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Obituaries Archives for 2021-07

Doyle M. Hurst, 90, of Waldron

Doyle M. Hurst, 90, of Waldron went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, July 30, 2021, at 5:15 p.m. surrounded by his loving family.

Doyle was born September 6th, 1930, to Robert E. and Florence (Briley) Hurst; siblings were older brother, Wendell (Joyce) and younger sister, Marlyn (Duane) Lemmons. Both siblings and parents are deceased, as well as a son, Chris Eugene (2 days old); and three great-grandchildren, Stephen Kincade II, Emerson Hewson and Bryce Hurst.

He married Doris Mitchell Hurst on July 14, 1951, in Kansas, where he was stationed at Ft. Riley. They became parents to six children: Bob (Jackie), Donny (Chris), Cathy Lux, Debbie Gamble, Marcia Pence and, of course, Baby Chris. Grandchildren and great-grandchildren are: Brady (Mandy) Hurst, Devyn and Jayce; Bryan (Megan) Hurst, Selah and Micah James; Cody (Kay Ann) Hurst, Kendall; Emily (Justin) Lourash, Owen; Eric (Bobbi Ann) Wolfe; Tyler Wolfe; Ryan (Rachael) Wolfe, Spencer, Aiden, Sophie; Stephanie (Jeremy) Hewson, Remi, Easton, Braelyn and Hoyt; Josh (Mandy) Kincade, Kiara, Kaiden; Kristin (Patrick) Campbell, Adyson, Emery and Brantlee; Chris (Kelly) Stephens, Rylie, Lanie and Kade; Carrie (fiance’, Chad) Noel; Holton (fiance’, Harley) Curry, son, Jaxson; Jadelynn and Makinah; Lee (Larry) Larys; and Lauren Pence. Doyle also had several nieces and nephews that he was very close to. He also leaves behind his beloved dog, Annie.

Doyle had always lived in the country and dreamed of farming when he graduated from Waldron High School, but Uncle Sam had other plans for him. He served two years in the Army (15 months in Korea) as a mechanic, which served him well during his years of farming as he could fix or repair almost anything. Doyle loved his years of caring for the land and his love of farming. He had a plaque on the wall with this inscription: God looked down on His planned paradise and said, “I need a caretaker” so God made a farmer.

Doyle loved his family and was always the one who insisted church (Mt. Pisgah Baptist) came first and all other activities came in second. Doyle had been a member of Mt. Pisgah for 80+ years and felt that his church, along with his family and close friends was all he needed to be happy.

Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease of the brain, and, although he forgot a lot of names, just a few months ago he remembered the words to The Old Rugged Cross and In the Garden, two of his favorite hymns.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 4, 2021, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, August 5, 2021, at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, 3718 E. Blue Ridge Road, Shelbyville, Indiana. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, August 5, 2021, at the church, with Rev. Dr. Robb Barlow officiating.

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

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Building Fund.

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

Michael R. "Mike" Griffith, 73, of Shelbyville

Michael R. "Mike" Griffith, 73, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2021

at Franciscan Health.

 

Born May 6, 1948 in Shelbyville, he was the son of Maurice and Mary (Ray) Griffith.

He married Sharon (Roberts) Griffith on September 6, 1980 and she survives.

 

Other survivors include  a son Jon Fox of Franklin; a daughter Heather Davidson 

(husband Bradley) of Bowling Green, Kentucky; a brother Melvin Griffith (wife Lois)

of Shelbyville; 3 grandchildren- Hadley Davidson, Teagan Davidson, Christopher Fox; and one great grandson Nyles Davidson.  He was preceded in death by his parents,

a brother Jerry Griffith, and 3 sisters- Shirley Skillman, Nancy Nigh, and Dora Scott.

 

Mr. Griffith had lived in this area his entire lifetime, and graduated from Shelbyville

High School in 1966.  He was a self employed painter with Griffith Painting for many

years.  He was a US Army Vietnam veteran, a member of Shelbyville VFW, and a former member of American Legion Post #70.  

Mike enjoyed cooking, fishing, and rabbit hunting, with his dogs.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at Glenn E. George

& Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor Cliff Bunch officiating.  Burial will be in Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery.  Friends may call on Tuesday evening, August 3, 2021, from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm, at the funeral home. Graveside military rites will be conducted by a local veterans organization.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to Shelbyville VFW, in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Dayna Marie Neal, 66, of Harris County, Texas

Dayna Marie Neal, 66, of Harris County, Texas, passed away July 20, 2021 in

Houston, Texas.

 

Born June 25, 1955 in Rush County, she was the daughter of Donald and Sylvia

Stotsenberg.

 

Survivors include her daughter, Sylvia Shorter of Chesapeake, Virginia; her son,

Aaron Shorter of Winchester, Virginia; and her grandson, Anthony Kovacs.  Other

survivors include 7 brothers and sisters- Steven Neal (wife Paula) of Maryville,

Tennessee, Lorraine McCoy (husband Steve) of Houston, Texas, Mona Wickizer

 (husband Greg) of Shelbyville, Fredrick Neal of Greensburg, Michelle Willis (husband Charles) of Paoli, Scott Neal (wife Sandy) of Indianapolis, and Michael Neal (wife Vicki) of Greensburg.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Ms. Neal graduated from Morton Memorial High School in Knightstown in 1973 and

attended Ball State University in Muncie, where she studied music.

 

Dayna's passions were playing and singing music, painting and sketching, working puzzles and word games, motivating and inspiring others, and was an avid reader.  She loved and cherished her children, grandson, and family.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held at  2:00 pm on Friday, August 6, 2021 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Rev. David Humphrey officiating. 

 

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

 

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Shelby County Cancer Association, 

in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Dayna Marie Neal, 66, of Harris County Texas

Dayna Marie Neal, 66, of Harris County Texas, passed away July 20, 2021 in

Houston, Texas.

 

Born June 25, 1955 in Rush County, she was the daughter of Donald and Sylvia

Stotsenberg.

 

Survivors include her daughter, Sylvia Shorter of Chesapeake, Virginia; her son,

Aaron Shorter of Winchester, Virginia; and her grandson, Anthony Kovacs.  Other

survivors include 7 brothers and sisters- Steven Neal (wife Paula) of Maryville,

Tennessee, Lorraine McCoy (husband Steve) of Houston, Texas, Mona Wickizer

 (husband Greg) of Shelbyville, Fredrick Neal of Greensburg, Michelle Willis (husband Charles) of Paoli, Scott Neal (wife Sandy) of Indianapolis, and Michael Neal (wife Vicki) of Greensburg.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Ms. Neal graduated from Morton Memorial High School in Knightstown in 1973 and

attended Ball State University in Muncie, where she studied music.

 

Dayna's passions were playing and singing music, painting and sketching, working puzzles and word games, motivating and inspiring others, and was an avid reader.  She loved and cherished her children, grandson, and family.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held at  2:00 pm on Friday, August 6, 2021 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Rev. David Humphrey officiating. 

 

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

 

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Shelby County Cancer Association, 

in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com

Reita Jeanne Bertsch, 88, of Greenfield

Reita Jeanne Bertsch, 88, of Greenfield passed away on July 25, 2021 at her home.

She was born to Marion A. and Delsa M. Brattain on October 30, 1932 in Putnam County, Indiana. She grew up on a farm there and graduated from Russelville High School. She received her B.A. and M.A. in Education from Indiana State University.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years John T. Bertsch Jr., two sons Jeffrey T. (Kathy) of Fishers, IN and Paul S. (Roxanne) of Bloomington, IN and two grandchildren Dylan Bertsch of Indianapolis and Grace Bertsch of Bloomington. Also surviving is a brother David Brattain of Columbus, OH and many nephews and nieces, all of whom she loved dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Marilyn Gayle Wager.

Mrs. Bertsch was a long-time educator at Carmel High School, Greenfield High School and Greenfield-Central High School, where she taught business education. A consummate professional in every way, she was a role model for both her peers and her students through the years. She was a member of the Greenfield Christian Church where she was active in Dorcas Circle. She was a member of Chi Omega sorority, Delta Kappa Gamma, and was at one time a member of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir.

In addition to her love of music, Reita loved her family and supported their many activities through the years. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and hunting morel mushrooms in the spring.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 29, 2021 with services immediately following at Stillinger Family Funeral Home (Pasco Chapel), Greenfield, IN. Burial will follow at Park Cemetery in Greenfield.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Greenfield Christian Church or InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.

If you wish to leave your condolences or memories for the family, please visit www.stillingerfamily.com

Daniel Wiggins, 72, former Shelbyville resident

Daniel Wiggins, 72, former Shelbyville resident, passed away Saturday, July 24, 2021.

He was born February 19, 1949 in CT., to Daniel Wiggins and Marjorie (Lewis) Wiggins.

He served in the U. S. Marine Corps.

He was employed at Midwest Logistics Systems.

He attended St. Joseph Catholic School.  He enjoyed riding his Harley with friends and spending time with his Lake family at Rough River Lake.

Survivors include his son, Daniel (Ida) Hardwick of Katy, TX; 4 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Jody (Whitten) Wiggins; brother, Gabe, sister, Mary Ann, and daughter, Angie.

A graveside service will be held at Noon on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, 704 Morris Avenue, Shelbyville, IN, with Father Mike Keucher officiating.  No public visitation will be observed.

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

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

Patsy Winkler / Monschein, 90, of Fairland

Patsy Winkler/ Monschein, 90, of Fairland, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2021.

She was born September, 22, 1930 to Carl and Edith (Kling) Mays.

Patsy attended St. Joseph Catholic Church.  She loved to play poker and was also involved in a poker club with other ladies.  Patsy enjoyed the times she was able to go to Las Vegas.  She loved spending time with her family, especially when they were able to sit around and play cards together.  Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were very special to her and she cherished the times spent with them.

Patsy is survived by her sons, Norman (Susie) Winkler and Todd Winkler; daughter, Shevin (Sam) Schaf; grandchildren, Norman (Karla) Winkler, Lori (Bobby) Stieneker, Melissa (Owen) Winkler- York, Josh Winkler, Tim ( Paula) Oltman, Eric (Stephanie) Kendall, Scott (Gina) Schaf, Stephen (Jill) Schaf; 18 great-grandchildren; and sister, Beverly O’Neal. 

She is preceded in death by her parents; late husband, Norman Winkler; son, Kim (his wife, Christy) Winkler; grandson, Kimothy R. Winkler; daughter, Letitia “Tish” Winkler; and two brothers, Bobby and Richardo Mays.

Visitation will be held Thursday, July 29, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison St. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 2:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 125 E. Broadway St., with Father Mike Keucher officiating. 

Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

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

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

 

Judy L. Fleener, 68, of St. Paul

Judy L. Fleener, 68, of St. Paul, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021

at Columbus Regional Hospital.

 

Born January 26, 1953 in Greensburg, she was the daughter of Irvin Keihn

and Aline (Cottell) Keihn.  She married Lester L. Fleener on May 16, 1969

and he preceded her on January 17, 2003.

 

Survivors include her mother of Greensburg; 8 children- Bobby Fleener of St. Paul, Sherri Johnson (husband

Jesse) of Waldron, Joe Fleener (wife Angie) of St. Paul, Vicky Grider (husband

Jamie) of Martinsville, Susie Mays (husband John) of Shelbyville, Jenny Taylor

(husband Clint) of Shelbyville, Ashley McVay of Mooresville, Christina Fleener

(Ryan Wright) of Elizabethtown; several siblings; 36 grandchildren and 35 great

grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her father, 2 brothers, one sister,

and 3 grandchildren.

 

Mrs. Fleener was a lifelong resident of this area, and attended Greensburg High School.

She was a home maker.

 

Judy loved her family and grandchildren.  Her entire life revolved around them and 

their activities.

 

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm on Friday, July 30, 2021 at Cornerstone Christian

Fellowship Church, 7414 E. Michigan Road, Waldron, with Pastor George Mitchell

officiating.  Burial will be in Paul Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call on Friday morning

from 11:00 am until the time of the service, at the church.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Paul Volunteer Fire Dept., in care of the

funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Mildred C. Giddings, 90

Mildred C. Giddings peacefully passed from this life on Wednesday afternoon, July 21, 2021, at 90 years of age.

Millie was quite ready to move on, her heart was tired and gave it up.
Millie was born on March 12, 1931, to Ed and Elizabeth Hodapp in Greensburg, Indiana. She graduated from Clarksburg High school in 1949 in a class of 19.
Millie grew up rural and moved to town for her first job with Charles Johnston & Sons Grocery Wholesalers.
She met her husband of 63 years, Earl “Lucky” Giddings, in Greensburg. Lucky’s job with Macallister Machinery Company took them to Plymouth, Indiana where the first of 4 children, Susan, was born.

Lucky was relocated to Indianapolis, and they settled in Greenfield where Sharon, Sheila and Steven were born. Lucky started his own business in 1966 and Millie worked along side him keeping the books. When all the children were in school Millie began working at the Greenfield K-Mart when it opened in 1975. She was employee number 2 and worked in the cash office until they closed in 1995.
Millie then had time to work in the yard and tend to her flowers and garden. Many people will remember driving by the house on 40 and seeing her out push mowing the grass. Millie and Lucky enjoyed spending time and going to Brown County in their motor home and spending time with their dear friends, Jay, and Jessie Wilson.
Millie leaves behind her devoted little wiener dog, Annie. Annie spent many an hour nestled in a chair with her “mommy” while she worked on puzzle books.
Those that will miss Millie include children; Sharon (Tom) Fisher, Sheila Roland, Steven Giddings, son in law, Keith Wilson. Grandchildren; Jake (Alyse) Wilson, Justin (Brittany) Roland, Carrie Wilson, Clay (Mercedes) Roland and Nash Giddings. Great grandchildren Kolt and Henley Wilson and Caden Schulz.
Those that are happy to see her again are daughter Susan Wilson, grandson Kit Snyder, sister Margaret Geis and, of course, Lucky.
Donations may be sent directly to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 6847 Hillsdale Ct., Indianapolis, IN 46250 or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 8445 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN 46240.
Calling will be 10:00 am until noon, July 27, 2021, at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main St., Greenfield, IN 46140.

Funeral Service at noon with burial immediately following at Park Cemetery, Greenfield.

Vikki Sofonia Bass, age 64, of Middletown, Ohio

Vikki Sofonia Bass, age 64, of Middletown, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at her residence.

She was born May 31, 1957 in Charlotte, North Carolina, the daughter of James and Joann (Rice) Saylors. 

Vikki was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Bass in 1995. 

Vikki is survived by her parents; son, Joshua Bass; daughter, Jennifer Saylors; granddaughter, Zoe Saylors, sisters, Carol (Warren) Hill and Suzan (Anthony) Parziale and brother, Greg Saylors.  

A visitation for Vikki will be held Monday, July 26, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Murphy Parks Funeral Service, 703 South Harrison Street, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176, followed by a funeral service at 2:00 PM.

Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville, IN.  

Forrest "Myron" Caffee, 67, of Shelbyville

Forrest “Myron” Caffee, 67, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, July 24, 2021, at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

He was born January 13, 1954, in Shelbyville, the son of Johnnie Myron and Margie (Lindsey) Caffee. On September 3, 1995, he married Audrey Neville, and she survives.

In addition to Audrey, Myron is survived by his sister, Rachel Jones and partner, Steve White, of Highpoint, North Carolina; brother-in-law, Frank Griffin of Shelbyville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Virginia Griffin; and brother, Bryce Caffee.

Myron graduated in 1972 from Southwestern High School.

He was a farmer and school bus driver. Myron retired in 2012, having driven 25 years for Southwestern Schools and 12 years for Shelbyville Central Schools. Myron had a big heart and it meant the world to him to be a school bus driver, and he loved the children.

Myron was a member of Shelbyville Christian Fellowship.

He was a volunteer fireman for the Marietta Volunteer Fire Department.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, 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, July 28, 2021at the funeral home, with Rev. Dennis Hirschauer officiating.

Interment will be at Miller Cemetery in Shelby County.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Marietta Volunteer Fire Department, 5371 W. Marietta Railroad Street, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

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

Florence Russo, 82, of Greenwood

Florence Russo, 82, of Greenwood, passed away, Sunday, July 11, 2021 at South Point Nursing Home.

Visitation will be from 5 pm to 7 pm, Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services.

Funeral service will follow at 7 pm at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens & Crematory.

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

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

Candace S. "Candy" Durbin, 68, of Rushville

Candace S. "Candy" Durbin, 68, of Rushville, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021

at her residence.

 

Born July 25, 1952 in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of Loren Michael "Mike" Mann and Edna Marie (Cherry) Mann.  She married Olin Durbin on March 20, 1971 and he survives.

 

Other survivors include 3 sons- Tevis Durbin (wife Jenny) of Indianapolis, Kevin Durbin (wife Jessica) of Fountaintown, Chris Durbin (wife Erin) of Carthage; step sister Jayne Whittaker of  Rushville; 6 grandchildren- Cayman, Hanna, Eric, Grant, Nash, and Taylor. 

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers- Mike Mann & Bill Mann, and step mother Clara Mann.

 

Mrs. Durbin was a lifelong resident of this area, and graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1970.  She was home maker, and had retired from Heritage House Children's Center, after  23 years as dietary manager.  She was a member of Homer Christian Union Church, where she was involved with the youth group, and had also served as a past deacon.  

 

Candy loved cooking, shopping, attending her grandchildren's activities, and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be 11:00 am on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor Scott Sharp officiating.  Burial will be in Manilla Cemetery.

 

Friends may call on Wednesday evening from 4-8:00 pm at the funeral home.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Homer Christian Union Church, in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Stacy L. Cox, 57, forever 29, of Shelbyville

Stacy L. Cox, 57, forever 29, of Shelbyville passed away Thursday, July 22, 2021, at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

She was born April 8, 1964, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Billie and Sudie (Caffee) Cox.

Stacy is survived by her mother of Shelbyville; daughters, Jessie Cox, Jerrica Cox and Haley Riddle and husband, Daniel, all of Shelbyville; brother, Troy Cox and wife, Hope, of Indianapolis; sisters, Kelly Cox and Stephanie Paxton, both of Shelbyville; granddaughters, Everly Grace and Avery Lynn; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Stacy graduated in 1982 from Rushville High School, and obtained an associates degree.

She was a member of Bible Mission Church.

Stacy formerly worked at PMC for 22 years.

She was a loyal and devoted member of the Donald Trump Fan Club.

Stacy enjoyed playing Royal Story on facebook. She also enjoyed crafting and canning.

Stacy had a giving heart and helped raise many children throughout her life. She was also very dedicated to helping feed the homeless.

A gathering of friends will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

A celebration of Stacy’s life will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Pastor David Gooding officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Freeman Family Funeral Homes, to help defray the funeral expenses.

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

Brenda Joan Cregar, 67, of Rushville

Brenda Joan Cregar, 67, of Rushville, passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at her residence.

She was born October 14, 1953 in Rushville to Paul Cregar and Mary Cregar.

Brenda was active with Seniors Helping Seniors.  She enjoyed traveling to various places, especially to Japan with her son.  She also enjoyed being outdoors and hiking.

Brenda was known for putting others before herself and being very considerate and loving to all.

Brenda is survived by her son, Shawn M. Ball of Shelbyville, her brother, Dallas “Ed” Cregar, her niece, Dawn (Roger) Phelps, all of Rushville, and her grandchildren, Miyu Layla Ball, and Mayu Crystal Ball.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her daughter, Michele “Micki” Ball.

A gathering of friends will be held on Friday July 23, 2021 from 2:30 pm until 4:30 pm at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services 703 S. Harrison St. Shelbyville, IN.

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

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

Janet A. Rankins, 84, of Greenfield

Janet A. Rankins, 84 years, a resident of Greenfield passed away Sunday July 18, 2021, at Golden Living Center Brandywine, Greenfield, she was Born July 9, 1937, in Vanceburg, Kentucky and is the daughter of the late Elwood & Florence (Kilgore) Armstrong.

Janet work in the dietary department at Major Hospital of Shelbyville for 16 years and drove a school bus for New Palestine school system for 15 years. She was a long-time active member of the Church of God, Cleveland Assembly where she a was a pianist for 35 years. Above all, Janet was a devoted mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her sons, Gary Rankins, Robert Rankins, grandchildren, Justin Rankins, Amanda Kirkham, Kristin Rojowski, Tyler Rankins, great grandchildren; Baylee Kirkham, Madeline Rojowski, Brody Rankins, Kennedy Kirkham, Makenna Rankins, Carter Rankins, Amelia Rojowski and Claire Rojowski.

She is preceded in death by her parents, mentioned above and husband Robert K. Rankins.

Visitation will be 4:00 PM- 8:00 PM, Friday, July 23, 2021, at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Pasco Chapel, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, IN 46140. Funeral service, 10:00 AM, Saturday at Greenfield Church of God, 1561 E. Main Street, Greenfield with Pastor’s Randy Ballard, and Tom Ballard officiating. Burial immediately following at Park Cemetery, Greenfield.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278.

Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.stillingerfamily.com.

Mary Lynn Sullivan, 77, of Edinburgh

Mary Lynn Sullivan, 77, of Edinburgh, passed away Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Johnson Memorial Hospital.

  She was born February 3, 1944 in Shelby County to Loren Rockefeller Parker and Mary Kathryn (Shutt) Parker.

  Mary Lynn graduated from Southwestern High School in 1962.  She was a member of United Methodist Church.  Mary Lynn was owner and operator of The Pool Store from 1985 to 2013, and she continued to work there for many years.   She was dedicated to her family business.

  She was a huge sports fan and loved to play softball for many years.  Mary Lynn loved to watch the Southwestern Spartans play basketball, as well as watching I.U. and the Indiana Pacers.  Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and loved ones.

 She married William Patrick Sullivan on July 1, 1967, and he preceded her in death on March 16, 2019.

  Mary Lynn is survived by her son Mike (Susan) Sullivan of Shelbyville; her granddaughter, Cortnee (Tim) Hancock of Knightstown; her grandson, Colin (Olivia) Sullivan of Morristown; her great-grandchildren, Caydenn, Lyla, Karter, Annabelle, Frankie, Shiloh, Hazel and Shoni, and several nieces and nephews.

  Mary Lynn was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brother, Keith Parker; and her sisters, Carol Pettit, Marcia Kay Snyder and Nancy Parker.

  Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to Noon, Friday, July 23, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 Funeral services will follow at Noon at the funeral home with Pastor Edwin Mohr officiating.

  Burial will be in Miller Cemetery.

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

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

John B. "Peanut" Wethington Jr., 67, of Shelbyville

John B. "Peanut" Wethington Jr., 67, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at Waldron Health & Rehab.


Born November 15, 1953 in Shelbyville, he was the son of John B. Wethington and Ona Evelyn  (Meadows) Wethington.

Survivors include a son Scott Russell of Amity, and  daughter Annette Dunn of Prince's Lakes; 5 siblings- Sharon Rice of Nineveh, Norma Watson of Nineveh,  Terry Wethington of Nineveh, Roger Wethington of Waldron, and Mike Wethington of Nineveh. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers- Ricky Wethington, Joe Wethington, and Danny Wethington.

Mr. Wethington was a lifetime resident of this area and attended Edinburgh High School.
He was a truck driver with CRST Trucking of Indianapolis for 6 years, and earlier  drove for
Cloyd's Trucking of Franklin for 18 years.  He also tended bar at Adam's Corner Bar
in Franklin for several years. He was a US Army veteran.


John enjoyed traveling, being in the company of  children, and spending time with his family.
Funeral services will be 1:00 pm on Monday, July 19, 2021 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor Max Downs officiating. 

Burial will be in Hamner Cemetery in Amity, Johnson County 

Friends may call on Monday morning, July 19, 2021 from 11:00 am until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions can be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 911 E. 86th
St.  #100, Indianapolis, IN  46240.

Dwight "Doc" Osten Cummings, 73, of Greenfield

Dwight “Doc” Osten Cummings, 73 years, of Greenfield passed away at home Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

He was born August 11, 1947, in Portland, Indiana to the late Charles O. & Vera J. (Kaufman) Cummings.

He was a graduate of Star City High School and Sam’s Technical Institute where he received his associate degree in Architecture.

Doc served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era. He entered basic training in Fort Campbell, KY and ended his military career at Fort Benning, GA. Always patriotic, Doc was awarded the Purple Heart and 2 Bronze Stars. Prior to his retirement, Doc spent 56 years as a grocery manager for several companies including Cub Foods, Marsh/Needlers and Standard Grocery. He was a member of Park Chapel Christian Church.

He is survived by his daughters, Carrie (Ryan) Henson, Colleen (Alan) Cox, Christine (Mark) Bertram, brothers, Larry (Bonnie) Cummings, Randy Cummings, Aaron Cummings; grandchildren, Zach (Danielle), Olivia (Justin), Savannah, Emma, Cassidy, Cooper, Casey, Kevin, Gabe, and Carl; and great granddaughter, Scarlett.

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and his wife Vickie Cummings.

Visitation will be 4:00-7:00 PM, Thursday, July 22, 2021, at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Pasco Chapel, 1780 W. Main Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140. Funeral service will follow at 7:00 pm with Charlie Ketchen officiating. Private burial at Park Cemetery, Greenfield with military graveside rites provided by the Greenfield Veteran Honor Guard and the US Army. Memorial contributions can be made in Doc’s honor at Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Ste.300, Jacksonville, FL. 32256, or Veterans Health Indiana, 777 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Online condolences and memories may be shared in memory of Dwight at www.stillingerfamily.com

Martha "Ann" Over, 75, of Greenfield,

Martha “Ann” Over, age 75 of Greenfield, passed away Thursday, July 15, 2021, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

She was born February 20, 1946, in Indianapolis to the late Milo and Mildred (Dobbins) Howrey.
Ann was a 1964 graduate of Hancock Central High School.

She married her sweetheart of 55 years in November of 1965. She was a long-time member of Trinity Park United Methodist Church. Ann was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a great cook and enjoyed her flowers and watching hummingbirds.


She is survived by her husband, Fred; son, Jim (Laurie) Over; grandsons, Logan and Lucas Over; and sister-in-law, Nancy Howrey.

Ann is preceded in death by her parents, mentioned above and brother, Gene Howrey.


Friends may call 4 :00 pm – 8:00 pm, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Pasco Chapel, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140.

Funeral service 10:00 am, Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. Larry VanCamp officiating.

Burial immediately following at Park Cemetery, Greenfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hope House, 35 East Pierson, Greenfield, Indiana 46140.

Charles "Edward" McClurg, age 84 of Greenfield

Charles “Edward” McClurg, age 84 of Greenfield passed away July 16, 2021, at Greenfield Healthcare.

He was born October 19, 1936, in Farmers, KY. To the late John and Viola (Hamm) McClurg.


In his early years, Edward served in the Reserve National Guard. Prior to his retirement in 1999, Edward was a millwright for Ford Motor Company for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and Bluegrass music. He was an accomplished guitar picker. Above all else he was a devoted family man.


He is survived by his children, Debra (Bob) Vansickle, Ronda Pardue, Linda Boone, and Bryan McClurg; grandchildren, Kenny, Robbie, Joey, Darrell Jr., Jessica, and Corinda; several great grandchildren; siblings, Anna Lee Payne, Lloyd (Maxine) McClurg, Roy (Linda) McClurg, Jeannette (Tom) Weimer and Jewel Shelton.


He is preceded in death by his parents, mentioned above; wife Shirley (Palmer) McClurg; grandson, Christopher Pardue, and several brothers and sisters.


A Celebration of Life gathering will be held 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140.

A private burial is planned for Park Cemetery.


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

Robert Austin Rice, 93, of Greenfield

Robert Austin Rice, 93, of Greenfield died Friday, July 16th, 2021 at Prairie Lakes Health Campus, Noblesville.

Born May 2, 1928, he was the son of Verl and Bernice Rice. He married Donna L. Thoms on June 10, 1950, who is deceased.

Survivors include his son, Steven C. (wife Linda) Rice of Fortville; daughter, Patricia L. Rice of Greenfield; granddaughter, Afton E. (husband Jason) Cheek of Dallas, Texas; stepgrandchildren, Jacqueline Webster of Chicago; Daniel (wife Madison) Webster of Indianapolis; Joshua (wife Becky) Myles of Knightstown; great grandchildren Jackson and Austin Cheek and step greatgrandchild Dalton Myles.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Donna; infant daughter, Ann Rice; and brothers, Gayle and Gerald Rice.

Mr. Rice graduated from Morristown High School in 1946 where he was the Class Valedictorian which he was always very proud of. While he never played any sports, he was the basketball’s team manager. He attended almost all of the alumni banquets up until just a few years ago.

Mr. Rice was a member of the Morristown United Methodist Church and a former member of the Morristown Lions Club. He was also an avid patron of the Morristown Bluebird Restaurant where he would visit at least three times a day to eat, drink coffee and enjoy conversation with his round table friends unless he was busy planting or harvesting. Some would jokingly call him the “Mayor of Morristown”!

Bob, which is what everyone called him, originally wanted to be a veterinarian but the only school at that time was Ohio State which was much too far away and costly. As a result, he started farming with his Dad but soon married a “city girl”’ Donna, and they both started farming on their own with help from family and friends. Farming was his life, all that he ever knew. During his career, he raised dairy cattle (Jerseys), hogs, beef cattle, sheep, corn, soybeans and wheat. Even in his last weeks he still was interested in the price of beans and corn. His wife took care of the chickens! He also loved German shepherd dogs of which he had several during the course of his life. Bob also enjoyed college basketball, especially watching Purdue, and the Pacers. He always enjoyed spending the holidays with family, and he always looked forward to the “Rice Reunions”

Bob will be missed by family and friends for his witty humor, and his intellect. His ability to build his farm from scratch, alongside his supportive wife Donna, is a measure of his fortitude that is sometimes tested as a small town farmer, and he will forever be respected by his family and friends.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 23, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St. in Morristown.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 24, 2021, at the funeral home, with Bill Farmer officiating.

Interment will be at Asbury Cemetery in Morristown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Morristown United Methodist Church, 221 S. Washington St., Morristown, Indiana 46161.

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

Dennis Lee Cory, 66, of Shelbyville

Dennis Lee Cory, 66, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021 

at his residence.

 

Born March 16, 1955 in Shelbyville, he was the son of Dennis W. Cory and

Jennie (Talbert) Cory.  He married Debbie (Beyers) Cory on July 16, 1977

and she survives.

 

Other survivors include a son Justin Dennis Cory (wife Ashley) of Shelbyville,

daughter Megan Brooke Cory (significant other Christian Leffler) of Shelbyville;

6 sisters- SaVonna Croxton (husband Mark) of Shelbyville, Margretta Cole

(husband Kent) of Shelbyville, Tinna Kirkham of New Palestine, Tammie Cory

of Morristown, Joy Clark (husband Brian) of New Palestine, Melissa Seifert 

(husband Joe) of Morristown; and one granddaughter Chloe Lane Cory.  He

was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Mr. Cory was a lifelong resident of this area, and graduated from Morristown 

High School in 1973.  He was employed as supervisor/manager for over 40 

years at Crystal Flash/Circle K in Shelbyville.  He was a member of Fairview

United Methodist Church.

 

Dennis loved his dog Maddie, who was his best friend, camping, riding his

Harley, and spending time with his family and granddaughter Chloe.

 

Funeral services will be 10:30 am on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at Glenn E. George

& Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor Colin  Cress

officiating. 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. 

Friends may call on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at the funeral home from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Roy Dale Jacobs, Sr., 78, of Shelbyville

Roy Dale Jacobs, Sr., 78, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021 at the Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin.

He was born July 20, 1942 in Shelbyville to Tennie W. Jacobs and Mary (Noble) Jacobs.

Roy was a veteran of the U.S. Air force and U.S. Army. 

He was employed as a set-up machinist at NTN in Greensburg. 

Roy was a member of the Salvation Army congregation.  He enjoyed camping, going to amusement parks and visiting historical sites.  One of his greatest pleasures was studying the Bible.

He married Pauline Dixon on June 23, 1970, and she preceded him in death in August 2016.

Roy is survived by his son, Roy Dale Jacobs, Jr. of Shelbyville; his daughter, Roxanna Icenogle of Shelbyville, his son, Brandon Allen Jacobs of Seymour, 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and his brother, Larry Jacobs of TN.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his daughter, Polly Ward, and 5 brothers.

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

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 15, 2021 at the funeral home with Envoy Shannon Benner officiating.

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery with military rites conducted by local veteran organizations.

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

Memorial contributions may be given to the Salvation Army, 136 E. Washington Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

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

Heather Diane Bender-Sansing, 34, of Shelbyville

Heather Diane Bender-Sansing, 34, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021 at MHP Medical Center.

She was born September 3, 1986 in Shelbyville to Douglas Dwayne Bender and J. Chantal Merritt. 

She was a caregiver for My Care at Home.  Heather was a member of Living Water Apostolic Church.  She enjoyed reading, writing, journaling and horseback riding.  Spending time with her family was her greatest joy.

She married John T. Sansing on June 19, 2021, and he survives.

Heather is also survived by her daughters, Hallie Bender, Kennedie Bender and Zoey Bender, her parents, Chantal (husband, Mike) Merritt and Douglas (wife, Ruth) Bender; her mother-in-law, Kala Murphy; her grandmother, Carolyn Bender, her step-brother, Jared Ebbing; her step-sisters, Kayla Harpring, and Jenni Merritt; her sister-in-law, Jade Sansing; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at the funeral home with Reverend Billy Lambert officiating.

Burial will be in Hebron Cemetery

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

Memorial contributions may be given to Shelby County Cancer Association for Breast Cancer patients.

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

Judy K. Wilkinson, 68, of Shelbyville

Judy K. Wilkinson, 68, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, July 8, 2021 at her residence.

She was born July 15, 1952 in Shelbyville to Garrett Bullard and Jacqueline (Spellman) DeBusk. 

Judy is survived by her daughters, Melissa Baker, and Danielle Pickett, her granddaughters, Niki Baker, and Stephani May, her grandsons, Johnathan Purvis, and Christian Conway, her granddaughter, Danika Pickett, her grandson, Havok Pickett; 5 great-grandchildren, her brothers, Garry Bullard, Dean Johns, and Robert Williams; and her sister, Theresa Williams.

She was preceded in death by her parents and 4 brothers.

Judy enjoyed doing word search puzzles, and gambling. She was a great cook and enjoyed cooking for her family and friends.  Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Bill Horner officiating.

Burial will be in Milford Cemetery.

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

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

Jeffrey Scott Stearns, Jr., 39

Jeffrey Scott Stearns, Jr., 39, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 2, 2021.

 

Jeffrey was born on January 6, 1982 in New Castle, IN, to Jeffrey Scott Stearns, Sr. and Rena (Miller) Stearns. He attended Knightstown High School.

Jeffrey owned and operated JS Concrete for 18 years.

 

He was a member of the Greenfield Masonic Lodge as well as St. James Lutheran Church in Greenfield. Jeffrey was a people person, the life of the party, the family photographer, and the handy man. He enjoyed grilling out, watching movies, wearing crazy socks, listening to music, sitting by the fire, hosting parties and holiday gatherings, and spending time with his family and children.

He is survived by his loving wife Jessie (Moss) Stearns of 12 years; children: Olivia Moss, Kearsten Stearns, Sophia Moss, Amelia Stearns, Eli Stearns, and Luke Stearns; mother and step-father, Rena (Dan) Grammel; brother, Justin (Desiree) Stearns; sister, Reanna Stearns; grandmother, Virginia Stearns; grandfather and step-grandmother, Robert (Linda) Miller; parents-in-law, Bob and Annie Moss; additional extended family; work family; and many friends.

Jeffrey was preceded in death by his father, Jeffrey Scott Stearns, Sr.; grandfather, K. Irvin Stearns, Sr.; and grandmother, Roberta Miller.

Stillinger Family Funeral Home has been honored to assist Jeffrey and his family during this difficult time.

 

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 9, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, 1741 S. State St., Greenfield, with the funeral service immediately following at 1:00 p.m., also at the church, officiated by Pastor Doug Gast.

 

Jeffrey will be laid to rest next to his father and grandfather in Glen Cove Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 7725 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46240 and/or Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 8701 Georgia Ave., Ste. 412, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

 

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

Russell Ballard Benfield, Jr, 74, former Shelbyville resident

Russell Ballard Benfield, Jr, 74, former Shelbyville resident, passed away March 2, 2021 at Corner Stone Villages Hospice House, The Villages, FL.

 

He was born February 19, 1947 to Ruth Eleanore (Ash) Duvall and Russell Ballard Benfield Sr.

Russell is survived by his daughters: Kimberly Stover – Guthrie, OK and Teresa (John “JR”) Retzlaff – Lakeland , FL. his brothers,  Carey “Allen” (Fredricka) Benfield – Shelbyville, IN, Norman (Peggy) Benfield – Covington, GA and Darrell (Sandra-deceased) Benfield – San Diego, CA, his grandchildren,  John Paul (Kimberly) Stover, Edmond, OK, Brooke Hatton, Shelbyville, IN, Michael Stover, Yukon, OK, Brittney Retzlaff , Shelbyville, IN,  Erik Lovitt, Shelbyville, IN, Aaron “AJ” Lovitt, Shelbyville, IN, Gracie Retzlaff, New Castle, IN, his great-grandchildren, Ekzekial, Isaiah, Isabela and Gabriel Garcia, Shelbyville, IN;  Jaxon & Shelby Stover, Edmond OK , and Donovan Stover, Yukon, OK.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Brenda Sue Benfield, and stepson Shane Alan McDonald.

 

Russell was known to many as Benny or Junior.   He served in the U.S. Army from 1972-1974 and was a lifetime member of American Legion Post #70 (Shelbyville). He was also a member of the VFW Post #2297 (Lakeland, FL) as well an active member of the Cooties, American Legion Post #4 (Lakeland, FL) and an Endowment Member of the NRA.

 

The American Legion Post #70 Honor Guard will present a military service at Forest Hill Cemetery July 10, 2021 @ 3:30pm.

 

A dinner reception will immediately follow at the American Legion Post #70 for all family and friends to attend.

 

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

 

Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com

Tommie M. "Bo" VanCleave, Jr., 60, of Shelbyville

Tommie M. “Bo” VanCleave, Jr., 60, of Shelbyville passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus.

 

He was born June 11, 1961, in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the son of Tommie Melton and Cleo (Lotter) VanCleave.

 

Bo is survived by his sons, Tommie M. VanCleave III of Fredricksburg, Texas, Dustin VanCleave and wife, Shyla, and Brandon VanCleave, both of Shelbyville; daughter, Haley Riddle and husband, Daniel, of Shelbyville; sisters, Linda Arnold, and Sandra Fenton and husband, Paul, both of Shelbyville, Dianna Masterson of Evansville, and Saretha Blake and husband, Mark, of Greenfield; grandchildren, Brooklyn, Hannah, Casen, Kinsley, Bentley and Avery; and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Charles Masterson.

 

Bo was a member of Hope’s Point Church.

 

He worked at Pipe Inc., as a pipefitter.

 

Bo was a backyard mechanic and enjoyed working on anything with wheels.

 

He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 9, 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. Friday at the funeral home, with Pastor Andy Lee officiating.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tommie M. VanCleave Jr. Memorial Fund, in care of Freeman Family Funeral Homes, 819 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176 or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th St., Columbus, Indiana 47201.

 

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

Ricky A. "Rick" Walsman, 60, of Shelbyville

Ricky A. "Rick" Walsman, 60, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, July 4, 2021 

at his residence.

 

Born November 29, 1960 in Shelbyville, he was the son of Robert Lee Walsman

and Barbara Jean (Vierling) Walsman. 

 

Survivors include his son Zachary Walsman of Shelbyville; 8 siblings- Jeannie Walsman,

Randall Walsman, Kandus Walsman, Brenda Williams, Patricia Elliott, Judith Walsman, 

Timothy Walsman, Tammy Morgan; and one grandson Mason Walsman.  He was preceded 

in death by his parents, and a brother Bud Walsman.

 

Mr. Walsman was a lifelong resident of this area, and attended Shelbyville High School.  He

was a professional painter, working for several years  for Kent Properties of Shelbyville.

 

Rick enjoyed fishing, working in his yard, riding motorcycles, and hanging out with friends

and family.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, with inurnment at Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Ronald Lee Beck, Sr., 70, of Shelbyville

Ronald Lee Beck, Sr., 70, of Shelbyville, passed away, Monday, July 5, 2021at MHP Medical Center.

 

He was born November 13, 1950 in California to Robert Lee Beck and Beatrice (Collins) Beck.

 

Ron was a member of Hope’s Point Church.  He enjoyed refurbishing and restoring older vehicles.  Ron also enjoyed playing piano.  He was considered a man of all trades. Ron greatest pleasure was being a mentor to people seeking freedom from addictions and strongholds.

 

He married Lynne (Burns) Beck on March 18, 2016, and she survives. Ron is also survived by his sons, Ronald (Patricia) Beck, Robert Beck, Matthew Stahl, and Max (Rona) Stahl, his daughters, Unity Jaynes, and Mercy Jaynes, and his grandchildren, Nora Stahl, and Elizabeth Stahl.

 

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, July 9, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Burial will be in Serenity Gardens located in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens and Crematory.

  

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

 

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

Mabel Ann Barnes, 79, of Shelbyville

Mabel Ann Barnes, 79, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, July 5, 2021 at her residence.


Born April 27, 1942 in North Vernon, she was the daughter of Elmer W. Dean and Anna Mae (Keith) Dean. 

 

She married Wm. David Barnes on September 20, 1959 and he survives.


Other survivors include 6 children- William David Barnes II (wife Jayne) of Shelbyville,
Christopher Anthony Barnes (wife Annette) of Shelbyville, Mark Delane Barnes of Shelbyville,
Kimberly Beth Brown (husband Tab) of Shelbyville, Anissa Mae "Buffy" Powers (husband
Jeffrey) of Blue Ridge, Amy Renae Price (husband Mark) of Shelbyville; 14 grandchildren,
many great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. 

 

She was preceded in death by  her parents, 2 grandchildren- Amber Christine Barnes,  Alisha Lee Maynard; 5 brothers- Manford, George M., Lewis, Eddie, & George E. Dean; 3 sisters- Martha Janett Dean, Opal Dean, & Beverly Dean.


Mrs. Barnes had lived in this area since 1957, after moving from Jennings County.  She was
a homemaker, and had previously worked a s nurse's aide for New Adventure Home Care
for 3 years, retiring in 1982. 

 

She attended Shelbyville High School and was a member of Shelbyville Christian  Fellowship Church.
Mabel enjoyed gardening, flowers, crocheting, fishing, reading, the outdoors, and spending
time with her family.  She loved sponsoring Indian children through the St. Joseph's Indian 
School program.


Funeral services will be 10:00 am on Friday, July 9, 2021 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral
Home, 437 Amos Road, with Rev. Dennis Hirschauer officiating. 

 

Friends may call on Thursday evening, July 8, 2021 from 4:00pm until 8:00 pm, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jennings County.


Memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph's Indian School, PO Box 326, Chamberlain,
South Dakota 57326

Jeffery Wayne "Jeff" Hoban, 66, of Aurelia, Iowa, formerly of Waldron

Jeffery Wayne “Jeff” Hoban, 66, of Aurelia, Iowa, formerly of Waldron passed away Friday, July 2, 2021, at Mercy One Siouxland Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

 

He was born January 21, 1955, in Franklin, the son of Jerry Wayne and Opal Louise (Smith) Hoban. He married Leesa Marie Posz on November 28, 1975, and she survives.

 

In addition to Leesa, Jeff is survived by his daughter, Rebecca (Hoban) Sangwin of Aurelia; brother, Mark Hoban of Blue Ridge; sister, Cathy Cook of Columbus; grandchildren, Dalton Sangwin of Peterson, Iowa, Josephine Embacher and Brian Embacher, both of Amboy, Minnesota; nieces, Chelsea Preston of Shelbyville, and Jennifer Vaughn of Columbus; nephew, Jason Hoban of Valparaiso.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Jeff was a 1973 graduate of North Decatur High School.

 

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1976 to 1980.

 

Jeff was a member of Zion Evangelical Church.

 

He formerly worked at Federal Mogual in Greensburg for 30 years, then for GMI, and retired in 2020 from First Cooperative Association.

 

Jeff was also a member of the Grashoff McManus American Legion Post No. 390 of Aurelia. He was an avid deer and turkey hunter.

 

Jeff enjoyed riding his motorcycle and showing his restored 1971 Javlin at car shows.

 

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 11, 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. Monday, July 12, 2021, at the funeral home, with Pastor Brad Schultz officiating.

 

Interment will be at Zion Cemetery in Shelby County, with military graveside rites conducted by the local military committee.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, 575 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46204.

 

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

 

 

Charles A. Brown, 81, of Greensburg

Charles A. Brown, 81, of Greensburg, passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at his residence.

 

He was born October 31, 1939 in Shelbyville to Orville E. Brown and Adeline Brown.

 

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.  Charles retired from Printpack as a machinest.  He currently was employed at Premier Ag.

 

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping.  His favorite times were spent with his family.

 

He married Mary Jane (Lawrence) Brown on December 31, 1961 and she preceded him in death on March 12, 2021.

 

Charles is survived by his daughters, Penny (Rick) Brown-Wood of Greensburg; and Lisa (Merle) McFadden of Florence; his sons, Tim (Sally) Brown of Freeport; and Bryan (Tara) Brown of Greensburg, and his sister-in-law, Millie Brown McVey of Shelbyville, 8 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his brothers, Robert Brown, and James Brown, and James’ wife Mary.

 

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

 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, July 9, 2021 with Reverend Seth Taylor officiating.

 

Burial will be in Winchester Cemetery with military rites conducted by local veteran organizations.

  

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

 

Memorial contributions may be given the American Heart Association/Midwest Regional Office, 6500 Technology Drive, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

 

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

 

David Alan Rasche, 67, of Waldron

David Alan Rasche, 67, of Waldron passed away Sunday, July 4, 2021, at his home.

 

He was born April 19, 1954, in Shelbyville, the son of Rev. Richard F. and Phyllis (Kuhn) Rasche. On December 28, 1980, he married his wife of 40 years, Peggy Lindsey, and she survives.

 

In addition to Peggy of Waldron, David is survived by his mother of Shelbyville; daughters, Jaime Willis and husband, Brian, and Lindsey Rasche, both of Shelbyville; sister, Cheryl Cantrell and husband, Mike, of Fort Sumner, New Mexico; and grandchildren, Nicholas Hill, Brianna Willis and Makayla Jo Schutt.

 

He was preceded in death by his father; and a nephew, Michael Cantrell II.

 

David was a 1972 graduate of Shelbyville High School. He attended Ball State University.

 

He was a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ.

 

David was a machinist at Service Engineering Inc. in Greenfield.

 

His biggest passion was music, he enjoyed playing in a variety of bands.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 8, 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. Thursday, at the funeral home, with Rev. Charles Jordan officiating.

 

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

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

Michael R. McNett, 49

Michael R. McNett, 49, passed away in Ft. Myers Florida.

 

Local arrangements are being handled by Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home.

Sarah H. "Hilda" Gahimer, 87 of Franklin

Sarah H. "Hilda" Gahimer, 87 of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at her residence.

 

Born June 28, 1934 in Greene County, Indiana, she was the daughter of James Achors & Eliza Jane (Mowery) Achors.

 

She married Laurel Parker on May 20, 1949 and he preceded her in January 1979. She 
then married Norman Gahimer on June 29, 1991 and he preceded her on May 4, 2017.

 

Survivors include daughter- Susan Waters of Shelbyville; sister- Cora Cutsinger of Shelbyville; several grandchildren, and several great-grand children.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 spouses, 2 sons- Phillip E. "Ed" Parker & Charles E. "Chuck" Parker, several brothers and 2 sisters.

 

Hilda lived in this area her entire lifetime and attended Bloomfield High School. She had been employed with Western Electric for 25 years and attended a Wesleyan Church after she married Norman, and before that had attended the Nazarene Church from 1957 until 1991.

 

Hilda loved attending church and church activities, and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Saturday, July 3, 2021 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Rd, with Pastor Don Neal officiating.

 

Burial will be in Boggstown Cemetery.

 

Friends may call on Friday, July 2, 2021 at the funeral home from 4:00-8:00 pm.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to Kindred Hospice in care of the funeral home.

Justin D. Murray 32, of Indianapolis

Justin D. Murray 32, of Indianapolis, passed away, Monday, June 28, 2021 in Avon, IN.

 

He was born March 1, 1989 in Indianapolis to Richard E. Marsh and Denise Murray.

 

He graduated from Warren Central High School, class of 2008.

 

Justin loved working on cars and doing mechanical work.  He was highly skilled in HVAC operations.

 

He is survived by his parents, his daughter, Madison Murray, and his sister, Kristin Garcia.

 

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, July 1, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Burial will be in Miller Cemetery.

 

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

 

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

Johnnie Paul Street, 61, Greenfield

Johnnie Paul Street, 61, Greenfield, passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2021. John was born to Gurney Allen and Mildred (Baker) Street on April 20, 1960 in Elwood, IN, as his family was passing through Michigan to California. John graduated from Purdue University with an Associates Degree in Engineering Technology.

John was employed with KA Components in Castleton for many years, prior to his retirement in February 2006. John enjoyed woodworking, nature, and animals. John and his wife Julia planted well over 100 trees on their property, with well over 50 species. John was a volunteer with Greenfield/Hancock Animal Management for many years. There he rescued numerous dogs.

John is survived by his wife Julia Ann (Donley) Street and their four-legged, rescue dog, Rikki.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gurney Allen Street and Mildred George.

Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, has been honored to serve the Street family during this untimely loss.

 

In keeping with the wishes of John, cremation will take place, without a public visitation nor service.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to PAWS, 3141 West US Highway 40, Greenfield, IN 46140.

 

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

Patsy J. "Patti" Mitchell, 79, of Shelbyville

Patsy J. “Patti” Mitchell, 79, of Shelbyville passed away Monday, June 28, 2021, at Heritage House of Shelbyville.

 

She was born January 1, 1942, in Bristol, Virginia, the daughter of Henry Preston White and Margaret Lynn (Simerly) Whitson.

 

Patti is survived by her sons, Jeffrey C. Decker of Columbus, and Nathan G. Mitchell of Shelbyville; daughters, Ginger L. Perry of Greensburg, and Jeanne Decker of Grand Rapids, Michigan and Gretchen L. Johnson of Shelbyville; sister, Ruby Jane Bennett of Shelbyville; brother, Lew Whitson of Indianapolis; 12 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Benjamin Snow White.

 

Patti attended from Washington College Academy in Washington, Tennessee.

 

She helped organize kindergarten in Morristown.

 

Patti enjoyed cooking and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

She loved animals especially cats.

 

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

 

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

Mary "Joyce" Tresslar,91, formerly of Boggstown and Fairland

Mary “Joyce” Tresslar,91, formerly of Boggstown and Fairland passed away Thursday, July 1, 2021, at Ashford Place Health Campus in Shelbyville.

 

She was born August 11, 1929, in Napoleon, the daughter of Edward and Cressa “Cy” (Waters) Harlamert. On October 21, 1949, she married Ronald Leon Tresslar, and he preceded her in death on September 24, 1986.

 

Joyce is survived by her son, Kent Tresslar and wife, Debbie, of Fairland; daughter, Peggy Johnson and husband, Doug, of Indianapolis; brother, James Harlamert and wife, Elizabeth, of Boggstown; brother-in-law, John Tresslar and wife, Katherine, of Fairland; grandchildren, Cressa Rund and husband, Caleb, Kari Kermode and husband, Steve , Alisha Slaughter and husband, Kenny, Lindsey Lawlis and husband, Jon, and Derek Johnson and wife, Maggie; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to Ronald, Joyce was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Joyce was a 1947 graduate of Boggstown High School.

 

She was a member of the Boggstown Presbyterian Church.

 

Joyce loved the time she spent caring for her family.

 

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

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

Interment will be at the Boggstown Cemetery in Boggstown.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Riley Children’s Foundation, 30 S. Meridian St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204.

 

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

Marjorie Mary "Marge" Long, 83, of Shelbyville

Marjorie Mary "Marge" Long, 83, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday,

June 30, 2021 at her residence.

 

Born August 14, 1937 in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Albert Ernstes

and Florence (Holderith) Ernstes.  She married John R. Long on September 22, 1956

and he preceded her on July 5, 2008.

 

Survivors include 6 children- Angela Barker of Greenwood, Gary Long (wife Tamara) of

Fishers, Sandra Long (husband Bob) of Indianapolis, Pamela Mick (husband Dave) of

Hamilton Ohio, John E. Long of Greenfield, Dee Ann Miller of Milton Florida; a sister

Jeri Sullivan (husband Roger) of Villa Park California; 14 grandchildren, and 4 great

grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouse, 2 brothers-

Benny & Bud Ernstes, 2 sisters- Alberta Runnebohm, and infant Evelyn Ernstes.

 

Mrs. Long was a lifetime resident of this area, and graduated from  Waldron High 

School in 1955. She was a home maker and had been  a teacher's aide

at Major Kindergarten for 15 years.  She was a member of St. Vincent Catholic

Church, St. Anne's Alter Society, MADD, Knights of Columbus, and the American

Legion of Shelbyville.

 

Marge enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking, and spending time with her family and

grandchildren.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:00 noon on Monday, July 5, 2021 at St. Vincent

de Paul Catholic Church, 4218 E. Michigan Road, with Rev. Paul Landwerlen officiating.. Friends may call

on Monday from 10:00 am until 11:45 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437

Amos Rd. Burial will be in St. Vincent Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions can

be made to Alzheimer's Association in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com

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