the end he lost the last battle, he lost the war and he lost his life. Luke fought a good fight. He was known as Bill until June of 1972 and Luke thereafter.

 

It's a boring story.

 

Luke leaves behind his wife and saint of 51 years, Mary Pat (Muehlenkamp) Williams. Also, his daughter-in-law Robin Barger, her husband Nolan and their children, Molly and Little Nolan. He leaves one aunt B.C. Williams (husband, James H.) and many cousins, nieces, nephews, a great set of in-laws and Ned, the cat. And America, the land of the free and home of Brave.

 

Preceding Luke in death was his son, Mark, that he loved to the moon. Parents Bob and Wilma (Watson) Williams, uncles James H Williams, William B Williams and wife, Betty, Ken Watson of Seattle and Norman Watson of Warsaw Indiana. Also, aunts Janet R. Ingle of Shelbyville, Martha Anne Bridges of Nashville,Indiana, Waneda (Smith) Watson of Seattle. They were all the best you could hope for.

 

Bill went to Shelbyville High School where he was a mediocre student but had a great time. He attended Franklin College and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Cincinnati in accounting. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (Indiana Alpha and Ohio Epsilon) and he enjoyed hell week. He was also a member of Beta Alpha Psi, an accounting fraternity. Luke attended the Bonduarnt Corvette School of High Speed Driving and owned Corvettes for the last 38 years of his life.

 

After the first year of college Bill worked his way through school with several part time jobs and then the Playboy Club in downtown Cincinnati. When he graduated he didn't owe a penny. After graduation he worked for Armco Steel in Middletown Ohio, a CPA firm and finally Williams Industries in Shelbyville where he started as a salesman and became the Best Salesman in America, if not the entire world. It was at Williams Industries he became known as Luke and eventually became President and Chairman of the Board.

 

Luke proclaimed to be The Luckiest Man on the Planet mainly because of his parents, wife, son, growing up and living in Shelbyville, USA and so many people that loved him, really loved him, unconditionally, especially his wonderful friends at Williams Industries. He was truly the Luckiest Man On The Planet.

Luke was a member Saint Joseph Catholic Church, becoming Catholic in 2019.

 

Luke owed a majority interest in Williams Industries, an equal member in Williams and Williams (a real estate holding L.L.C.), an equal partner in The Blue River Softball Park where he and his partner lost money by the truck loads and Luke was a Partner in the Indianapolis Racer Hockey Team ( World Hockey League) that had Wayne Gretkzy ( The Great One ) his rookie year. Really? Yes, really. Luke also was the developer of Riverwood sub division just east of Meiks addition in Shelbyville.

 

Luke played softball 26 years and pitched both slow and fast pitch. He was one of the best pitchers in the county in slow pitch but the worst pitcher in the solar system in fast pitch but he loved the game. He was also the citizen member of the Indiana State Police Bullseye Pistol Team and was awarded Honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the Indiana State Police. He also won "Top Gun" at Rolling Ridge. When Luke retired he received the " Up There With Jesus and Johnny Depp Award" by Beth Wettrick, a long time employee of Williams Industries.

 

Luke was a member of the Elks Country Club until it managed to self destruct. Big Brothers of America, Varmints, a member of the Founders Club for the Shelby County Republicans and was the most terrible coach ever at Babe Ruth Baseball but luckily had two assistant coaches that knew what they were doing. He was president of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce many years ago and recently received the Chamber's "Life Time Achievement Award”. A little known story was that Luke was a co-inventor of the internet along with Al Gore.

 

But most of all Luke enjoyed committing random acts of kindness.

 

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville, with the rosary recited at 4:30 p.m.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 24, 2020 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church, 125 E. Broadway St. in Shelbyville, with Father Mike Keucher officiating and the Honorable Charles O'Connor will give the eulogy. Anyone that Luke helped along the way is encouraged to share their story on the day of the funeral.

 

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

 

A Celebration of Luke’s life will be held at a later date.

 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CDC guidelines requiring a mask and social distancing will be observed.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Dinner Before Bedtime, 157 E. Rampart Road, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Beverly M. Treon, 83, of Shelbyville

Beverly M. Treon, 83, of Shelbyville, passed away, Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at IU Methodist Hospital.


She was born May 21, 1937 to Robert Ray and Frieda (Heuer) Ray in Shelby County.  She married
Edward L. Treon on July 16, 1961 and he preceded her on December 7, 2006.


Survivors include son- Kevin (wife Jeanna) Treon of Shelbyville; sister-Mildred
McClain of Shelbyville; grandchildren- Bobby, Kelley, Lillian & Jacob Treon, Kayla
McClure, Corey McClure and Jeremy Cash. She was preceded in death by her
parents, her spouse, and a son Greg Treon.


Beverly lived in this area most of her lifetime and was a book keeper for many years.
She graduated from Waldron High School in 1955 and was a member of Mt. Pisgah
Baptist Church. Beverly loved knitting, working puzzles, canning, baking, playing
cards, watching football games, and spending time with family and grandchildren.


Funeral services will be Monday, December 21, 2020 at 12:00 noon at Glenn E.
George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Rd, with Pastor Robb Barlow officiating.


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

 

Burial will be in Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery.


Memorials can be made to Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.

Christine Catherine Laird, 89, of Morristown

Christine Catherine Laird, 89, of Morristown passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at Walker House in Shelbyville.

 

She was born October 13, 1931, in Shelby County, the daughter of Russell W. and Mildred G. (Kuhn) Coers. On June 11, 1950, she married Robert H. Laird, and he preceded her in death on August 19, 2018.

 

Christine is survived by her sons, Anthony W. Laird and wife, Kerri, of Manilla, and Roger D. Laird of Morristown; daughter, Susan L. Kuhn and husband, Rex, of Morristown; sister, Nancy Brazier and husband, David, of New Hampshire; grandchildren, Stacy Rouse, Benjamin R. Kuhn and wife, Megan, Russell T. Kuhn and wife, Danielle, Tara L. Griffith and husband, Jay, Mary C. Knepp and husband, Joas, Emily C. Laird and Aaron Gobel and wife, Teresa; great-grandchildren, Brooke Kuhn, Jo Kuhn, Jack Kuhn, Samantha Kuhn, Hannah Rouse, Mollie Rouse, Kyra Springman, Parker Springman, Alex Gobel, Abby Gobel, Micah Price and husband, Adam, and Logan Vogler; sister-in-law, Susan Coers of Shelbyville; three nieces and one nephew.

 

In addition to Robert, Christine was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Linda L. Mann; brother, Nile D. Coers; and granddaughter, Briana Springman.

 

Christine was a 1949 graduate of Shelbyville High School.

 

She was lifetime member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, where she served as treasurer for 46 years. Christine was a member of Psi Iota Xi.

 

Christine was the corporation treasurer for Shelbyville Central Schools from 1949 to 1969, and for Shelby Eastern Schools from 1969 until retiring in 1997.

 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Saturday, December 26, 2020 at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, 3718 E. Blue Ridge Road in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at noon at the church.

 

Interment will be at Mount Pisgah Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

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

 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CDC guidelines requiring a mask and social distancing will be observed.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Building Fund, 3718 E. Blue Ridge Road, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176

 

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

James "Jim" Knecht, 78, of Shelbyville

James “Jim” Knecht, 78, of Shelbyville passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020, at Walker Place Assisted Living Community, Shelbyville.

 

He was born January 7, 1942 in Franklin County, Indiana, the son of Albert and Augusta (Schwegman) Knecht.

 

He married Mary Nickol on November 5, 1966, and she survives.

 

Other survivors include his sons Steve Knecht, wife Sandy of Milan; Eric Knecht of Shelbyville and daughter Melissa (Knecht) Werst and husband Eric of Shelbyville; grandchildren Cole Knecht, Ellie Knecht, Molly Knecht and James Werst; brothers Don Knecht, wife Birdie of Brookville, Al Knecht, wife Ruth of Greensburg, Marvin Knecht of Texas, Bruce Knecht, wife Edna of Shelbyville, Dick Knecht, wife Martha of Greenfield, and sisters Delores Enneking of Oldenburg, Marilyn Lanning, husband Kenneth of Brookville, and Carol Reed, husband Don Horning, of Batesville and a very special sister-in-law, Laura Nickol, of Cincinnati.

 

He was preceeded in death by his parents; mother-in-law and father-in-law Winifred and Rudolph Nickol; brother Delmar Knecht, and sisters-in-law Janet Knecht and Norrita Knecht.

 

Jim was a proud alumnus of Milroy High School, where he graduated as president of his class. He attended a 2-year business college in Cincinnati, while flipping burgers at a nearby McDonald’s. He enjoyed playing baseball in the Tri-County league, and found time to play his cornet in a band with friends.

 

He planted his family in Shelbyville where he worked as a banker for 20 years, and later retired from Knauf Insulation after 22 years of service.

 

Jim was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, where he served on the parish council, finance committee, funeral choir and as an usher. After retirement, Jim also enjoyed volunteering as a church “Piddler”, taking care of odds and ends around the buildings and grounds. He was also a member of the Shelbyville Knights of Columbus.

 

While his sons played in the Babe Ruth baseball league, Jim was a coach and a member of the board of directors. When he wasn’t coaching, he was recording the game stats.

 

He took pleasure in history and chose historical vacation destinations, teaching his children about the history and value of our great nation. He used his free time to do yard work, golf, and watch I.U. sports and Cincinnati Reds baseball. He also dedicated much of his time to family and he looked forward to family celebrations, such as weddings and reunions.

 

Jim also grew to love his caretakers at Walker Place, who gave him the care and love he needed throughout his stay.

 

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 125 E. Broadway St. in Shelbyville, with the rosary recited at 9:30 a.m.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, with Father Mike Keucher officiating.

 

Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Cemetery in New Alsace.

 

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

 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CDC guidelines requiring a mask and social distancing will be observed.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or St. Joseph Catholic School, 228 E. Hendrick St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Ronnie Caine, 65, of Shelbyville

Ronnie Caine, 65, of Shelbyville passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at his residence.

 

He was born September 7, 1955 in Shelbyville, the son of Turner Caine and Nettie J. (DeBaun) Caine.

 

Ronnie attended Shelbyville High School.  He was an active member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.  He was always involved with the youth groups and the children’s ministries.  He was also a means of transportation to anyone who needed a ride for church functions. 

 

Ronnie was a dedicated father and family man.  He was also a dedicated mechanic for over 40 years.  Ronnie had a heart for the Lord and was always willing to help when he could.

 

Ronnie is survived by his daughter, Kristi Caine, his grandson, E.N. Milbourn, his brother, Kenneth Caine (wife, Barbara); his sister, Deloris Branson, and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by parents, and his brothers, George Caine and U.J. Caine.

 

Visitation will be Friday, December 18, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m, at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, 3718 E. Blue Ridge Road, Shelbyville, IN.

 

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m, Saturday, December 19, 2020 at the church with Dr. Robb Barlow officiating.

 

Burial will be in Winchester Cemetery.

  

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

 

Memorial contributions may be given to Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church for the children’s programs.

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

Andrew Kevin Lacy, 48, Greenfield

Andrew Kevin Lacy, 48, Greenfield, passed away Monday, December 14, 2020 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis.

 

Andy was born on September 15, 1972 in Flanders, NJ, to Richard L. Lacy and the late Mary Ann (O’Connor) Lacy. Andy is a 1992 Greenfield Central High School graduate. Following graduation, Andy attended ITT Tech in Indianapolis, earning a certificate and degree in heating and cooling.

Andy is survived by his loving father, Richard L. Lacy; brothers: Jeffery M. (Mary) Lacy, Steven L. (Christy) Lacy, and David P. (Carrie) Lacy; 5 nephews; 2 nieces; aunt, Debbie Kendall; uncle, William F. Lacy; and several cousins.

Andy was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Ann Lacy.

Stillinger Family Funeral Home has been honored to assist Andy and his family during this very difficult time. Due to the environmental situation of COVID, Andy’s family has chosen to forgo having a public gathering for him at this time, but will be celebrating his life at a later date and time in the future.

 

Memorial contributions may be made in Andy’s honor to defray final expenses either by visiting the funeral home: Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140, or by donating online by visiting our website, www.stillingerfamily.com , and clicking “Donate Now” on his obituary page.

 

You may also sign the online guest book or send condolences to the family on the same website.

David Chrisman, 84, of Edinburgh

David Chrisman, 84, of Edinburgh, passed away Sunday, December 13, 2020 at Franciscan

Health in Greenwood.

 

Born on December 22, 1935 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Everitt and Mary (Newton) Chrisman.

 

He married Phyllis (Emerick) Chrisman on November 1956 in Flat Rock. They  have 3 children- Jeffrey Chrisman (wife Jennie), Jane Chrisman of Edinburgh and Steve Chrisman-deceased, 2 grandchildren Jill Chrisman (Ike Zaring and daughter Jenna, Jarrod Chrisman( Jasmine Pierson) children Everett Chrisman, Endly Chrisman- Emmy Raley, and Easton Raley, all of Edinburgh.

 

Dave lived on the same homeplace farm all his life. Farming and family were his pride and joy. He drove school bus for Bartholomew County Schools for 10 years ,he was on the Farmers Marketing Board of Directors, Bartholomew Co. Soil & Water, Planning Commission,  and a Euchre card group with  special friends for 60 years.

 

He completed in NTPA & Hoosier State Tractors with his AC 180 very competitive in both organizations. He was a member of the Norristown Farmers Masonic Lodge #147 F & AM, and a member of Flat Rock United Methodist Church.

 

Due to COVID-19, a private service will be held.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Flat Rock Methodist Church, 2497 W. Flat Rock Road, Flat Rock, In 47234.

 

Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home are handling the arrangements. 

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com

Wendell E. Adkins, 80, of Shelbyville

Wendell E. Adkins, 80, of Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at his residence.

 

He was born October 22, 1940 in Squib, KY to Henry C. Adkins and Idella (Taylor) Adkins.

 

Wendell lived in Shelby County most of his life, moving here in his childhood years. He was a maintenance worker for the Indiana Department of Highway for 33 years, retiring in 2006.  He enjoyed fishing, being outdoors, and family get togethers.  Wendell loved driving through the country with the love of his life, Dottie.  His dogs were his precious friends.

 

He married Dorothy “Dottie” (Beyer) Adkins on June, 26, 1965, and she survives.

 

Wendell is also survived by his daughter Barbara A. Purtlebaugh (husband, Chris); son Anthony L. “Tony” Adkins (wife, Deidra); grandchildren, Amanda Adkins, Natasha Whitaker, and Krystal Walterman; his sister, Lucille Gaddis; great-grandchildren, Christopher Parrish, Stephanie Parrish, Colton Parrish, and Annabelle Parrish, and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, and daughter-in-law, Jonie Adkins.

 

Visitation will be Friday, December 18, 2020 from 10 a.m. to Noon at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at Noon at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Miller Cemetery.  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CDC guidelines requiring a mask and social distancing will be observed. 

  

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

Thomas Edward Shildmyer, 86, Greenfield

Thomas Edward Shildmyer, age 86, passed away Thursday, December 10, 2020 at home in Greenfield, Indiana. He was born November 18, 1934 in Marion, Indiana to Harry A. and Helen Shildmyer.

Thomas graduated from St. Paul’s High School in Marion, Indiana. He worked for Western Electric in Indianapolis for 19 years. He was then transferred to AT&T in Phoenix, where he worked until retirement. He was actively involved in the Moose Lodge, Fraternal Order of Police, American Legion, AmVets, and was former Knights of Columbus. He served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by his sons, David M. (Anita) Shildmyer, Mark T. (Leticia) Shildmyer and Scott A. Shildmyer; daughter, Suann (Ken) Long; 7 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jo-Ann; brother, James C. Shildmyer; and sister, Mary Patricia Herman.

Visitation will be held Saturday, December 19, 2020 from 9:30-10:30 am at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 W. Main Street, Greenfield, IN. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am at St. Michael Catholic Church, 519 Jefferson Blvd, Greenfield, IN. Interment at Park Cemetery, 621 S. State Street, Greenfield, IN.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, masks will be required, and staff will be limiting the number of people in the building to 25 at one time.

Anthony Dwayne Howard, 63

Anthony Dwayne Howard, age 63, passed away Saturday, December 12, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was born December 25, 1956 to Shelby Walker and Nondes Viollettia Howard.

Anthony loved music and was an avid drummer for 20+ years in his younger days. The last few years before he passed away, he was actively involved in restoring guitars.

He is survived by his ex-wife, Elizabeth Howard; son, Jon Howard; daughter, Victoria Crump; 5 grandchildren, Daniel, Taylor, Sonny, Cole and Andrea; siblings, Troy, Berchett, Teresa and Dawn. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Trenton Joseph Howard.

A Memorial Visitation will be held Friday, December 18, 2020 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 W. Main Street, Greenfield, Indiana.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing will be enforced, and masks will be required.

Sue Ellen Anders, 74, of Shelbyville

Sue Ellen Anders, 74, of Shelbyville passed away Thursday, December 10, 2020, surrounded by family, at her home.

 

She was born September 3, 1946, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Emil and Vivian (Beck) Wilson. On July 26, 1990, she married her husband of 30 years, Billy H. Anders, and he survives.

 

In addition to Bill, Sue is survived by her son, Joseph Aldridge of Shelbyville; daughter, Janet Hitchcock of Shelbyville; sister, Kathy Custis and husband, Mike, of Greencastle; grandchildren, Lawrence Hitchcock, Christopher Hitchcock, Adlen “Adie” Antel, Joseph “Joey” Aldridge, Walter “Cole” Aldridge and Sean Aldridge and wife, Brittany; niece, Holly; nephew, Adam; one great-nephew; four great-nieces; daughter-in-law, Susan (Chesebrough) Powers; and lifelong dearest friend, Sharon Wade-Moore of Shelbyville.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Sue graduated in 1965 from Shelbyville High School.

 

She retired in 2019 from MHP Medical Center, with 35 years of service.

 

Sue loved her family and dedicated her whole life to them.

 

She enjoyed reading, watching birds and loved all animals.

 

Sue also leaves behind her fur babies, Molly Grace, Tipper and Mayrene.

 

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, December 14, 2020, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Rev. Bill Horner officiating.

 

Inurnment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery at a later date.

 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CDC guidelines requiring a mask and social distancing will be observed. There will be a limit of 50 people allowed inside the funeral home at a time.

 

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

 

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

Glenna C. Vanosdol, 91, of Shelbyville

Glenna C. Vanosdol, 91, of Shelbyville passed away Friday, December 11, 2020, at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

 

She was born April 10, 1929, in Ripley County, the son of Fred E. and Cora (Demaree) Greene. In 1947, she married Franklin P. Vanosdol, and he preceded her in death on January 3, 2000.

 

Glenna is survived by her sons, Larry Vanosdol and wife, Sally, and Todd Vanosdol and wife, Becky, both of Shelbyville; daughter, Beth Rylett and husband, Roger, of unknown; grandchildren, Zach Vanosdol and wife, Christina, Grace Vanosdol and husband, Austin, and Lori Vanosdol; step-grandson, Chris Ryhal; and sister-in-law, Wilma Greene of Madison.

 

In addition to Franklin, Glenna was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Veral Greene.

Glenna graduated in 1947 from Cross Plains/Friendship High School.

 

She retired from TRW Cinch in 1987, with 30 years of service.

 

Glenna was a member of Naamah Chapter No. 73 Order of Eastern Star.

 

She enjoyed flower gardening, quilting, crocheting, working jigsaw puzzles and collecting. Glenna loved her family and cherished the times they spent together.

 

Services will be conducted at a later date.

 

Inurnment will be at Benham Cemetery in Ripley 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 Glenna’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Janet Lee Howell, 71, of Shelbyville

Janet Lee Howell, 71, of Shelbyville passed away Sunday, December 13, 2020, at Walker House in Shelbyville.

 

She was born November 26, 1949, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Delbert and Mildred (Smith) Pittsenbarger.

 

Janet is survived by her sisters, Carolyn Waldsmith and husband, William, of Shelbyville, Betty Lyle and husband, Charles, of Fountaintown, and Diane Branson and husband, Mike, of Shelbyville; nieces and nephews, James Waldsmith, Leslie Kent and husband, Shawn, Jason Branson and wife, Melissa, Brian Branson and wife, Dawna, Daniel Lyle and fiance’, Sabrina, and Sharon Lyle.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and nephew, Christopher Waldsmith.

 

Janet graduated in 1968 from Morristown High School.

 

She was a member of the Fairview United Methodist Church in Fountaintown.

 

Janet retired from the State office building, Department of Natural Resources, with 43 years of service.

 

She enjoyed traveling, especially going on sister trips. Janet also enjoyed socializing with her friends at McDonalds. Janet was also a member of St. Joe's Social Club, which she enjoyed attending when she could.

 

Visitation will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, December 17, 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. Thursday at the funeral home, with Johnny Lee Sanders officiating.

Interment will be at Bennett Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CDC guidelines requiring a mask and social distancing will be observed. There will be a limit of 25 people allowed inside the funeral home at a time. Family and friends are invited to view the service via livestreaming on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/freemanffh.

 

Janet's family would like to thank the staff at Walker Place and Kindred Hospice for the wonderful care she received.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Indiana Chapter, 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240.

 

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

Billy Joe Lynn, 82, a lifelong Dugger resident

Billy Joe Lynn, 82, a lifelong Dugger resident passed away Friday, December 11, 2020, at Breckenridge Health and Rehabilitation in Sullivan.

 

He was born April 24, 1938, in Dugger, the only child of Harvey William and Betty Rose (Turpen) Lynn. On December 20, 1959, he married his wife of 60 years, Adrienne “Sue” Elkins, and she preceded him in death on July 5, 2020.

 

Bill is survived by his daughters, Lana Freeman and husband, Mike, of Morristown, and Lori Hunt and husband, Matt, of Avon; son, 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, Jaxston Lynn, Daymeon Alsman, Kate Alsman and Corbyn Hamilton; great-grandchildren, Addalynn Hunt and Jaxon Hunt; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jean and Terry Burgess, of Switz City; several cousins including Lee Richardson and Donnie Richardson, nieces and nephews; 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.

In addition to Sue, Bill was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Bill was a 1956 graduate of Union High School in Dugger.

 

He was a member of the First Christian Church and a 50 plus year member of the F&AM Dugger Masonic Lodge Number 721.

 

Bill was a school bus driver, for 40 years, for the Northeast School Corporation and Dugger Community School, driving both a route and taking children on many trips. He was also a custodian at the Dugger schools for numerous years.

 

Bill was formerly a co-owner of Lynn’s Marathon Service Station and Wrecker Service. In his younger days, Bill enjoyed officiating softball games. He also enjoyed visiting with the neighbors and tinkering in his garage.

 

He was a wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather and was very dedicated to his family, often working numerous jobs to make certain his family was well provided for. He and Sue have left a legacy of love and devotion for their family.

 

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at the First Christian Church, 8175 E. Main St. in Dugger.

 

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

Interment will be at Dugger Cemetery in Dugger.

 

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

 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CDC guidelines requiring a mask and social distancing will be observed.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Precious Promises Pre-school, P.O. Box 177, Dugger, Indiana 47848

 

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

Angela Doryce Hanus, 63, of Elgin, Illinois

Angela Doryce Hanus,63, of Elgin, Illinois, passed away December 10, 2020

at Aperion Care in Elgin.

 

Angela was born to Joseph and Emma Esquivel on September 12, 1957 in

Detroit Michigan.  She graduated from Elgin High School.

 

She leaves as he legacy her husband Robert James Hanus, 2 children- Olivia Nicole Hanus-Burkes (husband Roderick),

Nathaniel Jordan Hanus (wife Benjatip); 11 siblings- Faith Esquivel, Joseph Esquivel Jr.;

Tanya Esquivel, Mark Esquivel, Jennifer Brennan, Michael Esquivel, David Esquivel, 

Doris Gutierrez, Todd Esquivel, April Hepplemann, and Duane Esquivel.  She was

preceded in death by her parents.

 

A private funeral ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, December 16, 2020 

at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor Brandon Sutton

officiating.  Burial will be in Van Pelt Cemetery.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Mary Etta Shaw, 100

Mary Etta Shaw, 100, passed away Friday, December 11, 2020 at Morristown Manor.

 

Born December 2, 1920 in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Charles G. Stafford

and Mary Ada (Logan) Stafford.  She married H. Leroy Shaw on December 2, 1938 and

he preceded her on November 25, 1998.  

 

Survivors include 2 daughters- Carla J. Bullman ( Gary) of Bloomington Indiana, 

Cathy J. Shaw of Rushville; 4 grandchildren- Greg Bullman (Christie Popp), Carissa J.

Bullman (Harmony Jankowski), Adrian Degner, Cory Degner; 10 great grandchildren- Aaron,

Adam, & Ada Bullman, Alden Jankowski, River, Thomas, Stormie, Hazel, Isis, and Cove Degner.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouse, 3 brothers- James, Paul, &

Dale Stafford, and one sister Lorene Hewitt.

 

Mrs. Shaw was a lifelong resident of this area, and graduated from Waldron High School.  She

had been employed as an office assistant with St. Paul Stone Quarry for several years, and was 

a member of Waldron United Methodist Church and     Norristown Order of Eastern Star.

 

Mary Etta enjoyed quilting, fishing, gardening, cooking, and making teddy bears.

 

Private graveside services will be held at Miller Cemetery.  No visiting hours will be observed.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, or Shelby County Humane

Society, in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Joseph William Wasson, 91, of Waldron

Joseph William Wasson, 91, of Waldron, passed away Saturday, December 12, 2020 at

Walker House.

 

Born February 26, 1929 in Shelby County, he was the son of Clarence & Jessie Wasson.

 

Survivors include several cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother 

Harlan Wasson.

 

Mr. Wasson was a lifelong resident of this area, and had been a factory worker at KCL Corp.

in Shelbyville, retiring after many years of service.  He graduated from Waldron High School,

and was an 80 year member of the Waldron Baptist Church, serving in several capacities

including deacon, Sunday School superintendent and teacher, was a  VBS volunteer, and food pantry co-manager.  He was also a member of the Waldron Masonic Lodge, Flat Rock Men's Association, and many numerous other organizations he was involved in and volunteered for.  He was a US Army veteran.

 

Joe was an avid Waldron Mohawk fan, attending all the basketball and volleyball games, and was

 awarded Mohawk "Fan of the Year".  His mark in life was to serve others. 

 

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Waldron Baptist Church, 112 E. Grant Street, with Pastor David Scaggs officiating.   Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted by a local veterans organization.  Friends may call at the church on Saturday morning from 9:00 am until the time of the service.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to Waldron Athletic Booster fund, Shelby County Cancer Association,  or Shelby Senior Services, in care of the funeral home.

Gary Thomas Prokson, 79, of Shelbyville

Gary Thomas Prokson, 79, of Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at Franciscan St. Francis Health in Indianapolis.

He was born September 13, 1941, in Schenectady, New York, the son of Thomas Julius and Luella May (LeMay) Prokson.

Gary is survived by his partner, Cindy Ritter of Shelbyville; daughters, Colleen Clark and Kim McBride and husband, Steve; son, Michael Prokson and wife, Tammy; grandchildren, Michael, Heather, Michael, Michelle and Katelyn; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Gary formerly worked as a printer for commercial products.

He enjoyed RVing.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory

Maurice (Red-Bus) Owens, 100, former Shelbyville resident

Maurice (Red-Bus) Owens, 100, former Shelbyville resident, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2020 at his residence in Ocala, FL.

 

He was born June 1, 1920 in Edinburgh to Roy Owens and Flossie (Clark) Owens.

 

He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as a Navy Bootman 2nd class.

 

He was employed at Naval Avionics for 30 years and retired on June 28, 1985.

 

He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and VFW.

 

Mr. Owens was an avid deer hunter.  He cherished the time he could spend with his family and friends.

 

He married Alice “Ally” Owens on April 28, 1955 and she preceded him in death on September 12, 2012.

 

He is survived by his daughter, Sherry Orr; his son, Maurice W. Owens II; his grandchildren, Brandon Pike, Brittney Orr, Jeron Owens, and Missy Owens; his great-grandchildren, Breanne, Ally, Gabby, Amillana, Ryan, John, Mackenzie, Jarrod, and Ariella; his brother, Jack Owens, and his sister, June Kay.

 

He was preceded in death by parents, his brothers, Harold Owens, Dale Owens, Carroll Owens, and Robert Owens, his sisters, Doris Payne, Maxine Tobias, and Betty Marshall; and his son, Mark “Markie” Owens who passed away on January 7, 1990.

 

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m, Friday, December 11, 2020 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

  

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 12, 2020 at the funeral home.

 

Inurnment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

  

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

 

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

 

Helen Barbara Greene, 90, of Fairland

Helen Barbara Greene, 90, of Fairland, passed away Sunday, December 6, 2020 at Walker Place in Shelbyville.

 

She was born December 25, 1929 in Martin County, IN to Henry Edward Bauer and Mary (Mann) Bauer.

  

Mrs. Greene was a bookkeeper at K-Mart for 15 years, retiring April 1, 1987.

 

She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.  She was a breast cancer survivor of 19 years.

 

Helen enjoyed her bowling league at Blue River Bowl, embroidery, and doing crossword puzzles. She cherished her times singing with her sisters while her husband played the guitar.  Her greatest pleasure was spending time with her family and friends.

 

She married Thomas Gilbert Greene on December 13, 1952 and he preceded her in death on September 19, 2010.

 

Helen is survived by her children, Barbara (Doug) Cooper; Edward (Terri) Greene; Gail Gleason; and Linda (Steve) Beatty, all of Shelbyville; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; her siblings, Margaret (Armin) Zehr; Pete (Lea) Bauer; Louis (Helen) Bauer; Anna (Lee) Troutman; August (Helen) Bauer; and Kenneth Bauer.

    

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her sister, Rose Marie McKibben, her brothers, Walton Bauer, and George Bauer, and her granddaughter, Kelly Cooper, who passed away on August 12, 2011.

 

Visitation will be Friday, December 11, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1560 N. Michigan Road, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 10:30 a.m. at the church with Pastor Jerrell Simmerman officiating.

 

Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be given to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.

 

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

 

Michael J. "Stretch" Beyer, 64, of Shelbyville

Michael J. “Stretch” Beyer, 64, of Shelbyville passed away Monday, December 7, 2020, at his home.

 

He was born April 6, 1956, in Shelbyville, the son of John J. Beyer Jr. and Betty E. (Cunningham) Beyer.

 

Mike is survived by his brothers, Stephan Beyer and wife, Shirley, of Prescott, Thomas Beyer and wife, Mary, of Geneva, Timothy Beyer of Greensburg; sister, Rose Mary Sheedy of Tipton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Paul David Beyer; sister, Alice Bottorff; and nephews, John and Lance.

 

Mike was a 1974 Waldron High School graduate, where he was active in FFA.

 

He was a member of Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Mike was also a member of Shelbyville Knights of Columbus Council No. 822, where he was Past Grand Knight.

 

Mike was a lifelong farmer and he began farming with his father. He was formerly employed at Runnebohm Construction for 10 years, he also poured cement for B&W Concrete.

 

He enjoyed cooking at the Knights of Columbus.

 

Mike also leaves behind his dog, Iris.

 

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, December 12, 2020, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville, with the rosary recited at 11:30 a.m.

 

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Father Mike Keucher officiating.

 

Interment will be at Saint Vincent Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CDC guidelines requiring a mask and social distancing will be observed. There will be a limit of 50 people allowed inside the funeral home at a time.

 

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelbyville Knights of Columbus Council No. 822, 413 E. South St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

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

Larry E. Runnebohm, 66, of Shelbyville

Larry E. Runnebohm, 66, of Shelbyville passed away Monday, December 7, 2020 at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

 

He was born February 3, 1954, in Shelbyville, the son of Clifford E. “Cliff” and Rose Marie “Rosie” (Hall) Runnebohm.

 

Larry is survived by his sons, Luke Runnebohm of Shelbyville, and Jake Runnebohm and wife, Victoria, of Miami, Florida; brothers, Garry Runnebohm and wife, Mary Beth, and Mickey Runnebohm and wife, Tabby, both of Shelbyville, and Ricky Runnebohm and wife, Tammy of St. Paul; sisters, Terri Stephen and husband, Jr., of St. Paul, and Sherri Ewick of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Brody Runnebohm, Nicolas Runnebohm and Penelope Runnebohm; several nieces and nephews; and good friend, Steve Lower.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Larry was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

 

He had worked as a construction worker and had formerly worked at Wheeler Block.

 

Larry was an avid sports fan, and enjoyed the Indianapolis 500 and Indiana Hoosier basketball. A Celebration of Larry’s life will be held at a later date.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Boys’ Club of Shelbyville, 710 S. Miller St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Virgil Eugene West, 93, of Shelbyville

Virgil Eugene West, 93, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, December 6, 2020

at Walker House.

 

Born July 10, 1927 in Bridgeton Indiana, he was the son of Virgil Lee West and

Pearl E. (Bramblet) West.  He married Bonnie Lou (Albright) West on August 12, 1948

and she survives.  

 

Other survivors include 2 sons- Henry L. "Hank" West (wife Kathy) of Shelbyville,

Keith E. West (wife Carol) of Jeffersonville; a brother Wayne West (wife Phyllis) of

Brazil Indiana; 3 grandchildren- Jason H. West (wife Maressa), Kimberly M. West, 

Michelle Treasure (husband Sean); 5 great-grandchildren- Addison & Jaxon West,

Braylon, Myla, & Lyndin Treasure; one niece and 3 nephews.  He was preceded in

death by his parents, and a brother and sister-in-law Jay & Kathryn Thompson.

 

Mr. West had lived in this area since 1998, after moving from Greenwood.  He graduated

from Bridgeton High School in 1945, was a member of the West Street United Methodist

Church, and a  72 year member of Bridgeton Masonic Lodge.  He was a veteran, serving

in the US Army Air Corp.  He had been employed as a supervisor in the heat treat dept.

of Detroit Diesel- Allison for 24 years, retiring in 1989.  He also was employed earlier as

foreman at Arketex Brick in Brazil for 15 years, and worked as a coal miner for a short

time as well as being employed at Bridgeton Mill during his high school years.

 

Gene enjoyed watching sports on tv, and loved spending time with his family, grandchildren,

and great-grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be 11:00 am on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Glenn E. George & Son

Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor Bill Horner officiating.  Burial will be in Cottage

Hill Cemetery in Brazil.  Friends may call on Thursday morning at the funeral home from 10:00 am

until the time of the service.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to Walker House Activity Fund, in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Donald E. Blanford, age 75, of Greensburg

Donald E. Blanford, age 75 of Greensburg, IN passed away December 3, 2020 at his residence.

 

He was born November 21, 1945 in Rushville, IN son of the late James Curtis Blanford and Martha (Bettener) Blanford Bullard who survives.

 

Donald is survived by his loving wife, Barbara J. (Chandler) Blanford whom he married June 14, 1966.

 

He was a Shelbyville High School graduate and worked as a factory worker for 44 years with Hill-Rom, retiring in 2013.

 

Don was a member of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship.

 

Donald enjoyed hunting and fishing, golfing, and spending time with his family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 

He is survived by his wife, Barbara J. (Chandler) Blanford, his mother, Martha Bullard;; a son, Jeffery Blanford (wife, Dawn) of St. Paul, IN; two daughters,  Risa Jones (husband, Duane) of Greensburg, IN and Kimberly (husband, Jamie) Newell of Florida. Two brothers, Ronald (wife, Devona) Blanford of Greensburg and Roger (wife, Diane) Blanford of Greensburg, IN; also 8 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren.

 

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

 

Arrangements entrusted to Glenn E. George Funeral Home, 106 E. Franklin St., St. Paul, IN 

Janet Lee Plunkett, 69, Morristown

Janet Lee Plunkett, 69, Morristown, passed away peacefully on December 1, 2020.

 

She was born on August 7, 1951 in Shelbyville, IN to Gene and Margarite (Thurman) Burns. Janet is a 1969 graduate of Shelbyville High School.

After graduation Janet became a legal secretary with Adams & Cramer attorney’s in Shelbyville. Then on August 14, 1971 she married and subsequently moved with her love Stephen J. Plunkett (a senior at Ball State University) to Muncie, IN. After his graduation, the happy couple relocated to Indianapolis where Janet began employment with Meridian Insurance. At Meridian, Janet initially began work in the payroll area, eventually becoming an executive secretary. In the summer of 1987, Janet retired from Meridian to become a full time stay at home mother for her two young children. In 1990, she and her family moved to Morristown.

Janet had many interests including reading, mowing the lawn, watching soap operas including her favorite Dark Shadows, and spending time with her family and all of her animals. She also enjoyed spending time with her friends including playing in a weekly card club and, while at Meridian, Janet and her co-workers formed the “Woo-Woos” which provided years of fun and great memories for its members. One of her favorite things she got to enjoy was being able to travel with her family and/or friends. She not only got to travel the United States, but was able to travel internationally to many countries including Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Italy, England and Mexico. Later in life, she often traveled with several friends and family members to her favorite location Cabo San Lucas. Being a lifelong Beatles fan, while in England with her family, she even got to visit the Cavern Club and Abbey Road. She was also an avid collector of Beatles memorabilia, Pepsi-Cola and McCoy Pottery.

Janet always had a smile on her face and enjoyed the company of others and will be sorely missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her loving husband, Stephen J. Plunkett; children: Tim (Jenna) Plunkett of Greenfield, Amanda (DeWayne) Yockey of Greenfield; grandchildren: Samantha Yockey, Grayson Plunkett, Madaline Yockey, and Alyse Plunkett; brothers: Ronald Burns and Ralph (Becky) Burns; and several nieces and nephews, including her eldest niece, Michelle Lovitt.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents and a granddaughter, Lillian Plunkett.

Stillinger Family Funeral Home wishes to thank the Plunkett family for allowing our family to serve their family. Due to the COVID-19 uprise, Janet’s family will be holding all current services privately. A Celebration of Life Service, will, however, be held on a special day late next year. Memorial contributions may be made to either Shelby County or Hancock County Animal Shelters or Humane Societies. If you would like to sign the online guest book or send condolences to the family you may do so by visiting www.stillingerfamily.com.

Glenn M. Perry, 93, of Shelbyville

Glenn M. Perry, 93 of Shelbyville passed away Thursday, December 3, 2020, at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

 

He was born August 8, 1927, in Shelby County, the son of Fred E. and Ella Mae (Sallee) Perry.

 

On February 15, 1947, he married his wife of 60 years, Mildred L. Miller, and she preceded him in death on January 6, 2008. He married Virginia Carmony on June 26, 2010, and she preceded him in death on November 21, 2017.

 

Glenn is survived by his daughters, Glenna L. Stocklin and husband, Sam, and Maurine E. McQueary and husband, Tom, both of Shelbyville, and Ethel Mae Kimbrough and husband, Larry, of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Mark Fisher, Jeff Fisher, Todd Grant, Kris Walters and husband, Jason, Amy Glackman, Todd Brandman and wife, Melody, Todd Stocklin and wife, Susan, Randy Stocklin, Nicole Kimbrough, Adrienne Kimmons and husband, Adam, Lisa Wojahn and husband, Shannon, and Leslie Kimbrough; great-grandchildren, Trent, Lauren, Lucas, Grant, Steven and wife, Alissa, Sarah, Ryan, Jordan, Sammy T., Nolan, Kylie, Gavin, Averie and Alyse; great-great-grandchildren, Lincoln and Leighton; and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was also preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Arthur Perry, Norman Perry, Kenneth Perry, Frederick Perry and Ralph Perry; sister, Wanda Rice.

 

Glenn graduated in 1945 from Shelbyville High School.

 

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

 

Glenn was a lifelong farmer. He also delivered auto parts for Soller Automotive and drove a school bus for Triton Central Schools for over 10 years.

 

Glenn was a lifelong member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday school, sang in the choir and was a deacon.

 

He was also a 50-year member of the Sugar Creek Masonic Lodge No. 279 F&AM. Glenn was an active member of Good Sams Camping Club.

 

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, December 6, 2020, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville and from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 7, 2020, at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, 3718 E. Blue Ridge Road in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church.

 

Interment will be at Mount Pisgah Baptist Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Building Fund, 3718 E. Blue Ridge Road, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Jess McDaniel Jr., 90, of Shelbyville

Jess McDaniel Jr., 90, of Shelbyville passed away Thursday, December 3, 2020, at his home.

 

He was born June 17, 1930, in Liberty, the son of Jess Sr. and Ercie (Davis) McDaniel. On September 20, 1957, he married Mary Lou Welch, and she preceded him in death on November 3, 1993.

 

He married Marilyn June (Asher) Green on September 27, 1997, and she survives.

 

In addition to Marilyn, Jess is survived by his daughters, Shoshanna Everhart and husband, Bruce, of Waldron, Regina Laird and husband, Ted, of Arlington; sons, Shawn McDaniel of Batavia, Ohio, and Rhett McDaniel of Nashville, Tennessee; step-daughter, Sheri Crist and husband, Dale, of Fountaintown; grandchildren, Blake Everhart and wife, Ashley, Jordan England and husband, Brian, Jacob Laird and wife, Elizabeth, Morgan Jarman and husband, Adam, Nolan Laird and wife, Kari, Mitchell Laird and fiancé, Keely Springman, Wyatt McDaniel, Katelyn Crist, Nathan Harley, Ali Thomas and husband, Jeremy, Angi Lewis and husband, Mike and Ashlea Harley; great-grandchildren, Brody Everhart, Hayden Everhart, Vivian Everhart, Ruby England, Evan Mae England, Von England and Sutton Laird; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Jess was also preceded in death by his sisters, Betty Ray, Hazel Ross, Rose Hurst and Lena Brewer; brothers, Harold McDaniel and David McDaniel; and step-children, Teri (Noble) Harley and Michael Dean.

 

He graduated in 1948 from Short High School and received his bachelors degree in economics from Earlham College.

 

Jess was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict.

 

He was a member of the Waldron Methodist Church.

 

Jess began his banking career working at First Bank of Indianapolis, then while in Florida, he worked at First Bank of Pompano Beach. Upon returning to Indiana, he worked at Irwin Union Bank and then served as president of Shelby National Bank until 1980. He retired as the director of the Shelby County Planning Commission in 2005. After retirement, he worked at Indiana Grand in public relations.

 

He was the oldest living Rotarian and had been a dedicated member of the Shelbyville Rotary Club, since 1973. Jess was also a member of Quails Unlimited.

 

Jess enjoyed singing and listening to music. He also enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing and reading poetry. Jess also judged field trials and raised and trained bird dogs.

 

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Private family services will be conducted. Military rites will be conducted by the local military committee.

 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CDC guidelines requiring a mask and social distancing will be observed. There will be a limit of 50 people allowed inside the funeral home at a time.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelbyville Rotary Club, 308 N. Harrison St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Robert Eugene "Bob" Slifer, 94, of Morristown

Robert Eugene “Bob” Slifer, 94, of Morristown passed away Sunday, December 6, 2020, at his home.

 

He was born February 7, 1926, in Fountaintown, the son of Arthur Orville Slifer and Frances (Bunnell) Slifer Miles. On October 10, 1948, he married Hazel Tillison, and she preceded him in death on November 21, 2005.

 

Bob is survived by his daughters, Connie Carlton and Linda Mummert and husband, Anthony, both of Morristown; son, Michael Slifer and wife, Emma, of San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren, Kenneth Ailes and significant other, Tamralynn Self, Kevin Ailes and wife, Carrie, Marjorie Yandell and husband, Jeremiah, Stefanie Beard and husband, Carl, Jennifer Hickman and significant other, Marvin Rayner, David Hickman and wife, Brittany, Rachael Wilhere and husband, Pat, Heather Israel and husband, Perry, Travis Mummert and wife, Cassie, and Heather Hampton and husband, Fredrick; several great-grandchildren; and niece, Kathy Hoffman.

 

In addition to Hazel, Bob was preceded in death by his son, Roger Slifer; son-in-law, Elmer Carlton; brother, John Jacob Slifer; sister, Lillian Bunnell; two infant siblings; sister-in-law, Ruth Slifer; brother-in-law, Robert Max Romack and wife, Rosella; and niece, Anita Miller.

Bob attended Morristown High School.

 

He was a member of the Fountaintown Christian Church and attended the Morristown Christian Church.

 

Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II.

 

He retired from RCA in 1988, in test maintenance. Bob also was a television repairman.

 

Bob was a member of the Riley Wranglers square dancers and danced in all 50 states.

 

He also leaves behind his dog, Lady, and was preceded by Sophie Ann.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, December 11, 2020 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St. in Morristown.

 

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 12, 2020 at the funeral home, with Fred Hickman officiating.

 

Interment will be at Asbury Cemetery in Morristown.

 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CDC guidelines requiring a mask and social distancing will be observed. There will be a limit of 50 people allowed inside the funeral home at a time.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelbyville-Shelby County Animal Shelter, 705 Hale Road, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176 or Fountaintown Community Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 143, Fountaintown, Indiana 46130.

 

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

John W. Kappes, 70, of Waldron

John W. Kappes, 70, of Waldron, passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at his residence.

 

Born January 5, 1950 in Batesville, he was the son of Bernard Kappes and Fern Ida (Snyder) Kappes.

 

He married Barbara Sue (Willis) Kappes on May 17, 1969 and she survives.

 

Other survivors include daughters- Matina Kappes Dellinger (husband Brian) of Shelbyville,

Rachelle E. Kappes Richards (husband Craig) of Wilsonville, OR; 5 nephews & 4 nieces;

 2 grandchildren- Cory Dellinger & Whitney S. Dellinger. He was preceded in death by his 

parents and sister Mary Lou Brown.

 

Mr. Kappes had lived in this area his entire lifetime and had graduated from Waldron

High School in 1968. He was employed with KCL Corp for many years and Triumph

for 5 years, retiring in 2016. He was a member of St. Vincent Catholic Church and a 

member of Central Indiana Bass Club. He was a US Army veteran. John enjoyed hunting and fishing, sports,  

was actively involved in his church, and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be Monday, December 7, 2020 at 11:00 am at Glenn E. George & Son

Funeral Home, 437 Amos Rd, with Rev. Mike Keucher officiating.

 Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday evening from

3:00-6:00 pm at the funeral home with the rosary recited at 2:45 pm. A graveside military service

will be conducted by a local veterans group.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Vincent Catholic Church or Waldron Volunteer

Fire Dept. in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com

Jean Marie Solomon, 91, former Shelby County resident

Jean Marie Solomon, 91, former Shelby County resident, passed away Friday,

December 4, 2020 at Otterbein Franklin Senior Life Center.

 

Born May 20, 1929 in Franklin, she was the daughter of Virgil T. Doles and Lois

Nell (Inlow) Doles.  She married Wayne "Fritz" Solomon on November 27, 1947

and he preceded her on August 25, 2009.

 

Survivors include 2 sons- David Wayne Solomon of Manilla, Thomas Scott Solomon 

of Franklin, one daughter Elizabeth A. Arthur (husband Jon) of St. Paul; a brother-

Robert T. Doles (wife Phyllis) of Franklin; 5 grandchildren- Alison Arthur (husband Kevin),

Andrea Jackson (husband Timothy), John M. Aberle, Sarah Solomon, and Daniel Solomon.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouse, a daughter Rebecca Jean Aberle,

daughter-in-law Terrie Solomon, and sister-in-law Barbara Doles. 

 

Mrs. Solomon was a lifelong resident of this area, graduated Valedictorian of her class from

Waldron High School in 1947.  She had been a teacher's aide at Addison Township and

Waldron Elementary Schools for many years.  She had previously worked in her father's

grocery, Dole's Grocery in Blue Ridge, and Jester's Department Store in Shelbyville for

several years.  She was a member of Blue Ridge Christian Union Church, and attended

Grace United Methodist Church in Franklin.  She was a member of Waldron Eastern Star,

Cynthianne's Home Extension Club, and Blue Ridge Christian Church Ladies' Aid Society.

 

Jean enjoyed traveling to Brown County, the Smokies, and Canada.  She loved tea parties

with her grandchildren, collecting tea cups, and hats, making and giving away gingerbread

houses, and would rather watch the hummingbirds outside her window than watch tv.

 

Funeral services will be 11:00 am on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at Blue Ridge Christian

Union Church, 466 S. 775 E. Shelbyville, with Rev. David Doles & Rev. Dennis Hirschauer

officiating.  Burial will be in Blue Ridge Cemetery.  Friends may call on Wednesday morning

from 10:00 am until the time of the service, at the church.  Those attending should wear a 

face mask, and observe social distancing.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Blue Ridge Cemetery Fund, or the Otterbein

Benevolent Fund, in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Lois Scroggham, 82, of Shelbyville

Lois Scroggham, 82, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, December 7, 2020 at Brandywine Golden Living in Greenfield.

 

She was born March 3, 1938 in Decatur County, IN to George Benefiel and Bessie (Brunner) Benefiel.

 

Lois attended the Church of God.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed crafting, and doing anything with her hands, including coloring.  She enjoyed the outdoors and collecting cardinal memorabilia.  Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandkids.

 

She married William H. Scroggham on August 15, 1962 and he preceded her in death on May 10, 1998.

 

Lois is survived by her children, Tammy Sturgill (David); Billy Scroggham; all of Shelbyville, and Paula Gray (Scott), of Lapel; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, her son-in-law, Columbus Campbell, and her twin sister, Freda Bartlett of Georgia.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her daughters, Diane Perigo, and Patty Campbell, 4 sisters, and 6 brothers

 

Visitation will be Thursday, December 10, 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 11 a.m., Friday, December 11, 2020 at the funeral home with Robert Prather officiating.

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

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

 

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

Patsy Lee Clark, age 72, of Greenfield

Patsy Lee Clark, age 72, of Greenfield passed away Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Hickory Creek at New Castle. She was born August 27, 1948 in Sherman, TX to Ray and Ida (Tate) Massey.

Prior to her retirement, Patsy was a Warranty Administrator for Tom Wood Pontiac for 25 years. She enjoyed arts & crafts and was an avid Boyds Bears collector.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Clark, Sr.; father, Ray Massey; son, Les (Kelly) Cain; daughter, Laurie Hughes; stepson, Chris; stepdaughters Tracie and Kim; grandchildren, Meilee and Nickoles; and great granddaughter, Olivia.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Ida Massey, and her stepson, Robert.

The family would like to thank Hickory Creek Nursing Home in New Castle for taking such great care of Patsy.

Due to COVID-19, a Celebration of Life for Patsy will be held at a later date.

Lawrence J. (Larry) Hembree

Lawrence J. (Larry) Hembree
Advocate for Social Justice Dies at 81

Surrounded by the love of God, Lawrence J. (Larry) Hembree died November 29, 2020 from COVID-19. He was a voice for the poor, the homeless, the imprisoned and individuals suffering from addiction. He headed several social service agencies in Indpls. He devoted countless hours of hard work to many worthwhile charities, organizations and community groups. He created the first Youth Service Bureau, and the first Work Release program in Marion County. He wrote the charter beginning Big Sisters in Central IN, he assisted with the Outdoor Education Program, the Child Welfare League, and the Community Service Council to name a few. Larry served as the executive director of Public Action in Correctional Effort, PACE, for twenty years. He lobbied against the death penalty with a focus on juvenile executions, testifying in the death penalty phase in a number of trials. He also lobbied for better health care in Indiana prisons. Recognizing his dedicated work throughout Indiana Larry was presented the prestigious “Distinguished Hoosier Award” by then Governor Evan Bayh. One of the highest awards that can be given by the State of Indiana to one of its citizens.

Larry graduated in the first class of Scecina Memorial High School, in 1957, Indpls. IN. Following high school, he entered St. Meinrad Seminary, St. Meinrad IN, where earned a Bachelor of Science in Theology. Over the years Larry participated in the St. Meinrad Archabbey Oblate program in his ongoing commitment to serve God. He earned his Master’s Degree in Social Work from Indiana University and he served in the Indiana Army Reserve for four years. He assisted his long-time friend and colleague Father Larry Crawford when St. Simon Church and School moved from the east side of Indpls. to the Geist area. Further, Larry worked toward a Ph.D. in Theology at St. Mary of the Woods, Terre Haute, IN.


During his career Larry spent his evenings teaching Criminal Justice, and Juvenile Justice at IUPUI, he held tenure at the University of Indpls. and, he taught psychology for Vincennes University.

Larry was a faithful servant, dedicating his life work to God. He loved his family and valued the role he played in his grandson’s lives, their love and laughter filled his heart. He enjoyed celebrating the holidays, especially Christmas! He was an avid reader, and his hobbies included playing golf and traveling. He valued his companion dog of 12 years Lucy. Larry loved life, he accepted life’s challenges, and was grateful for his blessings.

Preceding Larry in death were his parents and step-father, infant daughter, Catherine J. Hembree, and his brother, Thomas Hembree.

His survivors include his wife of 55 years, Barbara Sinclair Hembree and four children: Sons, Lawrence J Hembree Jr. (Brenda) Kentucky, John J Hembree (Sarah) Alabama, and daughters, Lisa J. Hembree-Keeton-Jordan (Brock) Fishers and Lori J Hembree, Greenfield, IN. Five grandsons, Joshua Hembree, Beech Grove, IN, Adam Keeton (partner Tayler Horton, & her daughter Harlee Green) Indpls. IN., T. Ryan Keeton (Lindsay) New Palestine, IN., Zacharias Keeton (Caity) New Palestine IN and, Second Lieutenant, Seth Keeton, Ft, Benning Georgia. A 4th generation brought 3 great-grandsons, Beckam & Owen Keeton and Tucker Keeton. Brother and sister in law, Dr. Michael & Judy Deery, Culver, IN., sister in law, Sally Hembree, Greenfield, IN and many wonderful nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Larry’s name to the St. Michael Catholic Church Building Fund, 519 Jefferson Blvd, Greenfield, IN, where he served as a Lector and Eucharistic Minister, taking communion to the homebound, nursing homes and Hancock Regional Hospital.

The Rite of Christian Burial will be officiated by the Rev. Father Aaron Jenkins. Due to COVID-19 it will be a private service in the chapel at Calvary Cemetery with burial following at Holy Cross Cemetery. In Larry’s memory a Mass will also be celebrated at his beloved St. Meinrad, by Father Meateo Zamora, on December 4, 2020. A celebration of life gathering for family and friends will be held at a future date. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Greenfield, IN.

The family of Larry Hembree sincerely thank the staff/caregivers at Golden Living Brandywine Nursing Home, Greenfield, IN, for their dedication and care of Larry and asks for prayers for these good people especially during the COVID-19 crisis. Gratitude is extended to his St. Michael parish family for their many prayers and acts of kindness.

If you would like to share your memories of Larry and condolences with his family, please do so at www.stillingerfamily.com .

Richard David Henderson, 89, of Shelbyville

Richard David Henderson, 89, of Shelbyville passed away Monday, November 30, 2020 at Ashford Place Health Campus in Shelbyville.

 

He was born March 14, 1931, in Indianapolis, the son of David and Ann (Pickerell) Henderson. On August 17, 1956, he married his wife of 63 years, Geneva Newton, and she preceded him in death on June 11, 2020.

 

Richard is survived by his children, Lisa Gaye Fortwengler and fiance’, Arthur Swanson, of Louisville, Kentucky, Bryan David Henderson and wife, Marci, of St. Paul, and Tamara Joy Mohr and husband, Jeffrey, of Waldron; grandchildren, Cody Mohr and wife, Kylee, David Mohr and wife, Jessica, Mason Henderson, Carson Henderson, Troy Fortwengler and Amy Cain; great-grandchildren, Hayden, Cooper, Brooklyn, Ryder, Kinsley and Madeline; and several nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to Geneva, Richard was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Cynthia Henderson; and brothers, Jack Henderson and Paul Henderson.

 

Richard was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church.

 

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean Conflict.

 

Richard retired from Western Electric in 1987, with 32 years of service.

 

He enjoyed gardening, bowling in leagues and woodworking. Richard was a collector of coins, old phones, stamps and ornaments.

 

He enjoyed the 2016 Indy Honor Flight trip to Washington D.C., with his son.

 

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, December 4, 2020 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

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

 

Interment will be at Norristown Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Indy Honor Flight, PO Box 10, Plainfield, Indiana 46168.

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

Louella M. Holzhausen, 89, of Shelbyville

Louella M. Holzhausen, 89, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, November 30, 2020
at Timber Creek Assisted Living.


Born May 3, 1931 in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Notrie and Eva (Tennell)
McClure.  She married Paul E. Holzhausen on January 29, 1949, and he preceded her
on October 21, 2016.


Survivors include son Mike Holzhausen (wife Diana) of South Bend, daughter Connie
Fix (husband Brad) of Shelbyville; 2 sisters- Janice Wilbur of North Vernon, Alice Mann
of Texas, brother Danny McClure (wife Ruth) of Shelbyville; 13 grandchildren, and 20 great
grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouse, 2 sons- James
Holzhausen, Kenneth Holzhausen; 4 brothers- Birl, Notrie, Tom, & infant Michael  McClure,
2 sisters- Mary Jane Hadley, Jean Smothers, and brother-in-law Garry Wilbur.


Mrs. Holzhausen was a lifelong resident of this area, attended Waldron High School, and
received her GED in 2002.  She was a dealer for Stanley Products for 20 years and also 
worked for Danners, General Electric, Roselyn Bakery, & United Laundry for several years. Louella was a member of Fairland United Methodist Church and was treasurer of the WSCS church board. 

 

Louelle loved her family, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She enjoyed 
attending flea markets, gardening, and cooking.

 

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Friday, December 4, 2020 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Rd, with Rev. Alecia Gross officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

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

 

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

Larry S. Shook, 57, of Waldron

Larry S. Shook, 57, of Waldron, passed away Saturday, November 28, 2020 at
Major Hospital.


Born February 15, 1963 in Greensburg, he was the son of Carl C. Shook and
Clara C. (Trout) Shook. He married Crystal M. (Shafer) Shook on July 25, 1987 and she 
survives.


Other survivors include children- William J. Shafer (wife Amanda) of New Whiteland, IN,
Glenda M. Shook of Waldron; siblings John (wife Pat) Shook of California, Leonard (wife
Susie) Shook of Greensburg, George (wife Jerry) Shook of Mooresville; grandchildren-
Alivia Shook, Corbin, Brianna and Asher Shafer. He was preceded in death by his parents,
brothers Lester & Lee Shook and sister Linda Shook.


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


He was a semi driver and retired from Wischmeier Farms in 2017 after 6 years of service. He was
also employed at Utes Maintenance Shop of the National Guard for 10 years, retiring in 2011.


Larry was a Boy Scout Leader with troop #220; and help lead many scouts to Eagle status.
Larry served in the Army National Guard, serving in Unit 1313 Engineers, attaining the rank
of E-5 Sergeant. 


Larry enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, baking, cooking for the holidays, and working with the 
Boy Scout troop. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren, friends and
helping his friend in the amusement business, driving, setting up, and tearing down rides.


Funeral services will be Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Glenn E. George & Son
Funeral Home, 437 Amos Rd.

 

Friends may call on Saturday morning from 11:00 am until the time of the service at the funeral home. Military rites will be conducted by local veterans.


Memorial contributions may be made  to Boy Scout Troop #220 of Waldron or
Larry Shook Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.

Raymond E. Stocklin, 90, of Greensburg

Raymond E. Stocklin, 90, of Greensburg, passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at Major Hospital.

 

Born December 3, 1929 in Morristown, he was the son of  John and Delsey (Young) Stocklin.   He married Jacqueline Stocklin on March 17, 1949 and she preceded him in death in 2015.


Survivors include sons Greg Stocklin of Indianapolis, and Doug (Wife Jane) Stocklin of Greensburg;  two grandchildren: Clinton (wife Lezlie) Stocklin of St. Paul, and Jordan (Wife Kendra) Stocklin of Greenwood. He also is survived by two great grandchildren:  Nathan Stocklin, and Garrett Stocklin both of St. Paul.   Mr. Stocklin was preceded in death by his parents, spouse, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters. 
 

He was a lifetime resident of this area, where he worked as a self employed farmer. He graduated from Boggstown High School in 1947, and served in the US Army. He was a member of the Union Chapel United Methodist Church in St. Paul. 


Raymond enjoyed watching sports, playing softball, golf, and bowling, but most of all loved spending time with his family. 
 

Graveside services will be observed on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 1pm, at Van Pelt Cemetery in Shelby County, with Rev. Joyce Barker officiating. 

 

Memorial contributions  can be made to the Union Chapel Church in care of the funeral home. 

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