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Obituaries March 30, 2011 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 28 March 2011 00:00

IMOGENE VEST, 84
JOHN RAY HOPPER, 59
HELEN R. HALL JINES TINGLE, 76
FLORENCE L. NEAL, 82,
JEAN E. CUNDIFF, 69
TERESA A. LOWE, 52
JOHN “JOHNNY” W. RICE, 84
JAMES “JIM” R. HARL, 69
JANICE (JESTER) RICHMOND, 84
DORISSEY E. “MOMO” MOORES SCHAFER, 81
BETTY SUE SACHLEBEN BRIGHT, 71
DUANE EDWIN “DU” SKELTON, 61
FANNIE LEE HARDWICK, 78
ROBERT SHREWSBURY, 74
LAUREL C. NICHOLSON, 84
CHRISTINE  JONES, 76
DONNA FRANCES KINGSTON, 69
WALLACE F. "WALLY" FLOYD, 83
JOSEPH CARL SWEANY, 61
DANE HIGDON, 46
JULIA N. BABB, 96
JOSEPH “JUNE” WISMAN, JR., 88
DENNIS RAY REASOR, 63
JOSEPH ROBERT “BOB” WIMSATT, 67
RICK BRIAN “RICK” PEARSON, 53
DENNIE A. SNELLING, JR., 53

 


IMOGENE VEST, 84, died Tuesday March 22, 2011.
She was born on July 3, 1926 to Jess and Roxanne Franklin in Grayson Co., KY. She was a retired cook at New Washington High School. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Leonard Vest,and her granddaughter Cheri Nicole Vest.
Survivors included her son Jerry Vest (Teresa) of Otisco, IN, daughter; Charlotte Smithers of Jeffersonville, IN, her brothers; Allus Franklin of Charlestown, IN, Danny Franklin of Scottsburg, IN, Cletus Franklin of Scottsburg, IN, Lewis Franklin of Crown Point, IL, her sisters; Joyce Franklin of Clarksville, IN, Marie Dimitt of Clarksville, IN, Delores Gray of Connersville, IN, Edwina Lawson of Pendleton, IN, 2 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday March 24, 2011 at 11:00am at the Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington, with burial in the Hibernia Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2pm to 8pm and after 9am on Thursday.


JOHN RAY HOPPER, 59, died February 21, 2011 in Marengo.
He was born on October 2, 1951 in Klamath Falls, Ore.
He is survived by his parents, David and Mary Lou Hopper of Pekin, and Wanda Hopkins of Talent, Ore., three sons, Jason Parmelee of Shady Cove, Oregon, Chris Hopper of Medford, Oregon, and Kevin Hopper of Medford, Oregon, four brothers, Jim Hopper of Coquille, Ore., Jerry Hopper of Talent, Ore., Danny Hopper of Orleans, and Steve Hopper of Pekin; two sisters, Ann Hopper of Marengo and Myra Flint of Eminence, Ind. and two grandchildren.


HELEN R. HALL JINES TINGLE, 76, Madison, died Sunday, March 20, 2011 at Dearborn County Hospital.
She was born September 1, 1934 to Chester Clarence and Anna Ruth Perkinson Hall. She was a member of the Madison Moose Lodge No. 765 and the Moose Heart. She was also a member of the Ryker's Ridge Baptist Church.
She is survived by one daughter: Teresa Kay (Steve) Ashby, of Hanover, three sons: James Lynn (Judy) Jines, of Madison, Richard L. (Amy) Jines, of Fairfield, Ohio, Timothy G. (Jennifer) Jines, of Madison, two brothers: Charles R. “Charlie” (Mary Karleen) Hall, of North Vernon, Chester “Mike” (Becky) Hall, of Madison, three sisters: Barbara Scholl, Luann Blessinger , Susan Wright, all of Corydon, son-in-law: Jonathan Day, of Madison, her grandchildren: Jason (Alisha), Scott ( Beth), Kevin (Amanda), Bryce, Courtney, Hanna, Elizabeth, Alexandra, and Nicholas, her great-grandchildren: Liam, Owen, Christian, Cameron, Alexis, Nathan, and Arilynn, several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, James E. “Jimmy” Jines and Charles E. Tingle, daughter: Judy Jines Day, and grandson: Brandon Edward Jines.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre with interment at Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Lung Association.


FLORENCE L. NEAL, 82, died at Indian Creek Health & Rehabilitation Center in Corydon on Tuesday March 22, 2011.
She was born on September 27, 1928 in Bethlehem, IN the daughter of Luther and Charlotte Bruce. Mrs. Neal was a homemaker and enjoyed taking care of her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, William “Bill” Neal; daughters, Grace Furnish, Milltown, Bonnie Lathem, Hibernia, Ind., Betty Blevins, New Albany, Ind. and Pam Werner, Louisville; sons, Billy Neal, Jeffersonville, Donald and Danny Neal both of Louisville; 30 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Mary Blevins, sister Betty Mattingly, brother, George Jennings.
Funeral services were Friday March 25, 2011 at the Grayson Funeral Home Charlestown. Burial followed in the Hibernia Cemetery.


JEAN E. CUNDIFF, 69, died at St. Catherine Regional Hospital in Charlestown, on Tuesday, March 22, 2011.
She was born on July 6, 1941 in Susquehanna, Pa. the daughter of Garland and Eleanor O’Conner Huntsman. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Charlestown and also a volunteer at St. Catherine Regional Hospital in the gift shop.
Survivors include her husband Bill Cundiff; sister, Barbara Scalzetti and her husband Andy, Arlington Heights, Ill.; brother, David Huntsman and his wife Debbie, Long Island, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Edward Huntsman.
Funeral services were Friday, March 25, 2011 at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Charlestown.
Grayson Funeral Home, Charlestown, handled the arrangements.


TERESA A. LOWE, 52, of Seymour, died Wednesday, March 23, at Schneck Medical Center.
She was born May 29, 1958, in Scottsburg, she was the daughter of the late James E. Lee and Ruby V. (Vaughn) Lee, who survives. On June 15, 1996 in the Free Methodist Church at Spraytown, she married Martin R. Lowe who also survives. She was active in the New Day Community Church of Columbus. She was certified clown. She had an Associates Degree in Psychology from Ivy Tech.  She was a homemaker, who enjoyed her children and especially her grandchildren.
Besides her husband and mother she is survived by her children, Tressa (Kevin) Lowe Miller, Crystal Machen, Kaleb Cassetty; grandchildren, Dawson Barrett, Kasie Barrett, Angel Grider, Dreah Day, Jonathan Day; brothers, Edward Morris Lee, Doyle Michael (Judy) Lee; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father; brother, James E. Lee, and daughter, Vivian Machen.
Funeral services at Voss Chapel were held on Monday, March 28. Rev. Chuck Lambert officiated. Burial followed at the Spraytown Cemetery with a Voss Dove release.
Memorials may be written to the Donor’s Choice.


JOHN “JOHNNY” W. RICE, 84, Borden, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in Westminster Healthcare in Clarksville.
He was born October 3, 1926 and was the son of the late George E. Rice and Virgie L. (Hendrix) Rice. He was a retired machine operator for Louisville Cement Company. He was a member of the Borden Christian Church.
He is survived by four sons: Timothy (Peggy) Rice, of Memphis, Michael Rice, of Henryville, Richard (Wanda) Rice, of Roxboro, N.C., Donnie Rice, of Clarksville, one daughter: Debbie (Larry) Fanning, of New Albany, one son-in-law: Steve Watkins, of Lanesville, one sister: Rosie (Calvin) Stucky, of Fordsville, Ky., 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife: Patricia “Patty” Rice, one son: David Rice, and one daughter: Cathy Watkins, and one brother.
The funeral service was held Monday, March 28, 2011 at the Daisy Hill United Methodist Church in Borden with burial in the Daisy Hill Cemetery. Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorial contributions can be made to the Daisy Hill Cemetery fund.


JAMES “JIM” R. HARL, 69, Greenville, died Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at his residence.
He is survived by his wife: Oletta Harl, sons: Kevin (Vicky) Harl, David (Mary Ann) Harl, Mike (Angela) Beanblossom, and Tim Beanblossom, daughters: Kelly (Jamie) Cart, Deborah (Doug) Roederer, and Diane (Jeff) Jenks, 16 grandchildren and 4 great-granchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Everett and Minnie Harl, and his first wife: Dorothy Ann Becht Harl.
Cremation was chosen. Family and friends gathered for a remembrance on Friday, April 1, 2011 at Love Funeral Home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Hosparus/Hospice of Southern Indiana.


JANICE (JESTER) RICHMOND, 84, Frankfort, died Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at Waldron Health and Rehab.
She was born on May 21, 1926 to Major Thomas Jester and Ruth Elizabeth (Hoehn) Jester. She was a real estate agent and broker at Jester Realty and a former owner of Richmond's Antiques. She was a member of Sigma Lamda Chi Soroity and served on the Board of Directors of the Shelbyville Boy's Club. She attended the First United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her daughters: Ruth (Gregg) Larrison, Donna Lee Richmond, sons: John (April) Richmond, Jester “Jes” (Vicky) Richmond, both of Shelbyville, William “Bill” Richmond, Franklin, Thomas “Tom” (Linda) Richmond, of Norristown, granddaughters: Tara (John) Good, Katie Rush, Elizabeth (John) Hamner, Heather (Bruce) Ramsey, Talya Jones, grandsons: Cole Dickmann, Casey Dickmann, Cord Dickmann, Matthew (Danielle) Richmond, Eugene Jones, Albert Jones and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband: Donald Leon Richmond, son: Donald Arthur Richmond, brothers: Richard “Dick” Jester, and Anthony “Tony” Jester.
Freeman Family Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


DORISSEY E. “MOMO” MOORES SCHAFER, 81, Madison, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.
She was born June 26, 1929 to Benjamin Franklin and Maggy Pearl Lawrence Moore. She was a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church, the Madison VFW Post 1969 Auxiliary, Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Madison Moose Lodge No. 765 and the Eagles Lodge.
She is survived by three daughters: Beverly (Terry) Akers, of Bethlehem, Ga., Mary Francis (Galen) Lauter, of Hanover, Diana (James) Mahoney, of Madison, son: Rev. Lawrence E. (Susan) Schafer, of North Vernon, son-in-law: Bill Stites, of Madison, brother: Paul Delbert (Veronica) Moore, of Madison, grandchildren: Tammy Stewart, Tina Voris, Valerie Martin, Melissa Crisp, Kristopher Akers, Stacy Lauter, Glen Mahoney, Maggy Mahoney, Jessica Schafer, Rachel Schafer, Lydia Schafer, Rebecca Schafer, and Andrea Ticknor, great-grandchildren: Bethany, Traci, Autumn, Everett, Katelynn, Nicholas, Karissa, Katelyn, Madison, Britain, Caleb, Uhriah, several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband: Francis “Frankie” Schafer, sisters: Mary Long, Bertha Taylor, Rebecca Long, and Myrtle Elizabeth Davis, brothers: William Benjamin Moores, and Benjamin Moores, daughter: Pearl Elizabeth Stites, and nephew: Lawrence “Willie” Davis.
The Funeral Services were held Saturday, March 26, 2011 at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church with Interment at Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison. Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre handled the arrangements. Memorial contributions can be made to the Doris Schafer Memorial Fund.


BETTY SUE SACHLEBEN BRIGHT, 71, Madison, died Thursday, March 24, 2011 at King's Daughters' Hospital.
She was born October 1, 1939 to Harry and Emma Banks Sachleben. She worked for the Madison Courier in the Advertisement Department and Gateway Supermarket as a cashier. She was a member of the North Madison Christian Church and a previous member of the North Madison Baptist Church.
She is survived by sons: Mike (Rita) Bright, of Hilliard, Ohio, Steve L. (Kay) Bright, of Owensboro, Ky., daughters: Amy Kaye Bright, Angie S. (Brian) Kelley, both of Madison, grandchildren: David Bright, Rachel Reeder, Leah Bright, Madison Bright, Richie Bright, Olivia Kelley, step-grandchildren: Valerie Pate, James Bradford, step-great-grandchildren: Shelby Klueh, Jacob Klueh, Caleb Moxon, sister: Marjorie L. Birch, of Madison, several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband: Richard Dale Bright, and granddaughter: Jordan Allyssa Bright.
The funeral services were held Monday, March 28, 2011 at Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre with Interment at Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Special Olympics or Hospice of King's Daughters' Hospital.


DUANE EDWIN “DU” SKELTON, 61, Commiskey, Ind., died Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at his home.
He was born January 1, 1950 to Burt and Marie Allen Skelton. He is a United States Army veteran and received the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He worked as an over the road truck driver, as a Union Laborer and for Precision Products in Lincoln. He was a member of the Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion and Middletown American Legion Post 672.
He is survived by his wife: Sue Walta Skelton, daughter: Bridget (Wes) Sparks, of Crystal Lake, Ill., step-daughter: Susie Kiel, of Madison, step-son: Gary Stone, of Dupont, mother: Marie Skelton, of Lincoln, Ill., sisters: Joyce Skelton, of Lincoln, Mary Hashman, of Springfield, Ill., Linda Hashman, of Danville, Ky. brothers: Dean (Joyce) Skelton, of Middletown, Ill., Buck Skelton, of Lincoln, Ill., grandsons: Nathaniel Coy, Kasten Sparks, Jace Sparks, all of Crystal Lake, Ill., great-grandchildren: Haley Caplinger, Chelsea Caplinger, Daniel Gehrke, Ashleigh Knudson, Josey Kiel, Damon Bradshaw, Alisha Mashburn, Rene Garland, Brandy Garland, step-great-grandchildren: Dayton Bolton, Alicia Keller, Halie Mae Mashburn, Myra Sue Mashburn, cousin: Joe (Kathy) Skelton, of Lincoln, Ill., many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, Burt Skelton, brother: Bob Skelton.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre. Full military honors were conducted at the funeral home by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. Memorial contributions can be made to the Donor's Choice.


FANNIE LEE HARDWICK, 78, died Monday, March 21, 2011 at home under hospice care in Palm Beach County, Fla.
She was born September 23, 1932 to Joseph Fulton and Lucy (Hall) Hardwick. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Akron's E.B.C. Minisries, the Kentucky Colonels, the Akron Firestone Park MotherSingers, the Salvation Army, and the Firestone Tire and Rubber Co.'s Trainee Wives Club.
She is survived by her husband: Dillard Bruce Feltner, Sr., four children: Dillard B. Jr., David C., Lisa J.A. (David) Harrison, Elizabeth E. Feltner, grandchildren: Benjamin and Matthew Feltner, Rachel Smith, and Alexander Feltner Harrison, brothers: Joseph B. (Evelyn) Hardwick, David C. (Rozie) Hardwick, Charles L. (Sheilagh Mylott) Hardwick, brother-in-law: Herbert (Sue) Feltner, sisters-in-law: Kathleen (W.N. Nick) Lewis, Mary Feltner, Faye Feltner, Jean Feltner, and Betty Leggett, many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be Saturday, April 2, 2011 at Adams Funeral Home in Crothersville with burial at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Austin. Memorial services will be held later in Akron, OH and in Greenacres, Fla. Memorial contributions can be made to the First United Church of Akron, OH or to E.B.C. Ministries of Greenacres, Fla.


ROBERT SHREWSBURY, 74, Greenville died.
He was a member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church and the Greenville Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his wife: MaryAnn Shrewsbury, daughter: LuAnn Turnage, son: Tim (Debbie and Isabel) Shrewsbury, grandchildren: Lincoln (Rachel) Turnage, Natalie Turnage, great-grandson: Campbell Turnage, sisters: Thelma (Bill) Hagerman, Carol Shrewsbury, sister-in-law: Becky Branham, nephews: Jeff (Jessica) Branham, Scott (Darci) Branham, great-nieces and nephew: Emma, Jillian, Eli, and Jayda Branham.
The funeral service was held Monday, March 28, 2011 at Love Funeral Home.


LAUREL C. NICHOLSON, 84, Campbellsburg, died Friday, March 25, 2011 at his home.
He was born November 18, 1926 and was the son of John W. and Elma Phipps Nicholson. He was a retired employee of Washington County Highway Department and a lifelong farmer. He was a member of Sugar Creek Christian Church and Redbone Coonhound Association. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of American Legion.
He is survived by a daughter: Tammy (Jon) Guess, of Campbellsburg, two sons: Troy (Charity) Nicholson and Kevin Nicholson, both of Campbellsburg, three brothers: Leo Nicholson, of Pekin, Wayne Nicholson, of Salem, Philip Nicholson, of Campbellsburg, two sisters: Phyllis Maudlin and Mildred Smith, both of Evansville, four grandsons and three granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers: Maurice, Cecil, and John D. Nicholson, and a sister: Bethel Knapp.Funeral Services were held Monday, March 28, 2011 at Weathers Funeral Home with burial in Claysville Cemetery with military honors. Memorial contributions can be made to Diabetes Foundation or Washington County Humane Society.


CHRISTINE  JONES, 76, of  Scottsburg, died Saturday, March 26th, 2011  in  Henryville.
She was born in Breathitt County, Ky. on September 1, 1934, the daughter of the late Walter and Hazel (Holland) Coomer. She was a  Housewife.
Survivors include, daughters:  Lee Porter of Underwood, Debbie Shean of Bloomington, Jennifer Smith of Scottsburg, Sandra Gladden of Scottsburg, Kimberly Chasteen of Avon and a son, Gene Mullins of Austin. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Wednesday, March 30, at Buchanan Funeral Home, Austin. Rev. Dennis Thomas officiated. Burial followed at Scottsburg Cemetery in  Scottsburg.


DONNA FRANCES KINGSTON,69, Scottsburg, died Friday March 25, 2011 at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
She was born on March 21, 1942 in Speed, Indiana.  She was the daughter of the late Herman and Edna Mae (Mueller) Gladden.  She was a pharmacy technician for CVS Pharmacy in Scottsburg, where she worked for 35 years.  She was a Christian.
Survivors include her husband Paul  Kingston of Scottsburg; mothe, Edna Mae Mueller Gladden of New Albany; daughter: Kimberly A. Cobb of  Henryville; sons, Donald Ray (Terrena) Cobb of Henryville and Sean (Amanda Allen) Kingston of Indianapolis and a brother, Garry Gladden of Henryville.
She is also survived by four grandchildren,  Jordan Cobb, Kara Valdivia, Aedyn & Kyra Kingston; three great-granchildren and several nieces.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Collins Funeral Home. Burial followed at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Henryville.
Memorial Contributions: Scott County Humane Society c/o Collins Funeral Home, which handled the arrangements.


WALLACE F. "WALLY" FLOYD, 83, Scottsburg, died Sunday, March 27, 2011, in Seymour.
He was born on February 6, 1928 in Pekin, the son of the late Roscoe & Charlotte (Burchett) Floyd.  He was married on Feb. 27, 1953 to Jean E. (Evans)  Floyd.  He was a retired truck driver for the old Murphy Motor Freight in Louisville.  He was a member of First Baptist Church of Seymour, where he served as a former Trustee and bus driver.  He served in WW II as a Corporal in the US Army Air Corp.  He was a member of Teamsters Local # 89 and an avid gardener.
Survivors include: his wife, Jean E. Floyd; two daughters, Kathy (Larry) Campbell and Marijean "Jennie" (Phil) Hoene all of Seymour; a brother: Wendell Floyd of Pekin; two sisters: Shirley Keen of Blairsville, Ga. and Barbara Archer of Country Club Hills, Ill. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Shawn Akemon, Erika (Brian) Hunteman & Cami Hoene and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by: two sisters: Norma Deitrich & Marie Davis and two brothers: David & Donald Floyd.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 30 at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana or the Gideon's c/o of Collins Funeral Home.


JOSEPH CARL SWEANY, 61, of  Vernon, Ind. died Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Hospice Inpatient Center in  Columbus.
He was born in Austin, on September 5, 1949, the son of the late Joseph Paul and Alberta Bertie (Wheeler) Sweany. He was a member of Austin Christian Church in  Austin. He was also a Navy Veteran during Vietnam. He worked at American Can Co., Morgan Foods, and Smith Cabinet Factory.
Survivors include: his wife,  Thelma  (Couch) Sweany of Vernon; daughter, Melissa Johnson of Vernon; son, Marshall Bowling of North Vernon and a brother:  Paul Eddie Sweany of Scottsburg.
He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Kathleen Quillen, Amanda Grajales, Branden Bowling, Benjamin Bowling, Whitney Bowling, Nanthaniel Madden, Samantha McGammon, and Trent Perry. and four great-grandchildren, Cassidy, Sophia, Cristian, and Adrian.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister, and a brother.
Funeral services were Tuesday, March 29, at Buchanan Funeral Home, Austin. Rev. Dave Huey officiated.
Military graveside service were conducted by Crothersville VFW Post 1083.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to to the family.


DANE HIGDON, 46, of Scottsburg, died Friday, March 25 2011.
He was born January 28 1965 to Ronald & Alfonda Higdon. He was married to Penny Barnett Higdon. He was a graduate of Scottsburg High School; attended college one year; was retired from Morgan Foods in Austin; attended Mt. Moriah Church & Fairview Christian Church and was a member of NRA (National Rifle Association).
Survivors include his parents Ronald & Alfonda Higdon; his wife Penny Higdon; sons D. J. Higdon of Scottsburg & Clayton Gross of Austin; daughter Tara Allen & husband Michael of Sheperdsville Ky.; sisters Dawn Grider of Henryville & Rhonda Deaton of Scottsburg; & four grandchildren Courtney Allen, Michael Allen, Skylar Gross & McKenzie Gross.
Funeral services were Tuesday March 29 2011 at Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home. Todd Richardson officiated and burial followed in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.
Memorial Donations to donor’s choice, c/o Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home, 80 N 1st St., Scottsburg IN 47170.


JULIA N. BABB, 96, of Scottsburg, died Saturday, March 26, 2011 at the Hoosier Christian Village in Brownstown.
She was born on November 27, 1914 in Paris, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Silas William and Betsy Dorinda (Hanger) Heathman.  She was a retired Vice President for the old Production Credit Association in Scottsburg, a member of the Scottsburg Presbyterian, 50 year member of the Phi Beta Psi Sorority, former president and member of the Scott Memorial Hospital Guild and former volunteer for Lifespring.
She was preceded in death by her husband,  Roy B. Babb, two sisters, Ruth Durbin and Hazel Harrison and a brother, Charles W. Heathman.
Survivors include a daughter, Becky A. (Wesley) Whitler of Brownstown; a sister, Gertrude Hayes of Warrensburg, Missouri; four grandchildren, Jeff & Kim Thomas, Kelly Renton & Jason Whitler and two great-grandchildren, Willow & Ronin Renton.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Collins Funeral Home. Burial followed at Scottsburg Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Don & Dana Myers Cancer Center or the Red Sky Rescue Center c/o Collins Funeral Home.


JOSEPH “JUNE” WISMAN, JR., 88, Lanesville, died Friday, March 25.
He retired from Bruce Fox, Inc. after 42 years of dedicated service. He was WW2 Navy Veteran.He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Hazel Van Winkle, and after her death, wife, Lois Walther Clubb.
He is survived by his children, Diane Dukes (Bill) of Floyds Knobs, Donnie Wisman (Stacy) of Lanesville, Eugene Wisman (Jan Summers) of New Albany, step-daughter- Candy Stewart (Herbie) of Elizabeth. He is also survived by five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lanesville, Tuesday, March 29 at 11 a.m.. Father Juan Valdez officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon handled the arrangements.


DENNIS RAY REASOR, 63, died Friday, March 25, 2011 at University of Louisville Hospital.
He was born on April 3, 1947 in New Albany, the son of Louis Edward and Norma Royse Reasor. He was a salesman for Frito Lay and a member of the National Guard.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter Lily Ann Reas.
He is survived by his wife Phyllis McCollum Reasor of Corydon; one son, Glen Reas (Anissa) of Depauw; three daughters, Dawn Cullins (Marc) and Robin Kessinger (Chad) both of Greenville, and Tracy Jo Brown (Bill) of Sellersburg; his uncle, Nelson T. Reasor (Barbara) of Corydon; his Aunt- Kassie Reasor of Corydon and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Tia McCullum Trent, Blaze Stumler, Haleigh Cullins, Kara Ross, Courtney and Jake Kessinger, Olivia Reas, Matthew and Abby Brown and one great grandson Cole Ross.
Funeral services were held at the Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon. Burial followed in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial gifts be made to the West Chestnut Street Baptist Church at 1725 W. Chestnut St. Louisville, KY 40203.


JOSEPH ROBERT “BOB” WIMSATT, 67, died Thursday, March 24, 2011 surrounded by family and friends.
He was a 1961 graduate of New Albany High School, Bob owned Harshfield Bros. Produce, Inc. in New Albany. He served on the New Albany Floyd County Board of School Trustees from 1980-84 and was a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus Cardinal Ritter Council #1221. He was a long-time member of St. Mary Navilleton Catholic Church in Floyds Knobs. He was born on October 1, 1943 in Mineral Wells, Texas to the late Joseph Richard and Clara Helen (Ray) Wimsatt.
He is also preceded in death by his siblings, Linda Frances Wimsatt, Janet Thomas, Donna LaHue and Steve Wimsatt.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 49 years, Theresa L. (Fink) Wimsatt; daughters, Linda Sue Wimsatt of New Albany and Kristie M. Pellman and her husband, Jerry of Floyds Knobs; son, Robert J. “Bobby” Wimsatt and his wife, Holly of Floyds Knobs; brothers, Mike Wimsatt of Floyds Knobs, John Wimsatt of Greenville, and Bill Wimsatt of Florida; sisters, Sheila Schmidt, Jean Tevis, Joan Foster, Rita Tooley, all of Georgetown, Mary Paul of Florida, Esther Fredericks of Corydon and Maureen Pierce of Colorado; and grandchildren, Theresa and Kristin Marr, Christopher, Sean and Nolan Pellman, Bobby Wimsatt, Jr., and Logan Johnson.
His funeral mass was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 29 at St. Mary Navilleton Catholic Church in Floyds Knobs. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association.
Newcomber Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


RICK BRIAN “RICK” PEARSON, 53, of Seymour died Thursday, March 24, 2011 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.
He was born May 24, 1957, in Seymour, the son of Lawrence G. “Larry” and Loveldy Ellen (Roberson) Pearson. He was married to Velda ( Wilson) Pearson, who survives. He attended Central Christian Church.  He was employed at Cummins Engine Company, Columbus for 34 years. He graduated from Seymour Senior High School in 1976.
Besides his mother and wife he is survived by children, Stacy Culp (Darren) Borgman, Cherry Culp (Rusty) Chaney, his brother, Randi (Tina) Pearson; sister, Jennifer Pearson, grandchildren, Alexandrea Culp, Rebecca Borgman, Rikki Dial, Step grandson, Corey Borgman, Great grandchild, Trayton Campbell and his best friend ever John John Godding.
He was preceded in death by his father.
A Life Celebration Service will be held at Voss Chapel on Wednesday, March 30 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Rick Prather officiating. Cremation will follow the Life Celebration Service per Rick request through the Voss Funeral Service / Tri County Crematory, Seymour.
Memorials may be written to St. Vincent Hospital.


DENNIE A. SNELLING, JR., 53, Salem died Saturday, March 26, 2011, at Jewish Hospital of Louisville.
He was a former employee of Kimball Office Furniture Company, Borden and Jasper divisions, the Haas Cabinet Company in Sellersburg, the Paoli Furniture Company, and O’Reilly Auto Parts in Salem. He was a life resident of Washington and Clark counties and a graduate of Henryville High School. On June 15, 1988 he married Rose Ann Elgin Snelling. She survives. He was born June 22, 1957 in Scottsburg, the son of Dennie A. and Martha Ellen Padgett Snelling, Sr.
Additional survivors include, two daughters, Cassandra B. and Chandra A. Snelling, Salem; his father, Dennie A, Snelling, Sr., Charlestown; a sister, Debbie Maymon, Jeffersonville; a brother, Dannie Snelling, Scottsburg; his father- and mother-in-law, Ronald and Jean Elgin of Campbellsburg.
He was preceded in death by his mother and one sister.
Funeral services were Tuesday, March 29, at Dawalt Funeral Home. Pastor Denny Bontrager officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made to West Washington Building Trades Program, c/o West Washington School, 9699 West Mt. Tabor Road, Campbellsburg, Indiana 47108.




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