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Obituaries - November 25, 2009 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 25 November 2009 00:00

GENE SHELDON BLACKFORD, 63
ELVA J. BLEVINS, 85
MARTHA SELENT, 80
RICHARD JOSEPH "JOE" ARMSTRONG, 67
JASPER LEE "JACK" MORGAN, 77
EDNA C. HEIL, 85
DONALD W. RIBELIN, 80
WILLIAM E. "BILL" FEELER, 76
JUSTINE LEIGH MURPHY, 28
CHARLES ANDREW SCHNIEDERS, SR., 84
BEATRICE F. PARKERSON, 89
BEULAH M. McDONALD, 95
ANNA LEE "ANN" (SINGLETON) ALLEN, 79
KENNETH EUGENE SANDS, 92
GARLAND ROSE MARSHALL, 96
MAX VERLIN RICHEY, 79
GEORGE ROBERT "BOB CAT" TILLEY, 72
CHEZ MATTHEW "MATT" MONROE, 22
ALICE M. EVERITT, 95
SHIRLEY ANN BULCROFT-HILL, 68
MARK BENJAMIN JOHNSON, 45
GRACE PRICE COGDILL, 87
RICHARD BRANNON RUSSELL, 63
RICHARD WAYNE "RICH" DONNELL, 49
 


    ?GENE SHELDON BLACKFORD, 63, Charlestown, died Wednesday, November 18 at St. Catherine Regional Hospital.
    He was a former employee of Pepsi Co. and Swifty Gas Station in Charlestown.
    Survivors include a son, James Blackford of Otisco; daughter, Melinda Stutesman; sister, Mary Ann Briscoe and four grandchildren.
    Services were held Saturday, November 21 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Hibernia Cemetery.
    ELVA J. BLEVINS, 85, Jeffersonville, formerly of Hardinsburg, died Wednesday, November 18 at Lincoln Hills Healthcare.
    She was a former aide for West Washington Schools and a former employee of the old Hardinsburg Bank. She was a member of Hardinsburg Christian Church, Hardinsburg Senior Citizens, Floyd County Homemakers and former director of Washington County CETA.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Blevins; two sisters, Margaret Mobley and Sharon Booker, one grandson and one great-grandson.
    Survivors include five sons, Charles M. Blevins of Hardinsburg, Jospeh E. Blevins of New Albany, William G. Blevins of Jeffersonville, James D. Blevins of Sellersburg and Craig Blevins of Hampton Bays, New York; two daughters, Julia Ann Chesson of Bath, North Carolina and Nancy Sue Blevins of Kokomo; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Monday, November 23 at Hardinsburg Christian Church with burial in Hardinsburg Cemetery. Weathers Funeral Home in Salem was in charge of arrangements.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hardinsburg Christian Church c/o Mike Blevins, 9259 W. Johns Lane, Hardinsburg, IN 47125.
    MARTHA SELENT, 80, Charlestown, died Friday, November 14 in Jeffersonville.
    She was a former seamstress at ICI and a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Jeffersonville.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, LaVern Selent.
    Survivors include two daughters, Linda Allen of Charlestown and Yvonne Bottorff of Jeffersonville; brother, Fred Helton of Clarksville; five sisters, Donna Freeman of Mooresville, Ruth Estep of Floyds Knobs, Josie Coleman of Clarksville, Alta McBride of Charlestown and Mary Howard of Chilicothie, Ohio; five grandchildren and one great-grandson.
    Services were held Wednesday, November 18 at Grayson Funeral Home with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
    RICHARD JOSEPH “JOE” ARMSTRONG, 67, Charlestown, died Friday, November 13 at Saint Catherine Regional Hospital.
    He was a retired employee from Ford Motor Company. He was also a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the American Legion Post 335 and Blazing Star Masonic Lodge #226.
    He was preceded in death by a brother, James “Jim” Armstrong.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Regina Campbell; son, Phillip Armstrong of Charlestown; daughter, Doris Armstrong of Charlestown; five brothers, David Armstrong of Jeffersonville, Bruce Armstrong, Jr. of Bumpass, Virginia, Bill Armstrong of Derry, New Hampshire, Tom Armstrong of Warren, Ohio and Jerry Armstrong of Charlestown; three sisters, Judy Kelley of Whitehouse, Texas, Carol Crowe of Marysville and Saralee Boyd of Easley, South Carolina; two grandchildren, one great-grandson and several nieces and nephews.
    Services were held Tuesday, November 17 at Grayson Funeral Home with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
    JASPER LEE “JACK” MORGAN, 77, Pomonoa Park, Florida, formerly of Elizabeth, died Friday, October 24.
    He was an eight year veteran of the Air Force, a church pastor in Florida and also served as a jail and prison minister.
    He was preceded in death by a son, Brent Grayling and brothers, Richard and Cecil Morgan.
    Survivors include his wife, Erma Jean “Dee Dee” Mason Morgan; son, Matthew Morgan of Palatka, Florida; two daughters, Katie Karas of Santa Yenez, California and Tannie Bryan of Rome, Georgia; five brothers, Emil, Paul, Arthur, Glenn and Warren Morgan; sister, Mary Martha Wiseman and six grandchildren.
    Services were held Saturday, November 21 at Elizabeth United Methodist Church.
    EDNA C. HEIL, 85, Henryville, died Thursday, November 12 at Maple Manor Christian Home in Sellersburg.
    She was a member of Henryville United Methodist Church and a homemaker.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Heil.
    Survivors include a daughter, Teresa Abbott of Henryville; three sons, Charles L. “Butch” Heil of Underwood and Thomas W. and Gary E. Heil both of Evansville; brother, Harland Costin of Sellersburg; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
    Services were held Saturday, November 14 at Henryville United Methodist Church with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery. R.D. Pyke Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
    The family requests memorial donations be made to Henryville United Methodist Church, c/o PO Box 206, Henryville, IN 47126.
    DONALD W. RIBELIN, 80, Vallonia, died Thursday, November 19 at his residence.
    He was a member of the old Presbyterian Church at Delaney Creek, served in the Korean War as a Staff Sergeant in the US Marines and had been a life resident of Washington County. He was a member of the Salem American Legion Cecil Grimes Post #41, member of the VFW Post #6636 and a member of the Medora Masonic Lodge #328 F&A.M.
    He was preceded in death by a brother.
    Survivors include his wife, Anna Mary (Baker) Ribelin; daughter, Sara Cornwell of Bloomington; son, Jeffery Ribelin of Vallonia; sister, Arlene Durham of Greenwood; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Saturday, November 21 at Dawalt Funeral Home with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery with full military honors.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the David D. Wells USMC Scholarship, Washington County Community Foundation, PO Box 50, Salem, IN 47167.
    WILLIAM E. “BILL” FEELER, 76, Pekin, died Sunday, November 1 at his residence.
    He was a member of 40&8 American Legion in Miller and VFW. He served in the US Army as a Pfc in the Vietnam War.
    He was preceded in death by a sister, Lucille Feeler.
    Survivors include three daughters, Shirley Graves and Beth Crady both of Pekin and Lou Ann Smith of Salem; son, William E. Feeler, Jr. of Pekin; two sisters, Doris Brown and Shirley Slingsby both of Valparaiso; brother, Wesley Feeler of Brandon, Oregon; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Wednesday, November 4 at R.D. Pyke Funeral Service in Henryville with burial in Bunker Hill Cemetery.
    JUSTINE LEIGH MURPHY, 28, Jeffersonville, died Saturday, November 21 at Nortons Hospital in Louisville.
    She was a 6th grade Science teachers at Stuart Middle School in Louisville. She attended Indiana University Southeast graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in 2003 and was a 1999 graduate of Eastern High School.
    She was preceded in death by her father, Justin Murphy.
    Survivors include her mother, Rosemary Bobo of Jeffersonville and a son, Neil Lee Horn of Jeffersonville.
    Services were held Wednesday, November 25 at Dawalt Funeral Home with burial in Olive Branch Cemetery.
    CHARLES ANDREW SCHNIEDERS, SR., 84, Charlestown, died Saturday, November 21 at University of Louisville Hospital.
    He was a retired superintendent of Al J. Schneider and Assoc. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of WWII. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 204, lifetime member of VFW Post 1427 and a lifetime member of the Carpenters Local 64.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Delores J. Schnieders, a daughter, Donna M. Schnieders and four brothers.
    Survivors include three sons, Charles Schnieders, Jr. of Louisville and Terry and Joe Schnieders both of Pekin; two daughters, Vicki Lynn Liedel of Maybee, Michigan and Andrea Bobo of Pekin; three sisters, Mary Langnehs, Alvina Sampson and Carol Cashen all of Louisville; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Wednesday, November 25 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Charlestown with burial in Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Jeffersonville. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    BEATRICE F. PARKERSON, 89, North Vernon, formerly of Charlestown, died Friday, November 20 at Jennings Healthcare Center in North Vernon.
    She worked as an LPN and was a member of the old Regular Baptist Church in Charlestown.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Louie Parkerson; two sisters, Mary Hale and Peggy Collins and four brothers, Lee, Paul, Bill and Frank Frazier.
    Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Sue Ellis of North Vernon; brother, Elwood Frazier of Red Fox, Kentucky; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Tuesday, November 24 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Bardstown Cemetery in Bardstown, Kentucky.
    BEULAH M. McDONALD, 95, Scottsburg, died Thursday, November 19.
    She was a former cook at Lexington Elementary School, a former employee of Reliance Electric in Madison and a member of First Christian Church.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Denver L. McDonald; two sons, James O. and John W. McDonald; sister, Louise Jones and a brother, Chester Kelley.
    Survivors include two daughters, Betty L. King of Franklin and Anna L. Gray of Pekin; 23 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and 29 great-great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Sunday, November 22 at Collins Funeral Home with burial in New Bethel Cemetery near Chelsea.
    Memorial contributions may be made to New Bethel Cemetery or VistaCare Hospice in care of the funeral home.
    ANNA LEE “ANN” (SINGLETON) ALLEN, 79, Clarksville, died Sunday, November 22 at Autumn Woods Health Campus in New Albany.
    She retired from the Clarksville Community School Corporation and worked for the Clarksville Police Department Safety Division. She was a former member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church in Sellersburg and was an avid collector of pig menagerie. She enjoyed mowing the lawn and yard sales.
    She was preceded in death by a sister, Darlene Wooldridge and three brothers, Jack, Red and George Singleton.
    Survivors include her children, Barb Keller of Corydon, Perry Knight of Lanesville and Carlene Grammer of New Albany; sister, Rose Love of Georgetown; brother, Jay Singleton of Louisville; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
    Services will be held Wednesday, November 25 at Generations Funeral Home. Amy's wish was to donate her body to the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
    KENNETH EUGENE SANDS, 92, Daphne, Al., formerly of Scott County, died Wednesday, November 11, at a nursing home.
    He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church of Mobile, Al.
    Survivors include his sons, Jim Sands of Altoona, IA., and Gary Sands of Daphne, Al.; sister, Mary Wohler of Austin; brothers, Lester Sands of Whiteland and Robert Sands of Bedford; eight grandchildren and nine-great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were held at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church on Monday, November 16. Burial was at Mobile Memorial Gardens.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Plesant Valley Untied Methodist Church in Mobile, Al or the American Cancer Society, 900 Western America Circle, Mobile, Al., 36609.
    Arrangements were handled by Radney Funeral Home in Mobile, Al.
    GARLAND ROSE MARSHALL, 96, Davenport, Fl., formerly of Crothersville, died on Saturday, November 14, at the Crossroads Nursing Facility in Davenport, Fl.
    The Clark County native was a charter member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church. She was a Pekin High School graduated and  and lived in Jackson County.
    Survivors include two sons, Gary G. Marshall of Auburndale, Fl., Danny D. Marshall of Seymour; four grandchildren, Chris Marshall of Lexington; Dana Rose Nelson of Sarasota, Fl.; Noah Marshall of Brownstown; Ty Marshall of Brownstown; five great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were conducted Thursday, November 19, at Adams Funeral Home with burial in the Crothersville Cemetery with Pastor Rudolph Hamblin officiating.
    Memorial contributions may be given to her church Alliance Bible Church in care of the funeral home.
    Online condolences may be given to the family at www.AdamsFuneralHomeonline.com
    MAX VERLIN RICHEY, 79, Arizona, died at his home.
    The Underwood native worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad, Ellis Fertilizer and Morgan Canning Company, Southern Indiana Railroad, Whiting Brother's Oil Company and several service stations, Cox's North Park Service. He was a baptist.
    Survivors include his wife, Jane Richey; his sons, Stephen Richey, William Richey, David Richey; daughters, Pamela Campbell, Vickie, Roberta Cox,  and Angela Kohler; sister, Ruth Narron, 25 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 18, at Greer's Funeral Home in Winslow, Az., with Pastor Fred Harris officiating.
    GEORGE ROBERT “BOB CAT” TILLEY, 72, Madison, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Hickory Creek of Madison.
    The Jefferson County native was employed on the Tex Murphy Farmsand also worked on the Fish and Wild Life Reserve and with Green Thumb. He also worked in security with Jefferson Proving Ground. He  was also certified in Heating and Cooling Systems. He was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church near Chelsea.
    Survivors include his wife, Leona Skirvin Ritch Tilley of Madison; five daughters, Doris Johns of Greenfield, Rosalie Geyman of Madison; Stella Kessler of Hanover, Linda Geyman of China; Diane Smith of Columbus; three sons, Joe Ritch of Aurora, Marvin Ritch of Madison; Doug Ritch of Ghent, Ky., one sister, Mary Jane Sprankle of Lafayette; 22 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, November 21, at Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison with Bro. Matthew Drake officiating.
    Burial will be in the Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison.
    Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.morgan-nay.com
    CHEZ MATTHEW “MATT” MONROE, 22, Madison, died Sunday, November 15, at University of Cincinnati Hospital.
    The Okaloosa County, Fl., native  was employed at Madison Precision Products and American Steel Works in Scottsburg.
    Survivors include hiw wife, Bethany Chantel Barnes Monroe of Madison; his daughter, Gabrielle Elizabeth Monroe; his mother and stepfather, Marilyn Diane Mack Adams and Donald  Adams of Madison; two sisters, Michelle Hobbs of Hanover; Jessica Monroe of Madison; grandfather, John Mornoe of Madison; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Tina and Charles Deburger of Madison; grandparents, Neal and Marilyn Mack of Deputy; Pauline Bruther Kenny Brunther of Hanover; father, Anthony Monroe of Madison; father-in-law, Kevin Barnes of Madison.
    Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 20, at Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial was in the Dupont Cemetery in Dupont.
    Memorials may be made to the Matt Monroe Memorial Fund through the funeral home.
    Online condolences may be sent via www.morgan-nay.com.
    ALICE M. EVERITT, 95, died Friday, November 20, at her home.
    The Scott County native was a homemaker and member of the Kimberlin Creek Baptist Church and a former Scott County 4-H Leader for the Kimberlin Creek Jolly Girls Club.
    Survivors include a son, Arnold D. Everitt of Scottsburg; a daughter, Elizabeth E. Taylor of Scottsburg.
    Funeral service was held Monday, November 23, at Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Jason Johns officiating.
    Burial followed in the Everitt Family Cemetery.
    Memorial contribution may be given through the funeral home to the Everitt Family Cemetery or donor's choice.
    SHIRLEY ANN BULCROFT-HILL, 68, Indianapolis, died Thursday, November 19, at Scott Memorial Hospital.
    The Strugis, Ky., native was a retired Certified Practical Nurse for various nursing homes in Mississippi, a Roman Catholic and a graduate of St. Vincent Academy in Morganfield, Ky.
    Survivors include three brothers, Jerry A. Robert and John D. French, all of Indianapolis; a sister, Barbara J. Corbett of Indianapolis, and several nieces and nephews.
    Direct cremation with services will be held at later date at Collins Funeral Home. No visitation.
    MARK BENJAMIN JOHNSON, 45, Crothersville died Saturday, November 14, in Florida.
    The Scottsburg native  was a machine specialist at Seymour Tubing in Seymour and attended the Freetown Church of Christ.
    Survivors include daughters, Jody Johnson of Crothersville; Lora Weddle of Brownstown; sons, Benjamin Johnson of Ft. Bragg, N.C., Ryan Johnson of Brownstown; Caleb Knox of Taylorsville; brothers, Ken Johnson of Seattle, Wa., Dean Johnson of Cortland; and Keith Johnson of Seymour; one grandchild.
    Graveside services were conducted Monday, November 23, at New Providence Cemetery in Austin.
    Buchanan Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
    Online condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net
    GRACE PRICE COGDILL, 87, Seymour, formerly of Austin, died Thursday, November 19 at the Lutheran Community Home in Seymour.
    She was the office manager for Price Trucking that she owned with her husband.
    Survivors include her husband, Lloyd Cogdill; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild, one great-great-grandchild; four siblings, Roscoe Fee of Kentucky; Buffard Fee of Uniontown, Ruth Edwards of Brownstown; and Crunish Fee of Uniontown.
    Services were conducted Saturday, November 21, at Adams Funeral Home with burial to follow in Uniontown Cemetery. Ron Looney officiated.
    Memorial donations can be given to Uniontown Cemetery in care of the funeral home.
    On-line condolences may be given to the family and a video tribute can be viewed at www.AdamsFuneralHomeonline.com
    RICHARD BRANNON RUSSELL, 63, died Saturday, November 21.
    The Weirton, Wv., native  was a member of the 101st Airborne Division, the American Legion and the B&W Boilermakers local 900, where he retired after 29 years. He also worked at Beuehler's Bakery and Michael Day Plastics, Co.
    Survivors include his wife, Margaret Ann Russell; children, Shirley Lewis, Richard Russell, Robert Russell and Mary Porter; five grandchildren.
    Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 24, at Hilliardd-Rospert Funeral Home in Wadsworth, OH
    Burial will be in the National Reserve Cemetery.
    RICHARD WAYNE “RICH” DONNELL, 49, Deputy, died Friday, November 20, at his home.
    The Scottsburg native was a self-employed carpenter and construction worker. He attended Lick Branch Baptist Church and was a member of Jeffersonville Post 9, sons of the American Legion.
    Survivors include his wife, Peggy Ann Richardson of Deputy; a son, Kyle A. Donnell of Deputy; two step-daughters, Anita Surratt of Madison; Angela Powell of Madison; his mother-in-law, Agnes Dickerson; brother, David Donnell of North Vernon; adopted brother, Keith Shaw of Kathy; several nieces and nephews.
    Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, November 24, at Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison with Pastor Ernie Lamb officiating.
    Burial will be in the Lick Branch Cemetery near Deputy.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Deputy Volunteer Fire Department or the Jefferson County Animal Shelter through the funeral home.
    Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home at www.morgan-nay.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 November 2009 12:09