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Obituaries April 27, 2011 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 26 April 2011 00:00

MARILYN M. (MCKOWN) CAMPBELL, 73
EVELYN JOANN CAMPBELL, 48
ROBERT "BOB" GREEN, 63
DOROTHY BEASLEY ROBY, 93
JUDY MCCOSKEY, 65
THOMAS A. BURGAN, 49
NORMAN MURRY COATS, 85
DOUGLAS SHIELDS, 68
EDITH BERNICE (HAYS) SANDERS, 85
REVA LOU TAYLOR HATCHELL, 67
CHARLES IVAN ROTH, 97
BILL JOE ELDRIDGE, 64
JOHN ROBERT "BOB BOB" MCCLAIN, 58
ELDON RAY “BUGSY” STILLHAMMER, 63
MICHAEL JON NICHOLS, 54
CLARK T. GOAD, 36
DOUGLAS SHIELDS, 68
DALE LEE MARSHALL
DAVID L. NANCE, 75
PEGGY SUE JACKSON, 72
MARTHA MARY SANDERS, 84
DONALD R. COBB, 49
LEON GIBSON, 82
PAUL D. MARTI, SR., 71
MARY JANE FULTZ, 85
STEPHEN RAY COOMER, 44
NAOMI RUTH RUTHERFORD, 87
GARNETT O. "G.O." BURNS, 71
DALE LEE MARSHALL, 74
MARY ALICE FURNISH HOWARD, 92
SANDRA “SANDY” M. FURNISH BANET, 67
HAZEL ELAINE CREECH, 65
PATRICIA ANN "PAT" BECHMAN, 61
MARY L. KERN, 59
JAMES W. "BILL" RITTER, 84
R. KIRK YOUNG, 58
KATHLEEN MAE (GIBBS) HOPPER, 77
DEBBIE JUDD PARKS, 51
MILDRED ELLEN KOONS, 76

 

MARILYN M. (MCKOWN) CAMPBELL, 73, died Monday, April 18, 2011 at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany.
She retired from the U.S. Census Bureau and was a lifelong member of the Martinsburg Church of Christ in Martinsburg, Indiana. She was born on December 4, 1937 in Washington County to the late Cecil and Gladys (Purlee) McKown.
She is also preceded in death by her son, Craig Campbell, and brother.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 54 years, Edward Lee Campbell; sons, Danny Campbell and Darren Campbell (Jena), all of Pekin; grandchildren, Amanda, Daylon, and Kacey; and great grandchild, Maya.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany).
Her Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the Paul F. Kraft, Sr. Memorial Chapel at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany, IN 47150) with burial to follow at Martinsburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Martinsburg Church of Christ (4505 East Borden Road, Pekin, IN 47165).

 


EVELYN JOANN CAMPBELL, 48, of Scottsburg, died Monday, April 18, 2011 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
She was born on April 9, 1963 in Hazard, Kentucky.  JoAnn was a former assembly worker at the old Holm Industries in Scottsburg.
She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Beech Terry. Survivors include two daughters, Evelyn Rena (Fred) Burton of Austin, and Angela Mae (Carl) Law of Lexington;  mother, Lela Terry of Scottsburg;  father, William Hendrix of Williamsburg, Ky.;  three brothers, Jonathon Beech Terry and Bill Skeens both of Scottsburg, and Daniel Hendrix of St. Louis, Missouri; two sisters,  Tina Napier  and Kellie Terry-Robbins both of Scottsburg;  mother-in-law,  Alberta Hollon of Austin, and five grandchildren, Destiny Campbell, Ethan & Emily Barger, Clarissa and Integra Law.
Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday at Collins Funeral Home.


ROBERT "BOB" GREEN, 63, Salem died Monday April 18, 2011 at 11:39 p.m. at St. Vincent Salem Hospital.
He was born April 29, 1947 in Washington County, he was the son of Delmar and Goldie Miller Green. He was a retired construction worker and a Vietnam War Army veteran, for which he was awarded the Bronze Star.
He is survived by two nieces, Katarina Green of Jeffersonville and Michelle Greenawalt of South Carolina; and three nephews, Mel Green and Allen Green. both of Pekin, and Chris Green of Floyds Knobs.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Sonny Green, Donald Green and Melvin Green.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 22 at 10:30 a.m. at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Borden Cemetery, with military honors.
Visitation is Thursday from 5-8 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.


DOROTHY BEASLEY ROBY, 93, New Albany, died Monday, April 18, 2011, at Robert E. Lee Retirement Home in New Albany.
She was born Dec. 7, 1917, in Freetown, to the late Mead and Ella Wininger Tabor. She was a 1935 graduate of Henryville High School and worked as an LPN at Silver Crest Hospital and Nursing Home. She also worked at the old Morgan's White Kitchen. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, a sister, a granddaughter and a stepson.
Survivors include a son, Bob Beasley, Salem, and two daughters, Pat Applegate, Pekin, and Diana Givans, New Albany.
Visitation is after 8 a.m. Thursday, April 21 at Weathers Funeral Home in Salem.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. that day at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery.


JUDY MCCOSKEY, 65, died March 26, 2011, in Lethbridge, Alberta.
She was born in Scottsburg, to Lloyd and Ramalea McCoskey, where she was raised and attended school and married James Cummins. Together they came to Canada so both could become elementary school teachers. At the peak of her career she became the principal of the Upgrading and General Studies department and continued there until her retirement.
She is survived by her eldest daughter Jennifer Cummins and son-in-law James Tasasiuk of New Westminister, BC, and younger daughter Jessica Cummins and son-in-law Broislav Blechec of Lethbridge. She is also survived by three brothers, Marion McCoskey of California, Bill McCoskey of Tell City and Ed McCoskey of Scottsburg, and mother-in-law Lucille McCoskey Zaring.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Ramalea Spading McCoskey and husband James Cummins.
A burial service was held at the Sellersburg Cemetery on April 18, 2011.


THOMAS A. BURGAN, 6. 49, of Salem died Monday, April 18, 2011 at University of Louisville Hospital.
He was born April 27, 1961, in Washington County, the son of Woodrow and Pauline Griffin Burgan.
He is survived by a son, Dillon Burgan of Madison; five daughters, Tera Mull, Sara Jo Burgan, Lacey Burgan, all of Salem, Whitley Burgan of New Albany and Megan Burgan of Madison; three grandchildren; and a half-brother, Clyde Knight.
There will be a memorial service Tuesday, April 26, at the American Legion at 6:30 p.m.


NORMAN MURRY COATS, 85, Kirkwood, Mo., formerly of Borden, died Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at Manor Grove Nursing Home.
He was a longtime member and elder of First Presbyterian Church in Kirkwood and a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. He was a 1950 graduate of Purdue University, worked 35 years for Ralston Purina, from which he retired as vice president of Economic & Marketing Research, and was a U.S. veteran of World War II as a "belly gunner" on a B-17 with the 390th Bombardment Group. He authored three books, "Growing Up On Daisy Hill," "A Few Thoughts From Grandpa," and "Laura: A Girl From Daisy Hill."
He was born Nov. 26, 1925, at Daisy Hill near Borden, to Ernie and Laura Blankenbaker Coats.
His wife of 59 years, the former Phyllis Prien, preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Coats, and a sister, Anna Mary Burgess.
Survivors include a daughter, Janet Rose (Rob) Verbarg, Kirkwood, and two sons, Timothy Wayne (Mary Jeanne) Coats, Edina, Minn. and Paul Andrew (Ellen) Coats, Midland, Ga.; and eight grandchildren.
Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester Rd., Kirkwood, Mo.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood, with Rev. David Holyan and Rev. Karen Blanchard officiating.
A graveside service, with full military honors, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Swayback Cemetery, Daisy Hill.
Memorial gifts may be made to Swayback Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, c/o Paul Coats, 7923 Westlake Drive, Midland, Ga. 31820.
Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home handled local arrangements.


DOUGLAS SHIELDS, 68, Scottsburg, died April 19, 2011 in Louisville.
He was born Jan. 29, 1943 in Scottsburg, the son of the late Bernard Shields and Daisy Spradlin Shields. He was a truck driver for transport company in Carrolton Ky. and was a member of Memphis Community Church.
He married Annette Secuskie Shields, who survives. Other survivors include, sons, Christopher Shields (Melissa) and Chad Shields (Alejandra); daughters, Shannon Smith, Alisha Shields and Leigh Ann Allende (Sergio); a sister, Penny Hiler (Marvin); a brother, Rodney Shields (Jennifer) and 11 grandchildren: Greg Shields, Gerel Richey, Heaven Richey, Krisann Bostic, Quinton Shields, Dustin Smith, Kyle Shields, Angel Richey, Harmony Richey, Alex Allende, Cameron Shields.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2011 at Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Dan Hopkins officiating. A private burial will follow.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Memphis Community Church.


EDITH BERNICE (HAYS) SANDERS, 85, of Austin, died Monday, April 18, 2011 at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
She was born in Oklahoma City, Okla. on March 2, 1946 she was the daughter of Livie and Virchie (Reisonover) Hays. She met Gerald Lee Sanders in Indianapolis and they were married in Dec. 1945. He preceded her in death on Nov. 5, 2000. She was a housewife, farmer’s wife, and helped on the farm. She was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church.
Survivors include her children, Joann (Randy) Ash of Bradenton, Fla., William “Bill” (Ellen) Sanders of Urbandale, Iowa, Steven Sanders of Austin, three grandchildren, Elisa, Brandon, Tabitha, four great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Adams Funeral Home, Crothersville, entombment will follow at Scottsburg Cemetery.
Friends may call on Friday, April 22, 2011, from 4-8 p.m. with a VFW Ladies auxiliary service at 7:00 PM and after 9:00 AM on Saturday at Adams Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be given to her church, New Harmony Baptist Church c/o Adams Funeral Home.


REVA LOU TAYLOR HATCHELL, 67, Hanover, died Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at the Hanover Nursing Center.
She was born Jan. 26, 1944 in Jefferson County, Indiana. She worked at the Park 'M” Eat, Meyers Manufacturing and the Hanover Nursing Center in the laundry room for 15 years until she retired in 2007. She was a member of the Milton Christian Church.
Survivors include her husband, Lester W. Hatchell; three daughters, Penny Lynn Hatchell Chadwell, Cheryl Ann Leonard, all of Hanover, Tracy Johnson, Lexington; one son, Lester Gale Hatchell, Hanover; one sister, Judy Stanley, Hanover; three brothers, Vincent Taylor, Jacksonville, Fla., Harold Taylor, Lexington and Obie Taylor, Jacksonville, Fla. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Richard Hatchell, Michael Wheatley, Jeremiah Wheatley, Kristen Lewis, Jennifer Simmonds and Elizabeth Hall and three great-grandchildren, Sidney Marie Lewis, Colton Wayne Lewis and Trinity Rae Wheatley.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three infant brothers.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 23, 2011 at the Vail-Holt Funeral Home – Hilltop Chapel. Cliff Hartley will officiate.
Visitation is after 11 a.m. Saturday until time of service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


CHARLES IVAN ROTH, 97, died Wednesday, April 20, 2011 in Mobile, Ala.
He was formerly of Scottsburg, and a resident of Theodore, Ala.
He is survived by his wife of 75 years, Katherine Roth of Theodore, Ala.; a daughter, Marilyn (Bud) Strauser of Theodore, Ala.;  grandson, Kenneth (Carol) Jones; great grandsons, Anthony Jones all of Fullerton, Calif.;  Kevin (Susan) Jones of Imperial, Mo.;  great-great granddaughter, Emma Catherine Jones of Imperial, Mo.
He was preceded in death by a great grandson, Chris Jones.
Visitation will be Friday, April 22, 2011 from 1-2 p.m. at Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Home in Daphne, Ala.
Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.  Interment will be at Mobile Memorial Gardens, Mobile AL.


BILL JOE ELDRIDGE, 64, of  Crothersville, died Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at Scott Villa Living Center in  Scottsburg.
He was born in Retreat, Ind. on January 20, 1947, the son of the late Green and Bessy (Campbell) Eldridge. He was a member of Faith Calvery Tabernacle - Formerly of Crothersville and was a retired Brick Mason.
Survivors include his sons, Billy Joe (Terri) Eldridge of Crothersville, Bobby G. (Dawn) Eldridge of Seymour; a sister, Ina Begley of Crothersville. He is also survived by one Grandson Jonathon Eldridge.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Candy Eldridge.  They were married February 15, 1967. He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter Summer Eldridge and three brothers, Raymond, Wallace and Herman.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at Buchanan Funeral Home, Austin, with Rev. Todd Wooten officiating.
Visitation will be Friday 4-8 p.m. and Saturday after 9 a.m.  at Buchanan Funeral Home. Burial will be at Bethel Cemetery in  Leota.


JOHN ROBERT "BOB BOB" MCCLAIN, 58, of Louisville formerly of Lexington, died Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at Parkway Rehab & Nursing Center in Louisville.
He was born on May 12, 1952 in Underwood, the son of the late Nellie McClain. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include three aunts, Margaret (James R. Snider) Rodgers of Shelbyville; Frances McClain of Uniontown, Ind. and Dorothy Collins of Lexington and several cousins.
Cremation was chosen.
Graveside Service: 1 p.m. on Monday at Lexington Cemetery.
Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg in charge of arrangements.


ELDON RAY “BUGSY” STILLHAMMER, 63, formerly of  Nabb died Wednesday April 20, 2011 at Lake Iola Assisted Living in Scottsburg.
He was born on September 29, 1947 to Nelson and Evaleigh Stillhammer in Scottsburg and was a retired employee of Reliance Electric in Madison where he worked for 38 ½ years.  He was an army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the American Legion in Madison.
Survivors include his brother Audron Stillhammer and his wife Peggy of Nabb, and a niece Marlena Natz of Nabb and an aunt Ruby Hunter of Hanover and several cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington with burial in New Bethel Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and after 9 a.m. on Saturday.


MICHAEL JON NICHOLS, 54, formerly of Scottsburg, died Sun, April 17, 2011 at the UK Markey Cancer Center in Lexington, Ky.
He was born Dec 30, 1956 in Salem.
He is survived by his wife, Terri (Adkins) Nichols; daughter, Jamie (Mark) Nichols Potter of Northern, Ky.; son, Corey Nichols of Lexington, Ky.; parents, Orville and Betty Long Nichols of Scottsburg; brother, Steven Nichols of Lexington, Ky.; nephews Drew Nichols, Craig Starr, Daniel Starr, Tyler White and Caleb White.
A Memorial service will be at 3:30 p.m. Sat, April 23 at Tates Creek Presbyterian Church in Lexington, Ky.
A Gathering of Family and Friends will follow at Clark Legacy Center in Brannon Crossing from 5-8 p.m.
In honor of his life and legacy, donations can be made in his Memory to the UK Markey Cancer Center. www.clarklegacycenter.com


CLARK T. GOAD, 36, Louisville, died Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at his residence.
He was born October 18, 1974 in Louisville, the son of Clark E. and Ruth E. Richardson Goad. He was a self-employed home improvement sales representative.
Survivors include a daughter, Alayna Marie, Michigan; his mother, Ruth E. Richardson Goad of Salem; two sisters, Kim Trusty, Louisville, and Jennifer Goad of New York; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clark E. Goad, and his grandparents.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Friday at Dawalt Funeral Home, with cremation following the visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kosair Charities, P.O. Box 37370, Louisville, KY 40233.


DOUGLAS SHIELDS, 68, of Scottsburg (Lexington area) died Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at Louisville.
He was born January 29, 1943, in Scottsburg, he was the son of Bernard and Daisy Spradlin Shields. They are deceased.
He was a truck driver for a transport company in Carrolton, Ky. and a member of Memphis Community Church.
Surviving are his wife, Annette Secuskie Shields; two sons, Christopher (Melissa) Shields and Chad (Alejandra) Shields; three daughters, Shannon Smith, Alisha Shields and Leigh Ann (Sergio) Allende; a sister, Penny (Marvin) Hiler; a brother, Rodney (Jennifer) Shields; and 11 grandchildren.
Visitation is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
The funeral service is 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Pastor Dan Hopkins officiating. A private burial service will follow.
Memorial contributions may be made to Memphis Community Church, c/o Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home, 80 N. 1st St., Scottsburg, Indiana 47170.


DALE LEE MARSHALL, Salem, died April 17, 2011 in New Albany.
He was born to the late Willie and Mary Marshall in Martinsburg on May 15, 1936. He was a graduate of Pekin High School and was president of his 1954 class. He was baptized on September 2, 1948 and was a member of the Martinsburg Church of Christ. He served in the Indiana National Guard, Company L, 152nd Infantry, from June 12, 1953 to April 11, 1955.
He is survived by his daughter, Patty Blevins of New Albany; a sister, Sue (Robert) Weller of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; two brothers, Billy (Audrey) Marshall of El Dorado Hill, Cal. and Richard (Karel) Marshall of Aiken, SC: two grandchildren, Amie (Scott) Cornell and Adam Blevins; and two great-grandchildren, Luke and London.
He was preceded in death by long-time companion, Lucy Catherine Moss.
Visitation will be conducted at the Dawalt Funeral Home in Salem on Saturday at 10 a.m., with a memorial service following at 11 a.m.
Memorial contributions are requested to be given to the veterans that have been disabled during combat at www.woundedwarrierproject.org


DAVID L. NANCE, 75, New Albany, died Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born in New Albany and was a member of Indiana Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include four sons, David, Roger, Johnny and Richard Nance; five brothers, Johnny, Roger, Jimmy, Harold and Paul and six sisters, Joyce, Mary, Martha, Dorothy, Wanda and Marlyn.
Funeral services will be Monday, April 25, at the Love Funeral Home in Palmyra. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Monday until time of service.


PEGGY SUE JACKSON, 72, Salem, died Thursday, April 21 at her home.
She was born Feb. 17, 1939, in Jackson County, the daughter of the late Albert Glen and Elva Nale Chaney. She was a retired employee of Washington County Memorial Hospital and Hoosier Uplands. She was a member of Livonia Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband Herman Jackson; a son, Nathan H. Jackson, Salem; two daughters, Susan Stivers and Odetta Hart both of Campbellsburg; 10 grandchildren and sic great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, two sisters and a grandson, Chad Stivers.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 a.m. until time of service.


MARTHA MARY SANDERS, 84, of North Vernon, Indiana formerly of Deputy, Indiana passed away at 3 a.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at St. Vincent Jennings Hospital in North Vernon.
She was born on April 13, 1927 in Detroit Michigan the daughter of Vincent and Lena Gustella Parrino. She married Robert C. Sanders in August of 1952. He preceded her in death on March 21, 1991. She was a greeter at the North Vernon Wal-Mart Store, She had previously worked for Charlestown Powder Plant, Arvin’s and was a Home Health Care Provider. She was a member of St Mary’s Catholic Church in Detroit, Michigan and Coffee Creek Conservation Club in Jennings County.  Martha was an avid bingo player.
Survivors include her three sons, Michael (Kathy) Sanders of Columbus, Johnny Sanders of Deputy, and Richard (Jerry Quirin) Sanders of North Vernon; two daughters, Marlene (Wayne) Thorpe and Shirley (Russell) Pearson both of Taylorsville; a step-son, Bobby (Julia) Sanders  of  Indianapolis;  one brother, Harry Parrino of Mecca Valley, Calif.; one sister, Frances  (Claire) Smith of Warren, Michigan; nine grandchildren, Tim and Joe Sanders, Becky (Clint) Laman, Stephanie (Craig) Sentz and Matthew (Katie) Gosman all of North Vernon, Indiana, Brittany (Eric) Von Dissen and Brookley (Josh Hendricks) Pearson both of Commiskey, Katrina (Derrick) Martin of Paoli, and Brandy (Dennis) Rorabacher of Lawrenceburg; seven step-grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert C. Sanders; her daughter, Camille Marie Johnson; step-son, Conley Sanders; twin great-granddaughters, Rayanne and Kaitlyn Price; brothers, Mike, Sam, Tony, Jim and Frank Parrino.
Funeral Services were conducted Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service in North Vernon, with the Rev. Roger Hearne officiating.
Memorials may be made through the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service to the American Heart Association.


DONALD R. COBB, 49, Henryville, died Friday, April 22, 2011 at Clark Memorial Hospital after a long battle with cancer.
He was born October 3, 1961 in Norfolk, Va., the son of F. G. Cobb III whom passed away Feb. 3, 2011 and Donna F. (Gladden) Kingston whom recently passed away on March 25, 2011. He was a 1980 Henryville High School Graduate and worked at Bostik as a line supervisor in Louisville. He was a member of American Legion in Sellersburg.
He is survived by companion and caregiver of 25 years, Terrena Cobb.
Other survivors include two children, Jordon B. Cobb of Borden and Cara M. Valdivia (Victor) of Seymour, three grandchildren, Marco & Flora, & Victoria Valdivia all of Seymour, sister, Kimberly Cobb of Henryville, one step brother Sean Kingston (Amanda) of Indianapolis, IN, maternal grandmother, Edna Mae Gladden, Stepfather, Paul Kingston of Scottsburg, IN, and best friend Doug (Beth) Adams of Henryville.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, F.G. Cobb II and Minnie Cobb and maternal grandfather, Herman Gladden.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2011 at Safe Harbor Christian Church located at 3002 Murphy Road, Memphis, IN, 47143. Burial followed at Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Adams Funeral Home in Henryville handled the arrangements.
Memorial donations may be given to Vista Care Hospice c/o Adams Funeral Home, 209 S. Ferguson St., Henryville, IN 47126.


LEON GIBSON, 82, Lexington, died Friday, April  22, 2011 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
He was born on July 22, 1928 in Scottsburg, the son of the late Cephas S. Gibson, Sr. and Irene J. (Blizard) Gibson.  He was married on Dec. 31, 1948 to Carol E. (Wells)  Gibson,  who survives.  He was an insurance agent for  Monumental Life, Indianapolis Life & AFLAC Insurance Companies, a former school bus driver for many years for Scott County School District 2, a farmer and former co-owner of the old Gibson Market in Lexington.  He was a member of the Kimberlin Creek Baptist Church, former member of the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department,  former board member of the Kent Water Company, currently the county representative for the Southeastern Indiana Waste District and a member of the Scott Memorial Hospital Guild.
He was preceded in death by: a son, Samuel Gibson.
In addition to his wife, Carol, Leon is survived by three sons, Joe (Debbie) Gibson of Lexington, Mitch (Cindy) Gibson of Nabb, Indiana and David (Gloria) Gibson of Lexington;  a sister, Geneva J. Alsup of Underwood; a brother, Junior Gibson of Underwood, eight grandchildren, Greg, Adam, Shane & Matthew Gibson, Amanda Judd, Megan Gregg, Lesley Eldridge & Heather Richey and 10 great-grandchildren, Ryan, Hope & Macy Gibson, Tylynn, Casen & Dalton Judd, Aubree Eldridge, Molly Gregg, Madisyn Richey and Emoree Eldridge.
Funeral services were Tuesday, April 26 at Kimberlin Creek Baptist Church with burial in Kimberlin Creek Cemetery.
Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg handled the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to his church c/o Collins Funeral Home.


PAUL D. MARTI, SR., 71, of Scottsburg, died Thursday, April 21, 2011 at the Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
He was born on January 14, 1940 in Kankakee, Ill., the son of the late Ezra and Emma Dorothy Marti.  He was a retired tractor trailer driver for for multiple large trucking companies and also owner and operator of Marti Way, Inc. in Scottsburg.  He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Scottsburg, where he served as head Deacon and assistant treasurer.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Jean Jensen and a grandaughter, Ivy Herald.
Survivors include his wife, Marie A. (Carson) Marti;  three sons, Robert W. (Nancy) Marti and Paul D. (Keri) Marti, Jr. both of Greenup, Ill. and Ronald E. (Chanda) Marti of Ottawa, Ill.; two daughters, Suzanne (Mike) McKibben of Toledo, Ill. and Vicki L. Oakley of Paris, Ill.;  a stepson, David E. Herald of Malibu, Calif.; a step-daughter, Patricia E. (Fred) Helmick of Campton, Ky.; a brother, Wayne (Evelyn) Marti of Cabery, Ill.;  a sister, Mary Jane Boyd of Apache Junction, Ariz.; a brother-in-law, William P. Jensen of Clifton, Ill., 19 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Monday, April 25, 2011 at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
Additional services will be conducted following these at Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup, Ill. and burial will be in Greenup Cemetery following those services.
Memorial contributions may be made to 3 ABN Christian Broadcasting Network c/o Collins Funeral Home.


MARY JANE FULTZ, 85, of Salem died Thursday, April 21, 2011 at the home of her son and his wife.
She was born September 8, 1925 in Washington County, the daughter of Nelson and Orpha Williams Pollock. She was a lifelong resident of Salem, graduating from Salem High School in 1944. She became a beautician in the 1940's and owned and operated a beauty shop just off the Salem square for several years. In the 1960's she returned to school earning her degree as an LPN. She worked as an office nurse for Drs. Oca and Torres from the time they opened an office in Hilltop Plaza until her retirement in 1990. She was also an office nurse for Dr. C.B. Carty for several years. She was a founding member of Christian Heritage Chapel, Salem, where she attended regularly. She was also a member of Salem's chapter of Phi Beta Si sorority.
She is survived by a son, Russell (Kris) Fultz of Salem; a daughter, Judith (Kirby) Hedrick of Cora, Wyoming; a sister, Lena Mae Howard of Claypool; and an extended family of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, C. Glenn Pollock, Merle Pollock and Hobart Pollock, and three sisters, Ruth Jennings, Margaret Smith, and Ann Journell.
Funeral services are Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 1 p.m, at Weathers Funeral Home.


STEPHEN RAY COOMER, 44, of Salem died Friday, April 22, 2011 in a car accident.
He was born February 15, 1967 in New Albany, the son of Charles H. and Burma F. Pendleton Coomer. He was a 1985 graduate of Floyd Central High School, and his trade was a concrete finisher.
He is survived by a son: Stephen Coomer of Borden, Indiana, a daughter: Courtney Coomer of Salem, siblings: Rick Coomer, Teresa Fitch, Tina Lewis and Melissa Wynn all of Salem and his parents.
He was preceded in death by three grandparents, three uncles, and three aunts.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 27 at 2 p.m. at Cambellsburg Christian Church.
Arrangements were handled by Weathers Funeral Home of Salem.


NAOMI RUTH RUTHERFORD, 87, of Salem died Saturday, April 23, 2011 at St. Vincent Salem Hospital.
She was born August 26, 1923 in Campbellsburg, the daughter of Omer and Lula Attie Cornwell Chastain. She was a retired bookkeeper for Orange County REMC, a member of Lost River Missionary Baptist Church, Red Hat Society, Colonial Dames, and Christopher Harrison Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution.
She married John W. Rutherford on November 17, 1942. He survives.
She is also survived by a daughter, Patricia (James) Ritz of Salem; a grandson, Bradley Mark (Dawn) Boling; two grandchildren, Abigail and Nicholas Boling; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be Thursday, April 28 at 10:30 a.m. at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Claysville Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. and Thursday from 8 a.m. until time of service.
DAR services will be held Wednesday evening at 7 p.m.


GARNETT O. "G.O." BURNS, 71, Salem died Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.
He was born October 20, 1939 in Memphis, Ind., he was the son of the late Arthur and Martha Skeans Burns. He was a retired employee of the Ford Motor Company in Louisville and served in the U.S. Air Force. On July 4, 2000, he married Nancy Ann Turner Burns, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Jeffrey W. (Teresa ) Burns, Fairfield, Ohio; two daughters, Lorna Dee (David) Carty, Salem, and Robin R. Fitzgerald, Louisville; one brother, Wilbert Burns, Jeffersonville; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Arthur Owen Burns, and one sister, Edna Burns Harlan.
Funeral services were Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at Dawalt Funeral Home, with Elder David Carty officiating. Burial followed at Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem.


DALE LEE MARSHALL, 74, Salem died April 17, 2011 at the home of his daughter, Patty Blevins of New Albany.
He was born to the late Willie and Mary Marshall at in their Martinsburg home on May 15, 1936. He was a graduate of Pekin High School and was president of his 1954 class. He was baptized on September 2, 1948 in the Martinsburg stone quarry as a member of the Martinsburg Church of Christ. He served in the Indiana National Guard, Company L, 152nd Infantry, from June 12, 1953 to April 11, 1955. He married Nancy Peden on August 20, 1955.
He is survived by his daughter, Patty Blevins of New Albany; a sister, Sue (Robert) Weller of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; two brothers, Billy (Audrey) Marshall of El Dorado Hill, Cal. and Richard (Karel) Marshall of Aiken, SC: two grandchildren, Amie (Scott) Cornell and Adam Blevins; and two great-grandchildren, Luke and London.
He was preceded in death by long-time companion, Lucy Catherine Moss.
Funeral services were Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Dawalt Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions are requested to be given to the veterans that have been disabled during combat at www.woundedwarrierproject.org


MARY ALICE FURNISH HOWARD, 92, Madison, died Saturday, April 23, 2011 at her home.
She was born March 30, 1919 in Vavay, the daughter of the late George Sanford and Martha Richter Furnish. She was raised in Switzerland County and was a 1937 graduate of of Vevay High School. She worked early in life for Gretchen Cole Lawyer at Law and for Norris Wayne Howard. She was a member of the North Madison Baptist Church. She worked for the U.S. Government for 41 years and had retired in 1981. She spent 27 years of her career at the Jefferson Proving Ground in Madison and four years at Indiana Aresenal in Charlestown and retired as the transportation officer.
She is survived by her husband, Norris Wayne Howard of Madison; her daughter, Susan Howard Schafer and her husband, Rev. Lawrence Shafer; her son, John N. Howard and his partner Dr. Fred McCall of San Fransico, Calif.; her step daughter, Jane Wakeland and her husband, Robert of Greenfield; Rachel M., Lydia E. and Rebecca J. Schafer all of North Vernon, Andrea Ticknor of Chicago; step-grandchildren, Jera Lee of Elmhurst, Ill., Angie Lee of Martinsville; Shawn Shepherd of Boise, Idaho, Steven Shepherd of Detroit, Mich. And a great grandson, Urijah E. Gabbard of North Vernon.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, George E. Furnish; her sister, Lucille Pommerehn and her mother-in-law, Cullie Cancilla.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at Haskill & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Pastor Frank McGee will officiate. Interment will follow in Vevay Cemetery.
Morgan & Nay Funeral Home handled the local arrangements.


SANDRA “SANDY” M. FURNISH BANET, 67, of Henryville, died Sunday, April 24, 2011, at her home with her family by her side.
She was born May 20, 1943 at St. Edward’s Hospital in New Albany, the daughter of Herman “Red” Furnish and Frances (Appell) Furnish who are both deceased.
Survivors include her husband Edmund “ Joe” Banet, of Henryville, two sons, Jon (Michelle) Banet of Henryville, Steven Banet of Henryville, four grandchildren, Abby, Andrew, Aaron, and Ally, all of Henryville, a sister, Barbara “Bobbie” Gilley, two brothers, Francis “Butch” Furnish, Steven Furnish all of Henryville.
Adams Funeral Home in Henryville has been entrusted with service arrangements.
A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 4 p.m. Thursday April 28, 2011 at Henryville Jr. Sr. High School in the Furnish Gymnasium with Father Steve Schaftlein officiating. She will be laid to rest at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.
Friends may visit the family on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 from 3-8 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and after 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions can be made in her memory to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church or American Cancer Society, or the Henryville High School Alumni Scholarship Fund c/o Adams Funeral Home, 209 S. Ferguson St., Henryville, IN 47126.


HAZEL ELAINE CREECH, 65, of Deputy, died Sunday, April 24, 2011 at her residence.
She was born on December 31, 1945 in Powell County, Ky. the daughter of Lemon Powell and Edith Sparr Powell.  She married Estill J. Creech on April 27, 1963 in Versailles, Ky.  He preceded her in death on November 22, 2002. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post #9 and the American Legion Post #69 in Madison.  She previously worked for both the American Legion and the VFW.
Survivors include two sons, David (Peggy Madden) Creech of Hanover and Anthony (Traci Keith) Creech of Deputy; four daughters, Deana (Kenneth) Hulmes of Millsboro, Delaware, Nancy (Timothy) Huff of Deputy, Angela (Leslie Craig) Creech of Dupont, and Robin (Michael Gay) Watson of Deputy; three brothers, Kenneth Powell of Deputy, Glenville (Martha) Powell of Stanton, Ky., and Leonard Powell of Lexington, Ky.; four sisters, Lynn Hussey and Wanda (Tom) Straub both of Ohio, Janie (Johnny) Fischer of Lawrenceburg, Ohio and Barbara (Michael) Steward of Deputy; 20 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, Billy Wayne Powell, Kendall Powell, and Dewey Powell; three sisters, Linda Gail Powell, Alvena Willis and an infant sister.
Funeral Service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service in North Vernon, with the Rev. Mike Schuler officiating.
Friends may call at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 from 4-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Thursday.  Burial will be in the Tea Creek Cemetery.
Memorials may be made through the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service for family expenses.


PATRICIA ANN "PAT" BECHMAN, 61, of Madison, died Friday, April 22, 2011 at The Water's of Clifty Falls in Madison, Indiana.
She was born June 5, 1949 in Jefferson County, Ind., the daughter of the late, Howard Leroy & Anna Mae Phagan Bechman. She was a 1967 graduate of the Madison Consolidated High School. She attended Ivy Tech College and received a degree in data processing and teaching. She had resided all of her life in Jefferson County and enjoyed working with children. She devoted over twenty years of service as a substitute teacher with Madison Consolidated Schools and Southwestern School Corporations. She had enjoyed teaching at the Department of Corrections in Madison and had worked for a short period as a desk librarian at the Madison-Jefferson County Public Library. She was a devout Republican and gave countless hours to the Jefferson County Republican Party. She enjoyed serving as a Jefferson County Republican Precinct Committee Woman and serving as Secretary of the Jefferson County Republican Women's Club. She gave countless hours of her time to the Jefferson County 4-H and was a leader for the Willing Workers 4-H Club.
She was a faithful member of the Wirt Baptist Church and served where ever needed in the church. She served as Secretary of the Women's Missionary Circle of the Wirt Baptist Church and as the Church Secretary for many years. She served the American Baptist Women's Association as an Ambassador Officer.
She is survived by her loving sisters: Pamela E. Bechman of Madison, Diana Harrell and her husband, Doug of Dupont and her brothers: Gary L. Bechman and his wife, Tava of Evansville; Gergory Bechman and his wife, Suzanne of Lexington.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Howard Leroy and Anna Mae Phagan Bechman; her niece, Diana Margaret Harrell died, June 18, 1986; her grandparents, Tyndale Ilulus & Thelma Moore Phagan and Albert & Florence Bechman.
Funeral services were Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at the Wirt Baptist Church, 4773 North 350 West near Madison, Indiana. Interment followed in the Bayless Cemetery in Madison.
Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison handled the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wirt Baptist Church or the Jefferson County 4-H Endowment. Cards are available at the funeral home.


MARY L. KERN, 59, Pekin, died Thursday, April 21, 2011, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 3, 1952, at Louisville, to John and Margaret Anita Riggs May. She was an employee of Kroger for 35 years.
Survivors include: a daughter, Jamie Bouchey, Pekin; a stepson, Charlie Kern, Pekin; a sister, Sue Veirling, Louisville, and three grandchildren.
Her husband, Herman Kern, preceded her in death in 2009. A brother, John May Jr., also preceded her in death.
Visitation is from 4-9 p.m. Friday and after 8 a.m. Saturday at Weathers Funeral Home in Salem.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at the funeral home. Cremation will follow.


JAMES W. "BILL" RITTER, 84, Indianapolis, died April 21 2011.
He was born April 9 1927, Scottsburg, the son of the late Henry Ritter & Anna Mae West Ritter. He was a retired teacher, coach & counselor for Indianapolis Public Schools for 37 years. He continued to coach Basketball at I.U.P.U.I. and for U.S.I.S. He was a graduate of Purdue University & held a masters from Butler University. He was a member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church; American Legion Post 500; Knights of Columbus Holy Family Council; F.C.A.; past president of the I.R.T.A; inductee & board member emeritus in the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame; member of T.K.E. Fraternity.
Survivors include his wife, Lydia Ritter; sons, Bob Ritter (Mary Bomar), William Ritter (Nancy); daughters, Lisa Dovey (Paul), Julie Holmes (J); brother, Paul M Ritter (Ruby); grandchildren: Julianna Holmes, Jennifer Shedd (Carl), & Joshua Holes; great grandchildren Connor Shedd & Collin Shedd.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, sisters Sarah Ritter & Martha boswell; brothers Thomas F Ritter & Henry Edwin Ritter.
Visitation will be from 9:30–10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. April 28, 2011 at the American Martyrs Catholic Church, Scottsburg. Burial will follow in the Scottsburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame or Lyrics Alive, Inc. In care of: Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home, 80 N 1st St., Scottsburg IN 47170.


R. KIRK YOUNG, 58, of Scottsburg, died Saturday, April 23, 2011 at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.
He was born on August 24, 1952 in Indianapolis, the son of the late Bob Gene and Zelma  (Warren) Young.  Kirk was a telephone technician for Frontier Communications in Seymour, Indiana and a former supervisor for the old Kelly & Wilmore, Inc. in Scottsburg.
He attended the American Martyrs Catholic Church, was a active member of the Booster Club for the Scottsburg Band of Warriors, a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union and coached boys and girls elementary and middle school basketball programs for many years.  Survivors include his wife: Debbie A. (Bromm)  Young; a daughter, Meghan A. Young of Indianapolis, Indiana; a sister, Julie A. Fordyce of Salem, Indiana;  two aunts, Betty J. Cowen of Indianapolis, Indiana and Doris Kleckner of Mishawaka, Indiana, several nieces & nephews and great nieces & nephews.
Funeral Services will be at 10 am on Friday, April 29, 2011 at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Thursday  and after 9 a.m. Friday.
His legacy will live on because of his gift of life through organ donation.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Scottsburg Band of Warriors c/o Collins Funeral Home.


KATHLEEN MAE (GIBBS) HOPPER, 77, of Huntingburg, IN and formerly of Madison, died Sunday, April 24, 2011 at the Waters of Huntingburg.
She was born August 12, 1933 in Madison, the daughter of T. Paul and Ophelia Elizabeth (Smith) Gibbs who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Hopper on November 4, 2006 and one infant sister. She was the former front desk manager at Clifty Inn for seventeen years. She was a member of the North United Methodist Church in Madison.
Survivors include one daughter, Paula C. Hopper and her husband, Arasu Subramaniam of Shakopee, Minn.; one son, Tim W. Hopper and his wife, Debbie of Huntingburg; one sister, Mary W. Disch and her husband, Donald of Charlestown; four grandchildren, Michelle Kaeck, Susan Wagner, Michael Hopper and Ian Subramaniam; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Rev. Jerry Wheeler will conduct funeral services at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at the Vail-Holt Funeral Homes, Downtown Chapel with interment in Springdale Cemetery.
Family and friends may call at the Vail-Holt Funeral Homes, Downtown Chapel from 11 a.m. Wednesday until time of service.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Affinity Hospice, 511 East Fourth Street, Suite #111, Huntingburg, IN 47542. Contribution cards will be available at the Vail-Holt Funeral Home.


DEBBIE JUDD PARKS, 51, Scottsburg, died April 17, 2011 at her home.
She was born Jan. 20, 1960, the daughter of the late Myra Judd and Laron Judd of Jeffersonville.
She is survived by her daughter, Amy Judd Booher (Eric), a sister, Sharon Fortson, Jeffersonville and was expecting a grandson in August.
No funeral service will be held due to her donating her body to U of L for research.
A memorial dinner will be held soon.


MILDRED ELLEN KOONS, 76, Columbus, died at her home on Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011.
She was born and raised in an agricultural family of six in Nabb. As a young adult, she received many awards in Girls 4H for her preparation of baked goods and raising livestock, for which she was awarded trips to the Indiana State Fair. Upon graduation from high school, Mildred attended Purdue University where she met Oakley A. Koons, whom she later married at the Nabb Presbyterian Church on April 30, 1955. At the conclusion of her husband’s service in the Air Force, the family moved to Columbus. She worked for several years as a teacher’s aide in the Bartholomew County Consolidated School System, then as Vice President of Oak’s Lawn Care. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Columbus and also sang in the choir.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Charles M. and Lola E. Bastian, and her brother, Charles L. Bastian.
Survivors include her husband, Oak A. Koons, and children, Cathie and Michael Wolski; Charlie and Kim Koons; Tim and Sharon Koons; Jerry Koons, one sister, Ruth Ann Skaggs, one brother, Roy Bastian, plus sister-in-law, Roberta Bastian. She also leaves behind seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Columbus with Pastor Robert H. Craig officiating.
The committal service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus.
Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street in Columbus handled the arrangements.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana or First Presbyterian Church.




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