Linda K. Freeman, 62, of Delphi, passed away on March 16, 2016 at IU Health Hospital in Lafayette.
Linda was born to the late Clifford and Mollie (Collins) Denim on August 13, 1953 in Tazewell, Tennessee. She was a graduate of Delphi community High School.
She married Gary K. Freeman on June 10, 1972 at the Pittsburg Missionary Southern Baptist Church.
Mrs. Freeman was the owner and operator of Linda’s Treasure Trove & Ruby’s Cottage Antiques.
She was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge #1529 in Lafayette.
Linda enjoyed antiquing, flower gardening, working in her yard, watching birds; especially cardinals, blue jays and her favorite, the yellow finch.
Along with her husband she is survived by her children: Gary Shane Freeman of Valley, Alabama, Keith Freeman of Delphi, Tracie Lucas (Travis) of Lafayette, Alec Freeman of West Lafayette; sisters: Ruby Pearson (Francis) of Lafayette and Georgia Dillingham (Thomas) of Tennessee; grandchildren: James, Ayden, Katie, Kyrin, Gracen & Jayden. She was preceded by her sister, Anna May.
Visitation will be at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi from 4-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, 2016 with services on Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi, with Pastor Mark Ramey officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Run Cemetery, rural Carroll County.
Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Association. Online condolences at:www.davidsonfh.com
Jalayne L. Perry Johns, 56, of Marana, AZ, died unexpectedly Sunday-Mar. 13, 2016, at 1:45pm, at Oro Valley Hospital, in Oro Valley, AZ. She was born and raised in the Delphi area, and moved to AZ in 1998. She was born on May 1, 1959 in Lafayette, to the late George Perry Jr., and her mother Lanette Cunningham Sechrist. Her marriage was to Mark L. Johns, in Delphi, on December 29, 1977, and he survives. She attended Delphi High School. She was a homemaker, and worked with her husband on the farm for many years near Delphi, as his right-hand gal, which she loved. Then they moved to Harvard, Idaho and lived there for a couple of years. Their home in Marana, AZ, was one of the much loved stops of the many visitors they would welcome. She never lost her passion for horses, and never missed the Tucson Rodeo. She will be lovingly remembered as a wife, sister, daughter, and friend, but most of all as an incredible mother & grandmother. She was truly an Angel here on Earth. Surviving: husband-Mark L. Johns of Marana, AZ; daughters: Samantha & John Garrison of Delphi, Marcie & Doug Penn of Logansport, Vickie & Jim Brooks of Post Falls, Idaho; mother & step father-Lanette & Paul Sechrist of Lafayette; sisters: Vande & Tom Grimm of Evansville, Renee Mitchell of Lafayette, Claudette & Lynn Brown of Flora, Cheryl Shull of Jacksonville, FL; brother: Brian & Lenore Gooch of Attica; Stepbrother: Frank Sechrist of Delphi; grandchildren: Keaton, Makayla, & Lily Garrison, Kerisa & Shawn Fuller, Delia Penn, Silas Penn, Kylie & Larry Park, Nicole Reed-Brooks, Ida Mae, Noel, & Ethan Brooks; great grandchildren: Kolton, Karter, Kaidence, Kooper, & Easton Fuller, Adam Park. Services: Friends may call Fri-Mar 25 from 4-8pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Service there Saturday-Mar 26, at 10:30am, Pastor Dan Gottschalk officiating. Memorial contributions to the American Red Cross, envelopes available at the funeral home. www.abbottfuneralhome.com
WAYNE "ED" SERAMUR
Wayne Edward “Ed” Seramur, 58, of Flora, died unexpectedly Tues.-Mar. 8, 2016 at his residence.
He was born Nov 22, 1957 in Gary, to the late Judith A. “Judy” Lamphier Seramur, and his father Wayne Allen “Al” Seramur who survives. He was a life resident of Delphi, and had lived in Flora for 10 years. He was a 1976 graduate of Delphi Community High School, and was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving 4 years. He was involved with law enforcement & security for many years. He enjoyed music, funny movies, and loved to eat Chinese food. He had a great sense of humor, and was a friend to many. He dearly loved his family, and the time they spent together. That was his life. Surviving: father-Wayne Allen “Al” Seramur of Ft. Myers, FL; sisters-Suzanne Hughes of Lafayette, Michele & Stephen Arthur of Lafayette; brother-Jeff Seramur of Delphi; nieces-Chelsea Marburger of Indianapolis, Christina Mason of Las Vegas, NV; nephews-Zach & Kelly Marburger of Chicago, Spencer Varkonyi of Lafayette, Casey Seramur of Monticello, Keaton Bartlett of Lafayette; great nephew-Jayden Mason of Las Vegas, NV. Join the family in celebrating Ed’s life on Friday from 4-6 p.m. at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Memorial contributions may be made to the Judy A. Seramur scholarship fund, c/o Psi Iota Xi Sorority, or to the Carroll County Honor Guard, envelopes available at the funeral home. www.abbottfuneralhome.com
Grace Dubes of Delphi passed away March 8, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Delphi.
Grace was born on July 21, 1931 in Harrogate, Tennessee to the late Joseph and Katherine (Leonard) Bradford.
Grace married John Robert Dubes on August 21, 1947 and he preceded her on August 21, 1992.
Mrs. Dubes was a dog groomer and loved babysitting her nieces, nephews and grandchildren.
She was a member of the First Assembly of God and lifetime member of the Wabash & Erie Canal Association.
Grace enjoyed gardening, tending her flowers, playing cards, listening to music, dancing, antiquing and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children: William Dubes (companion: Anna), Jerry Dubes (Cheryl), Marsha Dubes Hickman, Linda Dubes Isley, all of Delphi; Debra Dubes (Carol Sue) of Americus and Mike Dubes (companion: Connie) of Camden; sister, Dorothy Justice of Delphi; brothers: Nathan Bradford (wife: Rose) of Monticello, Virgil Bradford (wife: Dana) and Jimmy Bradford (wife: Lois) both of Delphi; sisters-in-law, Minnie Bradford and Helen Cree, both of Lafayette; 15 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren; and pets, Happy and Snuggles.
She was preceded by son, John Bradford Dubes; brother, Jesse Bradford; sisters: Osie Wilson and Zona Bair; infants: Doris, Wanda, Alifair Bradford; 1 grandson, 1 great grandson, 1 great granddaughter and 1 great great granddaughter; sister-in-law, Faye Dubes and brother-in-law, Glen Dubes.
Visitation will be at the First Assembly of God in Delphi from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2016 and one hour prior to the 11:00 a.m. service at the Church on Friday. Pastor Ray Gene Wilson will officiate. Burial will be in I.O.OF. Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions in Grace’s memory may be made to the Wabash and Erie Canal Association. Condolences at: www.davidsonfh.com.
AUDREY LOU CLAWSON
Audrey Lou Clawson, 90, of Delphi, passed away on March 4, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Delphi. Audrey was born on Oct. 31, 1925 in Lafayette to the late Charles and Bessie (Linton) Roskuski. She was a 1943 graduate of Delphi High School.
She married Wayne L. Clawson on Oct. 30, 1943 in Bringhurst and he preceded her on Feb. 12, 2004.
Audrey was a homemaker and helped her husband on the family farm.
She was a member of the Radnor Methodist Church and the Delphi American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
She enjoyed traveling on groups with the Clawson Travel Club and visiting over coffee at McDonalds.
She is survived by her children, William C. Clawson (wife: Carol) and Teresa C. Grable (husb: Jerry) both of Delphi; daughter-in-law, Pam Clawson of Gainesville, FL; 7 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.
She was also preceded by her son, Michael W. Clawson; sister, Mary Ann Robinson and brother, Gene A. Roskuski.
A graveside service will be held Monday, March 7, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at Zion Citizens Cemetery, rural Carroll County. Rev. Ed Selvidge will officiate. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Radnor United Methodist Church in her memory. Online condolences at: www.davidsonfh.com
Ronald (Ron) Edward Pritchard passed away on February 28th, 2016. Ron was born on April 30th, 1939 to Jack and Evelyn Pritchard on a small farm in Delphi, Indiana. He graduated from Delphi High School in 1958 and joined the Army the following year. Ron served his country for 22 years, first in armor as a tank commander, then eventually transitioning to data processing, a new field at the time that he excelled in. He traveled extensively with the military, including stints in the Midwest, Colorado, Vietnam as well as many years in Germany.
In 1960, on his first tour in Germany, he met his soon to be wife Lilo at a local swimming pool. The couple married shortly thereafter and Ron embraced his new German roots with gusto, learning the language and eventually befriending many locals who shared his interests, especially hunting. In 1980 he finally attained a lifelong dream and obtained a posting to Fort Richardson, Alaska. Shortly thereafter he retired from the military, built a home in Wasilla and lived there happily for the next 36 years. His first position after retirement from the military was with MTA, followed by many years with the Mat-Su Borough school district as data processing manager. He played a key role in these early pre-internet years, both introducing technology to the schools as well as linking remote bush schools and implementing distance learning. He retired early in 1996 to further pursue, in retirement, his true lifelong passions.
Ron loved hunting and fishing above nearly all else. He spent his years in Europe hunting both there, and, in the attainment of a long held dream, on two trips to Ethiopia in the 1970’s. Ron loved Alaska most of all, however. He loved the wide-open spaces, the beauty of the country, and most of all the hunting and fishing. He made sure to never come home empty-handed. From halibut fishing in Seward and Homer to salmon fishing all over South-Central Alaska, to hunting in nearly every corner of the state, he took full advantage of all that Alaska offered. He passed his love of the outdoors along to both of his children who have embraced the natural world just as fully in their adopted home of Washington State.
In his later years Ron sadly battled many health issues, and, in 1999 received a heart transplant at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. Through the diligent and loving care of his wife Lilo he lived many more happy years, beating the odds and surviving well past the point expected by his doctors in Seattle.
Ron leaves behind his wife and partner of 55 years, Lilo, son Andy and wife Barbara, daughter Lisa and husband Justin. His parents and sister Judi preceded him in death. He also leaves behind many dear friends in Alaska and in his home state of Indiana. If you knew Ron, you’d know that a funeral service was the last thing he’d want, and, in respecting his wishes, none will be held. If you’d like to honor Ron’s memory, think of him the next time you’re hunting, fishing or appreciating the beauty of Alaska. Nothing would make him happier.
CARL O. PENN
Carl O. Penn, 85 of Delphi, went to be with the Lord at 11:10 PM, Tuesday, March 1, 2016.
He was born in Carroll County, Indiana on January 13, 1931 to the late Raymond and Hazel (McCabe) Penn. On June 12, 1955 in Burrows, IN Carl married the love of his life, Carolyn J. Hendrickson, who survives.
Carl graduated from Delphi Community High School in 1949 and joined the Marines the very next day. He served 8 years in the United States Marine Corps where he worked in artillery and radio communications during the Korean War. Carl was also a Veteran of foreign war.
He was a member of the Logansport American Legion Post #60, Logansport V.F.W. Post #3790, the Michael Walter Detachment Marine Corps League, and the National Rifle Association.
Carl worked and retired in 1993 from The Wabash/ Norfolk and Southern Railroad after 38 years.
His hobbies included working in his yard, and gardening. He also had a love for beautiful flowers and trees. Carl also enjoyed bird watching, and anything to do with trains, railroads, and the United States Military.
He is survived by his lifelong sweetheart and wife, Carolyn J. Penn, Delphi; two sons, Eric C. (Juliet) Penn, TX; Scot K. (Laura) Penn, TX; two daughters, Sara J. (Michael) Fritz, Delphi; and Jann L. Penn, Delphi; a brother Bill (Sue) Penn, Delphi, IN; eight grandchildren, Devan N.
(Tim) Nutt, Mexico, IN; Joshua S. (Stephanie) Penn, Conn.; Ethan W. Penn, TX; Natasha L. Offenberger, Delphi; Ezra R. Penn, TX; Mayson T. Benedict, Denver, IN; Morgan R. Fritz, Delphi; and Evan M. Fritz, Delphi; 13 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one son, Todd; three brothers, Gene, Pat, and Phillip; and two sisters, Phyllis Penn and Mary Bruck.
A celebration of life will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, March 5, 2016 in the Calvary Presbyterian Church with Rev. David Smook officiating. Burial with Full Military Rites, will be in the Paint Creek Cemetery near Camden, Indiana.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 - 7:00 PM on Friday, in the Gundrum Funeral Home and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.
Memorials may be made to the Carroll County Veterans Administration or the Calvary Presbyterian Church.
LEROY "RED" ANSTUTZ
Leroy “Red” S. Amstutz, 86, of Crawfordsville died Friday, February 26, 2016 at home, surrounded by his family and friends. He was born June 22, 1929, in Delphi to the late Frederick and Mary Amstutz. Red was a 1947 Delphi High School graduate and served in the Indiana National Guard.
On February 23, 1957 he married Jean Maroney in Lafayette and she preceded him in death on June 8, 2006. Red was a carpenter and worked for New Century Homes in Lafayette where he met his wife Jean. They were married for 49 years. He later owned and operated Red and White Construction, Amstutz and Sons Construction and Amstutz Real Estate.
Red was a member of the Indiana Carpenters Union and retired from the union in 1994. He attended Calvary Baptist Church in Crawfordsville and was a Volunteer Fireman for the New Market Fire Department. Surviving are his children Robert S. Amstutz of New Market, Brenda L. Brazill of Carmel, Roger A. Amstutz (Tina), Rhonda L. Sams (Steve), Kim A. Dittmer (Dave) all of Crawfordsville, 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Red was preceded in death by a brother Guy “Doc” E. Amstutz and his son-inlaw Tim Brazill.
Visitation will be 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel, 400 Twyckenham Blvd. Service will be 10:00 AM Wednesday at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel, Pastor Randall Glenn officiating.
Interment will be at Edna Mills Cemetery. Those wishing may contribute to the Alzheimer’s Association in Red’s memory. You may sign the guest book and leave memories at www.soller-baker.com
GEORGE WILLIAM WOOD
George William Wood, 89, of Monticello, passed away at 3:15 am, Monday, February 22, 2016 at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida.
He was born on January 20, 1927 in Delphi to the late William R. and Josephine (Chapman) Wood. On January 3, 1948 he married Rosella Mossburg in Cass County, Indiana. Rosella preceded George in death February 24, 1996. He later married the former Sarah Sigman and she survives.
George grew up in Carroll County and his grandparents had a major role and influence in his rearing. He was a graduate of Delphi High School. He was a veteran of the United States Navy Seabees and served during the tail end of World War II. He was stationed in Guam, Hawaii, and Fife.
He was able to return to Guam and Hawaii.
George almost always worked more than one job.
Included among his many places of employment was Clayborne Manufacturing and NIPSCO. He started as a laborer with NIPSCO, then advanced to a welder, and finally transferred to Electric Operations as a substation electrician from which he retired. He painted and also built houses.
Until the time of his death, he managed the mowing business in partnership with his son.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus St. John Neumann Council #6955 of Monticello and a member of First Family of Carroll County.
At a very young age, he discovered his passion for fishing. He received his pilot’s license after his discharge from the Navy and enjoyed flying until his heart bypass surgery which no longer allowed him to fly.
He went on the Honor Flight in April of 2013 and was extremely moved by the experience.
He is also survived by his children, Teresa “Terry” (husband, Charles) Brown of New Richmond, Randy Wood (companion, Sherry Wagner) of Monticello; grandchildren, Aaron (Tina) Brown and Christopher (Julie) Brown; and great-grandchildren, Mariah, Lauren, Claire, and Kane.
In addition to his first wife, Rosella he was also preceded in death by an infant son, Roger and toddler son, Norman; and siblings, Joseph, Ruth, and Maurice. Visitation and a Mass of Christian Burial took place on Friday, February 27 and Saturday, February 28, 2016. Burial followed at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Delphi with full military rites.
Memorial contributions may be given to Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church or to St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Delphi.
Jerry Lee “Doc” Bailey, age 68, Logansport, passed away on Friday, February 26, 2016, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born April 5, 1947, in Noblesville, he was the son of Orville and Norma Klingensmith Bailey.
Doc had been employed for twenty years at Wilson Foods. He then was employed at Small Parts. He especially enjoyed volunteering at Memorial Hospital.
He was active in 4-H and raised rabbits. He also coached softball. Doc was a member of the Yorktown Road Church of Christ.
Surviving are daughters, Ann Bailey-Nalley (Wayne), Crawfordsville, Kimberly Bailey-Helble (Robert), North Little Rock, AR, Heather Wallace-Lewis, Logansport; brothers, Larry Bailey (Cheryl) Logansport, Wes Bailey, Delphi; sisters, Judy Bailey-Morgan (Dave) Broomfield, CO, and Jeane Boyles (Ken) Thornton, CO.
Also surviving are grandchildren, Eric Nalley, Sara Giesler, Zakary Wallace, Kandice Wallace, Mark Tyler Lowe (Holly), Tabitha Brennan, Justin Lowe (Morgan), Tomas “Tommy” Pena and Aidan Lewis; six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A grandson, Timothy Lowe, and a son, Shane Wallace, preceded him in death.
The funeral service will be a 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at Kroeger Funeral Home. Minister Tim Allen will officiate.
Visitation will be from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, prior to the funeral, also at the funeral home.
Herbert L. Clawson, 86, of Colfax passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at the Indiana Veteran’s Home in Lafayette.
He was born on July 4, 1929 in Radnor, IN to Medford Lewis & Letha (Cole) Clawson. He married Janet Kleier in 1953 in Yuma, AZ and she survives. He graduated from Delphi High School and attended Indiana University. He served in the United States Marine Corps as an A-5 Assault Commander, attaining the rank of Sergeant during the Korean Conflict. He was co-owner and operated Sinclair Service Station on Teal Rd. in Lafayette. He also worked for Biggs Pump & Supply in Lafayette for several years. He was a member of the Colfax Christian Church.
Surviving along with his wife Janet Clawson of Colfax are: Daughters: Mala (Dennis) Moody of Terre Haute, Mindi (Grant) Whaley of Fowler Son: Mark (Susie) Clawson of Frankfort Sister-in-law: Barbara McGuinness of Tucson, AZ 9 Grandchildren & 8 Great Grandchildren He was preceded in death by a son: Matt Clawson & grandson: Jonathan Clawson.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Colfax Christian Church. Friends may visit from 2 p.m. until the time of service at the church. Graveside service with military honors will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 29, 2016 at Plainview Cemetery in Colfax.
Memorial donations may be made in Herb’s honor to Colfax Christian Church with envelopes available at the service. Online condolences may be made at archerweston.com.
CHERIE K. BERTO BRUMETT
Cherie K. Berto Brummett, 53, of Lafayette, died unexpectedly Friday, February 19, 2016, at 3:09 pm at IU Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette. She was born May 24, 1962 in Lafayette to the late Anthony G. “Tony” Berto, and her mother Marilyn Parsons Berto, who survives and lives in Delphi.
Her marriage was to Bradford L. “Brad” Brummett in Delphi on June 27, 1981, and he survives. She was a 1980 graduate of Delphi Community High School, and attended Ivy Tech. She was a homemaker, and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Delphi. She formerly belonged to the Psi Iota Xi Sorority.
Cherie enjoyed cooking and baking, and a good euchre card game with her family. She enjoyed being outside, and loved to spend time next to a pool and swim, and enjoy the sun. She also loved to play tennis in her younger years, and enjoyed playing Yahtzee with her family. Cherie dearly loved her entire family. Spending time with her grandchildren was one of her greatest joys in life, working a puzzle together, or playing a game, that always brought a smile to her face.
Surviving: husband-Brad L. Brummett of Lafayette; daughter-Jamie & Scott Spitznagle of Delphi; son-Chase & Elizabeth Brummett of Delphi; mother-Marilyn Berto of Delphi; sister-Michele Dorsey of San Jose, CA, Kim & Pat Wright of Indianapolis, her twin sister-Terrie Berto of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren: Trayven Brummett & Avery Spitznagle. Preceded in death by her mother & father in law: Kathleen & Leonard Brummett.
Services: Friends may call Wednesday, February 24, from 11am to 1:00pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Her funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 1:30pm at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Delphi, Father Robert Williams officiating. Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Delphi. Memorial contributions to the Almost Home Animal Shelter, envelopes available at the funeral home. www.abbottfuneralhome.com
Jack Orr, 91, of Delphi, passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at IU Health in Lafayette. Jack was born on December 30, 1924 in Kankakee, Illinois, to the late Wallace and Erelene (Oldham) Orr. He was a 1942 graduate of Delphi High School. Mr. Orr served in the US Army during WWII.
Jack married Helen Christine Hitchcock on November 24, 1950 in Flora and she preceded him on May 1, 2010.
Mr. Orr retired from Fairfield Manufacturing in Lafayette where he worked as a machinist.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Delphi, Delphi Lions Club, the American Legion and Delphi VFW.
He enjoyed traveling and reading.
He is survived by his sisters, Joann Vianco of Delphi and Judy Wilcox of Lakeland, Florida and several nieces and nephews.
Along with his wife, Helen, he was preceded by his brothers-in-law, Tom Vianco and Bill Wilcox.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until funeral service at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 19, 2016 at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi. Rev. Ann Williams will officiate. Military Graveside Rites by the Carroll County Honor Guard. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery, Delphi.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or Delphi Public Library for large print books. Online condolences at: www.davidsonfh.com
TERRY LEE STOCKTON
TerryL. Stockton, 71, of Kokomo, passed away at 11:35 PM Friday, February 12, 2016 at his residence. He was born on July 27, 1944 in Frankfort, Indiana to the late John B. and Valley Dail (Crowe) Stockton. He graduated from Delphi High School and Lincoln Technical Institute. On February 19, 1966 he married the love of his life, Shirley Ann (Clawson) Stockton.Terry and Shirley would have celebrated 50 years of marriage in one week.
Terry was employed as a Machine Set up Group Leader at General Motors, retiring in 1999 after 34 years of service. He was a member of Center Road Church of Christ. Terry loved woodworking, and made many pieces for his grandchildren, daughter, son in-law, and friends.
Survivors include his wife , Shirley Ann (Clawson) Stockton of Kokomo; daughter, Lori Ann (Stockton) and husband, Michael Phillips of Kokomo; grandchildren, Lucas Michael and Lillian Carol Phillips, both of Kokomo; siblings, James (Debbie)Stockton of Arvada, Colorado, Ronald (Ginger) Stockton of Linwood, North Carolina, and Linda (Stockton) Covington of Cleveland, Georgia; several nieces and nephews, and a very special friend, Janice Wilson of Cleveland, Georgia.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Center Road Church of Christ, 899 West, 300 South, Kokomo, IN 46902 with Micah Powless officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the church. Burial will take place at Albright Cemetery, Kokomo. Ellers Mortuary is handling the arrangements.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Center Road Church of Christ, 899 West, 300 South, Kokomo, 46902.
Sandra L. Gee, 73, of Lafayette, passed away at 6:20 pm, Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at St. Anthony’s Healthcare.
Born July 14, 1942, she was the daughter of Robert E. and Doris I. (Thiess) Gee and a graduate of Delphi High School.
Sandra worked at Marsh Supermarket for 2 years.
She had previously worked for Avon and Fuller Brush.
Sandra enjoyed puzzles, bird watching, and loved her Lord.
She is survived by her son, Kamron Yates of Delphi; sisters, Gail Seamster (husband: Dan) of Flora, Linda Handy (husband: Terry) of Flora, and Diana McCarty of Burrows; and brother, Kirk Yates of Brookston.
She is preceded in death by her father, Robert E.Gee; mother, Doris I. Yates, and step-father, Orville Yates.
Funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Monday, February 8, 2016 at the Hippensteel Tribute Center (405 Cottage Street, Delphi, IN 46923) with visitation one hour prior. CelebrantCarla Ellis officiating. Burial to follow in Colburn Brethren Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army or to American Cancer Society. Share memories and condolences online atwww.hippensteelfuneralservice.com
Alberta Beale, 96, of Delphi, passed away on February 1, 2016 at Cumberland Pointe Health Campus in West Lafayette, Indiana. Alberta was born to the late Frank Leroy and Mattie (Kitchen) Kerlin in Rockfield, Indiana on December 29, 1919. She was a 1937 graduate of Flora High School.
Alberta married Charles R. Beale on June 23, 1938 and he preceded her on October 3, 1998.
Mrs. Beale was a homemaker and worked alongside her husband on the family farm.
She was a member of the Delphi United Methodist Church and their Bell Choir; the Red Hat Society and Library Club.
Alberta enjoyed traveling, playing bingo and doing word search puzzles.
She is survived by daughters: Sheryl Wortinger (Charles) of Elkhart, Sue Ellen Irwin (Charles) of Lafayette, Kathy J. Haupert (Steven) of Urbana, Nancy L. Gurtner (David) of Waterloo; sons: David Beale (Sandra), John A. Beale (Betty), Joseph E. Beale (Jennifer) all of Delphi; sisters: Rozella Mears and Martha Clifford both of West Lafayette; 20 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Alberta was preceded by infant sons, Thomas Dean and George Wayne; sisters: Frances Kerlin, Florence Wikle, and Dorothy Ryder.
Visitation will be from noon until the 1:00 p.m. service on Friday, February 5, 2016 at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi. Pastor Todd Ladd will officiate. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockfield, Indiana.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Delphi United Methodist Church. Online condolences at: www.davidsonfh.com
Velda May Donaldson, 83, passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at her home in Lebanon, Indiana. She was born in Montezuma, Indiana, on November 2, 1932 the only child of Ira L. and Mina H. (Wilson) Carte.
A longtime resident of Tippecanoe County, she was a 1950 graduate of Lafayette Jefferson High School. Velda had worked in Delphi for Chromcraft Revington for 21 years. She moved to Lebanon in 2006 to live with her daughter.
She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother and loved her family dearly. While in Lebanon, she enjoyed going to the Lebanon Public Library.
No Services are planned at this time. Myers Mortuary and Boone County Crematory have been entrusted with the arrangements.
Survivors include five children: Rustal Donaldson , Lebanon, Indiana; Macle M. Kelly and husband, Jess Delphi, Indiana; Kiersta L. Cunningham ,Delphi, Indiana; Dean L. Donaldson, Lafayette, Indiana; and Glenna L. Donaldson, Lebanon, Indiana. Eleven grandchildren: and Seventeen Great Grandchildren.
Memorials may be made in her honor to: VFW Post 910, P.O. Box 247, Lebanon, Indiana 46052.
JAMES R. ELLIOTT
James R. “Jim” Elliott, 74, of rural Brookston, died Mon.-Jan. 25, 2016 at 7:57am, at St. Elizabeth East Hospital, Lafayette. He had been ill for the past two weeks. He was born Nov. 7, 1941 in Logansport, to the late Robert & Loraine Winslow Elliott. His marriage was to Amy L. Thornton, in Logansport, on Oct. 25, 1972, and she survives. He was a 1960 graduate of Delphi High School, and served in the U.S. Army, and the Army Reserves. For over 50 years he has been involved with the training of Thoroughbred Race Horses at his facility, Elliott Farms Training Center. He has traveled all over the United States training horses at various race tracks, and prestigious horse races. He was Indiana Governor Appointed to the Breed & Development Advisory Committee. He was a member of the Indiana Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders Association. He enjoyed the Indianapolis Colts football team, and Purdue University Athletics. He dearly loved his family and grandchildren, and all of the time they spent together. Surviving: wife-Amy L. Elliott of Brookston; daughter-Michelle L. Elliott of Ocala, FL; son-Jason R. Elliott & Jamie Stodgell of Brookston; sister-Nancy Dornan of Atlanta, GA; brother-Charles & Rebecca Elliott of Lawrenceville, GA; 3 grandchildren: Michael J. Elliott, Carleigh M. Elliott, & Emma C. Elliott. Preceded in death by a brother in law-James M. Dornan. Services: Friends may call Sunday from 1pm until his funeral service at 3pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Rev. Sheri Rohrer officiating. Private family interment. Memorial contributions to the Carroll County Cancer Association, envelopes available at the funeral home. www.abbottfuneralhome.com
CAMILLA "CONNIE" ROBESON
Camilla R. "Connie" Robeson, 87, of Monticello, passed away at 2:35 am, Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Monticello Healthcare in Monticello.
She was born on February 5, 1928 in Cutler to the late Charles and Cynthia (Plank) Cunningham.
Connie was a graduate of Delphi High School. She retired as a private home care giver and had worked at Delco, Hardees, Burger Chef and Indiana Beach.
She was a member of Eastern Star for over fifty years and was a member of the American Women's Legion Auxiliary.
She was a member of the First Congregational Christian Church of Kokomo.
Connie loved to watch sports, especially the Pacers, Colts, and Celtics.
She is survived by four children, Robert Robeson of Kokomo, Pamela Mansperger of Ramah, NM, Deborah (Troy) Webb of Syracuse, Kevin Robeson of Orlando, FL; four grandchildren, Kristi (Adam) Brandon, Brian (Destiny) Brandon, Amber (Mike) Sudekum, Michael Robeson; and four great grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Michael Robeson; son-in-law, Larry Mansperger; daughter-in-law, Debra Robeson, siblings; William Cunningham, Robert Cunningham, Jane Fisher, Marcile Moore; and grandson, Todd Robeson.
Norma Howe Daugherty, age 88, of Fayetteville, Georgia, died Wednesday, January 13, 2016. She was born in Donora, Pennsylvania to the late Chauncey and Sara Bedsworth. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Herbert Howe and Delvin Daugherty.
Norma resided several years in Delphi, where her husband Herbert Howe owned the Ben Franklin Store.
Mrs. Daugherty is survived by her children, Carolyn (Jerry) Boone-King, Gore, OK, David (Lynn) Howe, Jonesboro, GA, Patricia (Mark) Buckner, Fayetteville, GA, Sharon (Steve) Mongrello, Louisville, KY; grandchildren, Susan Boone, James Boone, Christopher (Qiao) Howe, Ashley (Bret) Weigl, Justin Jarrett, Amanda (Greg) Kieck, Brian (Crystal) Buckner, Braden Buckner, Erin (Dustin) Oliver, Kristine (Derek) Arrington, Jaymes Mongrello, and Max Mongrello; 14 great-grandchildren; plus many other nieces, nephews, friends, and loved ones.
Funeral Services were held at 11:00am on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at The Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with Mark Buckner officiating. Interment followed at Fairview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Friday, January 15, 2016 from6:00-9:00pm at the Funeral Home. The family has also requested that if you wish, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org). Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.
Kate Lewis, 67, of West Point, passed away unexpectedly at 11:33 am on Sunday, January 10, 2016.
She was born October 8, 1948, in Lafayette, to Helen Wagoner Sheets of Delphi and the late Raymond Sheets. After graduating from Delphi High School in 1966 she married Robert L. Lewis and he survives.
Kate had retired from Lafayette School Corp after 20 years and again from SIA both in food service.
Spending time with her grandchildren was her greatest joy.
Surviving along with her husband and mother are two daughters, Katherine Marie Aveline (husband Keith) of Linden and Tammy Sue Brindle (husband Blair) of Attica; a son, Ronnie Lewis (wife Yvonne) of Delphi and a sister, Sarah Berry of North Fort Myers, FL.
Also surviving are ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the time of the service at 1:00 pm on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel with Pastor Ed Morrow officiating. Burial will follow at Zion Citizens Cemetery in Carroll County.
Martha Chupp, 78, of Delphi, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center of Delphi.
Born July 24, 1937 in Mishawaka, IN, she was the daughter of the late Dean and Alice (Moran) Swadener. After graduating from Mishawaka High School, Martha graduated from Beauty College.
Her marriage was to Leland H. Chupp on February 14, 1981 in Monticello. He preceded her in death on May 25, 2008.
Martha was a partial owner and worked with her brother-in-law, Beatty Fisher at Monticello Lumber Co where she was the paint and wallpaper expert. She then owned Chupp Jewelers of Lafayette from 1981 until 2011. Martha enjoyed her cats, making bead jewelry, and collecting lighthouses. She was a member of the Eagles Lodge and The Redmen Lodge in Monticello, where she loved socializing and having a good time.
She is survived by her siblings, Patricia Fisher of Monticello, Paul Swadener (wife: Judy) of Eugene, OR, and Marc Swadener (wife: Diane) of Boulder, CO; as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Preceding her in death with her parents and husband are five siblings, Robert "Bob" Swadener, John "Dick" Swadener, James "Jim" Swadener, Phil Swadener, and Ceceil Loutzenhiser.
Funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Wednesday January 13, 2016 at Hippensteel Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior. Celebrant Denis Horn officiating. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com.
VICKI J. HARNER
Vicki J. Harner, 66, of Lafayette died Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born December 29, 1949, in Lafayette to the late Ralph and Thelma Kirkpatrick Sines.
Vicki graduated from Delphi High School and Indiana Wesleyan University. On November 3, 1998 she married Robert D. Harner in Pigeon Forge, TN and he survives.
Vicki worked at A. E. Staley's south plant in Human Resources for 20 years. After retiring from Staley's she was a realtor for Century 21/Prudential Real Estate for 10 years and retired in 2015. She enjoyed her time with the Delphi Gals and was a proud supporter of the Delphi Historical Society. She loved nurturing and loving her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed taking annual fishing trips to Minnesota with Rob and their family and friends.
Surviving along with her husband are their children: R. Christopher Harner (Shelley) of Flowery Branch, GA, Brian D. Clawson (Trina) of West Lafayette, Robin D. French (Michael), Amber C. Everest (Scott), Scott B. Clawson (Jessica) all of Lafayette, grandchildren Kayla Everest, Alan Harner, Michael Harner, Ashley Vibbert, Jake Everest, Shelby Vibbert, Camden French, Ryanne Clawson, Celina Clawson, Carson French, Saige Clawson, and Easton Clawson. Also surviving is her sister Jolene Meade (Byron) of Naples, FL, and a brother Leton Sines (Sandy) of Kokomo. Vicki was preceded in death by a son Eric Allen Clawson and a granddaughter Reece Morgan Clawson. Visitation will be 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Monday at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel, 400 Twyckenham Blvd. Service will be 3:00 PM Monday at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel, Rev. Dwight Monical officiating. Interment will be at Dayton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials to American Heart Association in Vicki's memory.
Elizabeth “Betty” Revington Burdick
Elizabeth “Betty” Revington Burdick finished a life well lived on Monday, December 21, 2015, at age 93 in Madison, Wisconsin.
She is survived by her three children, George Revington (Marge Smith) of Greensboro, North Carolina, Pence Revington of Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin, and Elizabeth Revington (George Kintzer) of Madison, Wisconsin; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and her Missouri family and dear friends everywhere. Memorials may be directed to Planned Parenthood or another organization that supports families and children. Online remembrances may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.
Judy Walters, 57, of Noblesville and formerly of Flora, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at her home.
She was born June 22, 1958, in Winamac, to Charles “Frank” and Joan Harshbarger Walters; her parents preceded her in death.
Judy attended Delphi Community Schools. She worked as a CNA, cashier, and activity director in the healthcare field. Judy loved to watch Storage Wars and Dog the Bounty Hunter. She enjoyed sitting on her front porch, planting flowers, working in her vegetable garden, and visiting with family and friends. Judy loved animals especially rescuing and adopting them; the neighborhood dogs knew to find dog biscuits out of the back of her wheel chair.
Surviving are two sisters, Jean Walters and Janice Walters; “gifts” to her family, Christina Gainey and her daughter, Katie Campbell, and Jared and Misty Lindley and their son, Grayson Jacob; and her fur babies, Mattie and Snickers.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 26, 2015, at Genda Funeral Home Reinke Chapel in Flora, from 11:00 a.m. to the start of the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Bruce Pawlak will officiate.
Burial will follow in Rockfield I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Online condolences may be directed to www.gendafuneralhome. com.
Larry Logsdon, 66, of Lafayette, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 20, 2015 at St. Elizabeth East.
Born December 26, 1948 in Yeoman, he was the son of the late Leo and Georgia (Haire) Logsdon.
His marriage was to Jeanne E. Berninger on October 25, 1984 in Oahu, Hawaii and she survives.
Larry worked in Environmental Control at Eli Lilly for 38 years. He enjoyed golf and antiques.
Surviving with his wife, Jeanne Logsdon, are their children, Chad C. Logsdon of Lafayette, Travis P. Logsdon of Mulberry, Jeremy T. Logsdon of West Lafayette, and Jessica L. Logsdon of Lafayette; one brother, James "Junior." Logsdon (wife: Arlene) of Oakview, California; and six sisters, Barbara Cox (husband: Eddie Joe) of Terre Haute, Brenda Kay Goyer (husband: Kevin) of Delphi, Marilyn Sue Miller (husband: Melvin) of Colburn, Janice Pettit (husband: Ned) of Bringhurst, Charlotte "Pete" Woolridge of Delphi, and Sharon Pattengale (husband: Dusty) of Colburn. He is also survived by three children, Paige Logsdon, Memphis Logsdon, and Jersey Logsdon.
Preceding him in death with his parents are his brother, Wayne Logsdon; sister, Linda Logsdon-Flanigan; and two grandchildren, Rainey and Skylar Logsdon.
Virgil L. Butcher, Jr. of Delphi, passed away on December 12, 2015 at his home. Virgil was born to the late Virgil L. Butcher Sr. and Violet M. (Goodnight) Butcher in Tipton, Indiana. He was a 1974 graduate of Delphi Community High School.
He married Helen Walker on October 26, 1974 at the Pittsburg Missionary Baptist Church. Helen preceded him in May 2011.
He served in the US Army from 1975-1977.
Mr. Butcher had worked as a panel saw operator at Peters Revington and an Asst. Grocery Manager at Dave’s IGA & Hardware before his retirement.
Mr. Butcher was a member of the Grace Missionary Baptist Church in Delphi.
Virgil enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, playing the guitar and playing golf.
He is survived by his fiancée, Christine Worthington of Brookston; brother, Don Butcher (Pat) of Delphi; sisters: Candace Butcher of Delphi, Cynthia Kempf of Lafayette and Joyceen Pelphrey (Charles) of Roann; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded by his parents and wife.
Visitation will be at the Davidson Funeral Home in Delphi from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 and one hour prior to the services on Thursday at the Grace Missionary Baptist Church. Services will be at the Grace Missionary Baptist Church, Delphi at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 17, 2015. Pastors Mark Ramey and Algie VanWinkle officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Run Cemetery, rural Carroll County with Military Graveside Rites by the Carroll County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences at www.davidsonfh.com
Michael Dale Smith, 62, of Delphi, died Tues.-Dec. 8, 2015 at 2:10am, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
He was born Mar. 27, 1953 in Lafayette, to Glen & Ruby Houser Smith, and they survive.
He attended Delphi High School. He worked construction for local contractors. He enjoyed fishing and NASCAR.
Surviving: Parents-Glen & Ruby Houser of Delphi; sister-Trudy L. Thompson of Delphi; brother-Tony Smith & (Catherine Martin) of Delphi; and 4 children also survive. Preceded in death by a brother Randy. There will be no services. Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi, in charge of arrangements. www.abbottfuneralhome.com
REGINA WHISLER DILDEN
Regina Gay (Whisler) Dildenpassed away on Monday, December 7, 2015 at her residence. Regina was born on May 5, 1964 in Lafayette to Aaron Whisler and Betty (Smith) Whisler. She was a 1982 graduate of Frontier High School and graduated from Ivy Tech with a nursing degree.
Regina formerly worked at St. Mary’s Healthcare as a LPN and had worked as a visiting nurse for Great Lakes Hospice.
She loved watching the Twilight movies and was an avid Patriots fan and enjoyed watching them play football.
She is survived by her parents: Aaron Whisler (Sandy) of Ocala, Florida and Betty Riley (Jim) of Brookston; daughters: Chelsea Webb (Courey) of Kendallville and Katelyn Webb of Lafayette; brothers: Anson Whisler (Lisa) of Lafayette, Fred Cronenwett (Rachael) of Brookston and Jerry Cronenwett of Fort Wayne. She was preceded by her grandparents.
The family will gather to share memories at Davidson Funeral Home from 11:00 a.m. until the 1:00 p.m. Memorial Service on Saturday, December 12, 2015. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Regina Whisler Fund C/O of Fred Cronenwett. Envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home.
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