Obituaries Archives for 2021-04

Pamela Sue Fishbaugh, 67, of Fairland

Pamela Sue Fishbaugh, 67, of Fairland, went home to be with her Lord and

Savior on Thursday, April 8, 2021.

 

Pam was born in Fairland on August 28, 1953.  She graduated from Triton

Central High School in 1971.  Early in her career Pam was employed at

Indianapolis Power & Light, and later ran a day care out of her home.  She

treasured the children that she cared for and embraced every moment she

spent with them.

 

Pam enjoyed spending time outdoors, painting, listening to music, and loving

on her animals.  She will be most remembered for her faith in the Lord, her talent 

as an artist, and her humor and wit.  She will be forever loved and never forgotten

by her family, her friends, and most of all her dog Jesse.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held on April 24, 2021 from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm at

New Life United Methodist Church, 6145 N. 400 W. Fairland, Indiana 46126.

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

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Betty Jean Stohry, 93, of Shelbyville

Betty Jean Stohry, 93, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, April 11, 2021 at Ashford Place

in Shelbyville.

 

She was born June 15, 1927 in Shelbyville, the daughter of Tennant and Ruth (Eubank)

Hungerford.  She married Willard Bearl Stohry on November 16, 1953 and he preceded her

on April 22, 2012.

 

Betty is survived by her son Kimble Stohry and wife YongCha of Incheon, South Korea, 

daughter Kara Lueck and husband Doug of Mesa Arizona; grandsons Evan Lueck, Enoch

Stohry and wife EunJoo; granddaughters Hannah Stohry, Hosanna Gobert and husband Dayton; 

great-granddaughter Evelyn Stohry, and great-grandson Eian Stohry.  

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a son  Steven Stohry.

 

Betty graduated in 1945 from Waldron High School.  She was a homemaker, a great cook, and

worked for several shops and businesses in Shelbyville over the years.

 

Betty was quite an accomplished crafter- embroidering, cross-stitching, and knitting afghans.  In

her lifetime she knitted over 100 afghans for family, friends, and neighbors. She fearlessly loved

her family, the farm, and her dogs and cats.  She was a member of Zion Evangelical Church.

 

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home,

437 Amos Road, with Pastor Brad Schultz officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Friends

may call on Saturday afternoon from 12:00 noon until the time of the service, at the funeral home.

 

In lieu of flowers, please make donations  to: Zion Evangelical Church, in care of the funeral home.

 

The funeral service will be streamed live on our Facebook page, Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Katrina Lou "Tina" Hammersley, 74, of Shelbyville

Katrina Lou "Tina" Hammersley, 74, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, April 11, 2021 at

Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis.

 

Born December 26, 1946 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Theodore Charles Clements

and Janet (Mitchell) Clements.  She married Mickey Hammersley on February 7, 1987 and he

survives.

 

Other survivors include 2 daughters- Julie Benefiel (husband Joseph) of Shelbyville, Teola

Hornaday of Shelbyville; a sister Teola Carmony of Shelbyville; sister in law Sue Clements of Shelbyville; one granddaughter- Jessica

Benefiel; 2 great grandsons- Jacob Eldridge, and Joshua Boucher.  She was preceded in death

by her parents, an infant daughter Idalynn Hornaday, and a brother Buddy Clements.

 

Mrs. Hammersley was a lifelong resident of this area, and had been employed as a attendant

at Colonial Laundry for several years.  She graduated from Manilla High School in 1964, and was

a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.

 

Tina enjoyed crafting, sewing, cross stitching, diamond art, butterflies, planting flowers, attending Bible Study,

traveling to Florida, witnessing to others about her faith, and spending time with her family and 

grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be 12:00 noon on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church,

3718 E. Blue Ridge Road, with Pastor Robb Barlow officiating.  Burial will be in Manilla Cemetery.

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

 

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

funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Harold Wayne Patterson, 93, of Shelbyville

Harold Wayne Patterson, 93, of Shelbyville passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021, at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

 

He was born July 2, 1927, in Shelby County, the son of Raymond and Birdie (Baker) Patterson. On July 3, 1948, he married his wife of 72 years, Jo Anna Magee, and she preceded him in death on January 20, 2021.

 

Harold is survived by his daughters, Pam Burgette and husband, Jere, of Bradenton, Florida, and Teresa Waltz and husband, Phil, of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Andrea Orofino and husband, Kevin, Derek Burgette and wife, Angie, Blake Burgette and wife, Heather, Staci Carmony and husband, Todd, and Craig Waltz and wife, Desiree; and 13 great-grandchildren.

 

In addition to Jo Anna, Harold was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Kenneth Patterson.

 

Harold graduated in 1945 from Flat Rock High School.

 

He served in the US Army Air Corp and was stationed in the Philippines.

 

Harold was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

 

He had worked at Arvin in Columbus, General Electric and Wellman, as a tool and die maker, retiring in 1989.

 

After retirement, Harold and Jo Anna enjoyed spending a few winters in Florida.

 

He loved his family.

 

Private graveside services will be held at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville, with Rev. Colin Cress officiating.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 34 W. Washington St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Roger Edward Kuhn, 64, of Shelbyville

Roger Edward Kuhn, 64, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, April 10, 2021at St. Francis Hospital.

 

He was born August 3, 1956 in Rushville, IN to Robert E. Kuhn and Edna (Elliott) Kuhn.

 

Roger graduated from Morristown High School in 1974.

 

He was a U.S. Army veteran. Roger worked at the VA Hospital and retired in 2018, after 31 years of service.

 

He was a member of Morristown Christian Church.  He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans.  Roger loved to travel and has been to all 50 states.  He also enjoyed spending his time fishing.

 

Roger worked with the American Diabetes Association and was very active with raising awareness for others with diabetes.

 

He is survived by his father, Robert, his siblings, Loretta Gomez, David (wife, Cindy) Kuhn, Janet (husband, Johnny) Gray, Daryl Kuhn, and Tammy (husband, Steve) Gabbard, two nieces, two nephews, and six great-nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Edna.

 

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Thursday, April 15, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Fred Hickman officiating.

 

Burial will be in the Heroes of Honor and Glory section at Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens and Crematory.  Military rites will be conducted by local veteran organizations.

  

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

 

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

Roger W. O'Banyon, 72, of Shelbyville

Roger W. O'Banyon, 72, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at his residence.

 

Born April 22, 1948 in Shelbyville, he was the son of Rogers O'Banyon and Cora (Smith) O'Banyon.  

 

Survivors include 4 siblings- Barb O'Banyon of New York, Teresa Floyd (husband Larry) of North Carolina, Mary Ruth Crowe of Shelbvyille, Tim O'Banyon of Shelbyville; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Mr. O'Banyon had lived in this area for 25 years, after moving from Chicago.  He was employed as a driver for Shelby Go for many  years.  He graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1967, and was a member of the local Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly. 

 

Roger enjoyed traveling and eating out.  He was a dedicated witness, and enjoyed talking tp people about the Bible and the Kingdom.

 

A Celebration of life will be held at a later date, via Zoom.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Phyllis J. Borders, age 89, of Greenfield

Phyllis J. Borders, age 89 of Greenfield passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021 at her home. She was born March 27, 1932 in Indianapolis to the late Arthur and Bertha (Reeves) Johnson.


Phyllis was a homemaker and long-time Sunday school teacher. She was a member of Sugar Creek Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughters, Carol Duncan and Debra Kiser. Phyllis is preceded in death by her parents and husband Navy "Bud" Borders.

All services will be private.

LaRonda D. Shaw, 54, of Indianapolis

LaRonda D. Shaw, 54, of Indianapolis, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021 at her residence.

 

She was born July 16, 1966 in Indianapolis to Ronald E. Newkirk and Ella (Johnson) Newkirk.

 

She was a homemaker and enjoyed taking care of her family and friends.

 

LaRonda is survived by her husband, Isaac “Ray” Shaw, Jr., her sons, James Marshall and Isaac Shaw III; her daughter, Sarah Shaw, her brothers, Keith Newkirk, and Lonnie, and her sisters, Lora Johnson and Amanda Johnson.

 

She was preceded in death by one brother.

 

Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens and Crematory.

 

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

 

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

Lory Brett Hankins, 57, of Shelbyville

Lory Brett Hankins, 57, of Shelbyville passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

 

He was born January 10, 1964, in Rushville, the son of Richard and Marlene (Manning) Hankins. On June 17, 1984, he married his wife of 36 years, Deana Moore, and she survives.

 

In addition to Deana, Lory is survived by his sons, Stephen Hankins of Shelbyville, Jonathan Hankins of Manilla, and Eric Hankins of Shelbyville; daughters, Ashley Hankins of Shelbyville, and Ada Hankins of Indianapolis; brother, Rusty Hankins and wife, Doris, of Shelbyville; eight grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers and a sister.

 

Lory graduated in 1982 from Rushville High School.

 

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

 

Lory formerly worked for Meridian.

 

He enjoyed working puzzles, and playing cards and horseshoes. He also enjoyed family cook-outs.

 

Lory also leaves behind his dog, Jack.

 

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

 

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

Marylin Joan "Joany" Walker, 80, of Shelbyville

Marylin Joan “Joany” Walker, 80, of Shelbyville passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Franciscan Health Indianapolis.

 

She was born August 7, 1940, in Alpena, Michigan, the daughter of John and Margaret Elizabeth “Bessie” (Imeson) Plowman. On June 27, 1959, she married her husband of 61 years, Lewis Thomas “Tom” Walker, and he survives.

 

In addition to Tom, Joany is survived by her daughter, Kristy Holzhausen and husband, Steve, of Shelbyville; sister, Susan Wagner of Clarkston, Michigan; brother, John Plowman and wife, Bonnie, of Alpena; grandson, Andrew Holzhausen and fiance’, Kenya Wheeler; great-grandchildren, Kenneth Holzhausen, Addison Wheeler and Parker Holzhausen; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Joany was preceded in death by her parents; and a daughter, Lisa Sue Walker in 1983.

 

She graduated in 1958 from Alpena High School.

 

Joany was formerly a florist at B & R Flower Shop for 25 years.

 

She served as pianist, choir director and on several women’s groups, while she served as a pastor’s wife for 50 years. Together, she and Tom, pastored for 12 years at Fenns Community Church in Shelbyville; 13 years at Crossroad Community Church in Beech Grove; and 15 years at First Church of God in Iverness, Florida. Joany also ministered to the residents at Especially Kidz.

 

Joany was a former member of the Rainbow Girls.

 

She enjoyed music and was very creative in decorating for the holidays.

 

Joany loved people. She also loved her family, especially her grandson and great-grandchildren.

 

A Gathering of Friends will be from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 24, 2021, at Faith Trinity Church, 505 W. Pennsylvania St. in Shelbyville.

 

A Memorial Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, with Pastors Perry Fouts, Gerald Holmes and Jose Rivera officiating.

 

Inurnment will be at Miller Cemetery 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 Salvation Army, 136 E. Washington St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176 or American Heart Association, 6100 W 96th St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278.

 

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

Kevin Wilson, 43, of Shelbyville

Kevin Wilson, 43, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, April 2, 2021 at I.U. Methodist Hospital.

 

He was born July 29, 1977 in Shelbyville to Donnie Wilson and Sharon (Rowe) Wilson.

 

He was a production specialist at Freudenberg-NOK.  Kevin enjoyed the times he was able to travel.  He also enjoyed attending concerts.  His favorite times were spent with his family and friends.

 

Kevin is survived by his mother, Sharon, his daughter, Haley Wilson, his significant other, April Bailey, his step-son, Tanner Bailey, his grandson, Charlie Bailey, his sister, Kelly Johnson, his maternal grandmother, Mildred Rowe, and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, Donnie Wilson.

 

 A Celebration of Life will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at the 40 & 8 Club at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

 

  

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

 

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

Bertha Mae Coy, 90, of Flat Rock

Bertha Mae Coy, 90, of Flat Rock passed away Friday, April 2, 2021, at her home.

 

She was born September 15, 1930, in Jennings County, the daughter of Gilbert V. and Tressa M. (Tribbett) Abel. On March 24, 1950, she married Ival G. Coy, and he preceded her in death on May 10, 2018.

 

Bertha is survived by her grandchildren, Cari Lei Coy of Columbus, Leisa Marie Roberts and husband, Dustin, of Shelbyville and Brent Alan Coy of Flat Rock; great-grandchildren, Erik, Mackenzie, Mariah, Tyson, Emma and Adyson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to Ival, Bertha was preceded in death by her son, Ronnie Ival Coy on July 14, 2010; brothers, Harry Abel and Warren Gilbert Abel; and a sister, Lena Lee.

 

Bertha graduated in 1948 from Boggstown High School.

 

She was a farm wife. Bertha was the secretary and an Emergency Medical Technician for Trans-Med from 1977 to 2003.

 

Bertha was 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star Lodge No. 473, where she had previously served as Worthy Matron. She had also served on the Flat Rock Citizens Committee.

 

She also leaves behind her cat, Bob.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, 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, April 7, 2021, at the funeral home.

 

Interment will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.

Jerry Lynn Lawrence, 70, of Shelbyville

Jerry Lynn Lawrence, 70, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at Ashford Place.

 

He was born May 19, 1950 in Shelbyville to Kenneth Lawrence and Rosella (Winkler) Lawrence.

 

Jerry graduated from Shelbyville High School.  He was a U.S. Army veteran.

 

Jerry was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.  He was also a member of the American Legion Post 70, and Knights of Columbus Council 822.

 

Jerry was a lifetime photographer.  One of his favorite places to take photos was the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  He retired from Indianapolis International Airport as an air traffic controller.  He loved the times he was able to vacation, especially going on cruises and trips to Branson, MO.

 

Jerry is survived by his brother, David Lawrence of Greenwood, his nephew, Kirk Lawrence, his niece, Gia (Brett) Bowers, one great-nephew, and three great-nieces.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister-in-law, Jackie Lawrence.

 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Noon, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Mike Keucher officiating.

 

Burial will be in St. Vincent Catholic Cemetery with military rites conducted by local veteran’s organizations.

  

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

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

Jerry W. "Gator" Martin, 84, of Shelbyville

Jerry W. “Gator” Martin, 84, of Shelbyville passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at Franciscan Health in Indianapolis.

 

He was born June 13, 1936, in Edgewood, the son of Ralph and Delpha (Ellis) Martin. On March 8, 1986, he married his wife of 35 years, Fredonna K. Lesh, and she survives.

 

In addition to Fredonna, Jerry is survived by his children, Susan Martin-Gibbons of Carmel, Bruce Martin of Shelbyville, Stephanie Sanders and husband, Jim, of Greenwood, and Greg Totten and wife, Donna, of Indianapolis; sister, Berndene Lane and husband, Mark, of Pearland, Texas; grandchildren, Tessa Gibbons, Kylie Beaty and husband, Zane, Kari Daffron and husband, Alex, Cisma Ferguson and husband, David, Courtney Winslow, Jacob Sanders, Mitchel Sanders, Joshua Totten and Michael Totten; great-grandchildren, Christian Ferguson, Landon Ferguson, Oliver Ledden and Jensen Locke; numerous nieces and nephews; and many truly wonderful friends.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; daughter-in-law, Mary Martin; sisters, Helen Renner, Emmalee Weaver, Betty Thompson, Ruth Scarbrough and Letha Martin; and brothers, Don Martin and Bill Martin.

 

He graduated in 1954 from Fairland High School.

 

Jerry worked at and then later owned and operated Bonded Oil from 1952 to 2014. Throughout his business career he sponsored many bowling and youth leagues. His mentor, lifelong friends and business partners, Bruce and Charlotte Wright, were very influential in his life.

 

Jerry’s motto was “It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.”

 

He was formerly a member of the Fairland United Methodist Church, where he was a youth group leader.

 

Jerry loved to play golf and cards, with his friends and family, and enjoyed the thrill of victory.

He also served one term as a school board member for Triton Central Schools.

 

Private family services will be observed and a Celebration of Jerry’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 Dinner Before Bedtime, 157 E. Rampart Road, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176 or Meals on Wheels, 1728 E. State Road 44, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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