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Everett C. Targett

Everett C. Targett, born in Terre Haute,  the son of Maurice and Etha Mae (Pilant) Targett, passed away Thursday, December 29, 2022, at his Greenfield home.

 

He is survived by his wife, Margaret (Marge) Kirk Targett, their daughter Sandra Target Hobble, daughter-in-law Melinda Muse Targett, three grandchildren Cory Haley, Pastor Jordan (Joanna) Hobble, and Aileen (Trenton) Targett Weaver, and sister-in-law Mildred Reed (Steve) McClain. His nine great grandchildren are Rosibel Haley and Jordan Jr, William, Michael, Alice, Rebecca, Mary, Robert Everett, and Emmeline Hobble. 

 

He was predeceased by his son Larry E. Target and granddaughter Miranda Nicole Targett.

 

Among his many jobs at IU, he was proudest of serving as Houseman for President Herman B Wells beginning a friendship that lasted until Dr. Wells' death.

 

Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, he entered active service with the Third Infantry Division, serving from 1955 to 1957, followed by many years with Aviation Company, 38th Division, Indiana National Guard.

 

Everett received his B.S. degree from Kelley School of Business, Indiana University-Bloomington, where he met and married Marge, his wife for nearly sixty-eight years.

 

He was a member of Greenfield Christian Church for over sixty years serving as an elder, deacon, and treasurer. The role he enjoyed most was as Scoutmaster of Troop 242 where he led boys through Cubs, Scouts, and Explorers.

 

His business career was primarily in accounting including at Indianapolis Star-News and then at United Hospital Services where he retired as Executive Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer. Everett was a life member of Pi Kappa Phi and Hancock Masonic Lodge 101, Scottish Rite, Murat Shrine, and Hancock Shrine Club. He was also a former member of Greenfield, Indiana, and Largo, Florida, Lions Clubs.

 

His love of the outdoors began on Everett's childhood farm, continued with his family and with years of travel and time in Brown County and the beach in Florida. His last months were spent observing deer and other wildlife in his woods.

 

Marge and the family appreciate the wonderful care and attention given by Matthew Chandler.

 

Gifts in lieu of flowers may be mailed to the Miranda Nicole Target Endowment for Brain Tumor Research, Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation, 700 Children's Drive, Columbus, OH, 43205, or Greenfield Christian Church, 23 North East Street, Greenfield, IN 46140.

 

Stillinger Family Funeral Home-Pasco Greenfield Chapel is of service to the Targett family.

 

Services will be on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at 1PM at Greenfield Christian Church, 23 North East Street, Greenfield, IN 46140 with military rites afforded.

 

Friends may visit from 11AM until time of service.

 

Private burial to the family will be in Park Cemetery, Greenfield.

 

If you would like to sign the online guest book or send condolences to the family, you may do so by visiting www.stillingerfamily.com

Judy Kay Dorsey, 7 days, of Greensburg

Judy Kay Dorsey, 7 days, of Greensburg, passed away, Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at Riley Hospital for Children, in Indianapolis.

She was born December 21, 2022, in Greensburg, the daughter of Blake and Brenda (Crosby) Dorsey.

In addition to her parents, Judy is survived by her maternal grandparents, Don and Myra Crosby of Greensburg; paternal grandmother, Amanda and Greg Mark of Edwardsburg, Michigan; paternal grandfathers, Roscoe Dorsey of Vermont, and Michael and Kelli Williams of Noblesville; maternal great-grandmother, Patricia Montgomery of Waldron; paternal great-grandparents, Brenda and David Gilbert of Noblesville; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 9:30 to 10:30 am, Saturday, January 7, 2023, at Lewis Creek Baptist Church, 1400 East County Road 600 South, Waldron, Indiana 46182.  Funeral services will follow, with Rev. Harvey Taylor officiating.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Hospital for Children, 500 N. Meridian St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 or Lewis Creek Baptist Church.

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

Darrin Allen Glessner, 54, of Shelbyville

Darrin Allen Glessner, 54, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday December 23, at Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center.

 

He was born March 20, 1968 in Shelbyville to Jerry and Leona (Feuerstine) Glessner.

 

Darrin graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1986.

 

He served in the Army.

 

He was the owner of D&M Pool and Spa and a mechanic.

 

Darrin was an avid car lover (Poor Boy Car Club), singing karaoke, he loved spending time with his grandchildren.  Darrin and Michelle are owners of D&M Pool and Spa Supplies that will remain open.

 

He married Michelle (Early) Glessner on June 20, 1986 and she survives.

 

Darrin is survived by his parents, brother Jeff (wife, Angela) Glessner; sister Angie (husband, Tyler) Smith, all of Shelbyville, daughter Jessica Kessler, of Shelbyville, daughter Amber (husband, Braxton) Newton, of  Rushville, brother-in-law Chuck (wife, Raechell) Early, of Shelbyville, mother-in-law, Karen Early, of Shelbyville, grandchildren, Jemma Kessler, and Jaxon Newton, and several nieces and nephews.

 

He is preceded in death by grandparents, Ruth and Alfred Feuerstine, Ronald Glessner and Patricia Vollet.

 

A Celebration of Life will be Saturday March 18, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the American Legion 1125 Miller Ave. Shelbyville

 

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

 

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

 

Dominique L. Davis, Sr., 44, of Indianapolis

Dominique L. Davis, Sr., 44, of Indianapolis, passed away December 24, 2022 at Community East Hospital.

 

He was born June 1, 1978 in Indianapolis, IN. to Wendell D. Davis and Janet M. Megerle.

 

He graduated from Lawrence Central High School.

  

Dominique loved music, animals, snakes, and dogs. He was a big kid at heart and a jack of all trades. Dominique he had a soulful spirit and infectious handsome smile. He loved to have get togethers with family, friends and listen to good music.  He was a grill master and made the best steaks and grilled cabbage. 

 

He remained close with the family he grew up with and held them close to his heart till this day.  Thank you to all who loved and supported him during this challenging time.

 

He is survived by his sons, Dominique L Davis, Jr., Dominique R Davis, Dominique I.L. Taylor; daughters, Destiny L Davis, Dessiray L Jones; bonus children, Abrielle A. Taylor, Tylasia A. Taylor, Amara N. Taylor, Djamila N Taylor; sisters, Cossandra Megerle, Tonya Williams, Tamika Davis (husband, Tyron) Hughes; many nieces and nephews; his companion Luketria M. Taylor, and special best friend, Monica Gooch.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents.

 

Visitation will be Wednesday January 4, 2023 from 10:00 A.M. to Noon  at One Vision in Christ  Church, 6580 E. 46th St. Indianapolis, IN.

 

Funeral services will follow at Noon at the Church with Elder E.J. Hayes officiating.

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville.

 

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

 

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

Kenneth R. "Kenny" Bauers, 76, of New Whiteland

Kenneth R. "Kenny" Bauers, 76, of New Whiteland, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2022 at IU Health University Hospital.

 

Born June 23, 1946 in Marion County, he was the son of Frederick J. Bauers and Doris (Miller) Bauers.  

 

Survivors include 2 sons- Kenneth J. Bauers ((Lisa Walker) of Greenwood, Jason Bauers of Acton; 2 brothers- Jerry Bauers of Wanamaker, Gene Bauers (wife Delores) of London; 2 sisters- Darlene


Bennett (husband John) of Fairland, Betty Wampner of Fairland; and 3 grandchildren- Stephanie, Jackie, and Blake.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother Floyd Bauers. 

 

Mr. Bauers was a lifelong resident of this area, and graduated from Triton Central High School in 1964.  He had been a factory worker at General Motors Corporation, retiring after 31 years of service. He was a US Air Force veteran. 

 

Kenny enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, camping, drag racing, NASCAR, and hanging out with friends and family.

 

Funeral services will be 12:00 noon on Friday, December 30, 2022 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor Chris Kaiser officiating. 

 

Burial will be in Acton Cemetery. 

 

Friends may call on Thursday evening, December 29, 2022 from 4-8:00 pm, at the funeral home. 

 

Graveside military rites will be conducted by the American Legion.

 

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

Roby E. "Mike" Washburn, Jr, 83, of Washington

Roby E. "Mike" Washburn, Jr, 83, of Washington, Indiana passed away Saturday, December 24, 2022 at Daviess Community Hospital.

 

Born on July 9, 1940 in St. Paul, Indiana, he was the son of Roby E. Washburn and Ruth (Bettner) Washburn.

 

He married Susan I. (Wilson) Washburn on May 12, 1962 and she survives.

 

Other survivors include 2 brothers- Robert Washburn (Imelda) of Greensburg, Wayne Washburn of Greensburg; and sister Donna Joliff of Waldron. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Julia Spears.

 

Mr. Washburn had lived in Washington, Indiana for 15 years after previously moving from Greensburg. He was a member of The Church on the Way in Washington and attended Greensburg High School.

 

Roby was a factory worker for Delta Faucet for 39 years, retiring in January 2007. Mike enjoyed traveling, fishing and making his own fishing flies. At one point he was a black belt in karate. He loved God, his faith, and his country.

 

Funeral services will be 12:00 noon, Thursday, December 29, 2022 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Rd.

 

Burial will be in Milford Cemetery.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions can be made to Donor's Favorite Charity.

Ella "Joan" Wheatley, 79, of Fountaintown

Ella “Joan” Wheatley, 79, of Fountaintown, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2022, at her home.

 

She was born November 14, 1943, in Fountaintown, the daughter of Dale and Ella Mae (Settles) King.  On June 29, 1963, she married her husband of 59 years, Ben A. Wheatley, and he survives.

 

In addition to Ben, Joan is survived by her daughter, Jone Koch and husband, Louie, of Fountaintown; sister, Judy Ciarletta and husband, Nick, of Shelbyville; granddaughters, Lauren Elizabeth Harnishfeger and husband, Layne, Haley Danae Koch and Ella Deann Koch; sister-in-law, Carol King of Fountaintown; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Joan was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Jane Ann Wheatley; and brothers, Donald King and Ronald King.

 

She graduated in 1961 from Triton Central High School.  Joan had been a cheerleader at both, Moral Township High School and Triton Central High School.

 

Joan was a member of the Indiana Arabian Horse Association and a lifetime member of the Indiana Dairy Goat Association.  She had been a Shelby County 4-H leader and superintendent of the dairy goat barn, for over 30 years.

 

She was the second Shelby County Fair Queen.  Joan was also the runner-up in the Indianapolis 500 princess contest.

 

Joan was an avid animal lover and raised many to be pets throughout the years.

Private graveside services will be held at a later date.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelbyville-Shelby County Animal Shelter, 705 Hale Road, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176; Shelby County 4-H, Courthouse Annex No. 2, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176 or Shares, Inc., 1611 S. Miller St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

 

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

Constance Lynn "Connie" (Goebel) Thomas, 84, of Shelbyville

Constance Lynn “Connie” (Goebel) Thomas, 84, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, December 18, 2022 at Waldron Health & Rehab.

 

She was born February 11, 1938 in Beech Grove to Charles Goebel and Dorothy (Windhorst) Goebel Siead.

 

She attended school in Fortville, IN.

 

She was employed at Kroger for 31 years before retiring.

   

Connie had a love for flowers and gardening. She enjoyed wildlife and feeding the birds and squirrels. Indiana sports were special to her especially the Colts and Pacers.  Connie also enjoyed watching NASCAR and her cooking shows. She loved to collect anything to do with pigs.

 

She married her first husband Gary Pettit in 1958 and he proceeded her in death in 1995. She then married Douglas W. Thomas on October 13, 1997 and he survives.

 

Connie is also survived by her sisters, Sharon Valentine, Miquel (husband, Mike) Kendall, Sally Andrews, Polly Lay, and several nieces and nephews, Jarin Noel, who Connie loved just like a grand-son.  She is preceded in death by her parents, first husband, and step-daughter, Heather Thomas. 

 

Visitation will be Friday December 23, 2022  from  1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Jose Rivera officiating.

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

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

 

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

Mary Ann Sullivan, 86, of Fairland

Mary Ann Sullivan, 86, of Fairland, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2022, at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

She was born November 10, 1936, in Indianapolis, the daughter of John Coomler and Ruth (Swain) Storm.  On March 27, 1955, she married her husband of 67 years, David Lee Sullivan, and he survives.

In addition to David, Mary Ann is survived by her daughter, Patti King and husband, Jeff, of Raleigh, North Carolina; son, Mike Sullivan of Fairland; brother, Larry Storm of Indianapolis; sister, Teresa Storm of Lafayette; grandchildren, Chris King and wife, Kylie, Christina Anderson and husband, Steven, Jessica Perry, Nick Sullivan, Ruby Sullivan and Gretchen Sullivan; great-grandchildren, Patrick Anderson, Audrey Anderson, Alaina King, Everett King and Vinn King; and several  nieces and nephews.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, who raised her, Wayne Storm; brothers, Bill Coomler, Jim Coomler and Merrill Wayne Storm; and sister, LaDonna Storm.

She graduated in 1954 from Moral Township High School.

Mary Ann was a member of New Life United Methodist Church.

She was also a member of Indiana Extension Homemakers, Shelby County Extension Homemakers and the Past Presidents Club.

Mary Ann was a 4-H club leader in Shelby County, for over 20 years.

She enjoyed quilting, sewing, making baskets and reading.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to Noon, Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at New Life United Methodist Church, 6145 N 400 W, Fairland, Indiana 46126.

Funeral services will follow at Noon, at the church, with Rev. Jolita Erbele officiating.

Interment will be at Liberty 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 the New Life United Methodist Church.

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

Patricia A. Northern, age 82, of Sparta, Kentucky

Patricia A. Northern, age 82, of Sparta, Kentucky, passed away December 11, 2022 at Galatin Nursing and Rehab, Warsaw, Kentucky.

 

She was born July 18, 1940 in Merrill, Wisconsin to the late William Alberta and Hazel Irene (Krugler) Allison. Patricia married Jim Northern on June 22, 1966, he precedes her in death.

 

Patricia was a loving wife and mother and enjoyed being a homemaker. She was known for her great love of the Lord. When not crocheting, she took joy in spending time with her family and friends.

 

She is survived by her husband of fifty-six years, Jim; sons Jim, Nick, and Robert Northern; many grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. Patricia is preceded in death by her parents, listed above; her son, Zane Northern; brothers, Richard Allison, Jesse Allison, Willie Allison, and Russell Allison; and sisters, Loraine Irwin and Katherine Lovell.

 

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home – Pasco Chapel, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield IN 46140.

 

Burial immediately following at Park Cemetery, Greenfield.

 

Friends may call at the funeral home from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm Tuesday, December 20.

 

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

Walter Roberts, 59, of Shelbyville

Walter Roberts, 59, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at his residence.

 

He was born September 6, 1963 in Franklin, IN to George Carroll Roberts and Elsie (Harting) McTaggart.

 

Walter graduated in 1984 from Franklin Community High School.

 

He was a previous member of the Moose, Eagle’s and American Legion.  Walter was a permanent fixture at Willey’s Bar.  He loved meeting and seeing people there.  He will be loved and missed by all.

 

Walter is survived by his sisters, Patricia Burris of Franklin, Nancy Ostendorf (husband, Aaron) of Greensburg, and Kristina Spurlock of Lafayette, his brother, Ricky Roberts, along with several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, and his brothers, John Roberts and Mickey Roberts.

 

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN.

 

A memorial service will follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Funeral Directors Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, Stuart Parks, and Darin Schutt are honored to serve Walters’ family.

 

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

Michael D. Vinson, 66, of Shelbyville

Michael D. Vinson, 66, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at Silver Oaks Health Campus in Columbus.

He was born May 3, 1956, in Shelbyville, the son of Maurice and Doris (Quick) Vinson.  On December 18, 1974, he married his wife, Teresa G. Rodgers, and she survives.

In addition to Teresa, Mike is survived by his son, Michael Dale Vinson and wife, Ana, of Columbus; daughter-in-law, Rachel Vinson of Waldron; brother, Ron Vinson and wife, Naomi, of Shelbyville; sister, Debbie Monroe of Greenfield; grandchildren, Clayton, Lauryn, Riley, Victoria, Luis and Jordan; great-grandchildren, Everly, Aubrey, Charlotte, Russell and Mila; and several nieces and nephews.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents; son, Richard G. Vinson; and sisters, Brenda Gambrell and Wanda Vinson.

He was a US Army veteran.

Mike had formerly worked at Johnson Control and Brazeway, retiring in 2005.

He enjoyed going fishing and hunting.

Visitation will be from 10 am to noon, Monday, December 19, 2022, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will follow at Noon at the funeral home.

Interment will be at Van Pelt Cemetery in Shelby County.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, Texas, 75284-0692.

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

Randall Stuart Towe, 69, of Shelbyville

Randall Stuart Towe, 69, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at Morristown Manor in Morristown.

He was born May 1, 1953, in New Castle, the son of Wilfred and Norma (Marsh) Towe.

Randy is survived by his daughters, Angela Towe Given of Coweta, Oklahoma, and Jessica Towe and fiance’ Jack Morris, of Shelbyville; sons, Todd Catron and Eric Towe, both of Indianapolis; sisters, Rhonda Whitehead and husband, Jerry, and Jama Green and husband, Jon, both of New Castle, and Becky Foutz; significant other, Cindy Hansen of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Kylie, Gage, Jacob, Nick, Jason, Duncan, Amy, Harlow and one on the way, Benjamin; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a grandchild, Hayden.

Randy graduated in 1971 from New Castle High School.

He was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran.

Randy was a truck driver, last driving for Johnson Trucking, prior to retiring in 2017.

He was an excellent woodworker and also enjoyed working on vehicles.

Randy was a NASCAR fan, especially watching Dale Earnhardt.

He was also preceded in death by his dog, Kirby.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, December 18, 2022, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Military rites will be conducted at 5 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.

Inurnment will be at Mooreland Cemetery in Mooreland, where he will be reunited with his parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors, PO Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.

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

Audrey E. "Betty" Rice, 95, of Shelbyville

Audrey E. “Betty” Rice, 95, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2022, at Ashford Place Health Campus in Shelbyville.

She was born January 8, 1927, in Shelby County, the daughter of Harry and Nellie (Eck) Hickman.  On May 21, 1948, she married Russell E. Rice, and he preceded her in death on July 7, 1992.

Mrs. Rice is survived by her nieces, Linda L. (Larry) Johnson, Jimmie Ann Buckley, and Judy K. Hickman; and nephew, Gerald R. (Jerry) Hickman.

In addition to Russell, Betty was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Clifford H. Hickman and Charles W. Hickman; sister, Pauline Hickman; infant brother, Donald Hickman; and infant twin brother, William.

Mrs. Rice was Deputy County Assessor from January of 1947 to January 1, 1967, and from January 1, 1975 to January 1, 1987.  She graduated from Waldron High School on May 2, 1945.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will follow, with Rev. Bill Horner officiating.

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery.

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

Rebecca Gene Barker, 81, of Fairland

Rebecca Gene Barker, 81, of Fairland, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2022, at Greenwood Meadows in Greenwood.

She was born February 22, 1941, in Tompkinsville, Kentucky, the daughter of Johnnie Carl and Opal (Doyle) Butrum.  On December 18, 1976, she married her loving husband of 46 years, Thurman L. Barker, and he survives.

Rebecca is survived by her daughter, Penny Renee Buckalew and husband, Michael, of Easton, Pennsylvania; son, Donald F. Orr Jr. of Indianapolis; sisters, Doris Molt of Greenwood, Glenda Conner, Chris Sorrell, Pat Butrum, and Donna Kantner, all of Indianapolis; brother, Johnny Carl Butrum Jr. of Greenwood; granddaughters, Mary Beard,  Jessi Whitacre and Pennie Rawley, all of Indianapolis, and Leanna Myle of Beech Grove; and grandsons, Devin Buckalew and Dillon Buckalew, both of Easton.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Rebecca graduated from Triton Central High School.

She was a member of Fairland United Methodist Church.

Rebecca formerly worked at RCA/Western Electric and then at Eli Lilly for 17 years, retiring in 2004.

She enjoyed going bowling and cooking.

Rebecca also enjoyed traveling to Florida.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, December 22, 2022, at Fairland Grace Community Church, 205 W. Washington St. in Fairland.

Funeral services will follow at the church, with Pastor James Moore officiating.

Interment will be at Fairland Cemetery in Fairland.

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

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

Gene Gray Wicker, 97, of Shelbyville

Gene Gray Wicker, 97, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2022, at Cypress Run in Morristown

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 21,2022, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St. in Morristown.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 22, 2022, at the funeral home, with Rev. Ken Morgan officiating.

Interment will be at Asbury Cemetery in Morristown.

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

Arthur R Mann, 73, of Shelbyville

Arthur R Mann, 73, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at Waldron Healthcare.

 

He was born July 31, 1949 in Lebanon, Kentucky to Frank and Lizzy May (Lindsey) Mann. 

 

Mr. Mann graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1969.

 

He served in the Air Force.

 

He was employed at KB Factory in Franklin, IN

 

Arthur is also survived by his sisters, Joyce Sipes (husband, Jerry) of St Paul, IN, and Janet Krise (husband Larry), of Shelbyville, IN., and several nieces and nephew.

     

He was preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters.

 

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

 

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

Louise "Evelyn" Stroup, 99, of Shelbyville

Louise “Evelyn” Stroup, 99, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at Ashford Place in Shelbyville.

She was born September 23, 1923, in Hendricks Township, Shelby County, Indiana, the daughter of Oscar and Hattie (Winterrowd) Waltz.  On October 12, 1945, she married Morris “Jay” Stroup, and he preceded her in death on August 13, 2008, after 62 years of marriage.

Evelyn is survived by her nieces, Nisa Hensley and husband, Dave, Debbie Cummins and husband, Dale, and Peggy McDonald; nephew, Phil Waltz and wife, Teresa; son-in-law, John Sellers and wife, Bev; great-niece, Staci Carmony and husband, Todd, great-nephew, Craig Waltz and wife, Desiree; great-great-niece, Charlotte Waltz; great-great-nephews, Jace Wilcox and Jax Wilcox; step-granddaughters, Shannon McGahren, Tricia Frantz, Michelle Spence and Stephanie Mazzon and their families.

In addition to Jay, Evelyn is preceded in death by her parents; son, Gene Alan Stroup; daughter, Nancy Sue Stroup Sellers; brother, Carroll Waltz; and sisters-in-law, Marjorie Waltz and Erma Waltz.

Evelyn graduated from Mount Auburn High School and was a member of Mount Gilead Baptist Church. While living in the Bengal community, she attended the Bengal Christian Church. Evelyn was a dedicated mother and farmer’s wife, and was very attentive to the details of her labors. She enjoyed working word puzzles, collecting butterfly and Santa memorabilia, and clipping and reading recipes.  Evelyn and Jay enjoyed taking motorcycle rides through the countryside, as well as, spending warm winters in Florida.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, December 17, 2022, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville, funeral services will follow, with Bruce Banister officiating.  Interment will be at Second Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Johnson County.

Evelyn’s family would like to thank her three wonderful caregivers, Maxine Anderson, Charlene Stephens and Elsie Williams, for their dedicated time, commitment and friendship.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th St., Columbus, Indiana 46201.

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

Shannon Ranee Wolfe, 44, of Fountaintown

Shannon Ranee Wolfe, 44, of Fountaintown, passed away Friday December 9, 2022 at MHP Medical Center.

 

She was born June 14, 1978 in Shelbyville to Michael Theobald and Kathy (Leffler) Lewis. 

  

She was a member of Rushville Baptist Temple. Shannon was a homemaker and had a love for painting. She also loved listening to music. Her favorite times were spent with family, especially her boys and grandchildren.

 

She married Lucas Wolfe on February 8, 2004 and he survives.

 

Shannon is also survived by her sons, Christian Dwain McKinney, Cole Michael Lewis, and Jordan Matthew Wolfe, grandchildren Serenity McKinney, Gracie McKinney, Easton McKinney, mother Kathy Lewis, father Michael (wife, Sandra) Theobald, and her brother, Bruce Theobald. 

 

She was preceded in death by grandfather Charles “Sonny” Leffler.

 

Visitation will be Friday December 16, 2022  from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will be at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Ed Dennis officiating.

   

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

   

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

Corey Matthew Tucker, 36, of Shelbyville

Corey Matthew Tucker, 36, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at his residence.

 

He was born October 23, 1986 in Tennessee to Donald Lee Tucker and Kimberly Diane (Tindle) Tucker.

 

Corey attended Shelbyville High School.

 

He loved watching sports, wrestling, WWF was his favorite.  Corey loved playing video games, spending time with his family, he loved his dog Scarlett.

 

He married Cassandra (Lockhart) Tucker, and she survives.

 

Corey is also survived by his sister, Laura Faye Tucker, brother James Lee Coyt, uncle, Scott Tindle, step-daughter, Alissa Jones, nephew, Cooper Donlee Tucker all of Shelbyville, mother and father in-law, Harold & Penny Lockhart, and brother-in-law, Joshua Lockhart (wife Brooke), of Columbus, IN.

 

Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on December 17, 2022  at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 4:00 p.m. at funeral home.

 

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

   

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

Joseph C. "Joe" Stewart, 90, of Shelbyville

Joseph C. "Joe" Stewart, 90, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, December 10, 2022 at MHP Medical Center.

 

Born November 15, 1932 in Shelby County, he was the son of Will W. Stewart and May Ellen (Conner) Stewart.  He married Gladys I. (Williams) Stewart on February 2, 1957, and she survives.

 

Other survivors include a brother Richard Stewart of St. Paul, and a  sister Mary Wicker of Shelbyville.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sons- Jeff Stewart & Gary Stewart, twin sister Joyce McNeely, and a brother, William Stewart.

 

Mr. Stewart had lived most of his lifetime on this area, and graduated from Waldron High School in 1951.

 

He had been a fork lift driver with Kennedy Car Liner/KCL Corp. for 43 years, retiring in 1997.  He also had hung wallpaper for 20 years.  He was a US Army Korean War veteran, attaining the rank of Corporal.

 

He was a member of American Legion Post #70, and attended West St. United Methodist Church.

 

Joe enjoyed woodworking, camping, dancing, riding his motorcycle, and in earlier years, traveling with his

wife  Gladys.

 

Funeral services will be 12:00 noon on Thursday, December 15, 2022 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Rev. David Humphrey officiating. 

 

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

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Graveside military rites will be conducted by the American Legion.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to the  American Heart Assn., in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Margie Ellen Whitley, 93, of Rowlett, Texas

Margie Ellen Whitley, 93, of Rowlett, Texas, passed away Thursday, December 1, 2022 at Royal Diamond Group Home in Garland, Texas.

 

Born June 16, 1929 in Morgan County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Harley Joseph Zink and Evelyn (Hemphill) Zink. She married Harold Joseph Whitley on March 21, 1952 and he preceded her on November 8, 1981.

 

Survivors include daughter Margo Ellen Kysar (David) of Rowlett, Texas; nephew

Robert Miller (Peggy) of Fairland; one grandson Jonathan Whitley Kysar; she is

 also survived by several nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, spouse and sister Mary Elizabeth Miller.

 

Mrs. Whitley had lived in Rowlett, Texas for 7 years after previously living in Indiana. She was a secretary and bookkeeper at Triton Elementary for 22 years and graduated from Moral Township High School in 1948. Margie was a member of New Life Methodist Church, a charter member of Chatty Charmers Homemakers Club, American Legion Auxiliary since 1995, Ladies Auxiliary, VFW since 1999 and New Life United Women's Group.

 

Margie enjoyed riding her bicycle, bowling, baking, square dancing, playing cards and games. She liked to be on the move and was ready to hop in the car and go. She was a very outgoing lady, and loved to talk and make friends wherever she would be.

 

Funeral services will be 2:00pm, Monday, December 12, 2022 at New Life Methodist Church,  6145 N 400 W, Fairland, with Pastor Jolita Erbele officiating.

 

Friends may call on Monday morning from 11:30 am until the time of the service at the church.

 

Burial will be  in London Cemetery.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to Amazing Grace Food Pantry, 1711 Parker Rd., Wylie Texas, 75098 or Shelby County Cancer Association, in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com

Doris J. Voris, 90, of Shelbyville

Doris J. Voris, 90, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at

Rosegate Village in Indianapolis.

 

Born September 13, 1932 in Russell Springs, Kentucky, she was the daughter of

Elbert Sullivan and Bertha (Burton) Sullivan.  She married Willaim E. Voris on 

August 25, 1978 and he preceded her on May 25, 2004.

 

Survivors include a daughter- Shelly Holland (husband Gregory) of Shelbyville;

a stepson Danny Voris (wife Vicky) of Martinsville; 6 grandchildren- Joshua

Barnhorst, April Robinson, John McClintock III, Matthew McClintock, Lindsey

Voris, Daniel Voris; and 9 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by

her parents, her spouse, a son- MIke Barnhorst, 3 siblings- William Sullivan,

Joyce Davis, and Glendo Sullivan.

 

Mrs. Voris had lived in the area for most of her lifetime, after moving from Kentucky.

 

She attended Shelbyville High School and was a member of Hope's Point Baptist

Church.  She retired in 1984 as a phone operator with Indiana Bell/ AT&T after 25

years of service.

 

Doris loved traveling, sewing, crocheting, bowling, and spending time with her

family and grandchildren.  She enjoyed talking with everyone she had opportunity to meet.

 

Funeral service will be 12:00 noon on  Saturday, December 10, 2022 at Glenn E.

George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor Tommy Hensley

officiating. 

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. 

 

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

 

Memorial contributions can be made in Doris's name to Bethel Baptist Church,

of Greenfield, in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Thomas D. Aulby, 76, of Shelbyville

Thomas D. Aulby, 76, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2022 at his residence.

 

He was born October 6, 1946 in Shelbyville, IN to Charles W. Aulby and Grace L (Anders) Aulby. 

  

Thomas graduated from Shelbyville High School.

   

He worked a lot and was known as a hard worker. He enjoyed watching sports on TV and loved going out to eat with his friends and family.

 

Thomas is survived by his son, Charles Aulby (wife, Sarah), daughter, Cindy Crawley (husband, Mike); 4 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; and brother, Rick Aulby (wife, Linda).

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 sisters, and 3 brothers.

 

Per his wishes, no public services will be held. 

 

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

 

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

Shirley Ann (Bridwell) Steward, 83, Greenfield

Shirley Ann (Bridwell) Steward, 83, Greenfield, passed away on December 2, 2022, at her residence with faithful companion, Coco, by her side.

 

Shirley was born on July 27, 1939, in Bedford, IN, to Arthur Van and Erma (Love) Bridwell. She married her first husband, Perry Stephen Robertson in 1954. Shirley grew up in Bedford.

 

The Ford Motor Company drew the family to the Greenfield area in 1957.

 

Shirley worked for Inskeep Ford as a car saleswoman. She also worked for Collins and Aikman in Morristown, a nursing home in Greenfield, as a janitor for the First Church of God, and as a shirt worker for Indiana Knitwear for many years before retiring. Shirley was an avid animal lover, an avid collector of family correspondence, enjoyed bowling, and camping and gathering around a campfire on the Ohio River. She was an active member of Bethel Baptist Church as well as a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Shirley spent much time reading from her many Bibles and attending Bible study. Shirley also enjoyed reading Christian fiction books and watching TV. In 1974, Shirley married Albert “Gabby” Steward, Sr. Shirley loved music and dancing and was an enthusiastic follower of her husband’s band, ‘Gabby & The Boys’.

 

Shirley is survived by her loving children: Sheryl Smith (Dennis Woeltje), Brenda Robertson, Scott Robertson (Frances Garriott), Stacey Robertson, and Albert (Robin) Steward, Jr.; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sisters, Sondra (Conrad) Quinn and Carol Freeman-Knapp; and beloved dog, Coco.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Perry Robertson; second husband, Albert “Gabby” Steward, Sr; and son, Stephen Douglas Steward.

 

Visitation will be on Friday, December 9, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, with the service immediately following at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home, officiated by Reverend Tommy Hensley.

 

Burial will take place in Park Cemetery.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Suburban Hospice, Bethel Baptist Church, and/or any charity of your choice.

 

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

Janice Kay Lipscomb, 82, of Greenfield

Janice Kay Lipscomb, 82, of Greenfield, passed away on December 2, 2022, at her residence.

 

She was born on April 11, 1940, to the late Holmer and Gertrude (Heiskenen) Wirth in Milwaukee, WI. She married the late Charles A. Lipscomb, Jr. in 1960.

 

She is survived by her 2 children, Kathryn (James) Livengood and Jim Lipscomb; 3 grandchildren, Jyri, Tatyana and Skyla.

 

In addition to her parents and husband, Janice was preceded in death by her daughter, Marge Mueller and twin sister, Joyce Sears.

 

Services for Janice will be Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at 2PM at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Hendryx Chapel, New Palestine, 19 East Main Street, New Palestine, IN 46140 with Pastor Matt Wickham officiating.

 

Friends may visit from 12:30PM until time of service.

 

Burial will be Thursday, December 8, 2022, at 11AM in Valhalla Memorial Gardens in Bloomington, IN.

Reba Mae Abbott, 84, recently of Indianapolis

Reba Mae Abbott, 84, recently of Indianapolis, passed away on Monday, December 5, 2022. Reba was born on February 3, 1938, in Cabell, KY, to Edgar Lloyd and Ima Mae (Weston) Abbott.

 

She is a 1959 graduate of New Palestine High School.

 

Reba was always cheerful, easy-going, and had a good sense of humor. Even with a disability, she was a blessing for and to others, especially her family. She had a strong faith in Christ and church and could often be seen reading from her Bible.

 

She is survived by her loving siblings, Ed Abbott, Troy Abbott, Jean Relford, and Opal Spragg and several nieces and nephews.

 

Reba was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Shirley Blankenbaker and Cora Haney-Demaster; and her good friend, Lillian Williamson.

 

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 9, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Stillinger Family Funeral Home- New Palestine Chapel, 19 East Main Street, New Palestine, IN 46163, with the funeral service immediately following at 1:00 p.m., conducted by Reba’s loving family.

 

Burial will take place in New Palestine Cemetery.

 

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

Michael L. "Doc" Nixon, 70, of Shelbyville

Michael L. "Doc" Nixon, 70, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, December 5, 2022, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

He was born on February 24, 1952, in Indianapolis, the son of Harold and Ruby (Jewell) Nixon.  On August 8, 1970, he married his wife of 52 years, Pamela Cooper, and she survives.

In addition to Pamela, Michael is survived by his son, Christopher Nixon of Elwood; daughter, Amanda Nixon and wife, Debbie Messer, of Oolitic; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Ronald Nixon.

Michael graduated in 1970 from Warren Central High School in Indianapolis.  He received his associates degree in Computer-aided Drafting.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam Era.

Michael retired from the U.S. Postal Service, where he was a postal carrier, supervisor and post master, with over 25 years of service.

He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 70.

Michael was an accomplished woodworker and enjoyed reading.

A Gathering of Michael’s friends will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, December 9, 2022, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Toys for Tots, in care of the funeral homes.

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

Timothy S. "Buckwheat" Fuller, 79, of Shelbyville

Timothy S. "Buckwheat" Fuller, 79, of Shelbyville, passed away  Saturday, December 3, 2022, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.

 

Born April 12, 1943 in Shelbyville, he was the son of Everett Fuller and Margaret (Treon) Fuller.

 

He married Judy (Dobbins) Fuller on October 27, 1989 and she survives.

 

Other survivors include 4 daughters- Trisha Fuller, Tuesday Fuller, Arlene White of Greenfield, Christina Johnson (husband Bo) of Shelbyville; a sister Betty Krebs (husband Jack) of Greenwood; a brother Reggie Fuller of Washington DC; 6 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. 

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and 3 brothers- David, Jim, and Danny Fuller.

 

Mr. Fuller was a lifelong resident of this area, and graduated from Shelbyville High School.  He retired from Knauf Fiber Glass after 44 years of service.

 

Tim loved playing the lottery, scratching lottery tickets, and attending the casino.  He also enjoyed  walking his dog Coco, and spending time with his  family.

 

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm on Friday, December 9, 2022 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor Paul Galbraith officiating. 

 

Friends may call on Friday morning from 11:00 am until the time of the service, at the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeoregeandson.com.

Ralph E. Baker, 88, of Manilla

Ralph E. Baker, 88, of Manilla, passed away Thursday, December 1, 2022 at MHP Medical Center.

Born February 5, 1934 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Arthur Eugene Baker and Marie Anna-Amanda (Grahn) Baker. He married Carolyn J. (Schwier) Baker on May 25, 1958 and she preceded him on September 14, 2009.

Survivors include 4 children - Christina Ramey of Shelbyville, Gary Baker of Rushville, Edward Baker (Judith) of Waldron, Jessica Wickizer (Keith) of Manilla; 7 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, spouse, brother Gene Baker and 2 sisters- Peggy Ewing and Patricia Smith.

Mr. Baker had lived in this area since 1960 after previously living in Indianapolis. He was a production supervisor for Culligan Water Protection in Indianapolis  for 16 years, retiring in 1990, and also worked at Bentum Press in Indy for 22 years. Ralph graduated from Arsenal Tech High School in 1953 and was a member of Zion Christian Church. Ralph enjoyed volunteering with Rush County Players, gardening, yard work, and attending cake decorating conventions with his late wife, Carolyn.

Funeral services will be 12:00 noon, Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Rd, with Cindy Gastel officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions  can be made to National Kidney Foundation or Gentiva Hospice in care of the funeral home.

Jessie Ernest Dale Ferguson, 43, of Indianapolis

Jessie Ernest Dale Ferguson, 43, of Indianapolis, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2022, at Franciscan Health in Indianapolis.

He was born March 16, 1979, in Indianapolis, the son of Dale and Trena Darlene (Cape) Ferguson.

Jessie is survived by his father of Fairland; sister, Martina Stephens of St. Paul; brother, Tony Ferguson of Indianapolis; nieces, Brittany Randall, Katie Lamb, Morgan Ferguson and Halley Arnett; nephew, Curt Stephens; and three great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Jessie worked as a custom framer, for Ferguson Construction, for 27 years.

He enjoyed watching Joel Osteen on television every Sunday morning.

Jessie enjoyed playing pool, going camping and hanging out with his family and friends. He was an avid Indianapolis Colts fan.  Jessie loved going to Tompkinsville, Kentucky, to visit his aunts, uncles and cousins.

He loved and also leaves behind his dog, Darla.  He was preceded in death by his dog, Duke, and his cat, Sox.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 8, 2022, at the funeral home, with Minister Dennis Carnes officiating.

Interment will be at Fairland Cemetery in Fairland.

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

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

Donald L. Gooding, 78, of Fountaintown

Donald L. Gooding, 78, of Fountaintown, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2022.

He was born May 10, 1944, in Murryville, Illinois, the son of Opal (Barfield) Gooding. 

He married Roberta Jean Farquer, and she preceded him in death on March 1, 2012.

Don is survived by several relatives including his granddaughter, Adriana Stamps and husband, Josh; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Xander and Faith; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Melanie and Donald Farquer.

In addition to Roberta, Donald was preceded in death by his parents.

Don was a heavy equipment operator for Enterprise Electrical and Mechanical, retiring in 2006.

He enjoyed going fishing and racing cars.

Don was a member of the Morristown American Legion Post No. 102 and the Greenfield Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2693.

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St. in Morristown.

Interment will be at Fountaintown Cemetery.

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

Maudie "Jane" Polston, 82, of Greenfield

Maudie “Jane” Polston, age 82, of Greenfield, passed away December 1, 2022, at Hancock Health, Greenfield.

She was born June 18, 1940, in Parkers Lake, Kentucky to the late L. Claude and Gracie L. (Corder) Davis. Jane married Richard Polston on August 15, 1959.

Jane and Richard made their home and raised their family in Hancock County. Prior to retiring, Jane was a clerk for Kroger in Greenfield.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Richard; sons, Wayne (Lil) Polston, and Craig (Deb) Polston; grandchildren, Megan (Anthony Whiteside) Polston, and Jeremy (Kendall) Polston.

Jane is preceded in death by her parents, listed above; and brothers, Paul, Claude, and Burton Davis; and sisters, Maxine Davis, Geneva Brown, Nellie Cash, and Gail Nevels.

Funeral service will be 3:00 pm, Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, IN 46140 with Pastor Bobbie Dale Jewel officiating. Friends may call from Noon until the time of service. Burial immediately following at Park cemetery, Greenfield.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in honor of Jane may be sent to Suburban Hospice, c/o Hancock Health Foundation, 801 No. State Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140.

Charles Creekmore, 71, of Shelbyville

Charles Creekmore, 71, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2022 at his residence.

 

He was born February 7, 1951 in Appalachia, VA to John Creekmore and Donna (Reed) Creekmore.

 

He married Aleana Marie (Baylor) Creekmore.  She preceded him in death on October 31, 2020.

  

Charles graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1969. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and he was a member of the American Legion Post 70.

 

Charles worked in maintenance for many years.  He also was very involved with the upkeep and painting of the flag poles for post offices and National Guard Armories across the United States.

 

He also enjoyed playing pool, and listening to music.  He loved to read books and tell stories.

 

Charles is survived by his sons, Marcus Creekmore, David Creekmore, and Brian Creekmore (fiancé, Danielle); his grandchildren, Braxton Creekmore and Brevan Creekmore; his brothers, Allen Creekmore, and Johnny Creekmore; his sister, Donna Mourning (husband Steve); and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his son, Sammy Creekmore.

 

A Celebration of Life for Charles and his late wife, Aleana will be on Monday December 12, 2022 from 3 P.M. until 4 P.M. with military rites conducted by local veteran organizations starting at 4 P.M. at the Murphy-Parks Funeral Services. 703 S. Harrison St. Shelbyville, IN.

 

Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, Stuart Parks, and Darin Schutt are honored to serve the Creekmore family.

    

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

Daniel J. Maloney, 60, of Shelbyville

Daniel J. Maloney, 60, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday November 29, 2022 at his residence.

 

He was born August 4, 1962 in California. He was the son of James W. Maloney and Carole J. (Hart) Maloney and they survive.

 

He graduated in 1981 from Lincoln-Way High School in New Lenox, IL.   

 

He was inducted into the Lakota Sioux Tribe.

 

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  Daniel was a highly decorated U.S. Army 1st Sergeant and received many awards and medals.  The two he was most proud of were his Bronze Star and Purple Heart.  In his retirement he took leadership roles in various volunteer positions that benefited the veterans and also his community.

 

Some of Daniel’s passions were golfing and bowling but his true passion was helping others.

 

He married Barbara L. (Teske) Maloney on December 7, 2020 and she survives.

 

Daniel is also survived by his sister, Cindy A. Beabout (husband, Greg); his brother, James W Maloney II  (wife Ann);  sister, Sheri L Maloney, 6 nieces, 10 nephews, 9 great-nieces, 16 great-nephews, step-sons, Aaron Anspaugh (wife Jessica), Alex Anspaugh, Alton Anspaugh (wife, Hannah); grandchildren, Link and Lucy Anspaugh.

 

Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home with Dr. Robb Barlow officiating.

 

Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens Heroes of Honor and Glory Section with military rites performed by local veteran organizations.

 

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

 

Memorial contributions may be given to Shelbyville Animal Shelter at 705 Hale Rd. Shelbyville, IN 46176 or to VFW Post 2695, 1622 E State Rd 44, Shelbyville, IN. 46176.

 

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

Zella Willadene (Campbell) Wolfe, 90, formerly of Greenfield

Zella Willadene (Campbell) Wolfe, 90, formerly of Greenfield, Ibeloved wife of the late John Pence Wolfe, passed away on November 29, 2022, at the home of her daughter, Cynthia, in Sumter, SC.

 

She was born in Marion, IN on February 27, 1932, the daughter of James and Hazel (Hood) Campbell.

 

She graduated from Marion High School in Marion, IN. She worked as a sales associate at Ben Franklin dime-store and then worked in food service in the bakery at Eli Lilly in Greenfield. She was also a church custodian with her husband at Greenfield Christian Church for many years. Her activities included knitting, crocheting, sewing, and making cookies with her grandchildren.

 

Surviving is one brother, Clifford Campbell, of Woodburn IN; two sons, James Clifford Wolfe and David Allen Wolfe; two daughters, Cynthia Shirley and Diana Haynie; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great grandchildren.

 

She was proceeded in death by her sister, Veda McCombs; one granddaughter, Stephanie Shirley; and one great-grandson, Austin Norris.

 

Funeral services will be held at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, IN, Monday, December 5, 2022, at 1:00pm officiated by Mark Campbell, with visitation from 11:00am - 1:00pm.

 

Entombment will be in Flanner and Buchanan-Washington Park East, 10722 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Cross-Bridge Christian Church, 2490 Sargent Road, Dalzell, SC 29040, where she regularly attended with her daughter and son-in-law.

 

Pallbearers will be Camden Arnold, Jordan Norris, James B. Wolfe, Dave Alverson, Kohl Mann, and Connor Mann. 

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