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Obituaries Archives for 2021-05

William Ray Brown, 91, of Shelbyville

William Ray Brown, 91, of Shelbyville passed away on Friday, May 14, 2021 at Walker Place.

 

He was born on January 25, 1930 on Log Lick Road, near Florence, Indiana. 

 

He was the only child of Ernest and Bertha brown who lived with Ray's Grandpa and Grandma Brown on a small farm in Switzerland County.

 

Ray went to a four room school in Florence for grades one through eight and then to Patriot High School. While in high school he met Lucile Eileen Uhlmansiek and they were married June 4, 1948 and they were blessed with three children, Dianna, Gary and Holly.

 

Ray and Lucy valued education and Ray went to University of Cincinnati class two or three nights a week. In 1965 he received a business degree from U.C. He worked at Schenley Distillery for six years and in 1954, the week that Gary was born, started  a job with American Bitumuls & Asphalt Company now known as Chevron Corp. After a wide range of jobs at Chevron, he retired
in 1986 after 32 years of service. 

 

In 1987 Ray and Lucy purchased their ideal home in Milan, IN where they lived until Lucy's death in March 2002. 

 

He leaves a daughter, Dianna and her husband Bill Pandak, a son Gary, and daughter Holly and her husband Greg Busch. There are six  grandchildren; Andrea and Erin Brown; Jack, Ann, Katie and Libby Busch. 

 

Dianna introduced Ray to Charline Peck and it was a good thing. They were married in July 2003 and lived in Shelbyville. Ray's family extended to include Charline's daughter Debbie Lucas, sons Eddie and Ty and his wife Julie. There are also three grandchildren, Jacob, Michelle and Lily Peck and one great grandchild.

 

As I leave my family and friends, I thank them all for many gifts, but most of all for the love and support I felt in their voices and saw  in their eyes. Please do not feel sorrow, Celebrate with me. 

 

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. with calling from 11:00 until time of service on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road. with Rev. Mark Morningstar officiating.

 

Burial will be at Rising Sun cemetery with no service at graveside.


In keeping with Ray's wishes. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Shelby County Historical Society or Major Hospital Foundation -  Benesse Center. 

Kendall Star Watt, 14, of St. Paul

Kendall Star Watt, 14 of St. Paul, IN passed away on May 16, 2021 in Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, IN.


She was born in Lawrenceburg, IN on February 22, 2007, the daughter of Tina Marie (Mandrell) Watt.

 

She was a 6th grader at North Decatur Elementary School in Greensburg, IN.


Kendall was preceded in death by a brother, Jaden Watt.


She is survived by her loving mother, Tina Marie (Mandrell) Watt of St. Paul, IN, her brothers, Nathan Watt of Austin, TX and Timothy A. Watt of Edinburgh and two sisters, Hannah Watt of Indianapolis, IN, and Ariel Watt of St. Paul, IN.


Many nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Stephanie Watt of St. Paul, IN ; a grandmother, Linda Mandrell of St. Paul, IN. Aunts, Debbie Engle of St. Paul, IN and Connie (Ron) Hicks of Napoleon, IN and special canine companion Bella.


Graveside services Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 2:30 pm in Hebron Cemetery, Adams, IN. Officiating will be Rev. George Mitchell.


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

Keith Stephan Scudder, age 76, of Lexington, Kentucky

Keith Stephan Scudder, age 76, of Lexington, Kentucky, passed away May 5, 2021, in Wildwood, Florida.

 

He was born February 11, 1945, in Shelbyville, Indiana, and was the son of Keneth Scudder and Marian Joy (Bass) Hobbs.

 

Keith graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1963, and attended Midway College in Kentucky, to work on a business degree. He was a Warrant Officer in the U.S. Army, and a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving as a helicopter pilot with the 1st Aviation Brigade, 121st Aviation Company (Assault Helicopter), at Soc Trang, Vietnam 1969-1970. He received the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Air Medal. He was a former member of the Indiana National Guard, 38th Combat Aviation Brigade, Shelbyville, Indiana. He was a life member of the 121st Aviation Association and a member of the Army Aviation Association. He suffered health issues from exposure to the defoliant “Agent Orange” in Vietnam.

 

He loved flying, and held a FAA Private, Commercial and Instrumental pilot ratings in both helicopter and fixed wing aircraft, and fixed wing multi-engine rating. He formerly owned and operated Central Indiana Aircraft sales based at the Shelbyville Airport. He previously had owned and operated his own construction business and carpet store in Shelbyville. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, golfing and camping. Keith and his wife Linda drove their motorhome across the United States, Alaska, Canada and Nova Scotia.

 

Keith was preceded in death by his parents; and former wives, Sheryl L. (Shepple) Scudder and Geraldine H. (Britt) Scudder.

 

He is survived by his wife, Linda H. (Madden) Scudder of Lexington, Kentucky; step-father, George W. Hobbs; and brother, Glen W. Hobbs and wife, Tina. He is also survived by his children, Robin J. Bandy and husband, Robert, of Greenwood, Lea Ann Pittman and husband, Gene, of Indianapolis, Traci Dawn Mahley and husband, Jeff, of Flat Rock, and Scott Scudder and wife, Lori, of Waldron; step-children, Gina L. Carlton and husband, Glendon, and Joe Madden and wife, Anne, both of Lexington; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

 

Visitation will be from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Pastor Brent Rowe officiating.

 

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelbyville-Shelby County Animal Shelter, 705 Hale Road, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176 or the donor’s choice of charity.

 

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

Thomas Edward Evans, 68, of Campbellsburg, formerly of Shelbyville

Thomas Edward Evans, 68, of Campbellsburg, formerly of Shelbyville passed away Friday, May 14, 2021, at Robley Rex Veteran’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

He was born February 11, 1953, in Shelbyville, the son of Kenneth and Doris (Vogel) Evans. On December 26, 2004, he married Claudia Lewis, and she survives.

 

In addition to Claudia, Thomas is survived by his son, Gregory Tevis and wife, Cassie, of Lancaster, Ohio; brothers, Kenny Evans of Flat Rock and Ronnie Evans of Indianapolis; sisters, Mary Sturgill of Indianapolis, Nancy Conrad, Becky Bennett and Doris Hankins, all of Shelbyville, and Donna Cowen of Fairland; three grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Lucille Evans.

 

Thomas was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during the Vietnam War.

 

He was a long-distance truck driver.

 

A Celebration of Thomas’ 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.

 

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

 

 

Robert Thomas "Bob" Gobel, 72, of Shelbyville

Robert Thomas "Bob" Gobel, 72, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2021

at his residence.

 

Born October 19, 1948, he was the son of Samuel Thomas Gobel and Mary Elizabeth

(Hamilton) Gobel.

 

He is survived by his sisters- Martha Ellen Burns of Shelbyville, and Sharon Kay Hancook 

of Greenwood; nephew James Dunagan; nieces Rea Gray, Janet Drake, Lisa Bippus; and

many great nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Donna

Jean Watson; brothers- in-law Donald Burns, Vernon Watson, Ronald Hancook; and one

niece Peggy Hash 

 

Bob graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1966.  He was employed as a production 

worker at Williams Industries for several years.  He was a US Army veteran.

 

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at Glenn E. George & Son

Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor Harvey Taylor officiating.  Burial will be in 

Forest Hill Cemetery.  

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

James Michael Tindle, Jr.  54, of Shelbyville

James Michael Tindle, Jr.  54, of Shelbyville passed away Monday, May 10, 2021 at his residence.

 

He was born August 1, 1966 in Shelbyville, to James M. Tindle, Sr. and Linda (Walton) McDaniel.

 

Michael’s greatest pleasure was spending time with his family.

 

He is survived by his parents, his daughter, Brittany Watts, his son, Dennis Tindle, his daughters, Tiffany Peck and Kileen Slack, his granddaughter, Analccisa Tindle, his brother, Jeff Tindle, his sister, Angie Spurlock, and his brother, Ryan Tindle.

 

He was preceded in death by his sister, Tonya Warrick.

 

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, May 16, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Monday, May 17, 2021 at the funeral home.

 

Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens and Crematory.

  

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

 

Memorial contributions may be given to the James Michael Tindle, Jr funeral fund, in care of Murphy-Parks Funeral Services.

 

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

Bobbie Knopp, age 88

Bobbie Knopp, age 88, passed away at home Monday, May 10, 2021.

 

He was born in Hancock County, Indiana on October 15, 1932, to Luther Marcellus and Mary (Andis) Knopp.  He married Janice Sharlene (Taylor) Knopp on April 13, 1956, and she survives.

 

In addition to his devoted wife of 65 years, Mr. Knopp is survived by five children: Brenda Crenshaw, Shelbyville; Steve (wife Debbie) Knopp, Salem, Indiana; Roy Knopp (spouse Gretchen Morgan), Shelbyville; Carla Knopp and Lisa Knopp, both of Indianapolis.  Three of nine siblings survive: brother Volney (Smokey) Knopp, of Leavenworth, Indiana; and sisters Patsy Martin, Danville, Illinois; and Carol Sue Jackson, Indianapolis, Indiana; and sister-in-law, Marilyn Huxham.  Grandchildren include: Aaron, Ryan, Amber, and David Knopp.  Additional grandchildren through marriage: Donna Domiano and Michelle Morgan; and Dean Morgan (deceased).  At the time of his death, Bob had nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to his parents, Bobbie was preceded in death by: brothers, Billy and James Knopp; half-brothers Donald and Ray Knopp; sister Peggy Knopp Lahey; half-sister Evelyn Spencer; and son-in-law John Crenshaw.

 

Bobbie graduated in 1950 from Morristown High School, where he actively participated in sports, including basketball and track, and served as class president.  Enlisting in the United States Air Force in 1951, he participated in the USAF Security Services.  Following his honorable discharge in 1955, Mr. Knopp began working for G.E. in Shelbyville, where he met his future wife.  Following a short stint as a Jewel Tea route salesman, he was hired in advertising by The Shelbyville News, eventually retiring in 1989.

 

During his lifetime Mr. Knopp enjoyed fishing, nature, shooting clay pigeons, playing Rook and Euchre card games, working crossword puzzles (in ink), and finding cars for his family and friends. 

 

He was an accomplished archer, and the greatest cheerleader for his wife’s participation in the sport.  The Blue River Bowmen club was reactivated by Bobbie and his friend, Bill Hewitt, including establishing local indoor and outdoor ranges.  His accomplishments included several State archery men’s championships.  He held lifetime memberships in the Indiana Field Archery Association (IFAA), the National Field Archery Association, and served in archery leadership roles at the local and state levels.  In 1995, he and his wife were recognized with IFAA Lifetime Achievement awards.  In the community, Bobbie promoted archery, supported Junior Achievement, and served at the annual 4-H hotdog fest. 

 

He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where he had served as a Sunday school superintendent.

 

Bobbie’s greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family and friends.  He was loyal, disciplined, and had a sense of humor.  For several years he met medical challenges head-on and overcame what doctors considered terminal conditions.  He is pain-free and at peace now.

 

Following cremation, a graveside service with military rites will be held on Friday, May 14, at 11:00 A.M. at Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens, Shelbyville.  Steve Knopp, a son, will preside over the service.  Please follow Covid precautions.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Shelbyville Girls/Boys Club or the donor’s favorite charity.

 

Funeral Directors Greg, Sheila, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve the Knopp family.  Online condolences may be shared at www.murphparks.com.

 

Bette Mae Moore, 100

Bette Mae Moore peacefully passed away on April 30, 2021, four weeks after her 100th birthday.

 

She was born on April 2, 1921 in Greenfield, Indiana – the daughter of Walter and Lena (Reece) Harding. Bette graduated from Greenfield High School.

 

She married Robert E. Moore on April 5, 1942 at Trinity Methodist Church in Shelbyville. They were married over 69 years and spent much of their life together traveling until Bob’s passing in 2011. Their itinerary included several trips to Europe, the Holy Land, Russia, as well as traveling with their kids and grandkids throughout the United States. By land or sea, they loved to travel.

 

In addition to her husband and her parents, Bette is predeceased by three brothers, their wives, and other friends and relatives too numerous to count.

 

Bette is survived by her three children: Rebecca Lyles of Laguna Beach, CA, Gregory Moore (wife Carol) of Newark, DE, and Jerome Moore (wife Chris) of Edmonds, WA. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. Bette was thankful for the friendship of Bill Restall and his family.

 

Bette was employed by the Monte Glove Company as the office secretary for many years. She served as Deputy County Assessor (Shelby County) and Deputy Clerk Treasurer.

 

She formed the local chapter of Sigma Beta sorority and was a county home economics officer as well as Brownie leader, Cub Scout leader, and 4H leader. She was a past member of the Current Topics Club and member of the Shelby County Historical Society. Bette was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Shelbyville where she served as a deacon and Women’s Association moderator.

 

Bette and her husband Bob were the owners and operators of Arrowhead Ceramics for many years. A talented artist, Bette loved working with ceramics and especially enjoyed sharing her hobby with others in classes taught at Arrowhead Acres.

 

For many years Bette participated in Monday Morning Coffee Group, an activity that she looked forward to and enjoyed.

 

Friends and family are welcome to attend a celebration of Bette’s life on Saturday, May 15 with visitation beginning at 10:30, followed by a service at 11:30 at the Freeman Family Funeral Homes, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville, with burial at Forrest Hill Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the ALS Association of Greater Philadelphia; 321 Norristown Road, Suite 260; Ambler, PA 19002.

 

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

Angela M. Miner, 95, of Shelbyville

Angela M. Miner, 95, of Shelbyville passed on May 11, 2021, at her home.

 

Born November 24, 1925, in Marion County, she was the daughter of Henry and Julia (Reckel) Reuter. She married Robert E. Miner on September 6, 1947.

 

Survivors include her sons, James Miner (Sue) of Indianapolis, and Alan Miner (Denise) of Muskego, Wisconsin; daughters, Janet Schmidt (Dick) of Shelbyville, and Carolyn Roberts (Mike) of Magnolia, Texas. Her love and guidance through the years cannot be measured.

 

Angela was the proud grandmother of Jennifer Seright, John Seright, Jason Miner, Aimee Hyden, Jill Miller, Christopher Schmidt, Brad Roberts, Craig Roberts, Ashley Miner, Sarah Letarte and Paul Miner; and eleven great-grandchildren. Each felt a close bond with her and will miss her dearly. Also surviving are her sister, Roseann Schonfeld of Fairland; and brother, Alfred Reuter of Shelbyville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; son, Steven; daughter, Dolores; grandchildren, Brent Schmidt and Lauren Miner; sisters, Juliann Hoeing and Eileen Blatz; and brothers, Father Charles Reuter, Robert Reuter, Francis Reuter, Father Leon Reuter and Harold Reuter.

 

Angela made a warm and loving home for her family. She enjoyed traveling, hiking and the outdoors, the Texas bluebonnets, and even taking a hot air balloon ride across the skies of Phoenix. She was a member of the Clearview Homemakers Extension Club.

 

She was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and a member of St. Ann’s Altar Society. For many years she made homemade candy for the parish festival.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 17, 2021, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 125 E. Broadway St. in Shelbyville, with Father Mike Keucher officiating.

 

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church, with the rosary recited at 9 a.m.

 

Those not able to attend are invited to view the service via livestreaming on our facebook page www.facebook.com/freemanffh.

 

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

 

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

 

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

 

 

Jimmy Dean Wilson, 61, of Fairland

Jimmy Dean Wilson, 61, of Fairland, passed away Friday, May 7, 2021 at St. Francis Hospital and Health Center.

 

Born September 29, 1959 in Norwood Ohio, he was the son of Keith E. Wilson and Martha V. (Hughes) Wilson.

 

Survivors include his significant other Vanessa (Palmer) Wilson of Fairland; son  Brandon

Keith Wilson of Fairland; granddaughter- Charley G. Wilson of Fairland; Aunt Molene

Hughes of Kentucky; and cousins- Nikki S. Orr, James A. Waggoner, Allen Stevens,

Darrell Stevens, David Passmore, Debbie Passmore, Anthony Hughes, Nathan Hughes,

and Rayna Hughes.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Mr. Wilson was a certified welder with Continental Products and Lansing Camp.  He also

provided masonry work for new home construction for 5 years.  He graduated from Triton

Central High School and was a member of the Eagles and Moose Lodges, and a union painter

with Local #47 for 30 years.  

 

Jimmy loved George Jones music, and played guitar and bass guitar in several local bands including- Jack Brothers Band, Southern Crossfire Band, and Red Star Band of Brothers.

 

Funeral services will be 3:00 pm on Friday, May 14, 2021 at Calvary Baptist Church, 4666 N.

Michigan Road, with Pastor Billy Cloud officiating.  Burial will be in Fairland Cemetery.  Friends 

may call at the church on Friday afternoon from 1:00 pm until the time of the service.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday at 4:00 pm at the Fairland Fire Department, everyone is 

welcome.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

 

Kent T. Conway, 60, of Waldron

Kent T. Conway, 60, of Waldron, passed away Friday, May 7, 2021 at his residence.

 

 He was born November 24, 1960 in Shelbyville to Jackie E. Conway and Patricia I. (Luther) Spurling.

 

Kent was a U.S. Army veteran.  He was a member of the American Legion Post 70. 

 

He enjoyed fishing and the times he was able to sit back and relax.  His greatest pleasure was spending time with his family.

 

Kent is survived by his sister, Jackie Piercy (Terry) of Shelbyville, his brothers, Mark Conway (Diana) of GA; Jeff Conway and Jim Conway, both of Shelbyville, his sister, Angela Winkler (Tony) of Shelbyville, his brother, Gary Conway (Penny) of Flat Rock, and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Terri Tague.

 

Visitation will be from Noon to 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

A Celebration of Life will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Travis Conway officiating.

 

Military rites will be conducted by local veteran organizations.

 

Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve Kent's  family.

 

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

Jerry Cain, a familiar face in about every gym in Indiana, has passed away at age 79

Jerry Cain passed away on May 3, 2021, just six days shy of his 80th birthday. 

 

He was born in Mt. Comfort, IN on May 9, 1941, the son of Lawrence and Mary (Atherton) Cain.  Jerry married Janice Sue Duvall on June 22, 1963.

 

He is survived by his wife, three children, Steve (Diana) of Carthage, Mary Ann (fiancé Mike Owens) of Mays and Jason (Jennifer) of Knightstown. He is also survived by nine grandkids and two great-granddaughters.  Jerry is also survived by three brothers, Frank (Earlene) Cain of McCordsville, John (Ellen) Cain of Henderson, Jim (Vicki) Cain of Ottawa, KS, two sisters, Eleanor Davidson of Indianapolis and Nancy (Les) Miller of Lafayette.

 

He was preceded by two brothers, Bill (Jean) Cain, Lou (Colleen) Cain and one grandson, Jakob McDaniel. 

 

Raised on a farm near Mt Comfort, he was a 1959 graduate of Mt. Comfort High School, home of the Buccaneers, in a class of ten students.  One of Jerry’s favorite jokes was how he graduated in the top 10 of his class…and also the bottom 10!

 

Jerry taught math and coached track and cross country.  He taught and coached for nine years at New Palestine High School, 24 years for Warren Township, Indianapolis and because he could never sit down, he also coached girls track at Eastern Hancock High School for five years and Knightstown High School for two years while in his 70’s.  Somewhere in there, he also coached girls basketball at Creston Junior High for a few years.  In case you were adding, that was about 40 plus years of coaching!

 

Jerry was Center Township Trustee for Rush County for 31 years.  A member of Center Christian Church for 47 years where he served as a member of the Church Board for 40, was a long time deacon and the church’s assistant treasurer for 36 years.

 

Besides his many years as a coach and teacher, Jerry was also an avid high school girls basketball fan.  He recently was awarded the “Hoosier Hysteria” award of achievement for attending over 10,000. Games in 525 different gymnasiums.  Remember, he was a math teacher…he counted EVERYTHING.  Jerry could name the mascot of nearly every school in the state and oddly enough, how many steps you had to climb to get into many of those old gyms!  

 

Jerry knew just abut everyone and if he didn’t know you directly, he darn sure knew someone you knew, personally.  He asked everyone where they went to school and then proceeded to tell them what their mascot was and where they were located, especially in Indiana.  He had a photographic memory and to the chagrin of his kids, he was hardly ever wrong.  Jerry kept in contact with many, many of his past students and athletes.  In the past month, he has received over 175 cards and letter from both near and far, from students he taught and coached;  some more than 60 years ago.

 

A celebration of life will be held 11 AM Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Center Christian Church with Rev. Jim Cain officiating. 

 

Visitation will be from 4pm-8pm, Friday May 7, 2021 at Center Christian Church. 

 

Burial to follow at Center Cemetery.

Jeff A. Holt, 61, of St. Paul

Jeff A. Holt, 61 of St. Paul, IN passed away May 2, 2021 in Shelbyville, IN

 

He was born March 13, 1960 in Shelbyville the son of the late Herschul and Martha (Paul)

Holt.

 

Jeff was a self employed carpenter and he attended Waldron High School. He was a lifetime

resident of this area.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Bonnie Shafer and a brother, Bill Holt.

 

Jeff is survived by his children, Eric (Ashley) Holt of Waldron; Brandi Holt of Shelbyville; Trace (Destiny) Holt of Flat Rock; his siblings, Barbara Huff of Brownsburg; Glenn (Sarah) Holt of St. Paul; Paula (Steve) Coy of Edinburgh; Debbie (Ed) Kluemper of Milroy; Jack (Cheryl) Holt of Andersonville; Kathy (Mooch) Douglas of Shelbyville; Sister-in-law Karen (Harter) Holt of St. Paul; Extended family-Teresa Hudson, January,  Ciara and Kelsey. 3-grandchildren, Brooklyn, Maddox and Dylan. He also is survived by several nieces and nephews.

 

Jeff enjoyed hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting, spending time in the outdoors, and he had a great love for horses.  Most of all he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at 1:00 PM in Glenn E. George Funeral Home, 106 E. Franklin St., St. Paul, IN

 

Visitation will be Saturday, from 10am until time of services at the funeral home.

 

Memorial donations may be to the Jeff Holt Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.

Leanna R. Bullock / Caruthers, 61, of Fairland

Leanna R. Bullock / Caruthers, 61, of Fairland, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at her residence.

 

She was born March 3, 1960 in Indianapolis to Robert T. Bullock and Olive L. (Barnes) Bullock. 

  

She was a lifelong homemaker.  Leanna is survived by Ronald Caruthers, her life partner of 44 years, her daughter, Shauna Whiteside (Scott); her sons, Ronald Dale Caruthers II, and Michael T. Caruthers; her brother, Robert Bullock, Jr; several grandchildren, and many close friends that she considered family.

 

Leanna was preceded in death by her parents.

 

She enjoyed crafting, sewing, and outdoor activities.  Leanna loved being a grandma and spending time with her family.  She was a very nurturing person and loved taking care of others.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m, Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN., with Pastor Alan Blakeburn officiating.

 

Inurnment will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens and Crematory.

 

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

 

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

Clinton H. Walker, 91, of Shelbyville

Clinton H. Walker, 91, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2021

at Heritage House.

 

Born March 9, 1930 in Pattysville Kentucky, he was the son of Bonnie Walker and

Lilly E. (Muffet) Walker. He married Minnie (Paxton) Walker on March 27, 

1959 and she preceded him on February 10, 2013.

 

Survivors include daughters- Rebecca Richardson and Anna Chaney (husband Ronnie)

both of Shelbyville; 4 grandchildren- Linda Brook, David Richardson, Brian Goble,

and Tony Goble. He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 sisters- Betty Zeigler,

Maye Amick, Edith Combest, Eula Phelps and Kathryn Walker.

 

Mr. Walker had lived in this area since 1950 after moving from Kentucky. He was 

employed with Excel Corp for 6 years, retiring in 1992, as a finish sander. Clinton

attended Grace Wesleyan Church. Clinton loved attending church and church

activities, which was his life.

 

Funeral services will be Monday, May 10, 2021 at 12:00 noon at Glenn E. George

and Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Rd, with Rev. Harvey Weaver officiating. Burial 

will be in Miller Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday, from 10:00 am until the time

of the service at the funeral home.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to OUR Hospice of South Central Indiana in

care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com

Billy Wayne Welch, 25, of Shelbyville

Billy Wayne Welch, 25, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2021 in Indianapolis.

 

He was born October 3, 1995 in Indianapolis to Billy J. Welch and Angel (Pranger) Arnold.

 

Billy attended Southport High School.  He was a construction worker. 

 

His greatest joy was being a father and spending time with his loved ones. He enjoyed go-carting and working on cars with his father and his son. He loved to listen to music.

 

Billy is survived by his son, Jaxson McNeill, his father, Billy Welch (Misty), his mother, Angel Arnold (Charles Saunders), his sisters, Brandi Stephens, Ella Welch, and Evelyn Welch, his brothers, Terry Welch and Jonathan Welch, his step-brother, Dylan Matkins, his nephews, Braylen Cook, and Liam Welch, and several aunts and uncles.

 

He was preceded in death by his grandma, Debbie Johnson, his brother, Dalton Welch, and his grandfathers, Billy Morris and Alan Johnson.

 

Visitation will be from Noon to 2 p.m., Friday, May 14, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

A Celebration of Life will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Chaplain Kevin Klassen officiating.

  

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

 

Memorial contributions may be given to the Billy Wayne Welch funeral fund in care of Murphy-Parks Funeral Services.

 

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

 

Carolyn Ann Settles, age 87, of Greenfield

Carolyn Ann Settles, age 87, of Greenfield passed away Wednesday, May 5, 2021 in Greenfield.

 

She was born June 10, 1933 in Anderson, Indiana to the late Alfred K. and Martha (Ladd) Mills. She married Joseph Settles in September of 1955 and settled in Greenfield to raise their family.


Carol was a long-time teller at Henry County Bank and prior to her retirement worked in the Hancock County Treasurers office.


Carol is survived by her husband of 65 years, Joe Settles; son, Tim (Julie) Settles; daughter, Amy Settles Garrison; grandchildren, Eric (Kassie) Garrison, Amanda (Jason) Maynard, Kandice (Kyle) Conner; great grandchildren; Gavin, Lilli, Aden, Brenna, Lucy, Kash and Kinley.


She is preceded in death by her parents mentioned above, son-in-law, Dannie Garrison and sister Barbara Pierce.


Calling will be 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Monday, May 10, 2021 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140. Funeral service at 1:00 pm with burial immediately following at Asbury Cemetery, Morristown.


Memorial contributions in honor of Carol may be sent to the Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen, 202 E. Main Street, Greenfield, IN 46140, Hancock County 4-H, C/O Purdue Extension, 802 Apple Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140 or Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st Street, Ste, 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.

Wayne Brooks, 91

Wayne Brooks, 91, went to be with his Lord on May 2, 2021. He was born in Hancock County, Indiana on August 7, 1929 to the late William C. and Mary Brooks Hook. His Loving wife of 72 years, Helen (Roberts) Brooks still survives.

Wayne was employed by Greenfield Milk and Ice Cream for 37 years. He is remembered by many as the ice cream man. He had a summer ice cream route throughout Greenfield for many years. Following the closing of Greenfield Milk and Ice Cream he was employed by Greenfield Power and Light until his retirement.

Wayne was a firefighter for over 40 years. He served as acting chief and assistant fire chief with the Greenfield Fire Department. He loved the camaraderie of the firefighters and was affectionately known as Dutch. Wayne also worked part-time for the Greenfield Boys and Girls Club. It was there he learned to box as a boy. In 1949 he won the Golden Gloves Middleweight Division Championship in Indianapolis.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church and served in the Indiana National Guard. Wayne loved the Cincinnati Reds and spent many hours watching Reds games. They were also his favorite topic of conversation. He enjoyed playing Euchre and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Helen (Roberts) Brooks; daughters: Connie (Tim) Wilson, Paula Bell, Trudy Labrecque, and Cindy (Sherwood) Haydock; son, Wayne (Cathy) Brooks; sister, Harriet (Larry) O’Connor; 11 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters: Alma Hook, Marie Perguson, and Doris Phares; and brother, Paul Brooks.

Friends may call 10:30am until 1:00 pm, Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140. Funeral Service at 1:00 pm with burial immediately following at Park Cemetery, Greenfield.

Memorial contributions in honor of Wayne may be sent to Greenfield Fire Department, 17 West South Street and/or The Boys and Girls Club, 715 East Lincoln Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140.

Dora Ann Scott, 82, of Morristown

Dora Ann Scott, 82, of Morristown passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at the Franciscan Hospice House in Indianapolis.

 

She was born February 16, 1939, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Harry K. and Anna M. (Dunn) Carter. On June 20, 1964, she married Max Lyman Scott, and he preceded her in death, after 48 years of marriage on May 3, 2013.

 

Dora is survived by her daughter, Roberta Temple of Mesa, Arizona; son, David Scott and wife, Tara, of Morristown; brothers, James R. Carter, Ralph Lynn Carter, and Harry K. Carter, Jr., all of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Gregory Swerdan, Stephanie Kierstead and husband, John, Savannah Scott, Jonathan Scott, Kaitlyn Scott, Lindsay Farmer and Timothy Newby; great-granddaughters, Mila Kierstead, Madison Newby and Nora Newby; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to Max, Dora was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Sarah M. Maynard; and brothers, Harvey E. Carter, Walter D. Carter and John W. Carter.

 

Dora retired in 1994, as the supervisory claims examiner at Fort Benjamin Harrison, where she worked 28 years as a civilian and two years in the WACS.

 

She was a member of the Morristown Christian Church, and a 30 plus year member of the Morristown Order of the Eastern Star Lodge No. 316.

 

Dora enjoyed crocheting and sewing.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St. in Morristown, with the Eastern Star rites at 6:45 p.m.

 

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, May 7, 2021, at the funeral home, with Ted Hagel officiating.

 

Interment will be at Asbury Cemetery in Morristown, with military graveside rites conducted by the local military committee.

 

Memorial contribution may be made to the Morristown Christian Church, 209 S. Washington St., Morristown, Indiana 46161.

 

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

Kathie J. "Jody" Miller, 69, of Shelbyville

Kathie J. "Jody" Miller, 69, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, May 1, 2021 at her residence.
Born March 26, 1952 in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of Eugene L. Bryer and Lois K. "Barney"
(Barnet) Bryer.  She married Jack G. Miller on June 9, 1973 and he survives.


Other survivors include a son- Bradley M. Miller (wife Rebecca) of Flat Rock; daughter- Kelli M. Miller of Shelbyville; sister- Leann B. Tekorius (husband Tony) of Greenwood; and a grandson Brady L. Miller of Flat Rock.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Eugene W. Bryer, grandmother- Opal Bryer, and grandparents Chester and Fannetta Barnet.

 

Mrs. Miller was a lifelong resident of this area, graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1970, and
attended Thornton Haymond Lab School in Indianapolis. She had been employed as a lab tech with Inlow Clinic, Major Hospital, and Madison Avenue Lab for 36 years, retiring in 2008.  She was a member of West Street Methodist Church, and  a member of American Society of Clinical Pathologists.

 

Jody enjoyed camping and vacations at the beach, and spending time with family and friends.  She had a heart of gold and was always there for anyone who needed her.  Her faith was strong, her laugh contagious, and her love was unconditional.  


The family would like to thank Bettye, Elizabeth, and nurse Kayla for their loving care.


A graveside service at Forest Hill Cemetery will be held at a later date.  Pastor Tony Meads will officiate.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Research, Hospice of South Central Indiana, or the Donor's Choice of Charity, in care of the funeral home.

Billie Joe Balvin, 36, of Shelbyville, formerly of Noblesville

Billie Joe Balvin, 36, of Shelbyville, formerly of Noblesville passed away Friday, April 30, 2021, at Community East Hospital in Indianapolis.

 

She was born December 26, 1984, in South Bend, the daughter of Darren Lee and Peggy (Gilliam) Balvin.

 

Billie is survived by her parents of Shelbyville; sons, Alex Palacios, Tyler Meadows and Skyler Balvin, all of Shelbyville; companion, Brittaney Fields of Elkhart; paternal grandfather, Virgil Balvin and wife, Wanda, of Indianapolis; and paternal grandmother, Marsha Allen of Bloomington.

 

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Billie and Edna Gilliam.

 

Billie was formerly a housekeeper.

 

She loved her children and cherished her time with them.

 

Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 8, 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 Hamilton Memorial Park Cemetery in Westfield.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelby County Drugfree Coalition, 54 W. Broadway St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Donna S. Hazelbaker , 77, of Shelbyville

Donna S. Hazelbaker , 77, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, April 30, 2021 at

MHP Medical Center.  

 

Born July 24, 1943 in Greensburg, she was the daughter of John W. Hite and Helen

Louise (Benefiel) Hite.

 

Survivors include her long time companion Bob Kemple of Shelbyville; 5 children-

Jeff Hazelbaker (wife Janice) of Danville, Indiana, Todd Hazelbaker (wife Jeannie) of Indianapolis,

Troy Hazelbaker (wife Crystal) of Bumpass, Virginia, Ronda Hazelbaker of Danville, Judd 

Hazelbaker (wife Shylo) of Shelbyville;  4 stepchildren- Alisa Fisher of Shelbyville, Brian

Kemple (wife Danilla) of Indianapolis, Katrina Vierling of Shelbyville, Bobbi McLane (husband

Todd) of Shelbyville; 2 sisters- Charlene Stiers of Shelbyville, Jonna Powers (husband Danny) 

of Shelbyville; 19 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren, 9 step grandchildren, and 9 step great 

grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Mrs. Hazelbaker had lived in this area since 1967.  She had been employed with Wal Mart in

Home  and Garden  department for 10 years, and prior to that had been a factory worker at

KT Corp. for 37 years, retiring in 2008.   She was a member of Luv Bugs Square Dance Club,

 and a former member of the Moose Lodge  Auxiliary.

 

Donna enjoyed playing slots at the casino and going on cruises.  She loved her grand dogs and

her grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm on Friday, May 7, 2021 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home,

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

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

 

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

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.