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Obituaries - June 30, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 June 2010 00:00

 

BRIAN K. MYERS, 37
JEFFREY RAY HART, 45
GEORGE W. "PAPAW" BAKER, JR., 83
GEORGE A. "SPIDER" MURPHY, 82
BARBARA ANN "PUGGY" POLLARD, 68
HOWARD T. DALLAS, 77
ROGER R. CLARK, 87
WILMA B. EMERSON TINSLEY, 75
WILLIAM "BILL" THOMAS SPERZEL, 55
RONALD H. FANNING, 46
ANGELA SEEWER BELL, 31
MICHAEL ANTHONY BLESSINGER, 53
MARY J. RUOFF, 86
FRANCES KAY CAMPBELL, 53
JAMES L. KRININGER, 45
ROGER ANTHONY PALMER, 67
ROGER R. CLARK, 87
HAROLD B. WAGNER, 89
RITA MAE PROBUS, 62
TERENCE KEVIN HORTON, 47
AMOS SAMPSON JR., 63

BRYAN K. MYERS, 37, Salem, died Friday, June 18, 2010, in Georgetown, Ky.
He was a truck driver and farmer.
He was born Sept. 7, 1972, at Salem, to Arthur Harrison and Wanda Gail Mauck Myers.
Survivors include his mother, Wanda G. Cook, Salem; a sister, Marsha L. Wilson of Florida; a half brother, John E. Cook, Salem; and very close and special friends, Jimmy, Pam, Lucille Lee and family, who cared for him.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Herb Sr. and Thelma Mauck; his father, Arthur H. Myers; and his stepfather, Kenneth Cook.
Funeral services were Wednesday, June 23 at the funeral home, with Pastor Merrill Bright officiating. Burial followed in Conway Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Conway Cemetery Association, 98 N. Bata Rd., Salem, Ind. 47167.





JEFFREY RAY HART,, 45, Salem, died Monday, June 21, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 12, 1964, at Corbin, Ky., to T.J. and Magdeline Logan Hart.
He was a farmer for Morris and Judy Loyd Dairy Farm and a member of Blue River Christian Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Ashley Hart, Campbellsburg; his father, T.J. Hart, Salem; four brothers, Bill Hart, Jimmy Hart and Tommy Hart, all of Salem, and Stacy Hart, Campbellsburg; a sister, Ruth Ann Cole, Campbellsburg and two grandsons.
Funeral services were Friday, June 25 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial followed in Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem.





GEORGE W. "PAPAW" BAKER, JR., 83, died Monday, June 21 at Providence Retirement Home.
He was a retired officer with the New Albany Police Department for 22 years and was formerly a motorcycle officer.
He was an Air Force veteran of World War II, a member of Voiture 40 and 8 #1250, American Legion Bonnie Sloan Post #28. He was also a member of V.F.W. Hobart Beach Post #1693, the F.O.P. Lee Deich Lodge and the retired Police and Firefighters Association.
He is survived by his son Richard Baker, Lanesville; daughters, Georgetta Young, New Albany, Ruth Ann Nelson, New Haven, KY.; brother Jerry Baker, Greenville; sister, Billie Hartlage of Florida; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Jean Baker, son Raymond Baker, brothers Raymond, Richard and E.J. Baker and a sister Mary Jane Rissler.
Services, with full military honors, were Friday, June 25 at the Kraft Funeral Service Charlestown Road Chapel. A private burial was held in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to Hosparus of Southern Indiana.





GENE A. "SPIDER" MURPHY, 82, New Albany, died Tuesday, June 22 at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services.
He was a New Albany native and graduate of New Albany High School and Louisiana State University where he lettered in both baseball and basketball. He was a teacher and coach for 37 years at Our Lady of Providence High School in Clarksville, serving as dean of students for many of those years.
He was an Army veteran and member of the Providence High School Booster Club, the LSU Alumni Association and Holy Family Catholic Church in New Albany.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Jo Murphy; sons, Mike Murphy, LaPlace, LA., Patrick Murphy, Timothy Murphy, and Thomas Murphy all of New Albany and 11 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Amelia Long Murphy and his three brothers, Carl “Shammy”, John and Pete Murphy.
His funeral mass was Friday, June 25 at Holy Family Catholic Church. Burial followed in St. Mary's Cemetery in New Albany. A remembrance service was held Thursday, June 24 at Kraft Funeral Service on Spring Street.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Our Lady of Providence High School.





BARBARA ANN "PUGGY" POLLARD, 68, Charlestown, died Tuesday, June 22 at Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville.
She was born Dec. 16, 1941, in Louisville to the late James and Annie DeVore of Charlestown. She was an Avon representative for 31 years.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth E. Pollard; son, Kenneth A. Pollard of Chesapeake, VA.; daughter, Kelli Stampler, Charlestown; sister, Sharion Lang, one grandchild and two step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brothers James DeVore, Richard DeVore, Dale DeVore, and sister Doris Brandenburg.
Services were Friday, June 25 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown. Burial followed in Charlestown Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Lung Association.




HOWARD T. DALLAS, 77, Charlestown, died Wednesday, June 23 at his home.
He was born the son of Pete and Ethel Vinson Dallas. He was a Navy veteran in the Korean War. He worked as a maintenance man, a member of the Utica Masonic Lodge, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Charlestown.
He is survived by his wife Jo Ann Willian Dallas of Charlestown; son, Robert L. Dallas of Abita Springs, LA.; step-son, Dewey Hunt of Marysville; daughters, Tammi Sue Jones of Clarksville and Kimberly Dallas of Clarksville; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services were Saturday, June 26 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown. Burial followed in Charlestown Cemetery. Masonic services were held June 25 at the funeral home.




ROGER R. CLARK, 87, Scottsburg, died Monday, June 21, at Scottsburg.
He was a former supervisor of materials and supplies at Indiana/Kentucky Electric in Madison, and a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, in which he was a Prisoner of War, receiving a Military Order Purple Heart.
He was a member of Kimberlin Creek Baptist Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion #335 in Charlestown, Disabled American Veterans, Murat Shrine of Indianapolis, English Shrine Club, and the Scottsburg F&AM #572.
He was born May 13, 1923, in Scott County, to Lawrence E. and Elsie E. Sommerville Clark.
He is survived by two sons, Ronald Clark, Scottsburg, and Fred Clark, Henryville; a daughter, Patricia Robison, Scottsburg; four grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marjorie L. Clark, and a sister, Violet VanCamp.
A Masonic service was held Wednesday, June 23 at the Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home.
Funeral services were Thursday, June 24 at the funeral home, with Pastor Jason Johns officiating. A graveside service, with military honors, and burial followed in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in c/o Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home, 80 N. 1st St., Scottsburg, IN. 47170.




WILMA B. EMERSON TINSLEY, 75, of New Albany, died Tuesday, June 22 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, FL., while vacationing at Gulf Shores, Ala.
She was retired from Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany and attended Northside Christian Church in New Albany. She loved to travel especially to ocean beaches. She treasured her family gatherings throughout the year.
She was born Aug. 4, 1934, in Floyd County to the late Marvin E. and Helen M. Baker Emerson.
Survivors include her sons, Stephen D. Tinsley, of Georgetown, Rodney L. Tinsley, of Marysville, Mark E. Tinsley of Georgetown and Greg A. Tinsley of New Albany; brothers, Roy L. Emerson and Gene A. Emerson, both of Georgetown; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and by her sister, Nancy Johnson.
Services were Saturday, June 26, at Newcomer Funeral Home, Southern Indiana Chapel (formerly Generations Funeral Home), New Albany. Burial followed in Wolfe Cemetery, Georgetown.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Sacred Heart Hospital Stroke Center,  5151 North Ninth St., Pensacola, Fla., 32504-8721 in her memory.




WILLIAM "BILL" THOMAS SPERZEL, 55, Jeffersonville, died Monday, June 21 at his home.
He was born in Jeffersonville, a general manager for 28 years at Simms Wholesale Tire and attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Jeffersonville. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus 1348, the Jeffersonville Optimist Club and enjoyed boating and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include his lwife, Lois Sperzel; sons, Derek and Kevin Sperzel, both of Jeffersonville; sister, Linda Agnew of Floyds Knobs; brother, Donnie Sperzel of Jeffersonville; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joyce and Larry Hutt, of Ashland, Ky.; his four legged buddy, Max; and numerous nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Jean Ann Sperzel; and his brother-in-law, Tom Nalley Jr.
Funeral services were Friday, June 25, at Scott Funeral Home’s North Chapel, Jeffersonville, with entombment in Kraft-Graceland Mausoleum, New Albany.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Hosparus of Southern Indiana or the Knights of Columbus 1348 for the Gibault School.




ROBERT H. FANNING, 46, of Palmyra died Wednesday, June 23, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services.
He was a native of Clarksville and was a a roofer.
Survivors include his fiancee, Sondra L. Crowe, of Palmyra; son, Donald W. Fanning, of Crandle; stepson, Christopher L. Gentry, of Palmyra; stepdaughter, Heather Harris, of New Albany; father, Butch Fanning, of Clarksville; mother, Mary J. Smith, of Woodlake, Calif.; brothers, Thomas H. Fanning, of Borden, Robert D. Fanning, of Clarksville, James E. Fanning, of Greenville and Ernie Smith Jr., of Visalia, Calif.; sister, Tammy Dowell, of Woodlake, Calif.; and grandchildren, Kimberly Harris, of Palmyra, Hailey Edwards, of Palmyra, Matthew Stephens, of Jeffersonville, Chase Edwards, of New Albany, Katelyn Brown, of Jeffersonville, Johnny Harris, of New  Albany, Triston Harris, of New Albany, Chelsea Gentry, of Palmyra, Cayden Gentry, of Palmyra and Jaiden Williams, of Palmyra.
Services were Saturday, June 26, at Coots Funeral Home, Jeffersonville, with entombment in Walnut Ridge Cemetery.
The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the family in care of Coots Funeral Home, 120 West Maple St., Jeffersonville, 47130.




ANGELA SEEWER BELL, 31, Sellersburg died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at her home.
She was a 1997 graduate of Floyd Central High School and was an amateur photography enthusiast and dedicated mother and homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, James W. Bell; daughter, Avery Bell (age 4); son, Aiden Bell (age 2), both at home; her parents, Dave and Sonya Seewer; her birthmother, Sandra Worthington; brothers and sisters, Josh, Tyler and Kaitlyn Seewer and Justin and Alexandra Worthington; grandparents, Mickie and Alfred Seewer Jr. and Calvin and Stella Clover; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. A funeral Mass was Saturday, June 26, at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church, Floyds Knobs, with burial in St. Mary of the Knobs Cemetery.
The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to  Fund for the Education of the Children of Angela Seewer Bell, C/O Your Community Bank, New Albany, 47150.
Kraft Funeral Services handled the arrangements.




MICHAEL ANTHONY BLESSINGER, 53, formerly of Sellersburg died Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at his home in California.
He was born Sept. 14, 1956 in Sellersburg, to Claude and Mary Blessinger. He worked for Nova Sensors as an Infrared Sensor Engineer.
Survivors include his mother, Mary Blessinger, of Sellersburg; and brothers, Charles Blessinger and his wife, Cheryl, of New Albany and David Blessinger and his wife, Sue, of West Lafayette.
He was preceded in death by his father, Claude Blessinger.
A private burial will be at the St. Joe Cemetery in Sellersburg.
Garr Funeral Home, Sellersburg, is in charge of the arrangements.




MARY J. RUOFF, 86, New Albany, died Thursday, June 24, at Providence Retirement Home, New Albany.
She was a member and past president of both the Mental Health Society and Medical Auxiliary in New Albany, and member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Psi Iota Xi Sorority, and Coterie.
Survivors include her daughters, Suzanne Tackett, of New Albany, and Holly Heazlitt and her husband, Michael, of Sellersburg; son, William Ruoff III and his wife, Holly, of New Canaan, Conn.; grandchildren, Victor E. Tackett Jr., Paul C. Tackett and his wife, Sara, Nell Tackett, Spencer S. Heazlitt and his wife, Alicia, Claire Heazlitt and Elliot Ruoff; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. William Ruoff, II.
Services were Monday, June 28, at Kraft Funeral Services, Charlestown Road Chapel, New Albany, with burial in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Trinity United Methodist Church, Mental Health Society, or American Cancer Society.




FRANCES KAY CAMPBELL, 53, Otisco, died Friday, June 25 at Jewish Hospital.
She was the daughter of Everett and Corrine Stone Campbell and was a homemaker.
Survivors include three daughters, Rebecca Wigley, Otisco, Melissa McClellan, Otisco and Shannon Snelling, Clarksville, one sister, Rose Bell, Indianapolis, ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Graveside services were held on Wednesday, June 30 at Charlestown Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.




JAMES L. KRININGER, 45, Lanesville, died Saturday, June 26 at his residence after a battle with cancer.
He was a native of New Albany, a 1983 graduate of Jeffersonville High School, an Army veteran and was a former employee of Gordon Food Service in Clarksville. He was Jaycee Senator #69695 and a former Indiana Jaycee of the year.
Survivors include his wife, Julie (Richmer) Krininger, son, Zachary Krininger, daughter, Zoe Krininger, step-daughter, Cassidy Richmer, mother, Bea Brading, brother, Glenn Krininger, father, Charles Krininger II, half brother, Charles Krininger III, uncles, Jesse Bowling and Jim Gresham, 16 nieces and nephews and two great-nephews.
Services were conducted on Thursday, July 1 at Kraft Chapel with burial to follow in Kraft Graceland Memorial Park.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hosparus of Southern Indiana.




ROGER ANTHONY PALMER, 67, Jeffersonville, died Friday, June 25 at his home.
He was the son of Roscoe Gordon Palmer and Anna Wessel Palmer. He was an Air Force Veteran, was self-employed and he was a Kentucky Colonel.
Survivors include his wife, Janet Williams Palmer, Jeffersonville, three sons, Mark Palmer, Clarksville, Matthew Palmer, Clarksville, Scott Gwaltney, Tennessee, two daughters, Cara Allen, Charlestown and Tamatha Linzay, Jeffersonville, two brothers, John G. Palmer and David Palmer both of Kentucky, four sisters, Deloris Gathof, Louisville, Sharon Reynolds, Charlestown, Mary G. Borraga, Jeffersonville and Patricia Borraga, Jeffersonville and seven grandchildren.
Services were conducted on Tuesday, June 29 at Grayson Funeral Home with burial in the Charlestown Cemetery.



ROGER R. CLARK, 87, Scottsburg, died June 21.
The Scott County native was a former supervisor of materials and supplies at Indiana/Kentucky Electric at Madison. He was a member of the Kimberlin Creek Baptist Church, VFW, American Legion 335 in Charlestown, Murat Shrine of Indianapolis, English Shrine Club and Scottsburgh F&AM No. 572. He was a WWII Army Air Corps veterans a POW, and earned the Military Order Purple Heart.
Survivors included his sons, Ronald Clark of Scottsburg and Fred Clark of Henryville; daughter, Patricia Robinson of Scottsburg; four grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Thursday, June 24, at Stewart and Hoagland Funeral Home in Scottsburg with Pastor Jason Johns officiating.
Burial was in the Scottsburg Cemetery.
A masonic service was held and a military graveside service was also conducted.
Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.stewartfunerahome.net



HAROLD B. WAGNER, 89, Scottsburg, died Saturday, June 26, at Hampton Oaks Health Campus in Scottsburg.
The Paradise, Ky., native was a retired iron worker for Louisville, Gas and Electric (LG&E) in Louisville, Ky., for 37 years, a member of the Church of Christ, a U.S. Navy veteran of W.W.II, member of the Moose Family Center No. 2324 and was also a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge in Kentucky.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Richey Wagner; two sons, Richard and Stan Wagner, both of Louisville, Ky., a stepson, Daryl Broady of Scottsburg; two grandsons, one great-granddaughter and two nieces.
Funeral service was Tuesday, June 29, at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Everitt Family Cemetery.



RITA MAE PROBUS, 62, Jeffersonville, died Thursday, June 24, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
The Ft. Wayne native was an employee of Wal-Mart in Clarksville.
Survivors include a son, Desmond Probus of Clarksville, a daughter, Jennifer Franklin of Jeffersonville; a brother, Marcus E. Arnold of Scottsburg; a sister, Dottie A. Wilson of Pee Wee Valley, Ky., and four grandchildren.
Funeral services was held Monday, June 28, at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg with burial in the Little York Cemetery in Little York.



TERENCE KEVIN HORTON, 47, Underwood, formerly of Louisville, Ky., died Thursday, June 24, at Meadowview Health Rehabilitation Center in Salem.
He was a former employee of the old Future’s Unlimited in Austin, and also worked at the Southwest Center for the Developmentally Disabled in Louisville, Ky., for many years.
Survivors include two sisters, Linda L. Pastrick of Underwood and Marcella A. Brown of Louisville, Ky., two nieces, two nephews.
Funeral service was Saturday, June 26, at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
Burial was in the Scottsburg Cemetery.



AMOS SAMPSON JR., 63, Lexington, died Wednesday, June 23, at his residence.
The Jeffersonville native was a retired welder and fitter for Jeff Boat in Jeffersonville and is a member of the Lexington Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include a son, Kevin A. Sampson of Lexington; two daughters, Kyra Stephens of Charlestown and Sarah Sampson of Lexington, and six grandchildren.
Direction cremation was chosen and services held. Memorial contribution may be made to Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg for the family.



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