Obituaries Nobember 24, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
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RAYMOND "JACK" SHIRLEY,, 80, passed away peacefully to the Lord on Saturday evening, November 13, 2010, at his home in Floyds Knobs.
He was born on May 21, 1930, to Raymond C. and Mildred (Hubler) Shirley in New Albany, Indiana. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman when young. He was a gentleman and a man of honor, unswervingly devoted to God, his family, and his country. He served in the U. S. Navy. He retired after 30 years at B.F. Goodrich in Louisville, KY, and was then employed by Mount Saint Francis for 12 years, where he also served as a volunteer for 30 years. He was a very dedicated member of St. Mary’s of the Knobs Catholic Church for 45 years.
He spent his entire life passionately devoted to Jesus Christ, and served in numerous ways to bring about His glory. These include: Holy Name Society and St. Vincent de Paul Society, Knights of Columbus, builder of Our Lady Help of Christians, Interfaith Fellowship Committee and an active member of many ecumenical ministries uniting all Christian denominations, Prison ministries, Catholic Christian Education for Youth (40 years), and Assistant Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Explorer Scout Leader and Scout Master. He helped form St. Mary of the Knobs Parish Care for the poor, was involved in St. Mary’s prayer communities and Christian Men’s group, Living Water Prayer Community, President of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship, March for Jesus and many other Christian organizations too numerous to mention. He was on the board of Right to Life of Southern Indiana and was also a Secular Franciscan.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Martha May (Osterholt) Shirley; his children Donna Shirley of Louisville; Michael Shirley of New Albany; Daniel Shirley and Kim (Brian) Fitzgerald of Floyds Knobs; Karen (Roger) Summers and Angela (Michael) Thompson of Elizabeth, and Barbara (Joseph) Reynolds of Sellersburg; his sister Sharon Heavener and his brother Ronald “Brent” Shirley, twelve grandchildren: Kevin (wife, Sarah) and Jeremy Summers; Emma and Ethan Alcorn; Abigail, Natalie, Miles, Bella and Jack Thompson; and Rebecca, William, and Anna Kate Reynolds. Step-grandchildren Krystal, Lee Ann, and Daniel Fitzgerald; Great grandchildren Waylon and Madox Summers, Micah Summers, and Andrew Fitzgerald. He was preceded in death by his parents and his youngest brother, Stephan Kent Shirley.
His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 18, at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church (3033 Martin Road, Floyds Knobs, IN) with military honors and burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Contributions in Jack’s memory may be made to either Mount Saint Francis Missions or the Right to Life of Southern Indiana.
Newcomer Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


EDWARD ANDREW EBERHARDT, 70, of Pekin, died on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 at Floyd Memorial Hospital after a battle with cancer.
Survivors include his wife, Anna; sons, Charles Eberhardt of Salem, and John Eberhardt of Pekin; a sister, Anne Kaylor of Kentucky; a brother, Roy Napier of Kentucky; special friends of the family, Flora Hayes, JoAnn McDaniel and Hazel Crawford; several cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and those who looked up to him like a father.
He was a retired carpenter, a proud member and counselor for the Henryville Alcohol Anonymous Clubs who will miss him deeply. He was clean and sober for 40 years, one day at a time. Funeral Services: 1:00 PM Sunday at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, IN with burial in New Liberty Baptist Cemetery in Pekin. Visitation: 3 to 8 PM Saturday and after 10 AM Sunday. Memorials: Henryville AA Group or the Family c/o Collins Funeral Home.


DANIEL G. HERTEL, 47, died Friday, November 12, 2010 at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon.
He was born on December 10, 1962 in Evansville.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kimberly A. Hertel.
Survivors include son, Daniel “D.J.” Hertel of Louisville; stepson- Jason Herthel of Depauw; daughter, Christina Hertel of Louisville,two brothers, Keith Hertel of Georgetown and Eddie Hertel of Mooresville; one sister, Cindy Robbins of Louisville, father, Charles Hertel of Georgetown and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 16 at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown. Burial followed at Wolfe Cemetery in Georgetown.
The family suggests memorial gifts be given to the D.J. and Christina Hertel Education Fund at any Chase Bank.

DOROTHY A. YEAGER, 95, Laconia died, Tuesday, November 16, at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon. She was born on May 11, 1915 in Harrison County, the daughter of Oliver Cleveland and Anna Hisey Faith.
She was a housekeeping employee at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
She was preceded in death by her husband- Howard Yeager and two sons Ronald K. and Ralph Richard Yeager.
Survivors include: three sons- Harold Wayne Yeager (Jane) Elizabeth; Carl Yeager (Alice) and Keith Yeager both of Corydon, one daughter, Virginia Miller (Lamar) of Elizabeth, 18 grandchildren and several great and great great grandchildren.
Services were held on Friday, November 19 at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon with burial in the Otterbein Cemetery in Mauckport.
The family suggests memorial gifts be made to the Otterbein Cemetery Fund.

REGINALD MORRIS, 86, Salem, died Wednesday November 17, 2010 at St. Vincents Salem Hospital.
He was the former owner of Morris Motors and a retired farmer. He was a member of the High Street Church of Christ.
He was born on October 31, 1924 in Martinsburg, the son of the late Marion D. Morris and Lena (Boss) Morris.
He married Maxine (Oliver) Morris on February 17, 1945. She survives.
Other survivors include one son, David (Joyce) Morris of Pekin; one daughter, Lisa (David) Voyles of Salem; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem.

WINFRED GUTHRIE, 92, Orleans, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at Mitchell Manor Health Care.
He was a farmer and a member of the Woodville Baptist Church in Mitchell.
He was born Aug. 6, 1918, in Lawrence County, to Albert and Grace Potter Guthrie.
On Dec. 4, 1937, he married the former Esther Dalton, who preceded him in death on May 20, 2002. He was also preceded in death by two daughters, a sister and four brothers.
Survivors include: two daughters, Saundra Hardin, Mitchell, and Wanda Chapman, Orleans; four sons, Marvin (Diane) Guthrie, Shoals, Thomas Guthrie, Campbellsburg, David (Cheryl) Guthrie, Leipsic, and Jerry Guthrie, Orleans; 18 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, several stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 19 at Woodville Baptist Church in Mitchell.
Burial will follow in Tunnelton Cemetery, Tunnelton, Ind.

ALICE CAROL NALE, 69, of Salem died Monday, November 15, 2010 at St. Vincent-Salem Hospital.
She was born December 22, 1940 in Clark County, the daughter of Edward and Emma Rockey Smith.
She was a member of Salem Church of Christ and attended Westivew Christian Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Nale, on December 21, 2004, and her parents.
She is survived by two sons, Scott Nale of Salem and Robb Nale of Atlanta, Ga.; a daughter, Denise Wise of Salem; a brother, Fred Edward Smith of New Albany; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 3-8 p.m. and Thursday from 8 a.m. until time of service at Weathers Funeral Home.
Funeral services were Thursday, Nov. 18 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial followed at Crown Hill Cemetery.

WARREN G. JONES, 89, Jeffersonville died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at Clark Memorial Hospital.
He was born Feb. 2, 1921, in Crothersville, to the late Edgar and Cora Tash Jones. He was a mechanic and a member of Eastern Heights Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Hessig Hardin Jones, of Jeffersonville; his daughter, Karen Rose and her husband, Lucky, of Underwood; his sons, Steve Hardin, of Jeffersonville, and Bruce Hardin and his wife, Maria, of Suffolk, Va.; daughters, Sharon Satterfield, of Jeffersonville, and Nancy Shephard, of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Patricia Shreve, Chris and Tony Hardin, Heather Woodruff, Ramblyn and Brandyn Rose, Marcy Franklin, and Mark Grube Jr.; nine great-grandchildren; three cousins; and his faithful dog, Jack.
He was preceded in death by his parents; eight siblings; and a grandson.
Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 19, at Coots Funeral Home, Jeffersonville, with interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Underwood.

KERMIT E. SMITH, 83; of Lanesville died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at the Kentuckiana Medical Center, Clarksville.
He was born Feb. 19, 1927, in Louisville, to the late John L. and Julia E. Kintner Smith. He was a retired electrical designer at Dupont in Louisville, was a member of Saint John’s Lutheran Church in Lanesville, the V.F.W. Post 2950 in Corydon, the Louisville Steel Guitar Club, and was a Navy veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma J. Hussung Smith; sons, John Kermit Smith, of Georgetown, and Kevin Ray Smith, of Lanesville; daughter, Brenda J. Pavey, of Lanesville; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Harold K. Smith.
Funeral services for Kermit E. Smith, 83, of Lanesville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at Saint John’s Lutheran Church, 1505 Saint John’s Church Road, Lanesville, with burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home, Corydon, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, and after 9 a.m. Saturday.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the St. John’s Lutheran Church General Fund.
Pallbearers will be Tim, Eric and Darren Pavey, John L., Brandon and Chris Smith, John and Aaron Hebert and Josh and Tim Ater.

EARL "LARRY" ROSEBERRY, 66, died Thursday, November 18, 2010 at his home.
He was born on August 5, 1944 to Earl Lemuel and Opal Shelton Roseberry in Jeffersonville. He was a retired production supervisor for 23 years for the old I.C.I. Americas.
Survivors include his wife Anna M. Stockdale Roseberry of Charlestown; daughters; Teresa Zollman (Kevin) of Charlestown, and Susan Chamness of Charlestown; brothers; Gary Roseberry (Christy) of Lakeland, FL, and Carl Roseberry (Linnie) of New Albany; Grandchildren; Nicole Grayson (Michael), Whitney Zollman, and Austin Chamness; great grandson, Christian Grayson.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, November 21, at 2 p.m. at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial in the Charlestown Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 2-8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. on Sunday morning.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to: The Jimmy V Foundation at 106 Towerview Ct., Cary, NC 27513 or Hosparus of Southern Indiana at 624 E. Market St., New Albany, IN 47150.

RUSSELL E. WHITE, SR., 70, Mitchell, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at his residence.
He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the American Legion Post No. 250. He was also a member of House of Prayer in Ellettsville, the Bedford Boat and Sportsmen's Club and a retired employee from CSX Railroad.
He was born July 19, 1940, in Washington County, to William Bernard and Nellie Mabel Maudlin White.
On Feb. 2, 1992, he married the former Karen Sue Toon. She survives.
Other survivors include: a daughter, Sherri Ann Wingler, Campbellsburg; a son, Stuart Lee White, Campbellsburg; three stepchildren, Wesley Scott Wichersham, Indianapolis, Dana Wichersham of Kansas and Angelenia Thompson, Martinsville; a sister, Martha Gallion, Orleans; two brothers, Bob White, Campbellsburg, and Roger White, Orleans; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
His parents; a son, Russell Edmund White, Jr.; and a brother.
Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Saturday and after 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Burial, with military honors accorded by the American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107, will follow in Mitchell Cemetery.

RUTH R. HELMS, 54, Salem, died Wednesday, Nov. 17 at her home.
She was born January 29, 1956 in Long Beach, California, the daughter of Alford D. and Louise M. DeWitt Helms.
She retired after 24 years from the Air Force as Master Sergeant. She was part of Enduring freedom and the first woman to help at Lockheed-Martin with developing and building the F-117A Stealth Fighter Aircraft.
She is survived by two sister, Sue (Rick) Jones, Salem and Rebecca Brown, Pekin; a brother, Luther Don Helms of Greenwood and several neices and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two nephews.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. At Weathers Funeral Home with Dallas Satterfield officiating. Burial will follow in Hardinsburg Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, Noc. 19 from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. Until time of service.

MARY BEATRICE "BEA" (BARR) BECHT, 91, Floyds Knobs, died Friday, Nov. 12 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
She was born December 17, 1918 in the city of Chenault in Breckenridge County, Ky. She was the eldest child of William R. Barr and Emma Lillian (Manning) Barr.
She married Arvil L. Becht on January, 22, 1935, moved to Dearborn, Mich. during the depression and in Septemener of 1946 returned to Floyds Knobs.
She received a diploma from New Albany Beauty College in June of 1959 and was a retired owner/operator of Bea's Beauty Shoppe for 33 years on Scottsville Road in Floyds Knobs.
She was a member of St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church, where she was the first president of the church's Confraternity of Christian Mothers and co-charied Share and Care Women's Group for the widowed.
She is survived by children, Mary Lucille (Donald) Missi, Richard L. (Mary) Becht, Phyllis Smallwood, Linda (Horst) Steinbrenner, Sandra (Ralph Jr.) Pinnick; 31 grandchildren; 78 great-grandchildren and 39 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; brothers, William Carl Barr, Garland Barr and Bill R. Barr, Jr.; sisters Gerry Russell and Rena Hublar; son-in-law Joseph Robert Smallwood and great-grandson Brian Missi.
Her funeral mass was Tuesday, Nov. 16 at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary of the Knobs Building Fund and Providence Retirement Home.

MARTIN EDWARD MCCUTCHEON, 77, Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Nov. 18 at the VA Medical Center in Louisville.
He was a 12 year Veteran of the U. S. Air Force with duty stations all over the United States and abroad.
He is survived by loving wife of 52 years, Nelda Faye Holmes McCutcheon and children Arron “Arch” (Nancy), Reginald (Diana) Ellen Burkhardt (Michael) and Scott (Chrissy); 16 grandchildren and one great-grandson, brothers, Toney (Karen) and Randall (Pam) along with a wealth of friends and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ed and Fannie Kennedy McCutcheon, brother, Dewayne McCutcheon, son James and two daughters Velma Gail and Paula Marie.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Sunday at Swarens Funeral Home, 1405 Hwy 64 NW, Ramsey, with burial in Hancock Chapel Cemetery, Depauw, Indiana.
Visitation will be from 2–8 p.m. Saturday and after 8 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

WILLIAM WEST, 75, Deputy, died Sunday, November 21, at Hanover Nursing Center in Hanover.
He was a retired maintenance employee of Morgan Foods, Inc., in Austin and was a member of the Solid Rock Church near Austin.
Survivors include a son, Tony West of Deputy; two sisters, Lorene Deaton of Frankfort, Ohio, and Christine Wiseman of Irvine, Ky., four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Cremation was chosen. A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 27, at Solid Rock Church near Austin.
Private burial of his cremains will be in in Bethany Baptist Cemetery.
Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg was in charge of the arrangements.

SUSIE “SUE” CHRISTIE, 89, Austin, died Monday, November 22, at Schneck Memorial Hospital in Seymour.
The Bowlingtown, KY., native was retired from U.S. Shoe Company in Corthersville and was a member of the Ida Rebekah Lodge No. 333 in Austin.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Christie of Austin; daughters, Sue Ann Eversole of Melbourne Beach, Fl., Linda Francis of Deputy, Brenda Coombs of Crothersville; a sister, Mae Engle of Dayton, Ohio., eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24, at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with Chaplain Marsha Rochenberger officiating.
Visitation will be after 9 a.m. at Buchanan Funeral Home with burial will be at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Austin.

SAMUEL BRUCE HELTON, 53, of Marysville died Saturday Nov. 20, 2010 at St. Catherine Regional Hospital.
He was born on October 4, 1957 in Clark County, to Jackie and Lois Laswell Helton. He was retired from the Clark County Highway Department, a member of the New Market Christian Church and the Charlestown Anglers Club.
He is survived by his wife the former Janie Bower, son: Kevin Helton and his wife Treasure of Marysville; parents; Jackie and Lois Helton of Otisco, grandsons; Kevin Helton II and Nate Helton.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 23 at Grayson New Washington Funeral Home. Burial followed in New Market Cemetery.

ROBERT JAMES "JAMIE" WINDLER, 24, DIED on Sunday, November 21, 2010.
He was a 2004 graduate of Floyd Central High School and a 2008 graduate of Ball State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Tele-Communications. He worked at the Courier-Journal in Louisville and was an aspiring videographer and director.
He was born on March 29, 1986 in Louisville, Kentucky to Roy J. Windler (Nancy) and Linda L. (Ivey) Gainous (Ron). He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Howard J. Windler; uncle, Jim Andres.

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