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Obituaries Archives for 2021-03

David Wayne Howell,  68, of Greenfield

David Wayne Howell,  68, of Greenfield, passed away Saturday, March 27, 2021 at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

 

David was born January 4, 1953 in Indianapolis to the late James L. and Dorothy (Gray) Howell. He was a graduate of Mundelein High School, Mundelein, Illinois.


David married Debby (Roberts) Howell on July 8, 1972. He worked for his family business, B.H.W. Water Conditioning most of his career. A long-time member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, David served as a Bishop for the Cumberland Ward and as High Counselor for The Indianapolis North Stake. He was an avid Chicago Bears fan, enjoyed John Wayne movies, the Beatles and spending time on the beach. Above all, David was a devoted husband, father and grandpa and loved spending time with his grandchildren.


He is survived by his wife, Debby; children, Michael (Linda Marie) Howell, Shauna (Lance) Williams, Sarah (Ryan) Griesemer, and Stephanie (Randy) Reeves; grandchildren, Sarah, Natalie, Storm, Gunnar, Gray, Scout, Lincoln, Johanna, Lyla, Rogue, Copeland, Tana, Boone, and Tara; siblings, James Howell, Elizabeth Jane Eakes, Pam Gwinnup, and John (Sandy) Howell.


David is preceded in death by his parents, listed above; brothers, Dennis Howell, and Kevin Howell; and stepmother, Betty Howell.


Friends may call, 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Friday, April 2, 2021 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140. Funeral service, 10:00 AM, Saturday, April 3rd at the Church of Latter-day Saints, Lawrence Ward Building, 11220 East 30th Street, Indianapolis. Bishop John C. Craig and Elder Paul H. Sinclair Of The Seventy officiating.


Memorial contributions in honor of David may be made to the Leukemia Society, Indiana Chapter, 9075 No. Meridian St., Suite 150, Indianapolis, Indiana 46260.


Please share your memories of David and condolences with his family at www.stillingerfamily.com.

Monte Brent Gruell, 63, Greenfield

Monte Brent Gruell, 63, Greenfield, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 29, 2021. He was born on June 12, 1957 in Greenfield to Robert T. and Marcella J. (Purcell) Gruell. Monte is a 1976 graduate of Greenfield Central High School. He married his love Tina Marie Potts on September 24, 1983.

After high school Monte took an apprenticeship to become a meatcutter. He was employed with Kroger’s for many years before retiring in 2014. He retired a second time in 2017 from Tyner Pond Farm. Monte and Tina traveled extensively from the Bahamas, Alaska, Hawaii, Florida, and everywhere in between. The children and grandchildren even accompanied them both on some vacations. Monte loved to fish and hunt as well as spend time with his grandchildren.

Monte is survived by his loving wife Tina of 37 years; their children: Heather Lorenz and Dawn Gruell (Ben Adcock); grandchildren: Cinnamon Smith, Meadow Smith, River Gruell, and Trenton Gruell; and brothers: Robert ‘Stan’ (LeeAnn) Gruell, Greg Gruell, and Brad (Barbara) Gruell and many nieces and newphews.

Visitation will be on Saturday, April 3, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, with the funeral service immediately starting at 12:00 noon. Burial will take place in Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Monte and Tina Gruell Community Fund, c/o Hancock Community Foundation, 312 E. Main Street, Greenfield. If you would like to sign the online guest book or send condolences to the family you may do so by visiting stillingerfamily.com .

Gary D. Ferrell, 62, Maxwell

Gary D. Ferrell, 62, Maxwell, IN, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2021. He was also affectionately known as Fuzzy to many, including his nieces and nephews. Gary was born on September 21, 1958 in Indianapolis, IN to Homer R. and Myrtle S. (Davis) Ferrell.

Gary was a tremendously talented carpenter and worked not only for Service Drywall in Indianapolis for 20 years, but also loved to remodel and build things around his own house. He loved to fish and camp as well as relax in the outdoors and nature. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He attended Bethel Baptist Church in Greenfield. He was also a huge Harley Davidson fan. He married Carolyn Sue Larmore.

Gary is survived by his loving wife Carolyn Sue Ferrell; children: Jason Wilder (Sara), Nicki (Josh) Waterman, and Christi (Wes) Evans; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 8 siblings: Charlotte, Sharon, Lisa, Donna, Bobby, Steve, Danny, and Billy; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Homer R. Ferrell; mother, Myrtle Sue Moon; and sister, Virginia.

Visitation will be held on Monday, April 5, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, IN, with the funeral service immediately following. Burial will take place in Park Cemetery, Greenfield, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ferrell Family via our website to offset funeral expenses. Kindly type www.stillingerfamily.com, tap on Gary’s obituary, and then tap on the Donate Now button. If you would like to sign the online guest book or send condolences to the family you may also do so by visiting our website.

Debra J. Lautz, 65, of Shelbyville

Debra J. Lautz, 65, of Shelbyville passed away Monday, March 29, 2021 at her home.

 

Private services will be conducted. Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

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

Thomas E. Morrissey, 74, of Shelbyville

Thomas E. Morrissey, 74, of Shelbyville passed away Thursday, March 25, 2021, at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

 

He was born June 17, 1946, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Emmett and Marian (Groener) Morrissey.

Thomas is survived by his sons, Patrick Morrissey and wife Kanthi, of New York, Kevin Morrissey and wife, Michelle, of Chicago, and Brian Morrissey and wife, Svetlana, of Tennessee; daughter, Katie Beazley and husband, Brian, of Chicago; brothers, Dennis Morrissey and Jerry Morrissey, both of Chicago; sisters, Marion Franke, Lori Connelly, and Elaine Pameditis. all of Arizona, and Patricia Callahan of Champaign-Urbana, Illinois; grandchildren, Joe, Nathan, Maggie, Ben, Veda, Sara, Matthew, Ryan and Samantha; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John Morrissey, Frank Morrissey, Bill Morrissey and Jim Morrissey; and sister, Sister Kathleen Morrissey.

 

Thomas graduated in 1964 from De La Salle High School.

 

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

 

Thomas worked for the Chicago Pipefitters Local No. 597 for over 30 years.

 

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 3, 2021 at the McGregor Baptist Church, 10850 S McGregor Road in Indianapolis.

 

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

 

Online condolences may be shared with Thomas’ family at www.freemanfamilyfunealhomes.com.

Donnie E. Wilson, 70, of Shelbyville

Donnie E. Wilson, 70, of Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at his residence.

 

He was born July 25, 1950 in Shelbyville to Raymond Wilson and Gertie (Gaddis) Wilson.

  

He is survived by his wife, Sharon (Rowe) Wilson, his daughter, Kelly Johnson, his son, Kevin Wilson, his grandchildren, Ashton Killey, Braden Barnard, and Haley Wilson, his great-grandchildren, Kinley, Emrey, and Grady, his beloved dogs, Rosco and Mazy, his brothers, Charles (Barbara) Wilson, and Steve Wilson, and his sisters, Linda Stevens, Phyllis Leake, and Louise (Charles) Olsen.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers, Garnet Wilson and Wilburn Wilson.

 

Donnie was a U.S. Army veteran. He retired from Arvin’s where he worked as a welder. 

 

Donnie enjoyed being outdoors.  He could be found in his garden or at the water, fishing.  He also enjoyed drinking a cold beer.  His favorite times were spent with his family and grandkids.

 

Military rites will be conducted by local veteran’s organizations at 4 p.m., Friday, April 2, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176. 

 

Visitation will follow from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

  

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

   

Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com

Linda L. Johnson, 78, of Morristown

Linda L. Johnson, 78, of Morristown passed away Monday, March 22, 2021 at her daughter’s home in Fishers.

 

She was born September 5, 1942, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Oliver Carvin and Ruth (Bentley) Harris. On July 7, 1961, she married Robert D. “Beanie” Johnson, and he preceded her in death on December 1, 2009.

 

Linda is survived by two daughters with Beanie, Marietta L. Carlton of Morristown, and Kay Anne Gettelfinger and husband, Bart, of Fishers; brother, Dale C. Harris and wife, Bonnie, of Fairland; grandchildren, Jacob Carlton, Kaylin VanBenthuysen and husband, Matthew, Heath Carlton and Zane Gettelfinger; great-grandson, David VanBenthuysen; sister-in-law, Sandy Harris of Brownsburg; and several nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to Beanie, Linda was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Danny R. Harris.

She is also survived by a biological daughter, Kim Vink and husband Craig of Great Bend Kansas, who she was reunited with in the last week of her life.

 

Linda graduated in 1960 from Morristown High School.

 

She was a member of the Morristown Christian Church and American Legion Auxiliary. Linda served on the staff of Hoosiers Girls State for 20 years.

 

She was the bookkeeper for Duane’s Sales and Service, for 35 years. Linda was very devoted to the family business.

 

She enjoyed keeping her home and garden in excellent condition. She also made the best cherry pies from the cherry trees in her yard.

 

Linda loved her family and enjoyed creating memories with her grandchildren and great-grandson.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St. in Morristown.

 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at the funeral home, with Rev. Fred Hickman officiating.

 

Interment will be at Hanover Cemetery in Shelby County.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Auxiliary, PO Box 553, Morristown, IN 46161.

Larry V. Cundiff, 64, of St. Paul

Larry V. Cundiff, 64, of St. Paul, passed away Friday, March 26, 2021 at his residence.

 

He was born December 8, 1956 in Somerset, Ky to M.C. Cundiff and Virginia (Dalton) Cundiff.

 

Larry graduated from Franklin Central High School in 1974.  He was a member of Arlington Avenue Church in Indianapolis.

 

Larry had various occupations up to his last place of employment at Boston Scientific Corp. in Spencer, IN.  Larry enjoyed being outdoors, especially in the woods hiking and hunting Ginseng.  He also enjoyed the times he was able to spend at Myrtle Beach and other beaches in Florida.

 

Larry is survived by his mother, his brother, David Cundiff, his grandson, Randall Cundiff, both of Indianapolis; his nephews, Sam Cundiff and Danny Cundiff; his nieces, Karen Testrake and Jessica McLain; his great-nieces, Daisy McLain and Mia Cundiff and his great-nephew, Dean McLain.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, his maternal grandparents, Vola and Ella Dalton; his paternal grandparents, Charles and Bonnie Cundiff, and his sister-in-law, Judy Cundiff

 

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens and Crematory, Shelbyville, IN.

  

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

 

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

 

Larry V. Cundiff, 64, of St. Paul

Larry V. Cundiff, 64, of St. Paul, passed away Friday, March 26, 2021 at his residence.

 

He was born December 8, 1956 in Somerset, Ky to M.C. Cundiff and Virginia (Dalton) Cundiff.

 

Larry graduated from Franklin Central High School in 1974.  He was a member of Arlington Avenue Church in Indianapolis.

 

Larry had various occupations up to his last place of employment at Boston Scientific Corp. in Spencer, IN.  Larry enjoyed being outdoors, especially in the woods hiking and hunting Ginseng.  He also enjoyed the times he was able to spend at Myrtle Beach and other beaches in Florida.

 

Larry is survived by his mother, his brother, David Cundiff, his grandson, Randall Cundiff, both of Indianapolis; his nephews, Sam Cundiff and Danny Cundiff; his nieces, Karen Testrake and Jessica McLain; his great-nieces, Daisy McLain and Mia Cundiff and his great-nephew, Dean McLain.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, his maternal grandparents, Vola and Ella Dalton; his paternal grandparents, Charles and Bonnie Cundiff, and his sister-in-law, Judy Cundiff

 

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens and Crematory, Shelbyville, IN.

  

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

 

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

 

Kevin William Roche, of Greenfield

Kevin William Roche, of Greenfield, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at the young age of 31. He was born in Indianapolis, IN to Michael W. and Debra J. (Barnett) Roche. He is a 2008 Greenfield Central High School graduate.

Kevin endured many trials and hurdles throughout life, but he always persevered with a smile on his face and cheer in his heart. Kevin was employed in quality control with Keihin North America, Greenfield. He loved to play video games and his passion of games was shared with at least his father, sister, and son. He also loved to fish and camp. He loved Star Wars and Star Trek. Before working at Keihin, Kevin worked as a handyman as well as in construction. But, above all, Kevin loved spending quality time with his son.

Kevin is survived by his 11year old son, Devin Roche; father, Michael Roche; sister, Crystal Roche (Patience Wooten); step-sister, Alicia Kuhstoss; many cousins; mother-of-his son, Kassie Fock; and soon-to-be-here nephew, Christian Roche.

Kevin was preceded in death by his mother, Debra Roche; step-mother, Wendy Roche; grandfather, Robert William Roche, Jr.; and step-sister, Abigail Elizabeth Roche.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 2, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, IN. The funeral will immediately follow at 12noon. Burial will take place in Park Cemetery, Greenfield. 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 .

Shelley Dawn Robertson, 44, of Indianapolis, formerly of Shelbyville

Shelley Dawn Robertson, 44, of Indianapolis, formerly of Shelbyville passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at her home.

 

She was born May 19, 1976, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Larry Robertson and Lisa (Bastin) Lay.

Shelley is survived by her father of Shelbyville; mother and step-father, Allen Lay, of Shelbyville; significant other, Matt Daniels of Indianapolis; brother, Matt Robertson and wife, Cassy, of Shelbyville; sister, Holly Robertson and significant other, Wendell Stewart, of Waldron; step-son, Jay Daniels and spouse, Will Flohr, of Greenwood; brother-in-law, Sean Daniels and wife, Starie, of Indianapolis; former sister-in-law, Erin Harmon of Shelbyville; nieces, Tatum Robertson and Leila Stewart; and nephews, Sam Robertson, Brayden Stewart, Joel Stewart, Ethan Lay and Camdyn Lay.

 

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Robert and Wilma Jean Bastin; and paternal grandparents, Paul and Myrtie Robertson.

 

Shelley graduated in 1994 from Shelbyville High School, and received her bachelors degree in psychology from Hanover College. While attending high school and college, Shelley enjoyed playing softball.

 

For over 20 years, she was a social worker wrap around facilitator, for Community Health East Gallahue.

 

Shelley loved sea turtles and was very concerned about their rehabilitation.

 

She also enjoyed music, sewing and crafting.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 29, 2021 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 in Shelbyville.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, Florida 33767 or American Lung Association, 115 W. Washington St., Suite No. 1180-South, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204.

 

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

Lois J. McDonald, age 87, of Greenfield

Lois J. McDonald, age 87 of Greenfield passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at her home.

 

She was born October 1, 1933 in Indianapolis to the late Art Ferguson and Eloise (Phillips) Hallam.

 

Lois was a 1952 graduate of Thomas C. Howe High School. She married Robert McDonald on August 29, 1952. Together they made home in Greenfield and raised their family. Lois was an owner of many Chicago Pizza franchises with her husband Bob.


Lois enjoyed playing golf and was a long-time member of the Riley Wranglers square dance club with her husband Bob. Lois never knew the word no and was always ready to help when asked.

 

Above all, she loved her children and grandchildren and loved spending time with her family.

 

She is survived by her husband, Robert “Bob” McDonald, children, Steve (Lisa) McDonald, Mark (Karen) McDonald, Jeannette Colip and Diana Parker; grandchildren, Candace (Michelle) Sexton, Keely (Brandon) Butrum, E.J. Parker, Christopher (Lauren) Colip, Kaitlyn McDonald, Emily (Brett) Peterson; and great grandchildren, Leila, Lydia, Molly, Kate, Baxter, Samuel, Peyton and Ava.
She is preceded in death by her parents, listed above and son-in-law, Dean Parker.

 


Friends may call 11:00 am until noon, Friday, March 26, 2021 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140.

 

Service at noon with Pastor David Woods officiating. Entombment immediately following the service at Washington Park East Cemetery.


Masks and social distancing required.


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

Brenda D. Spurling, 61, of Straughn

Brenda D. Spurling, 61, of Straughn passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at her home.

 

She was born February 1, 1960, in Rushville, the daughter of Jacob and Louise (Spurlin) Whitten. On February 4, 1977, she married her husband of 44 years, James T. “Jim” Spurling, and he survives.

 

In addition to Jim, Brenda is survived by her sons, Joseph Spurling and Bradley “Brad” Spurling, both of Straughn; grandchildren, Jaxon Tyler Spurling and Maci Rae Spurling; brother, Kenny “Dale” Whitten of Shelbyville; sisters, Cathy Shively and husband, Jay, and Lisa Shephard and husband, Steve, both of Shelbyville, Martha Fischer and husband, John and Sue Cecil and husband, Larry, both of Waldron; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Paul Rouse.

 

Brenda was formerly a caregiver and had worked as a cook.

 

She enjoyed crocheting, doing crafts and singing.

 

Brenda loved her family, especially her grandchildren, and enjoyed creating memories with them.

 

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 28, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with Chaplain Ron Wilson officiating.

 

Interment will be at Fairland Cemetery in Fairland.

Carolyn Arlene Hanneman, 86, of Fairland

Carolyn Arlene Hanneman, 86, of Fairland, passed away Monday, March 22, 2021 at her residence.

 

She was born May 19, 1934 in Shelbyville to William and Alberta Baxter.

 

On April 5, 1953 she married her husband of 67 years, William F. Hanneman and he survives.  Carolyn is also survived by her sons, Michael W. Hanneman of Shelbyville, and Randal S. Hanneman (spouse, Ronda), of Fairland, her grandchildren, Randal S. Hanneman, Jr., Derek W. Hanneman, Shelbi R. Hanneman, Christian J. Hanneman, Emily A. Hanneman, and Jacob M. Hanneman; her great-granddaughter, Elizabeth P. Hanneman; her brothers, Carol W. Baxter of Greenwood and Richard Baxter of California.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Jean Boaz.

 

Carolyn was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.  She cherished the bonds she had with her family.  Her favorite times were spent caring for and making memories with her family and loved ones.

 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to Noon, Friday, March 26, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at Noon at the funeral home with Father Mike Keucher officiating.

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be given to the Shelby County Cancer Association, P O Box 844, Shelbyville, IN 46176 or MHP Diabetic Management Clinic, 2451 Intelliplex Drive, Suite 215, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

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

A. Louise Spurling, 95,  of Waldron

A. Louise Spurling, 95,  of Waldron, passed away Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Jennings Adult Care  in Garfield Heights Ohio. 

 

Born September 18,1925 in  Indianapolis Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Dewey and Mamie Moore.  She married John Henry Spurling and he preceded her in 2012.
 

Louise is survived by 2 daughters, Kathleen Spurling O’brien of Indianpolis,  Mary Alice Spurling Nemeth (husband Ronald Louis Nemeth) of Parma Ohio; Grand daughter Mary Louise Nemeth Kreager  (husband Roger), Grand son , James Michael Nemeth (wife Michele); Great grand children Tania Nemeth, Tamar Nemeth, Lily Sewell, Ethan Nemeth and Tyler Kreager, all of Canton Michigan; and longtime friends Paul Kenny Hornsby and Mary Ann Hornsby of Shelbyville.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouse, and son-in-law Tom O'brien.

 

Mrs. Spurling had lived in the Cleveland Ohio area since 2012, and was a resident of Jennings Adult Care the last few years.  She had farmed with her husband Henry.  She was a member of  Moscow Christian Church and Farm Bureau Club.

 

Louise was past Treasurer of Indiana State Homemaker's Club, and received Grand Champion ribbons for her sewing during the Rush County Fair, qualifying her to model her dresses during the Indiana State Fair for many years. 

 

Graveside service will be 10:00 am on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Forest Hill Cemetery with Paul Hornsby officiating. 
 

Earl Dean Russell, 82, of Shelbyville

Earl Dean Russell, 82, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, March 22, 2021 at MHP Medical Center.

 

He was born April 14, 1938 in Russell Springs, KY to Earl Russell and Beulah (Wilders) Russell.

 

He married Carol Sue Carnes on April 18, 1999, and she survives. Earl is also survived by his son, Rick (Missinda) Russell of Muncie; his daughter, Jeanie Mohr of Waldron; his grandsons, Cody (Katie) Russell of Rush County and Lt. Jarrett Mohr of Baymholcher, Germany, (significant other, Lt. Monique Moussa of Colorado); his step-children, Debbie (James) Jagger; Jeff Carnes, Tony Carnes and Sherry Gibbson; his step-grandchildren, Dustin Handley, Chad Jagger, Brandon Jagger, Jessica Jagger, Kyle Carnes, Joey Carnes and Brandon Carnes.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and daughter, Kelly Russell.

 

Earl was a U. S. Army veteran. He worked at Wellman Industries.  Earl was an avid sports participant.  He enjoyed coaching his children’s sports activities. 

 

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 25, 2021 at the funeral home.

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

  

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

 

Memorial contributions may be given to Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st St, #100, Indianapolis, IN 46240; Diabetes Association, 6919 E 10th St, Indianapolis, IN 46219; or  Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923. 

 

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

Lori Kathleen Eacret, 63, of Fairland

Lori Kathleen Eacret, 63, of Fairland, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at her residence.

 

She was born May 6, 1957 in Lebanon, IN to Gilbert Ferguson and Eula Mae (Duncan) Ferguson. 

 

Lori was employed with ATI as a Physical Therapist working at Honda manufacturing of Indiana.

 

Lori was a member of the Reformed Presbyterian Church.  She enjoyed scuba diving and camping. 

 

She was an avid runner.  Lori graduated from Warren Central High School and from IUPUI with a B.S. in Physical Therapy.

 

She married Damon Eacret on December 18, 1991, and he survives.  She is also survived by her son, Timothy Eacret, her sisters, Gail (Bob) Matheson, Sharon (Jerry) Porter, and Debbie (Vince) Vertucci, and her brother, Randy Ferguson.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Southside Reformed Presbyterian Church, 6969 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46217.

 

Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the church with Reverend David Hanson officiating.

 

Burial will be in Menden Cemetery in Hancock County.

 

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

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

Janet Kay Adkins, 70, of Fairland

Janet Kay Adkins, 70, of Fairland passed away Monday, March 22, 2021, at her home.

 

She was born December 12, 1950, in Sidney, Nebraska, the daughter of Eugene and Norma (Vincent) Dobbins. On June 7, 1967, she married her husband of 53 years, Walker Adkins, and he survives.

 

In addition to Walker, Janet is survived by her son, Brian Adkins and wife, Gracia, of Shelbyville; daughter, Lori Gregory and husband, Rick, of Shelbyville, sisters, Judy Fuller and husband, Tim, of Shelbyville, Mary Gerrian and husband, Dale, of St. Paul and Charlene Turpin and husband, David of Shirley; brothers, Thomas Dobbins of Shelbyville and Kevin Dobbins of Flat Rock; grandchildren, Laura Owens and husband, Kenneth, Travis Gregory, Madisson Adkins and McKenzie Adkins; and great-grandchildren, Mackensie Owens, Brianna Owens, Brylee Owens and Kaylee Owens; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Mary Carter of Florida, Rita James of Franklin, Sammy Adkins of Florida, Beatrice Banta of Franklin, Barbara Hart of Franklin, Helena Gibbs and husband, Jerry, of Franklin, David Harris of Bargersville, and Cindy Harris of Franklin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Joyce Case; and step-mother, Donna Dobbins.

Janet graduated from Shelbyville High School.

 

She retired in 2011, from NAS Corp, where she had been employed for 11 years.

 

Janet enjoyed reading the Bible and working crossword puzzles.

 

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, March 26, 2021 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Rev. Harvey Weaver officiating.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Attention: Donor Services, PO Box 650309, Dallas, Texas 75265-0309 or the Morristown Church of the Nazarene, 554 E. Main St., Morristown, Indiana 46161.

 

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

Gladys I. Clay, 99, of Shelbyville

Gladys I. Clay, 99, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, March 19, 2021 at

Walker Place.

 

Born January 10, 1922 in Litchfield Township, Michigan, she was the daughter

of Ernest Wade and Virgie (Harrier) Wade.  She married Thomas Keith Clay on

April 21, 1946, and he preceded her on August 8, 2014.

 

Survivors include 4 children- Mary Armstrong of Morristown, Jeffrey T. Clay (wife

Cindy) of Shelbyville, Jennifer M. Kiesel (husband William) of Greenwood, Joseph W.

Clay (wife Judy) of Shelbyville; 13 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren.  She was

preceded in death by her parents, her spouse, 3 brothers, 1 sister, and 1 grandson-

Kyle Clay.

 

Mrs. Clay had lived in this area since 1964, after moving from Richmond Indiana.

She was a home maker,  and had graduated from high school in Litchfield, and was a 

member of First United Methodist Church of Shelbyville.

 

Gladys loved birds and dogs, crocheting, gardening and canning, camping, and

reading.

 

Private graveside services will be observed.  Burial will be in Park Cemetery in Greenfield.

 Visitation will be on Thursday afternoon, March 25, 2021 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm at

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

 

Memorial contributions can be made to Shelbyville/Shelby Co. Public Library, in care of

the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Reverend William H. Beauchat, 87, Greenfield

Reverend William H. Beauchat, 87, Greenfield passed away Sunday, March 14, 2021 at Greenfield Health Care.

 

He was born December 5, 1933 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Harold and Marie (Hill) Beauchat.


William was a graduate of Davenport High School, Davenport, IA, and the Missionary Bible Institute. He was the pastor at the Eastside Church of The Nazarene, Canton, IL; then at Shirley Church of The Nazarene, Shirley, IN; and then at Greenfield Wesleyan Church, Greenfield, IN, for 20 years.

 

William also enjoyed a long tenure with Allison’s. He was a former president of the Hatfield Camp in Cleveland, IN, and EMT for Estell Ambulance Service, Shirley, IN. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, collecting coins, arrowheads, and rocks.


He is survived by his children: Bruce Beauchat, Daniel (Julie) Beauchat, Karen Noble and Tina Marcum; sister, Shirley Taylor; 6 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and 6 nieces and nephews.


He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jean Edna (Farrance) Beauchat; and sister, Lou Schebler.


Calling will be held 9:00 am until 1:00 pm, Friday March 19, 2021 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140.

 

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm with Reverend Larry Warren officiating, also at the funeral home, with burial immediately following in Park Cemetery, Greenfield.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Spanish World Missions, 9134 SE Morning Street, Hobe Sound, FL 33455 and/or your local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, act.alz.org › donate .

 

Masks and social distancing are required. Please share your memories of William and condolences with his family at www.stillingerfamily.com.

Mary Jane Brown, 79, of Greensburg

Mary Jane Brown, 79, of Greensburg passed away Friday, March 12, 2021 at Aspen Place Health Care in Greensburg.

 

She was born July 18, 1941 in Cambridge City to Clarence Lawrence and Hazel (Brook) Lawrence.

 

Mary will be greatly missed by her husband of 59 years, Charles Brown, her daughters, Penny (Rick) Brown-Wood of Greensburg; and Lisa (Merle) McFadden of Florence; her sons, Tim (Sally) Brown of Freeport; and Bryan (Tara) Brown of Greensburg, her siblings, Gene (Bev) Lawrence of Tipton; Phyllis Doyle of Connersville; Carolyn Hayes of Cambridge City; Kay (Bob) Ripberger of Arlington; and Bobby (Dorothy) Lawrence of Arcadia, FL. and her sister-in-law, Millie McVey of Shelbyville.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Joe Lawrence, her sister, Betty Purvis, her brothers-in-law, Bob Brown, Jim Brown and his wife, Mary, and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Orville and Adeline Brown.

  

She graduated from Greensburg High School.  Mary retired from housekeeping after many years of service at various extended living care facilities.

 

She enjoyed reading romance novels, and coloring in adult coloring books.  Her hobbies also included doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles.

 

Spending time with her family was her favorite pastime, especially during the holidays and at special family events.

   

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 18, 2021 at the funeral home with Reverend Seth Taylor officiating.  Burial will be in Winchester Cemetery.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be given the American Heart Association/Midwest Regional Office,

6500 Technology Drive, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278

Robert Arthur Lardon, 81, of Fairland, formerly of Plymouth, Wisconsin

Robert Arthur Lardon, 81, of Fairland, formerly of Plymouth, Wisconsin, passed away Friday, March 12, 2021 at Franciscan Hospice House in Indianapolis.

 

He was born October 15, 1939, in Greenfield, the son of Arthur Earl Lardon and Ruth (Murphy) Adamson.

 

Robert is survived by his daughter, Robin Lunsford of Indianapolis, Christy Leggins and husband, Brian, of Fairland, and Molly Lentz and husband, Mark of Oshkosh, Wisconsin; sons, Jason Spinsky of Denver, Colorado, and Jon Spinsky and wife, Becky, of Janesville, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Levi Lunsford, Gideon Lunsford, Daniel Lunsford and wife, Brandi, Aaron Lunsford, Brian Leggins II and significant other, Leaha, Evan Leggins, Max Spinsky and Clayton Spinsky; great-grandchildren, Harmony Leggins, Halie Lunsford, Alyssa Lunsford and Kaylin Lunsford.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, John Lardon.

 

Robert was a US Army veteran, serving in the cold war in the 82nd Airborne, as a paratrooper. He was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Plymouth.

 

Robert formerly worked in the sales department for Sargento. He also owned and operated an antique mall in Plymouth, Wisconsin.

 

He enjoyed going fishing, repairing antique clocks and spending time with his dog Ozzie.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul.

 

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

Clayton James "C.J." Caudill, 25, of Shelbyville

Clayton James “C.J.” Caudill, 25, of Shelbyville passed away Saturday, March 13, 2021, at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

 

He was born January 14, 1996, in Indianapolis, the son of James G. Caudill and Jodi L. Garretson.

C.J. is survived by his father, Jim Caudill and wife, Deanne, of Shirley; brother, Luke Mattix of Knightstown; sister Olivia Mattix, of Savannah, Georgia; grandparents, Carol Lepper and husband, Tim, of Fort Wayne, Marsha and Jeff Thomas of Wilkinson, and Dennis and Kim Sitton of Pendleton; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

 

He was preceded in death by his mother on October 19, 2020; grandmother, Doris Caudill; and grandfathers, Willie Caudill and Harry Garretson.

 

C.J. graduated in 2015 from New Haven High School in Fort Wayne.

 

He loved participating in bowling in the Special Olympics. C.J. also loved listening to music, especially his favorite band KISS. He loved people and his laugh was contagious.

 

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at the funeral home, with Pastor Jim Stephens officiating.

 

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

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

 

 

Jack L. McDaniel, 85, of Shelbyville

Jack L. McDaniel, 85, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Heritage House Shelbyville.

 

He was born February 11, 1936 in Shelbyville to Clarence W. McDaniel and Erva Mae (Spurling) Randall.

 

He married Linda McDaniel on July 20, 1990, and she survives.  Jack is also survived by his children, Carly (Darwin) Staker of Whiteland; Cyndi Campbell of Milltown, IN: John (Rhonda) McDaniel of Taswell, IN,; Joni K. Shaw of Shelbyville; Patty (Ed) Reyling of English, IN; his step-children, James Tindle of Ohio, Jeff Tindle, of Shelbyville, Angie (Joe) Spurlock of Shelbyville, and Ryan Tindle of Shelbyville; 29 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and 2 siblings.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-daughter, Tonya Warrick, grandsons, Kenny McDaniel and K.C. Geiling, and his great-grandchildren, Isaiah Geiling and Harley Dawn Campbell.

 

Jack was a bricklayer and appliance repairman.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and Indiana National Guard.

 

He loved to watch CNN and keeping up with friends on Facebook.  He enjoyed his time with his dogs.  His favorite times were spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.

 

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, March 14, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Monday, March 15, 2021 at the funeral home with Pastor John Duncan officiating.

 

Burial will be in Concord Cemetery in Fountaintown, IN with military rites conducted by local veterans’ organizations.

  

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

 

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

 

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

Michael S. Martin, 65, of Shelbyville

Michael S. Martin, 65, of Shelbyville passed away Monday, March 8, 2021 at his residence.

 

He was born April 22, 1955 in Detroit, MI to Robert E. Martin and Carolyn L. (Handy) Martin.

 

Michael loved his family and living a simple life.  Michael had a very good heart and was a kind person.  He will be remembered with love by everyone that knew him.

 

Michael was a devout member of Jehovah Witness.  He loved his kitty, Darlin.  Michael enjoyed going out to eat and he enjoyed cooking. 

 

He is survived by his brother, Rob (wife, Karin) Martin; his sister, Christina (husband, Dennis) Smith, all of Greenfield; his aunts, Mary Blignaut and Lauretta Handy, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Caroline Martin and Connie Martin.

 

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

 

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

 

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

Marion Gordon Fox, 73, of Shelbyville

Marion Gordon Fox, 73, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, March 7, 2021 at his residence.

 

He was born January 18, 1948 in Memphis, TN to Louis Fox and Grace (Rawels) Fox.

 

He was a U.S. Navy veteran.  He enjoyed playing and watching golf and basketball.

 

He married Christy (Jones) Fox on June 29, 2019, and she survives.

 

Marion is also survived by his children, Mathew Fox, Christopher Fox, Jennifer Garber, Wanda Hughes, and Aaron Hughes.

 

A family gathering will be held at a later date.

  

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

 

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Lung Association, 115 W Washington St #1180-South, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

 

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

Harold William Kaster, age 89, of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas

Harold William Kaster, age 89, of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at the Kerrville VA Medical Center “Home of the Brave".

 

The family will receive guests for a time of visitation from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, March 5, 2021 at Holt & Holt Funeral Home in Boerne.

 

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 6, 2021, also at Holt & Holt Funeral Home.

 

Burial and military honors will be held at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery at a later date.

 

Harold William Kaster was born on October, 03, 1931 to Elmer and Mary Kaster in Shelbyville, Indiana.

 

He was inducted into the United States Air Force in Indianapolis, Indiana and served with distinction in the Armed Forces of The United States, retiring in San Antonio after 22 years of service. He served 11 years in the United States Air Force serving at Sampson AFB and Mitchel AFB in New York, Fort Lee in Virginia, Ardmore AFB in Oklahoma, Korea, and Bitburg AFB Germany. During this time he earned the following commendations: National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, The United Nations Service Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit, Good Conduct Medal with 3 Loops, SOA-969/392d CSGP/1960, AFOUA GO-63, DAF 58, 1958 Air Force Longevity Service Award with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster 59, Korean Service Medal 51.

 

He also served another 11 years in the United States Army serving at Ft. Ord, California; Camp Roberts, California; Verdun France; Fort Rucker, Alabama; Vietnam (two services); Indochina; and Fort Lee, Virginia. During this time he earned the following: Sps Badge, Rifle M-1; Expert Badge, Rifle M-14; Letter of Commendation, Hq, 3dBrg, USATC, Inf. Ft. Ord, California 12 Jan 62; Letter of Appreciation, USAR Equipment Pool, Camp Roberts, California 27 Jun 62, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal W/Device 1960, Good Conduct Medal (1-4 Awards), Vietnam Service Medal, ARCOM VSM-VN Counteroffensive Phase VII, OS Service Bars (4), AFOUA, AFLSA W/1st OLC.

 

Despite his busy military career, Harold found time for hobbies and artistic pursuits. He particularly enjoyed bowling and drawing.

 

Harold is survived by his daughters, June Logan, Linda Novy, Gigi Snyder, and Tami Kaster; his sons, Harold W. Kaster II, Jason Kaster, and Steven Kaster; his granddaughters, Amber Logan, Julie Lehman, Jenny Dawson, Amy McCue-Denney, Leah Kaster, Scarlett Kaster, and Isabella Kaster; his grandsons, Jonathan Logan, Roger Bialas, AJ Chilton, Chris McCue, Will Kaster, Sam Kaster, and Weston Kaster; his great-grandchildren, Andrew Logan, Amanda Payne, Summer Nichols, Cory Smith, Alexis Hunter, Brayden Denney, Lexi Denney, Lexie Brill, Allie Bialas, Aubree Kaster, Hunter Dawson, and Wyatt Dawson; and his great-great-grandchildren, Payton Payne, Linden Payne, Zander Atkins, Beckett Nichols, Emberlyn Smith, and Maverick Smith.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Mary Kaster; and his siblings, Charles, Mary, Hazel, Roy, Jeanie, and Pauline.

 

Instead of floral remembrances, the family suggests that donations can be made to Alzheimer's Association to honor Harold William Kaster’s memory.

 

Arrangements are under the care and direction of the staff of Holt & Holt Funeral Home of Boerne.

 

To share words of comfort with the family, please visit www.holtfh.com.

Robert A. Flanagan, 64, of Morristown

Robert A. Flanagan, 64, of Morristown, passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at MHP Medical Center.


He was born  July 5,1956 in Columbus, Ohio to Robert Wright and Rose Ann (Pomante) Flanagan, and was raised by his adoptive father, Hugh Flanagan. 


He married Lynn (Herriott) Flanagan on February 1, 1990, and she survives.  


Other survivors include his father, Hugh Flanagan of Bloomington, IL; son Lucas Flanagan of Indianapolis; and sister Lisa Osnowitz (husband David) of Bloomington, IL. 


He was preceded in death by his birth father, mother, and sister, Catherine Randell. 


Mr. Flanagan had lived in this area for 20 years after moving from Indianapolis. He worked for Kroger Co. for 30 years, serving as store manager for several central Indiana stores, retiring in 2019.
Robert graduated from Bloomington High School in Illinois, attended IUPUI and received his Bachelor's degree from Purdue University. 


Robert dearly enjoyed his family, animals, riding his motorcycle, and was an avid Beatles fan. 


Private funeral services will be held at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home with burial at St. Joseph Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio. 


Memorial contributions can be made to Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter in care of the funeral home.

Rodney "R.C." McDanel, 66, of Greenfield

Rodney “R.C.” McDanel, 66, of Greenfield passed away March 2, 2021 at his home. He was born June 3, 1954 in Centerville, Iowa to Walter L. McDanel and Geneva M. Frantzreb.

Rodney served in the U.S. Air Force as a Military Police Officer and was honorably discharged. Once out of the service he went back to school to obtain his high school diploma from John Marshall High School in Indianapolis in 1984, then went on to receive his Associate Degree. Rodney married Tracie Karandos on July 1, 1976 in St. Louis, Missouri. Prior to his retirement, Rodney was a lineman and communications specialist for T.C.I. Rodney never knew a stranger and could “talk the ear off” of anyone he encountered. He loved gardening and cooking. Above all, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren Caylend, Makenzie, and Zander, along with his beloved puppy, Teddy.

He is survived by his mother, Geneva Frantzreb; wife, Tracie McDanel; children: Rachel Johnson, Darcy McDanel, Jason Godwin, Chad McDanel, and Nathaniel (Diana) McDanel; sisters: Brenda (Bill) Potts, Faith Lewis, and Freida (Michael) Phillips; brothers and sisters-in-law: Tony (Pam) Karandos, Robert Colcord, Tammy (Steve) Howard, Tena (Mike) May, and Tonia Karandos; grandchildren: Delaney, Caylend, Makenzie, Zander, Larry Lee, Zachary, Aaron, Christopher, Breanna, Kelsey, Jason, Madison, Alexa, and Lauryn; great-grandchildren: Hope, Zachary Jr., Haydon, and Jason; as well as his many nieces; nephews; and extended family that he loved dearly.

He was preceded in death by his father, Walter McDanel; daughter, April McDanel; father-in-law, James Karandos; mother-in-law, Pauline Karandos; sister-in-law, Terri Colcord; and nephew, Antonio Edwards.

Visitation will be held on Monday, March 8, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140. The funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville, Indiana, with military rites afforded. Masks and social distancing are required. Please share your memories of Rodney and condolences with his family at www.stillingerfamily.com. A memorial gathering will be held in Rodney’s honor for family and friends at The Venue on Park Avenue, 211 West Park Avenue, Greenfield, Indiana 46140, following the graveside service.

DeeAnn Boots, 78, Greenfield

DeeAnn Boots, 78, Greenfield passed away Thursday, March 4, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 30, 1942 in Shelbyville, Indiana to the late Orville and Dorothy (Storm) Dishman. Dee married Charles A. Boots on June 28, 1958.

Dee and Charles purchased Worland Cleaners in 2002, which she owned and operated until her retirement in 2013. Dee was an avid reader and enjoyed Hallmark movies. Above all else, she enjoyed spending time with her family and best friend of over 70 years, Donna Arnold Monday. Dee attended Greenfield Friends Church.

Dee is survived by her children: April (Ron) Tompkins, Julie (Ottis) Sexton, Cassie (Steve) Graddy, Charles Boots, Jr., Wendy (Bret) Croteau, and Matt (Carrie) Boots; 13 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild; and best friend, Donna.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles; and daughter, Kelly Riley.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield with the funeral service immediately following at 7:00 p.m. Face masks and social distancing is required. Please share your memories of Dee and condolences with her family at www.stillingerfamily.com

Rebecca D. "Becky" Jones, 65, of Bloomington, formerly of Shelbyville

Rebecca D. “Becky” Jones, 65, of Bloomington, formerly of Shelbyville passed away Thursday, March 4, 2021 at her home.

 

She was born February 11, 1956, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Richard W. “Dick” Jones Sr. and Joanne (Stites) Jones.

 

Becky is survived by her life partner, Joseph Kelley of Bloomington; brothers, Richard W. Jones Jr. of Greensburg, Robert W. Jones and wife, Monique, and Jeremy C. Jones and wife, Ashley, both of Shelbyville; sisters, Deborah S. Jones, Cynthia L. Murphy, and Mary H. Massey, all of Shelbyville, and Christina N. Brown of Indianapolis; best friend, Megan Wilson of Bloomington; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Jennifer Lynn Hardin.

 

Becky graduated in 1974 from Shelbyville High School.

 

She attended First United Methodist Church in Shelbyville and City Church in Bloomington. Becky was secretary to the Quartermaster of the Indiana State Police for 10 years, served as a jail matron for the Brown County Sheriff’s Department for eight years, and worked at Joseph Kelley Attorney at Law office for over 15 years.

 

She and her sister, Christina, enjoyed owning and operating “Serendipity Coffee House” in Nashville for three years.

 

Becky loved her family, friends, nieces and nephews and enjoyed creating memories with each of them.

 

She also enjoyed researching genealogy with her sister, Debby for 20 years.

 

Becky was known as the family photographer and loved to entertain on the houseboat. She also enjoyed baking, reading and traveling.

 

A gathering of friends will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 8, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

A Celebration of Becky’s life will follow at 7 p.m. Family and friends are invited to view the service via livestreaming on our facebook page www.facebook.com/freemanffh.

 

Inurnment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice of charity.

 

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

 

 

Mark R. Eads, 69, of Shelbyville

Mark R. Eads, 69, of Shelbyville passed away Friday, March 5, 2021, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus.

 

He was born August 25, 1951, in Shelbyville, the son of Richard Earl and Pauline (Williams) Eads.

Mark is survived by his mother of Fort Myers, Florida; sons, Andy Eads and significant other, Nikki Adams, Jason Eads, Jarrod Procell, all of Shelbyville, and Del Denney and wife, Claudia, of Plainfield; daughter, Jessica Eads of Indianapolis; brother, Michael Eads and wife, Valerie, of Fort Wayne; sister, Melissa Conidaris and husband Robert, of Fort Myers, Florida; grandchildren, Megan Eads, Jordon Brown, Neko Procell, Chloe Denney, Ellie Denney and Kody Sellers; mothers of his children, Mary Eads and Leslie Eads; and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his father.

 

Mark graduated in 1969 from Shelbyville High School.

 

He attended First United Methodist Church.

 

Mark was a journeyman electrician for Miller Eads Electrical, retiring in 2010.

 

He was a member of the Shelbyville Knights of Columbus and IBEW No. 481.

 

Mark enjoyed golfing and fishing. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR and Indiana sport teams.

Mark never met a stranger and even if you met him once, he left an indelible mark on you. He always made you feel as if you were the most important person in the room.

 

A gathering of friends will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

A Celebration of Mark’s life will follow at 7 p.m., with Rev. Bill Horner officiating. Family and friends are invited to view the service via livestreaming on our facebook page www.facebook.com/freemanffh.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 17th St., Columbus, Indiana 47201 or Shelbyville Knights of Columbus, 413 E. South St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Paul Raymond Elsbury, 72, Greenfield

Paul Raymond Elsbury, 72, Greenfield, passed away, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at home surrounded by his family. He was born January 13, 1949 in Greenfield to the late Paul E. and Grace (Sleeth) Elsbury.

Paul proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corp with a tour of duty in Vietnam and was the recipient of 2 Purple Hearts. Prior to retirement in 2015, was a dock worker for the U.S. Postal Service in Indianapolis. He was a member of the Greenfield American Legion and enjoyed watching television, especially wrestling.

He is survived by his children: Paul Jason (Michelle) Elsbury, Shane (Megan) Elsbury, and Abby (Christie) McFarland; sister, Gail Tribby; 10 grandchildren; and beloved and faithful companion, Toady.

A memorial visitation will be held 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140. Facial masks will be required for attendance. Please share your memories of Paul and condolences with his family at www.stillingerfamily.com.

Loretta June Coots, 78, formerly of Fort Wayne and Wabash, Greenfield

Loretta June Coots, 78, formerly of Fort Wayne and Wabash, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2021 at her new residence in Greenfield. Loretta was born on June 14, 1942 in Ovenfork, KY, to Charlie and Lora (Maggard) Boggs. Loretta married her love Jackie Donald Coots on September 5, 1959 prior to his enlistment into the U.S. Air Force.

As Jackie traveled around the world serving our country for 22 ½ years, Loretta gladly accompanied him. She was employed at numerous places of employment, learned the different cultures, and made many friends along the way. Loretta collected Precious Moments figurines.

She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Jackie Coots and their son and his wife, Norman Randolph Coots (Carol Denise).

Full arrangements continue to pend at this time, but a visitation will be held soon in the chapel on Marion National Cemetery grounds, 1700 E. 38th Street, Marion, IN 46953. A limited amount of persons may gather at one time within the Chapel. A stern reminder that appropriately-worn face masks will be required. Burial will follow in Marion National Cemetery with a limit of 10 persons gathering. 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 .

George A. Hoeltke, 93, of Shelbyville

George A. Hoeltke, 93, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2021 at
Waldron Health & Rehab.


Born August 7, 1927 in Bartholomew County, he was the son of Alvin Hoeltke and
Viola (Armuth) Hoeltke.  He married his wife of 66 years, Betty (Kuhn) Hoeltke on
December 19, 1954 and she preceded him on April 13, 2020.  


Survivors include one son- Jace Hoeltke (wife Delia) of Shelbyville; 2 grandchildren,
and 3 step-great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his spouse,
a brother Norbert Hoeltke, and a sister Corine Thompson.


Mr. Hoeltke was a lifelong resident of this area, and graduated from Mt. Auburn High School.
He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, American Legion Post #70, and had been 
employed for many years as a machinist at White Evans Elevator in Indianapolis, Reliance
Electric of Columbus, and Triumph of Shelbyville, retiring in 1991.  He was a US Army veteran,
serving in Austria with the 54th AA Division, during WWII.


George enjoyed wood carving, wood burning, and oil painting.  He also enjoyed raising Holstein
and Brown Swiss cattle, and was formerly a partner in Sunshine Farms near Edinburgh.


Private family services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, March 5, 2021 at Glenn E. George
& Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Rev. David Humphrey officiating. 

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. 

 

No visiting hours will be observed.

Janet S. Jewell, 68, of Edinburgh

Janet S. Jewell, 68, of Edinburgh passed away Sunday, February 28, 2021, at Franciscan Hospice House in Greenwood.

 

She was born April 23, 1952, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Robert E. and Alberta Louise (Owens) Branson. She married her husband of 48 years, James Robert “Bob” Jewell, and he survives.

In addition to Bob, Janet is survived by her children, Mark Jewell and wife, Melissa, of Edinburgh, Kimberly Fowler of New Castle, and Brad Jewell and wife, Amy, of Franklin; brothers, James Branson and Kenneth Branson, both of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Kirsten Hibbard and husband, Brandon, Austin Linville, Lauren Smith, Evan Jewell, Emma Smith, Conner Jewell, Audrey Jewell, Eli Jewell and Peyton Fowler; great-grandchildren, Caroline Hibbard and Lincoln Hibbard, and one on the way; and a loving extended family.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, John Branson; and sister, Phyllis Behrends.

 

Janet graduated in 1970 from Southwestern High School, and attended Ball State University for one year.

 

She was a member of the Greenwood Christian Church.

 

Janet enjoyed playing the piano, researching genealogy and attending her grandchildren’s sporting events.

 

She loved her family and enjoyed the time spent creating memories with them.

 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, March, 4, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at noon Thursday at the funeral home, with Porter Riner officiating. Interment will be at Second Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Johnson County.

 

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

 

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

Pauline 'Polly Ann" Bright, 88, of Shelbyville

Pauline ‘Polly Ann” Bright, 88, of Shelbyville, passed away, Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Heritage House Shelbyville.

 

She was born January 4, 1933 in Lebanon, KY to Oscar Bright and Hattie Mae (Spurling) Bright.

  

Pauline loved to read, especially Nicholas Sparks novels.  In her younger years, she really enjoyed sewing and crafts.  Her favorite times were spent with family and going to family gatherings and events.

 

She is survived by her sisters, Sandra Coffey, Edith Gehring, and Madeline Warfield, all of Shelbyville; her sister, Jeanette Hopkinson, of Washington State; her brother, Oscar “Wink” Bright of Shelbyville, her sister-in-law, Connie Bright of Shelbyville, and several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, and four sisters.

 

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 12, 2021 at Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be given the Shelbyville Library, 57 West Broadway, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

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

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