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Bettye Owens, 42, of Shelbyville

Bettye Owens, 42, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at her residence.

 

She was born August 3, 1980 in Pampa, Texas to Bobby Joe Owens and Donya (Smith) Rutkowski.

  

Bettye attended Shelbyville High School and also the First Presbyterian Church in Shelbyville.

  

She enjoyed playing video games and listening to music. Bettye was a homemaker and loved to do arts and crafts. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family and grandchildren.

 

She married Paige Nicole Slavey on January 23, 2016 and she survives.

 

Bettye is also survived by her son, Trenton Redd; daughters Samantha Owens, and Jacqueline Owens; grandchildren, Paris and Londyn; sisters, Tammi Finley (husband, Michael) , Emily Aycock, Bobi Sue Owens (husband, Bryan Newbold); brother Gary Owens (wife, Samantha); grandmother, Joyce Owens, and several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her mother and grandfather, Gary G. Owens.

 

There will be a Gathering of Friends on Saturday, January 28, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN. 46176.

 

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

    

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

Phyllis J. Rasche, 94, of Shelbyville

Phyllis J. Rasche, 94, of Shelbyville, passed away, Thursday, January 26, 2023, at Waldron Health and Rehab in Waldron.

She was born October 20, 1928, in Shelby County, the daughter of Herbert C. and Maud (Winkler) Kuhn.  On September 10, 1950, she married Rev. Richard F. Rasche, and he preceded her in death on August 17, 1984.

Phyllis is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Cantrell of Ft. Sumner, New Mexico; daughter-in-law, Peggy Rasche; granddaughters, Jaime Willis and husband, Brian, and Lindsey Rasche; and great-grandchildren, Nicholas Hill, Brianna Willis and Makayla Schutt.

In addition to Richard, Phyllis was preceded in by her son, David Rasche; grandson, Michael Anthony Cantrell; son-in-law, Mike Cantrell; and brother, Eugene Kuhn.

Phyllis was a member of the Evangelical United Church of Christ.  She was very active in the various churches she attended throughout her life. Being a minister’s wife, she served with her husband, in Shelbyville and Beech Grove, Indiana, Louisville, Kentucky and Hamel, Illinois.  Phyllis enjoyed everything from singing in the choir to helping prepare church dinners.

She was formerly a secretary at Heritage House of Shelbyville from 1967 to 1977.  She also worked part-time from 1984 until retiring in 1990, at Risley Kitchens.  Phyllis volunteered at Major Hospital for numerous years.

Phyllis loved to travel and her travels took her on a cruise and trips to various locations throughout the United States.  But she loved going to New Mexico to visit her daughter, Cheryl and her family.

She enjoyed going to concerts and had been to see Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.

Phyllis also enjoyed playing cards, two of her favorite games were bid euchre and SkipBo.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at the Evangelical United Church of Christ, 2630 S. Miller St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will follow at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with Pastor Charles Jordan officiating.

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Evangelical United Church of Christ.

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

Franklin Brian Griggs, 54, of St. Paul

Franklin Brian Griggs, 54, of St. Paul, passed away Monday January 23, 2023 at his residence.

 

He was born May 18, 1968 in Shelbyville, IN.  to Frank D. Griggs and Ollie (Burton) Griggs.

  

Brian graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1986.

 

He was employed at Brazeway as a factory worker, and McDonalds as a cook.

 

He was a Christian.

 

Brian loved to go roller skating, he love to cook and watch the Colts play.

 

He married Norma Jean Griggs and she survives.

 

Brian is survived by his brother, Shane (wife, Jessica) Griggs of Shelbyville; niece, Ella Griggs, and  nephew, Eli Griggs.

 

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Theresa Griggs, and his parents.

 

A Celebration of Life will be at a later date.

 

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

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

Sylvia Cox, 90, Greenfield

Sylvia Cox, 90, Greenfield, passed away Monday, January 23, 2023, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

 

Sylvia was born on September 19, 1932, in Greenfield, England, to Alec and Ivy (Rook) Slater. She married her sweetheart, Brian Cox.

 

Sylvia and Brian moved to the U.S. in 1969. The found the perfect city of Greenfield, Indiana, matching their own city name to that in England. Once the City of Greenfield learned of such unique planning, they asked a news reporter at the Greenfield Reporter to publish an article about Sylvia and Brian and how and why they made their decision to keep the city names the same. While Sylvia was busy raising two boys, she was employed at Hancock Regional Hospital for many years, working in Central Supply, and retiring in 1994. Sylvia loved flower gardening, reading, and knitting. When she was younger, she loved to cook. After retirement, Sylvia and Brian would travel to Florida quite often to camp. They both were members of the American Legion. Sylvia was a member of Greenfield Friends’ Church.

 

Sylvia is survived by her son, Graeme (Debi) Cox and 4 grandchildren: Benjamin (Courtney) Cox, Blair (Nicole) Cox, Haley Cox, and Molly (Cody) Wilburn. Besides loving family members, Sylvia encountered many lovely friends along the way that will miss her dearly.

 

Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Brian of over 50 years; son, Barry Cox; and brother, Alec Slater.

 

Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, has been honored to assist the Cox family.

 

Abiding by Sylvia’s wishes, there will be no visitation nor service.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Suburban Hospice, 801 North State Street, 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

Loren Curtis Lawhorn, 52, Greenfield

Loren Curtis Lawhorn, 52, Greenfield, passed away Monday, January 23, 2023.

 

Loren was born on March 2, 1970, in Columbus, Indiana, to Billy Lawhorn and Alice Ann Ash. He is a 1990 graduate of Columbus High School.

 

Loren loved the Lord and found great joy in ministering. He oversaw ministry at Kairos Prison Ministries in Indianapolis. In addition to ministry, Loren found comfort in staying at home and reflecting on his beautiful family. Loren attended Mt. Calvary Free Will Baptist Church in Indianapolis.

 

Loren is survived by his children: Katelynn (Jacob) Behrman, Layla Lawhorn, Lilliana Lawhorn, Khloe Lawhorn, and Lazuli Lawhorn; siblings: Alexia Whedon, Terrance Ash, and Kelly Music; many cousins; his church family; and the mother of his children, Kimberly Lawhorn.

 

Loren was preceded in death by his parents and aunt, Ramona Marcum.

 

Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, has been honored to assist the Lawhorn family.

 

At this time, there will not be any visitation nor funeral.

 

A Celebration of Life service will be held soon.

 

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

Larry Dean Lollar, Sr., 72, of Manilla

Larry Dean Lollar, Sr., 72, of Manilla, passed away Friday, January 20, 2023 at Walker Place.

Born April 16, 1950 in Columbus, he was the son of Omer W. Lollar, Sr., and Doris (Baker) Lollar.

Survivors include a son Larry Lollar Jr. of Nineveh; 2 daughters- Laura Pence (husband Greg) of Shelbyville, Lisa Schlosser (husband Scott) of Beaverton, Michigan; partner, caregiver, & best friend Elizabeth Lollar; 5 stepchildren- Tom Sleeth (wife Amanda), Margie Miller (husband Leonard), David Sleeth (wife Karen), Travis Brown, Tracy Smith (husband Rodney;  2 brothers- Omer W. Lollar Jr. of Edinburgh, twin brother Jerry D. Lollar of Edinburgh; 3 sisters- Joyce Burton of Shelbyville, Susan Tuley of Edinburgh, Sandra Parks of Mt. Dora, Florida; 7 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 11 step grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Lollar was a lifelong resident of this area, and attended Southwestern High School.  He was a self employed heating and cooling technician, with Lollar & Son Heating & Cooling for many
years, and  a member of First Assembly of God Church, in Shelbyville, and a  life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  He was a proud Marine Corp veteran, serving in the Vietnam War.
Larry loved  metal detecting with his family, collecting model Studebakers, and coins, playing euchre, and was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan.

A graveside Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Winchester Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted by the local VFW memorial squad.
 

Sylvia Faye Rouse, 85, of Shelbyville

Sylvia Faye Rouse, 85, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, January 23, 2023

at MHP Medical Center.

 

Born February 17, 1937 in Russell Springs, KY, she was the daughter of Chester Eads and Lucretia (Stephens) Eads. She married Norman Rouse in 1955 and was married for 63 years before he passed in 2018.

 

Survivors include 1 son- Steven Rouse of Northern Indiana; brother- Glen Eads (Imelda) of Russell Springs, 3 sisters' Mildred Lawson of Russell Springs, Ilene Foley of Indianapolis and Charlene Foley (Eddy) of Russell Springs.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, 3 brothers, Russell Eads,

David Eads and an infant brother.

 

Mrs. Rouse had lived in this area since 1950 after moving from Kentucky. She was

a factory worker for KCL Corp for several years and also a cafeteria worker at 

Shelbyville High School. Faye graduated from Russell Springs High School and

attended First Christian Church. Faye was an avid bowler. 

 

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm, Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at Glenn E. George

& Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor Beth Crouch officiating.

 

No public viewing will be observed.

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. 

 

A simple way to honor Faye would be to wear something blue, which was her favorite color.

 

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the American Diabetes Association, in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com

Virginia Lee (Gatewood) Knoy, recently of Greenfield

Virginia Lee (Gatewood) Knoy, recently of Greenfield, passed away just short of her 95 birthday, on January 18, 2023, at Hancock Regional Health, Greenfield.

 

She was born January 20, 1928, in Shelby County, Indiana to the late Thomas and May Gatewood.

 

 

Virginia was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who dearly loved spending time with her family. A homemaker at heart, she enjoyed cooking, baking, and hosting family gatherings. Virginia was a caring and generous woman and never missed a family member’s birthday. She was an enthusiastic storyteller, delighted in plants and flowers, and generously supported many charities.

 

 

She is survived by her children: Carolyn (Paul) Ackerman, Drew Webb, Janet Skehan, and Margo (Philip) Lauer; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

 

 

Virginia is preceded in death by her parents; the father of her children, Marvin Ellison Webb; grandson, Scott Ackerman; son-in-law, Mark Thomas Skehan; and her many siblings.

 

Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, has been entrusted with arrangements.

 

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery, 9350 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Indianapolis Chapter, 3091 East 98th Street, Suite 240, Indianapolis, IN 46280.

 

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

Gary Selmon Jr., 28, of Shelbyville

Gary Selmon Jr., 28, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2023 at MPH Medical Center.

 

He was born September 15, 1994 in Reno, Nevada.  Gary was raised by Rodney and Pam Claiborne.

 

Gary graduated from Whiteland High School.

 

He loved to dance, listen to music, and loved his siblings.

Gary is survived by his siblings, Rusty King, Devon Matthews, Alayna Robison, Mark Claiborne, Serena Murphy, Jazmin Claiborne, Dakota Claiborne, Mikayla Claiborne, Chris Claiborne, Taylor Claiborne, Miguel Claiborne, Bruce Heady, and Breanna Heady.

 

A Celebration of Life will be at a later date.

 

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

 

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

O. Jean Drake, 92, of Shelbyville

O. Jean Drake, 92, of Shelbyville, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at Heritage House of Shelbyville.

She was born August 25, 1930 in Burkesville, Kentucky, the daughter of Samuel Otis and Bertha (Copus) Shaw.  On August 25, 1962, she married Larry H. Drake, and he preceded her in death on February 9, 2011.

Jean is survived by her sons, Brent Drake and wife, Deena, and David Drake and wife, Charlotte, both of Shelbyville; brother, Doug Shaw of Trafalgar; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to Larry, Jean was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Charles Shaw, Kenneth Shaw and Wayne Shaw; and sisters, Edith Adkins and Linda Lou Estep.

Jean formerly worked at Lord’s Dress Shop, Monte Glove Company, 4-D Electrical Supply and Drake Electric.

She enjoyed collecting antique glass.

Visitation will be from 11 am to 1 pm, Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will follow at 1 pm, Tuesday at the funeral home.

Interment will be at Patterson Cemetery in Shelby County.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue River Community Foundation, 54 W. Broadway St., Suite 1, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

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

Matthew Edward "Matt" Robertson, 49, of Shelbyville

Matthew Edward “Matt” Robertson, 49, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2023, at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

He was born July 4, 1973, in Shelbyville, the son of Larry Robertson and Lisa (Bastin) Lay.  On July 23, 2016, he married “Cassy” Cassandra (Tucker) Robertson, and she survives.

In addition to Cassy, Matt is survived by his father of Shelbyville; mother and step-father, Allen Lay, of Shelbyville; son, Samuel Robertson of Shelbyville; daughter, Tatum Robertson of Shelbyville; step-children, Joshua Shepherd , Timothy Shepherd and Samantha McQueary, all of Shelbyville; sister, Holly Robertson (Wendell Stewart) of Shelbyville; mother of his children, Erin Harmon of Shelbyville; mother-in-law, Jane Boucher of Waldron; step-grandchildren, Layken and Jaxon; nephews, Brayden, Ethan, Joel and Camdyn; and  niece, Leila.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Shelley Robertson; paternal grandparents, Paul and Myrtie Robertson; and maternal grandparents, Robert and Jean Bastin.

Matt graduated in 1991 from Shelbyville High School.

He was a mechanic at Hubler Ford in Shelbyville.

Matt enjoyed working on cars, listening to music, going fishing and camping, and watching movies.

He also enjoyed watching the Indianapolis Colts, Texas Longhorns, Indiana University basketball and the Indianapolis Pacers.

Matt was preceded in death by his chinchilla, Rodney and is survived by his cats, Bonnie and Clyde.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, January 28, 2023, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home, with Pastor Andy Lee officiating.

Inurnment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery at a later date.

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

Wanda Lou McAllister, 78, of Shelbyville

Wanda Lou McAllister, 78, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday January 13, 2023 at her residence.

 

She was born November 30, 1944 to James and Carlie Perkins.

 

Wanda married Billy T. Corbin on December 31, 1960 and he preceded her in death.  Wanda later married Larry L. McAllister on March 23, 2001 and he survives.

 

Survivors include her children, Billy Corbin of Richmond, Kenneth Corbin, Nancy (husband, Gary) Doremus, Melissa Howard and James Corbin, all of Shelbyville, sisters, Ester (husband, Danny) Tucker, of Knifley, Ky., 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Wanda retired from Central Sterile of Wm. S. Major Hospital in 2008.  She was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with friends, (Bernice, Linda, Boots the dog, and others).

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers; Dempsey, Charles and Albert and 2 sisters, Joyce and Edna.

 

The family will have a ceremony at Robinson Chapel & Cemetery in Knifley, Ky at a later date.

 

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

 

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

Virgil Wayne Marion, 72, of Fairland

Virgil Wayne Marion, 72, of Fairland, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2023, surrounded by his wife and daughters.

 

He was born January 10, 1951, in Louisville, Kentucky to Irma Marion.

 

Not only was he in the US Army, he was a jack of all trades and retired to Kentucky until recently.

 

Virgil loved going fishing. He enjoyed motorsports, car shows and flea marketing. He loved his two cats Tater and Taz.

 

Mr. Marion is survived by his wife, Betty Ann (Eversole) Marion and two daughters, Ruth (Rob) Marion-Miller, and Lucy Marion (kitty Oliver), all of Fairland, Indiana. He is also survived by grandchildren, Lauren (Collin) White of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Brody Anderson of Fairland, Indiana; Jarrett (Briana) Miller; Serinity, Harmony, and Wyatt Anderson, all of Shelbyville, Indiana.

 

A celebration of life is being planned and will be announced at a later date.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Disabled Veterans National Foundation, 4601 Forbes Blvd, suite 130, Lanham, MD 20706.

 

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

Mary Ann Stiers, 87, of Shelbyville

Mary Ann Stiers, age 87, of Shelbyville, died at 12:25 pm on January 16, 2023, at Heritage House of Shelbyville.

Mrs. Stiers was born December 23, 1935, in Russell Springs, Kentucky.  She was the daughter of William R. Brown and Flora W. (Bennett) Brown.  She was married on April 30, 1954 to Paul D. Stiers and he survives.  No children were born to the marriage.

Mrs. Stiers had resided in Shelbyville since 1952.  She and her husband Paul owned and retired from Paul’s Marathon located on North Harrison Street from 1963 to 1977.  She was also employed at KCL for 10 years and managed Martinique Apartments for 20 years.

She was preceded in death by five sisters and five brothers.

Visitation will be from 10 am to Noon, Friday, January 20, 2023, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville. 

Funeral services will follow at Noon on Friday, at the funeral home.

Burial will be in the Miller Cemetery.

Online condolences may be shared with Mrs. Stiers family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

J.R. Showers III, 69, of Shelbyville

J.R. Showers III, 69, of Shelbyville, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2023, at MHP surrounded by family.

He was born August 10, 1953, the son of Joe and Martha (Tuerff) Showers. On December 18, 1976, he married the love of his life Carol (Willey), and she survives. He was preceded in death by his parents.

J.R. is survived by his daughters, Brendon (Dan) Neal of Indianapolis, and Martha (Thomas) Showers of Shelbyville; grandchildren Eli, Olly, Ella, Felix, Carter, Zoe and Nya.

He will also be missed by his beloved dog, Lulu.

J.R. was associated with Indiana Cash Drawer Co. for over 30 years, ultimately as President and CEO. Indiana Cash Drawer was started in 1921 by his grandfather, Joseph Ralph Showers, Sr. J.R. graduated from Waldron High School in 1971 and attended Vincennes University.

He served as director at Farmers National Bank and as a board member of Shelby County Youth Shelter. He was a member of the United States Power Squadron and Hoosier Power Squadron boating clubs, a Freemason with the Sugar Creek Lodge 279 in Fairland, Ind., Elks Club, Jaycees, Waldron United Methodist Church, Wi-Hub, and Columbia Club.

J.R. was Shelby County Republican Chairman from 2007 to 2017. He was also a proud recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash bestowed upon him by Governor Eric Holcomb.

J.R. enjoyed boating, taking his family on cruises, reading biographies, talking politics, and especially watching his grandkids swim in the pool.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 13, 2023 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 14, 2023 at the funeral homes, with Rev. Marcy Patrick officiating.

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville. 

A Celebration of J.R. ‘s life will follow from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, at the Blessings Opera House, 18 Public Square, Suite 200, in Shelbyville.

Donations can be made to the Shelbyville/Shelby Co. Animal Shelter or choice of fund at Blue River Foundation: Norman Willey Beautification Fund, Willey Scholarship Fund at University of Indianapolis, or the Free Clinic Fund.

Wilma Jean Corder, 91, of Fairland

Wilma Jean Corder, 91, of Fairland, passed away Saturday, December 31, 2022

at Franciscan Hospice House in Indianapolis.

 

Born August 9, 1931 in Pryor, Oklahoma, she was the daughter of James D. Fields

and Ruby (Dixon) Fields.  She married John Edgar Corder in 1952, and he preceded

her on September 30, 2005.

 

Survivors include 2 sons- Gene Anthony Corder and Edgar Wayne Corder, both of Fairland; a brother James R. "Bob" Fields (wife Roxie) of Hendersonville, North Carolina; sister Elizabeth Ann Wise (husband Ben) of Lexington, Kentucky; a grandson Michael Anthony Corder; and several  nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouse, daughter- in-law Barbara Corder, brother George M. Fields, 2 sisters- Joyce Whitaker, and Louise Fields,

and 11 brothers and sisters-in-law.

 

Mrs. Corder had lived in this area since 1956, and graduated from Caney Creek High School and College. She was a home maker.

 

Wilma enjoyed reading, crocheting, embroidering, and spending time with her family.

 

Funeral services will be 10:30 am on Friday, January 6, 2023 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral  Home, 437 Amos Road, with Rev. David Humphrey officiating.  Burial will be in Fairland Cemetery.

 

Friends may call on Thursday evening, January 5, 2023 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm, at the funeral  home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Infant Kensley Diane (DeBoard) Haus

Infant Kensley Diane (DeBoard) Haus passed away Friday, December 30, 2022 at Riley Hospital for Children.

 

She was born December 21, 2022 to Clayton P.J. Haus and Hannah M. DeBoard.

 

Kensley is survived by her parents, her twin brother, Keyan Haus of Flat Rock, her aunts and uncles, Ashley (Dakota) Morris of Shelbyville, Shane (Kaitlyn Tindle) Haus of Greenwood, Jordan (Megan Fix) DeBoard and Michael DeBoard,her grandparents, William and Jamie Haus, and Roger and Jane DeBoard, all of Shelbyville, and her cousins, Eli Morris, Kaelynn Morris, Jensen DeBoard, Oaklyn DeBoard and Haisley DeBoard.

 

Kensley was preceded in death by Robert and Phyllis Haus, Kristina Wooten, Roger and Diana DeBoard, Sr., and James Jordan.

 

A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, January 5, 2023 at Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens with Pastor Andy Lee officiating.

 

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

 

Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com

 

Everett C. Targett

Everett C. Targett, born in Terre Haute, Indiana, 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 Targett 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. Targett 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 Targett 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

Tracy Penrod, 56, of Shelbyville

Tracy Penrod, 56, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday December 26,2022 at her residence.

 

She was born March 30, 1966 in Shelbyville to Jessie Allen Smith and Virginia Rose (Brewer) Smith. 

 

She was a homemaker.

 

Tracy was loved by her family and loved causing ruckus.

 

She married Mark Penrod and he preceded her in death. 

 

Tracy is also survived by her children Jess Penrod, Ira Penrod, and Brandi Penrod all of Akron, OH, her brothers and sisters Bryan Smith, Joltin, TN, Mark (wife Lori) Smith, of Shelbyville, Eddie (wife Mary), Smith, of N.C., Bobby Phillips, Tonya Smith, of Huntington, IN, Brandy Phillips of Fort Wayne, In., Rosie Fleming, Bristol, TN., several grandchildren, Davyon, Chase, Brayden, Aurora, Derick, Cole, Sadie, Ellie, Lanie, Brodie, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by parents, husband, daughter Dana Penrod, sister, DalAnn Smith.

 

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

Tommie Dennis Sipes, 66, of Milroy

Tommie Dennis Sipes, 66, of Milroy, passed away Friday, December 30, 2022, at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

He was born July 18, 1956, in Shelbyville, the son of William Arthur Sipes and Carrie Faye (Theobald) Davis.  On June 29, 2008, he married his wife of 14 years, Cathy Smith, and she survives.

In addition to Cathy, Tommie is survived by his son, Benjamin Sipes of Shelbyville; daughter, Carrie Faye Percell and husband, Kenneth, of Shelbyville; step-son, Richard Dyer of Milroy; step-daughters, Victoria Dant and significant other, Isaiah Smay, of Piqua, Ohio, and Briana Gibson and significant other, Stephen Gabbard, of Connersville; daughter-in-law, Susan Sipes of Shelbyville; brothers, Russell Sipes of Indianapolis, and Tony Sipes and wife, Ann, of Shelbyville; sisters, Charlee Goodin of Indianapolis; Dorcas Dorsett of Shelbyville, and Deanna; grandchildren, Kristin, Jacobi, Brevin, Isabella, Hunter, Quintin, Alonna, Seth, Diamond, Bryce, Justin, Braden, Conner, Colton, Steven, Everly, Noah and Lucas; great-granddaughter, Evalynn; mother of his children, Lonna Hutton of Shelbyville; and several  nieces and nephews including Shannon Sipes of Shelbyville.

Tommie was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ray Arthur Sipes; and granddaughter, Cassie.

He graduated in 1974 from Shelbyville High School, and studied Theology at Indiana University in Bloomington.

Tommie was a member of Word of Life Fellowship Church in Shelbyville.

He was formerly a truck driver, and also owned and operated a construction company, for over 25 years.

Tommie enjoyed going fishing and singing along with Patsy Cline and George Jones.

He was also known as “Mr. Fix-it”, and was always ready and willing to fix anything.

Tommie also leaves behind his dog, Walter.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, January 5, 2023, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will follow at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, at the funeral home, with Michael Smith officiating.

Interment will be at Bennett Cemetery in Shelby County.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelby County Drug Free Coalition, 54 W. Broadway, Suite 2, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176 or Shelby Art Guild, PO Box 936, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

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

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