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Obituaries January 19, 2011 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 18 January 2011 00:00

 

CATHERINE LOUISE BAXTER, 80
CARMON MICHELLE UPTON JENKINS, 34
ILONA M. DOWLING, 67
PATSY ELLEN TARTER-YEAGER, 76
JESSIE ALINE BETTLER MCCREARY, 91
AMILLIA RENE GETTYS, INFANT
JOHN E. PEASE, 79
GEORGE HENRY FEIGE, 83
BETTY JEAN KEETON, 66
JESS A. JONES, 40
EUGENE FRANCIS RODMAN, 89
JOHN STEVEN CORNELL, 59
DAVID WAYNE HUTCHINSON, 41
RICHARD LYNN DEATON, 41
DONALD CURTIS HAYES, 79
GENEVA MAE MCDONALD, 93
DUSTIN WAYNE SPICER, 25
NORMAN JEAN WATHEN, 61
BEN B. HAMEL, 32
CATHERINE LOUISE BAXTER, 80
VELMA JO BANTA MCKAY, 77
RUSSELL O. SHIELDS JR., 54
STANLEY E. TRINKLE, SR., 77
ANNA MARGARET SHEPARD, 82
PERRY LYNN SCHNEIDER, 52
CAROL ANN BURTON, 70
EDNA M. FISHER, 87
JESS A. JONES, 40
VENICE C. (SUTTON) KNEAR, 82
CHARLES "CHARLIE" HERBERT ROSS JR., 72
JOHN M. BAKER, 52
MELVINA FAYE RICHARDS, 74
STEVEN E. HELTON, 57
JOY HUFF STIDAM, 62
ELSIE MAE SUTTON, 85
CHRISTOPHER “CHRIS” MICHAEL GRAWITCH, 47
MARGARET MCDONALD, 81
GAVEN MICHAEL HENDERSON- THIENEMAN, infant
WILMA JUNE FLEENOR AVALOS, 74
RALPH E. ROBISON, 87
CHERYL ANN PARKS, 50
TERESA GAYLE NOBLE, 53

 


CATHERINE LOUISE BAXTER, 80, passed away Sunday, January 9, 2011 at Sellersburg Health & Rehab.
She was born on April 1, 1930 to William and Leona Raab Zollman in Clark Co., IN. She was a retired line person for Reliance Electric in Madison, IN. She is a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace workers, and a member of the Lexington Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include her son, James W. Baxter of Lexington, IN; daughters, Brenda B. Cole of Lexington, IN, and Barbara Bieghler of Scottsburg, IN; brothers, William Zollman of Charlestown, IN, Don Zollman of Charlestown, IN, Melvin Zollman of Charlestown, IN, Wayne Zollman of Charlestown, IN, Herman Zollman of Marysville, IN, Charles Zollman of Scottsburg, IN, and Glenn Zollman of Scottsburg, IN; sister, Janet Jenkins of Charlestown, IN; 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 2pm at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial in the Silver Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm and after 9am on Wednesday.


CARMON MICHELLE UPTON JENKINS,34, passed away Sunday, January 9, 2011 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
She was born on September 21, 1976 in Jeffersonville, IN. She was a secretary and part owner in Liquor Depot and Liquor Cabinet. She is preceded in death by her brother James R. Upton, and her grandparents Ed & Pauline Upton.
Survivors include her daughters, Hailey Dorman, and Emma Jenkins ; son, Layne Jenkins all of Sellersburg; father, James Upton of Charlestown; sisters, Candiace Black of New Albany, and Jami Lee of Jeffersonville; aunt; Judy Upton of Charlestown; step-mother, Ginger Upton of Charlestown.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial in the Charlestown Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2-8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. on Friday.


ILONA M. DOWLING, 67, Salem, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.
She was a member of Mt. Tabor Christian Church, Salem, and a 1961 graduate of Salem High School. She was involved with Relay for Life and was a longtime employee of Highlander Center in Salem.
She was born July, 8, 1943, in Salem, the daughter of Melvin Paul and Ruby H. Bottorff Dowling.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Viona Medlock.
Survivors include, two brothers, Wayne (Arlene) Dowling, Anderson, and Shayne (Vicki) Dowling, Salem.
Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at Dawalt Funeral Home in Salem.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Rev. Ross Logan officiating. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Washington County Relay for Life, c/o Lila Drake, 1101 W. Market St., Salem, Ind. 47167.


PATSY ELLEN TARTER-YEAGER, 76, died Sunday, January 9, 2011 at Kindred Hospital in Louisville.
She was born on February 4, 1934 to William Grant “Bill” and Ollie Mae “Ellen” Harper Burch in Bowling Green, KY. She was a former cab driver and home health care aide. She was a former member of the old 1st Christian Church in Charlestown, and a member of the F.O. Eagles in Jeffersonville. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Staff Sergeant Larvern Yeager, and brothers, W.G., Michael, and Luther.
Survivors include her daughters, Emily Alinda Yeager Masingo Sheffel, Jamie Darlene Yeager Lynch (Leland), and Sarah Ronnella Tarter all of Charlestown; son, William Anthony Yeager of Jeffersonville; sisters, Emmaline and Betty Jo; brother, Dan Nickols; seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Grayson Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held on Friday after 1 p.m. at the funeral home.


JESSIE ALINE BETTLER MCCREARY, 91, passed away Thursday, December 30, 2010 at Westminster Health Care Center in Clarksville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Jacob Bettler, originally of Canton Bern, Switzerland, and Florence Elizabeth Edwards Bettler, originally from Frankfort, KY; her husband, Keller Flournoy McCreary; her brothers, John Jacob Bettler, Jr., and Robert Francis Bettler, Sr.; sister, Madeline Bettler Franczak; and her niece Jayne Franczak Montgomery Rowe.
She was born and grew up in Louisville, left for Los Angeles during WWII where she married and had her first child, then she returned to the Louisville area where she raised her family. Once the children were older, then returned to California, first to Los Angeles and then to Sacramento, and in recent years moved between California and Kentuckiana several times before finally returning here to be with family. In California she worked for many years as a proofreader in Big Five accounting firms, and for entertainment loved visiting the slots and celebrity shows in Las Vegas and Reno. Her other passion was the Los Angeles Dodgers, and she was a frequent visitor to Dodger Stadium.
She is survived by her daughter, Virginia McCreary Taylor (Roger); grandchildren, Rachel Taylor Baldes (Peter), and Jessica Taylor Sterling (Daniel); great granddaughter, Anna Elizabeth Sterling; son, Jesse Wayne McCreary (Chigusa); grandchildren, Glendon and Alan McCreary; sons, Matthew Eugene McCreary (Mora), and Charles Edward McCreary (Janet); grandson, Ian Keller McCreary; brother, Alan Raymond Bettler; many nieces and nephews and their children and grandchildren.
She has requested cremation. A memorial and celebration of life will be held at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 4 p.m., with visitation from 2-4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to go to the Louisville Federation of Musicians in support of the musicians of The Louisville Orchestra.


AMILLIA RENE GETTYS, infant, Pekin, died Friday, January 7, at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville.
She was born Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.
Survivors include her husband, Robert W. Keeton Sr.; daughter, Tonja Keeton, Otisco; son, Robert W. Keeton Jr., Jeffersonville; sisters, Marie Bowen and Loretta Wolf both of Charlestown and Tottie Baker, New Washington; brothers, Andrew Huttsell, Hibernia, IN and Paul Huttsell, Bethlehem; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services were conducted on Saturday, January 15 at Love Funeral Home with burial in Greenville Cemetery.


JOHN E. PEASE, 79, 79, died Wednesday, January 12, 2011 in Corydon, IN.
He was born in Corydon on November 19, 1931 the son of William and Julia Haas Pease.Survivors include her husband, Robert W. Keeton Sr.; daughter, Tonja Keeton, Otisco; son, Robert W. Keeton Jr., Jeffersonville; sisters, Marie Bowen and Loretta Wolf both of Charlestown and Tottie Baker, New Washington; brothers, Andrew Huttsell, Hibernia, IN and Paul Huttsell, Bethlehem; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.He was a retired hydrolic mechanic for Naval Ordinance in Louisville. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the 24th Infantry for the first thirteen months of the conflict. He was a member of the Corydon VFW Post # 2950.
He was preceded in death by two brothers- Jerry and Carl Pease and one sister- Mary Ann O’Bryan.
He is survived by one daughter, Deborah J. Porter of Louisville; one brother, Paul Pease of Depauw; two sisters, Martha Deutsch and Ruby Zurschmiede of Sellersburg and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Gehbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon, on Saturday at 11 a.m. Rev. Alvin Wilson will officiate.
Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery. There will be military rites at the grave.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home in Corydon, Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. on Saturday.


GEORGE HENRY FEIGE, 83, died Monday, January 10, 2011 at his home.
He was born on August 20, 1927, to Herbert H. and Mary Louise Goby Feige in Louisville. He was a U.S. Marine Veteran of WWII, a retired bond underwriter for National Surety, Fireman’s Fund and The Westfield Company.
Survivors include his wife Barbara McGary Feige; son, George A. Feige of Louisville; daughter, Rhonda Lynn Cawthorn of Charlestown; brother, Allan Feige of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Geoffrey A. Feige and Gretchen A. Feige both of Louisville; great grandchild, Madison Barnes of Louisville.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at noon at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial in the St. Michaels Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 3-8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. on Saturday. Military services will be provided by the American Legion Post 335 and VFW Post 1427.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Vista Care Hospice.


BETTY JEAN KEETON, 66, died Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at her home.
She was born on September 21, 1944, the daughter of Alvin and Nellie Harbin Huttsell who preceded her in death. She was former employee of Blitz Manufacturing in Jeffersonville.
Survivors include her husband, Robert W. Keeton Sr.; daughter, Tonja Keeton, Otisco; son, Robert W. Keeton Jr., Jeffersonville; sisters, Marie Bowen and Loretta Wolf both of Charlestown and Tottie Baker, New Washington; brothers, Andrew Huttsell, Charlestown and Paul Huttsell, Bethlehem; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services were held on Saturday, January 15 at Grayson Funeral Home with burial in Kraft Graceland Memorial Park.


JESS A. JONES, 40, of Salem died Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at his residence.
He was born August 24, 1970 in Indianapolis, the son of Mark and Veronica Manis Jones.
He was employed as a cable dog for 14 years.
He was preceded in death by one sister.
On May 14, 2004, he married Amy Jo Wise Jones, who survives.
Other survivors include two daughters, Kaila Jones of Indianapolis and Jayelynn Jones of Salem; one son, Isaiah Jones of Salem; his parents, who now reside in Indianapolis; one brother, R. J. Jones of Indianapolis; and one grandson.
Cremation was chosen. Arrangements were by Dawalt Funeral Home.


EUGENE FRANCIS RODMAN, 89, Greenwood, died on Tuesday, January 11.
He was born on September 20, 1921, in Salem, to the late Rolla and Nellie Gray Rodman.
He served his country in the US Army during WWII. He was a Colonel in the US Army Intelligence and the Active Reserve.
He was a retiree of Eli Lilly after 37 years of service and a dedicated member of Greenwood Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his sister, Pauline Motsinger.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Juanita Embry Rodman; three children, Richard Eugene and Ronald Wayne Rodman and Rebecca Jane Vernon; seven grandchildren.
Services were held on Saturday, January 15 at G.H.Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Greenwood Christian Church missions.


JOHN STEVEN CORNELL, 59, passed away at his home.
He was born on August 21, 1951 to John Jacob and Delma Horine Singer Cornell in Jeffersonville. He was a former employee of TMSI in Jeffersonville, and American Standard in Louisville. He is preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Whitney Cornell.
Survivors include his son, Steven T. Cornell of Charlestown; half brothers, Dallas Singer of New Washington, Raymond Singer of Marysville and David Singer of Charlestown.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 1 p.m. at the Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington, with burial in the Bethlehem Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 10 a.m. on Sunday.


DAVID WAYNE HUTCHINSON, 41, Austin, died Tuesday, January 4, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
Survivors include a son, Chandler Hutchinson of Seymour; sisters, Diana Holland of Scottsburg, Louise Stamper of Henryville; brothers, Larry Hutchinson of Borden, Jim Hutchinson of Scottsburg and Jesse Hutchinson of Austin; parents: Jesse and Margaret Bush Hutchinson of Austin.
Funeral service was Friday, January 7, at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with the Rev. Green Neace and the Rev. Wendall Eldridge officiating.
Burial was at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Austin.


RICHARD LYNN DEATON, 41, of  Austin, died Saturday, January 8, at his residence.
He was a native of Campton, KY. He was employed at Morgan Foods for the past 21 Years.
Survivors include: daughters: Jami Lynn Deaton of Elizabethtown, IN., Ricki Renee Deaton of Elizabethtown, son: James Tyler Richie of Clarksville, mother: Shirley Faye (Spicer) Deaton of Austin; Step Daughter: Amanda Morris of Austin; Step-son: Robert Morris of Austin; sister: Sherry (Rusty) Arbuckle of Scottsburg He is also survived by his niece and nephew, Audrey and Luke Aaron Arbuckle of Scottsburg; and his companion, Karen Mosley. Funeral service was Wednesday, January 12, at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin Burial will be at Spurgeon Cemetery in  Austin, IN.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


DONALD CURTIS HAYES, 79, of Scottsburg, Indiana, died Sunday, Jan. 9, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg, Indiana.
He was a retired vending machine serviceman and technician for Canteen Corporation in Louisville, Kentucky, also a former fireman for the City of Louisville and served one term as Scottsburg City Councilman and two terms on the Scottsburg Water Board.
Don was a member of the First Baptist Church, Scottsburgh Lodge # 572 F & AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis and the National Rifle Association.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Marie (Deal)Hayes; three daughters, Brenda Martin of Douglasville, Ga., Debbie Allen and Penny McCoskey both of Scottsburg; a brother, Perry Lynn Hayes of Scottsburg; a sister, Peggy L. Richey of Jeffersonville, 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren Funeral Service was Wednesday at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Scottsburg Cemetery.
A Masonic Memorial ervice was conducted at Collins Funeral Home.


GENEVA MAE MCDONALD, 93, of Hampton Oakes of Scottsburg and formerly of the Uniontown area, died Sunday, January 9, at Scott Memorial Hospital.
She was a native of Jackson County. She graduated from Crothersville High School and then attended Royal Beauty School in Indianapolis. Geneva owned and operated the former Bonnie Bell beauty shop located in the Vesilage Building in Seymour and worked at the old Excello Shirt factory.
She was a member of First Marion Baptist Church and Crothersville Senior Citizens.
Survivors include a son, Gary McDonald of Seymour, three grandchildren, six great grandchildren, Rev. David Schill will conduct funeral services at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 13, 2011 at First Marion Baptist Church with burial to follow at Uniontown Baptist Cemetery.
Funeral service was Thursday, January 13, at First Marion Baptist Church. Adams Funeral was in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial donations may be given to the Marion Baptist Cemetery, Marion Baptist Preschool or Uniontown Cemetery c/o Adams Funeral Home, 110 E. Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229.
Online condolences and a video tribute may be viewed at www.AdamsFuneralHomeonline.com.


DUSTIN WAYNE SPICER, 25, Austin, died Sunday, January 9, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
He was employed at Cheiftain Steel.
Survivors include: daughter, Melinda K. Spicer of Scottsburg; sons, Franklin Spicer of Scottsburg; parents, Christopher and Teresa Spicer of Austin; Sister, Terra Jane Smith of Scottsburg; grandmothers, Sandra Spicer, and Edna C. Turner of Austin.
Funeral service was Thursday, January 13, at Buchanan Funeral Home with the Rev. Nicky Spicer officiating.
Burial will be in the Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin.


NORMAN JEAN WATHEN, 61, Scottsburg, formerly of Charlestown, died Saturday, January 8, at her home.
She was a native of Louisville, Ky., and was a former employee of the old Ohio Valley Army Exchange and member of the Fisherman’s Paradise Church in Henryville, the VFW Post 1427 Ladies auxiliary.
Survivors include her son, Jerry Duvall of Charlestown, daughter, Ronda L. Duvall of Scottsburg; brothers, Charles and David Latham and a sister, Ann Chaney; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services was Wednesday, January 12, at the Fisherman’s Paradise Church in Henryville with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
Burial was in the Charlestown Cemetery Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


BEN B. HAMEL, 32, Deputy, died Saturday, January 8, at University of Louisville Hospital.
He was had worked at McDonalds in North Vernon, IGA Grocery in North Vernon, Rose Acres in North Vernon. He was of Baptist faith and was a member of the Goodwill Conservation Club.
Survivors include his wife, Tabitha L. Graham Hamel of Deputy, his father, Terry Ben Hamel of Deputy, his mother, Mary E. Ashton Wright of Deputy, his sister, Bobbie Jo Hamel Loeza of Deputy; a brother, Oliver Hamel of Deputy, step-grandmother, Margaret Ashton of Alabama, a nice and nephews, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Billy and Sondra Graham Kessler of Deputy; grandparents, Tammy Arbuckle and Terry Hall of Chelsea, Larry and Mary Thompson of Madison.
Funeral service was Wednesday, January 12, at Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison with Pastor Ernie Lamb officiating.


CATHERINE LOUISE BAXTER, 80, died Sunday, January 9, at Sellersburg Health and Rehab.
She was a retired line person for Reliance Electric in Madison. She is a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace workers, and a member of the Lexington Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include her son, James W. Baxter of Lexington; daughters, Brenda B. Cole of Lexington, and Barbara Bieghler of Scottsburg; brothers, William Zollman of Charlestown, Don Zollman of Charlestown, Melvin Zollman of Charlestown, Wayne Zollman of Charlestown, Herman Zollman of Marysville, Charles Zollman of Scottsburg, and Glenn Zollman of Scottsburg, a sister, Janet Jenkins of Charlestown, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services was Wednesday, January 12, at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial in the Silver Creek Cemetery.


VELMA JO BANTA MCKAY, 77, Henryville, formerly of Vevay and Kent, died Tuesday, January 11, at the Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
She worked in housekeeping at Hanover College, while ministering to Hebron, Ky., she worked int eh cafeteria at Conner High School in Hebron, Ky., She also served in ministry at Carter’s Creek in Campbellsburg, Coffee Creek Christian Church in Paris Crossing, Kent Christian Church for 18 years in Kent, Hebron Church of Christ for five years, Mt. Tabor Christian Church in Salem for 4 ½ years and currently with Paynesville Christian Church in Paynesville.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph Clyce Joe McKay of Henryville; son, Eric McKay of Jeffersonville; daughters, Brenda Gittner of Greenville, Rhonda Bowyer of Clarksville, Carol Ann Hargett of Fairborn, Ohio, Darlene Adams of Burlington, Ky., two sisters, Phyllis Hensley of Deputy, Mary Charlotte May of Hanover; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be Saturday, January 15, at Morgan and nay Centre, in Madison with Jim Bowyer officiating. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery.


RUSSELL O. SHIELDS JR., 54, Salem died on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at his residence.
He was a former Coast Guard veteran and a member of the Salem Masonic Lodge #21. He was also a farmer.
He was born October 4, 1956 in Salem, the son of Russell O. Shields Sr. and Rose Marie Stasser Shields of Salem. They survive.
On November 10, 2006 he married Sandra Durham Shields, who also survives.
Other survivors include one son, Reece Shields of Salem; four daughters, Holly Shields of Salem, Bryony Harrell of Virginia, Chelsie Shields of Salem and Brionna Shields of Salem; one brother, Riley Shields of Salem; three sisters, Beverly Todd and Susan Collins, both or of Greenville, and Sharon Clark of Salem; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Jeremy Shields.
Viewing will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home, Salem.
The funeral service will be at at Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home, Salem at 11 a.m. Saturday. Kevin Lewis will officiate.
Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery.


STANLEY E. TRINKLE, SR., 77, New Albany, died Wednesday, Jan. 12 at Wedgewood Health Care Center in Clarksville.
He was a native of Fredericksburg and a member of Trinity UMC in New Albany. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and Bonnie Sloan American Legion Post #28 in New Albany. He was an avid square dancer for more than 20 years.
Survivors include his wife, Lillie M. (Toler) Trinkle; sons, Stanley E. Trinkle Jr. of Louisville, Thomas F. Trinkle of Georgetown; daughters, Rebekah Lynch of Houston, TX, Laura Wilkerson of Georgetown; a sister, Ruth Sipes of Fair Oaks, California; grandchildren, Tiffany, Kathleen, Larissa, Sasha, Katarina, Thomas, Miranda and Merannah.
Funeral services were Saturday, January 15 at the Market Street Chapel of Seabrook Dieckmann and Naville. Burial followed in Heidelburg Cemetery in Corydon.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Trinity United Methodist in New Albany.


ANNA MARGARET SHEPARD, 82, died Saturday, January 15, 2011 at her home.
She was born on April 11, 1928 to Joseph Edward and Tessie Reynolds Thompson in Charlestown, IN.
She was a former employee of the old Army Ammunition Plant and B & T Drugs in Charlestown. She was also a member of the North Charlestown Church of God. She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Pee Wee Thompson.
Survivors include her husband, Robert L. Shepard; son, Dale Shepard (Opal) of Memphis; daughters, Faye Wiggam (Larry) of New Washington, and Gloria Hartman (Rick) of Otisco; sisters, Esther Cash (Junior) of Charlestown, and Ella Peach Scruggs (Bill) of Charlestown; sister-in-law, Flossie Thompson of Charlestown; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services were Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown. Burial followed in the Otisco Cemetery.


PERRY LYNN SCHNEIDER, 52, Salem, died Friday, January 14, 2011 at St. Vincent Salem Hospital.
He was a retired employee of Danny's Heating and Air Conditioning in Salem.
On November 3, 2001 he married Lorinda L. Phillips Schneider, who survives.
Born August 28, 1958 in New Albany, he was the son of Kenneth and Flora Kirby Schneider.
Also surviving are a daughter, Judie (Jim) King, Leavenworth; three stepsons, Jeremey McCarty of Campbellsburg, Zachary McCarty of Salem and Jeremiah Schneider of Jeffersonville; a stepdaughter, Bobbie (Matt) Adams of Jeffersonville, his parents, Kenneth and Flora Schneider of Lanesville; four brothers, Kerry (Jeannie) Schneider of Mobile, Alabama, Lawrence Schneider and James (Rhodie) Schneider of Lanesville and Richard (Christina) Schneider of Louisville; two sisters, Joy (Ronnie) Ewing of Floyds Knobs and Julie (Roger) Weathers of Lanesville; and one granddaughter,Isabella McCarty of Campbellsburg.
The funeral service was Sunday, Jan. 16, 2010 at Dawalt Funeral Home, with Bro. Scott Huffaker officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Virginia 22312.


CAROL ANN BURTON, 70, Salem died Friday, January 14, 2011 at her residence.
She was a former employee of the old Bata Shoe Company and Lewebb Industries in Salem and was a life member of the Salem V.F.W. Post #6636 Womens Auxiliary.
On March 12, 1958, she married Bobby Joe Burton, Sr., who preceded her in death on October 22, 2007.
She was born February 19, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Harry and Margaret Eva McIntyre Dodge.
Survivors include two sons, Danny Burton of Campbellsburg and Bruce Burton of Salem; two daughters, Kelly Strange and Robin (Tony) Floyd of Salem; her mother, Magaret George of Clearwater, FL; three sisters, Margaret Ostrowski of The Villages, FL, Sandra Storms of Dearborn, MI and Kathy Lipp of Clearwater, FL; three brothers, Brian Dodge of Taylor, MI, Jimi Dodge of Jacksonville, FL. and Paul Dodge of Cape Coral, FL; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Bobby Joe Burton, Jr., one sister and one brother.
Services were Monday at Dawalt Funeral Home. Burial followed at Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem.


EDNA M. FISHER, 87, Fairmount Homes, Pennsylvania, formerly of Salem, died Wednesday, January 12, 2011.
She was the wife of the late Rev. Aaron Fisher who died in 1983.
She was born in Topeka, IN., she was the daughter of the late Valentine and Emma (Lonager) Slabaugh. A homemaker, she assisted her husband in pastoral visits. She was a member of the the Worship Center and enjoyed baking and gardening.
She is survived by two sons, Paul A. (Elnora) Fisher, Middlebury, IN and Kenneth E. (Media) Fisher, Mount Joy, PA; two daughters, Linda A. (Craig) Stoltzfus, Elverson, PA, Connie K. (David W.) Dienner, East Earl, PA; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
One brother, Fred Stabaugh, preceded her in death.
Services were Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 at Dawalt Funeral Home. Interment followed at Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem.


JESS A. JONES, 40, Salem died Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at his residence.
He was employed as a cable dog for 14 years.
On May 14, 2004, he married Amy Jo Wise Jones, who survives.
He was born August 24, 1970 in Indianapolis, the son of Mark and Veronica Manis Jones.
Also surviving are two daughters, Kaila Jones of Indianapolis and Jayelynn Jones of Salem; one son, Isaiah Jones of Salem; his parents, Mark Jones and Veronica Hamilton of Indianapolis; one brother, R. J. Jones of Indianapolis; and one grandson.
He was preceded in death by one sister.
Cremation was chosen. There will be no visitation or services.
Arrangements were made by Dawalt Funeral Home


VENICE C. (SUTTON) KNEAR, 82, of New Albany, died Saturday evening, January 15, 2011 at Autumn Woods Health Campus in New Albany.
She was a retired beautician and former owner of Venice K Beauty Salon in New Albany. She was a member of Scottsville Christian Church in Floyds Knobs.
She was born on April 29, 1928 in Cosmosdale, Kentucky to the late Condia and Ida M. (Bishop) Sutton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred A. Knear and sister, Mary Knear.
She is survived by her loving sisters, Sarah Prell of New Albany, Thelma Hedden of Elizabeth, Juanita Leffler and her husband, Wayne, of Elizabeth, Imogene Monson and her husband, Bill, of New Albany; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday, January 20 at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany, IN 47150) and after 10 a.m. on Friday. Her Funeral Service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 21 in the Paul F. Kraft, Sr. Memorial Chapel at the funeral home with private entombment to follow at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Scottsville Christian Church (7857 Scottsville Road, Floyds Knobs, IN 47119).


CHARLES "CHARLIE" HERBERT ROSS JR.,72, of Charlestown, died Tuesday, January 18 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
He was born January 10, 1939 in Speed, to Charles and Georgia Ross. He worked for ICI for 12 years as a Maintenance Foreman, he worked for International for two years before retiring from Colgate in 1993. He was the lead singer of his band, The Crossfires. He was also a Kentucky Colonel.
He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Karen Ross of Charlestown; two sons, Charles Ross III and wife Paula of Lexington, KY and Michael Ross and wife Janna, of Charlestown and two daughters, Debbie Longpre and husband Brian, of Lodi, CA and Brenda Ross of Charlestown; a sister, Betty Carter of KY; an uncle, Vernard Frederick Burr and wife Alma, of Sellersburg; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are pending at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown.


JOHN M. BAKER, 52, of Pekin died Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 1:37 a.m. at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was an employee of Blue River Cabinets.
He was born July 1, 1958 in Salem, the son of Charles E. and Alice R. Davis Baker.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Newby Baker. They were married November 24, 1984.
He is also survived by a brother, Jerry L. Baker of Salem; a sister, Joan Henderson of Mississippi; and five nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial followed at Horner's Chapel Cemetery.


MELVINA FAYE RICHARDS, 74, of Scottsburg, Indiana died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 at her daughters’ home in Westfield.
She was a native of Laurel, She was a retired teacher for several small Christian schools in Midwest and a substitute teacher at Scott County District # 1 for several years. She was a member of First Christian Church in Scottsburg, and President of the resident association at St. James Place.
Survivors include five daughters, Lois Fisher of Westfield, Della Hutton of Scottsburg, Judy (Keith) Herb of Austin, Rebekah Grandi of Westfield, and Margaret L. Battenberg of Clarksville, Tennessee; three brothers, Sam Cummins of Zephyr Hills, Fl., Mendell Cummins of Laurel, and John Cummins of Rushville; four sisters, Wanda Thompson of Morristown; Geraldine Worland of Columbus; Pam Hunter of Metamora; and Jane Cummins of Zephyr Hills, Fl. and 8 grandchildren, Jeff and Kara Cummins, Jordan and Tyler Hutton, Rachel Fisher, Noah and Andrew Battenberg and Antonio Grandi.
Funeral service was Saturday, January 15, at First Christian Church with cremation to follow.
Memorial Contributions: Jordan Reiger Fund c/o Collins Funeral Home.


STEVEN E. HELTON, 57, of Scottsburg, died Sunday, January 16, at his residence.
He was a native of Scottsburg, He was a telecommunications engineer for Baptist Health Care Systems in Louisville, Ky., and a member of Zoah Christian Church in Scottsburg.
Survivors include his wife, Linda  Helton; two sons, Ryan H.
Helton of Austin, and Michael S. Helton of Indianapolis, a stepson, Devin Morris of San Marcos, Texas; a stepdaughter, Jessica Morris of Indianapolis, three brothers, James E. Helton of Redmond, Washington, Robert E. Helton of Richmond, Va., and Frank E. Helton of Scottsburg.
Funeral service will be at 1 pm on Wednesday, January 19, at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Zoah Cemetery.
Visitation: after 10 a.m. on Wednesday.  Memorial Contributions: American Cancer Society c/o Collins Funeral Home.


JOY HUFF STIDAM, 62, of Scottsburg, died Thursday, Jan. 13.
She was a native of Austin. She was an employee of Metropolitan Urology in Jeffersonville, a C.M.A. Instructor at Ivy Tech in Sellersburg, Indiana since 1988 and also was the former office manager for Dr. Daniel Snow in Scottsburg.
She was a member of the American Association of Medical Assistants and served in numerous leadership capacities including Past President and has been the recipient of the Medical Assistant of the Year for the State of Indiana multiple times. She was a former member of the O.E.S. Chapter # 433 in Sellersburg, Indiana and the Business and Professional Women Club.
Survivors include husband, Jerry L. Stidam; son, Dr. Jeffrey M. Stidam of Floyds Knobs; a daughter, Lara R. Binkley of Scottsburg, two brothers, Otis Huff of Hamilton, Ohio and James B. Huff of Indianapolis; three sisters, Joan Koger and Connie Smalley both of Jeffersonville, and Tammy Huff-Worsham of Louisville, Ky., and four grandchildren, Allison and Addison Binkley and Skyler and Julia Stidam.
Funeral service was Sunday at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions: Ivy Tech Foundation c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg,


ELSIE MAE SUTTON, 85, of Scottsburg, Indiana, died Wednesday, January 12, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
She owned and operated a beauty salon from her home for years and also worked at several other local beauty salons, was a former secretary for Scottsburg City Hall and Scott Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Scottsburg, Indiana, Scott Memorial Hospital Guild, O.E.S. Chapter # 107 where she was also Past Worthy Matron, Psi Iota Xi Sorority, Young In Heart Homemakers Club and the Red Hat Society.
Survivors include a son, Larry Sutton of Jamul, California; a daughter, Cathy Hastings of Ellettsville; a daughter-in-law Barbara Sutton of Louisville, Kentucky; a sister, Elva Cook of Louisville, Ky., 7 grandchildren, James Ross, Larry Sutton, Jr., April Sutton, Christi Kline, Lauren Weber, Ryan and Olivia Hastings and 12 great grandchildren.
Funeral service was Saturday at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Scottsburg Cemetery. An Eastern Star Memorial Service was held at Collins Funeral Home.


CHRISTOPHER “CHRIS” MICHAEL GRAWITCH, 47, of Borden, died Monday, January 17, at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was a native of East St. Louis, Illinois.
He served in the United States Army serving Sept of 1981 until being honorably discharged in Sept 28, 1985. He was a HVAC Service technician for over 25 years and was in the process of starting his own HVAC business. He was vice president of the Henryville Golden Band Boosters.
Survivors include his wife, Renda (Higgs) Grawitch of Borden; a daughter Billie Jo Grawitch of Borden, a son, Daniel Christopher Grawitch of Borden, a granddaughter. nine siblings, Donna Humphrey of Fairview Heights, Ill, Joseph Thomas Grawitch of Barnhart, MO, William Grawitch of St. Louis, MO, Andrew Grawitch of Fairview Heights, Ill, John Grawitch of Mascould, Ill, Michael Grawitch of St. Pete, MO, Patrick Grawitch of Waterloo, Ill, Vickie Grawitch of Bellville, Ill, Matthew Grawitch of Bellville, Ill.
Adams Funeral Home in Henryville has been entrusted with service arrangements for Chris; Reverend Toby Jenkins will conduct funeral services at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 20, at Henryville Baptist Church with burial to follow at Ebenezer Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday, January 19, 2011 from 4 to 8 p.m.at Henryville Baptist Church and after 10 a.m. on Friday at Henryville Baptist Church. Memorial donations may be given to the family c/o Adams Funeral Home, 209 S. Ferguson St., Henryville, IN 47126.
Online condolences and a video tribute may be viewed at www.AdamsFuneralHomeonline.com.


MARGARET MCDONALD, 81, died Friday, January 14, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
She was a retired employee of the old Scottsburg Plastics in Scottsburg.
Survivors include six daughters, Judy Peacock of Scottsburg, Linda McDonald of Scottsburg, Kathy Snelling of Scottsburg, Diana Sebastian of Scottsburg, Lori Dake of Scottsburg, Theresa Griffin of Scottsburg; a son, Jeffrey L. McDonald of Scottsburg; a brother, Charles Huckleberry of Austin; a sister, Mary Mullins of Scottsburg, 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Tuesday, January 18, at Kimberlin Creek Baptist Church wit the Rev. Jason Johns officiating.
Collins Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. She was buried in the Kimberlin Creek Cemetery.


GAVEN MICHAEL HENDERSON- THIENEMAN, infant son of Shannon Michelle Henderson of Scottsburg and Travis Michael Thieneman of Pekin, died Wednesday, December 22, at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville.
He was the grandson of Tamra Thieneman of Pekin. Tony Thieneman of Scottsburg, and Charlotte Henderson of Elizabeth; great-grandparents are Sally and Mike Halas, Wnada Henderson, Betty Kennedy and Doris and Frank Thieneman, and several nices and nephews.
A private service was was held at Scott Funeral Home’s North Chapel in Jeffersonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kosair Children’s Charities.


WILMA JUNE FLEENOR AVALOS, 74, Austin, died Thursday, January 13, at Norton’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
She was a native of Beattyville, Ky.
Survivors include a daughter, Yvonne Fleenor of Lexington; sons, Danny Bowling of Austin, Roy Davidson of Salem, Mark Fleenor of Austin; sister, Helen Pennington Dowling of Austin, 12 grandchildren.
Funeral service was Saturday, January 15, at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with the Rev. Steve Griffin officiating.
Graveside service will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem.
On-line condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneral home.net


RALPH E. ROBISON, 87, died Friday, January 14, at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
The Sellersburg native was a graduate of New Washington and earned a beachelors degree from Hanover College and Masters Degree from Spaulding University.
He was a retired elementary school teacher at the old Marysville Elementary School in Marysville, where he also coached boys and girls basketball. He was also a teacher and assistant Principal at New Washington Elementary School. He served as a nurse in the U.S. Navy during WWII, was a Boy Scout Leader, Lexington Democrat Precinct Committeeman for over 30 years, served on the Alcohol and Welfare Boards and a 50 year member of the English Lodge No. 622 F&AM in Lexington.
Survivors include two daughters, June Stutsman of Scottsburg, Elizabeth Turner of Sellersburg; a son, Charles Robison of Nabb, three sisters, Barbara Lee of Ridgeville, Martha Robison of Greenwood and Jane Dreyer of Hardy, Va., a brother, Bob Robison of Greenwood, four grandchildren.
Funeral was Monday, January 17, at Collins Funeral Home with burial in the Lexington Cemetery.


CHERYL ANN PARKS, 50, Scottsburg, died Saturday, January 15, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
She was a native of California.
Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Porter of Austin, a son, Chris Garten of Scottsburg; a sister, Vicki Guitterez of Colorado; brothers, Bruce Drees of Virginia, Scott Drees of Virginia; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild.
Graveside service was held Tuesday, January 18, at New Providence Cemetery in Austin with the Rev. Danny McDonald officiating.
Burial will be at New Providence Cemetery in Austin.
Online condolences may be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net


TERESA GAYLE NOBLE, 53, Austin, died Thursday, January 13, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
She was a native of Scottsburg and was an advisor for Aisin in Seymour. She was a member of the Southern Cruisers Ridding Club Chapter No. 372 of Austin.
Survivors include a husband, Odum “Speedy” Noble Jr. of Austin, daughter, Shannon Gayle Caudell of Scottsburg; a son, Justin Edward Noble of Scottsburg, Thomas Edward Juanette Coomer of Austin, a brother, Tommy Joe Coomer of Austin; one grandson.
Funeral service was Monday, January 17, at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin wit the Rev. Bobby Spicer officiating.
Burial was in the Scottsburg Cemetery in Scottsburg.
Online condolences can be made at www.buchanan-funeralhome.net


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