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Obituaries June 8, 2011 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 07 June 2011 00:00

ROBERT L. "PEEWEE" MCQUEARY, 78
EVAN JAMES ALEXANDER, 20
HELEN LOUISE THOMAS, 87
SHIRLEY ANN KILBURN, 74
RELLIE  PARKER, 93
ELDEN L. SHECKELL, 82
REED M. EMMERT, 88
BERNICE RUTH RICHEY, 101
ELIZABETH L. BOYER, 86
MARY ANN STAPLES, 73
ARVIL CONLEY, 90
SCOTT D. SMITH, 32
BRO. TROY DAVID KELLEY SR., 80
DONALD E. COLE, 86
JAMES “JIM” RALPH PHILLIPS, 61
LUCILE HAUERSPERGER ROUSCH HASSFURDER, 92
MERVIN H. RIGDON, 66
IMOGENE LOIS HUSSANG, 74
JUANITA N. TATLOCK, 79
CLARENCE RAY CUNNINGHAM, 64
PALMER RAY HENSLEY, 70
DIANE KAY TURNER, 64

 

ROBERT L. "PEEWEE" MCQUEARY, 78, of  Scottsburg, died Monday, May 30th, 2011 at Scott Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Scott County, on July 18, 1932, the son of the late Carl Lee and Bernice (McClain) McQueary. He was a member of Austin Christian Church in Austin, and was retired from the American Can Company in Austin.  He also served in the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife Maryellen  (Nicholas) McQueary of Scottsburg; daughter, Lisa A.(David) Buckner of Cordova; son, Jeffrey Lee (Myra) McQueary of Floyd Knobs; step daughters, Kathie (Tony) Bowling of Scottsburg, Karen (Burt) Sexton of Oneida, Tenn. He is also survived by four grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 3, 2011, at Buchanan Funeral Home, Austin, with Rev. Dave Huey officiating.
Visitation will be  Thursday 4-8 p.m. and  after 9 a.m. Friday  at Buchanan Funeral Home. Burial will be at New Providence Cemetery in  Austin, IN.
A Masonic service will be conducted by  Austin F&AM #120 at 7:30 P.M. Thursday June 2, 2011.
Military Graveside service will be conducted by Crothersville VFW Post 1083.
Family request donations to National Kidney Foundation in care of the Buchanan Funeral Home.


EVAN JAMES ALEXANDER, 20, of Corydon, died Sunday, May 29, 2011 at University Hospital in Louisville.
He was born on April 22, 1991, in Philadelphia, Penn. to Dennis J. (Jimmy) Alexander of Corydon, and Connie Glidewell of Palmyra.
He was a 2009 graduate of Corydon Central High School and was employed as a cook at O’Charley’s Restaurant in Corydon.
Survivors in addition to his mother and father include his fiancée, Sara Lee Allen of Corydon; a brother, Dakota Alexander of Palmyra; a sister, Cheyenne Alexander of Palmyra and Felicia Ademic of New Albany; grandparents Charles and Judy Taylor of Corydon; and grandparents Philip and Carolyn Glidewell of Jeffersonville.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon. Pastor Paul Greer will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Corydon.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Alexander, Philip and Brendan Glidewell, Brayden Ritchie, Randy Baker, Kevin Tweedy, Nick Camp and Brian Flick.
Honrary Pallbearer will be Dakota Alexander.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Evan Alexander Fund at First Harrison Bank to help with funeral expenses.


HELEN LOUISE THOMAS, 87, of Charlestown died Monday May 30, 2011 at her residence.
She was born on May 14, 1924 to the late Karl and Thelma Krause in Traverse City, MI. She was a graduate of Brownwood, Texas High School and attended Julliard School of Music. She was a bank teller in Brownwood until her marriage on June 2, 1947 to Eugene A. Thomas. She was a member of Charlestown First Baptist Church and was active in the church’s music, children’s and special needs children ministries and a member of the Red Hat Runabouts, Charlestown, Gideon’s International, Charlestown Senior Citizens and a volunteer at St. Catherine Regional Hospital.
Survivors include her, daughter, Terry Flowe (William David), Charlestown; grandchildren, Karie Jewell, Richards, N.C., Kimberly Moses, Louisville and William Daniel Flowe, Charlestown; great-granchildren, Johnny and William Dean Cook, LCP Bryan, David Allen and Kayleigh Ann Jewell, William James Flowe; great-great-grandchild, Ezra Allen Jewell; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years Eugene A. Thomas; sons, Ronnie A., Richard G. and infant Todd Thomas; brothers, Robert (Bob) and Edward Carl Krause.
Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2011 at Charlestown First Baptist Church with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at the Grayson Funeral Home, Charlestown and after noon Friday at the church.
Expressions of Sympathy may be made to Relay for Life or First Baptist Church Building Fund.


SHIRLEY ANN KILBURN, 74, of  Austin, died Sunday, May 29, 2011 at her residence.
She was born in Hazard on June 7, 1936, the daughter of the late Asbel and Hazel (Patrick) Walker. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Austin. She retired from  the Dietary Department at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg. She was a member of the Jennings Township Volunteer Fire Dept. Ladies Auxilary and a Den-Mother of the Cub Scouts.
Survivors include her husband, James Edward Kilburn of Austin, whom she married August 14, 1954; ons, Rick (Debbie) Kilburn of Austin, Gary (Sherri) Kilburn of Austin and a brother, Joe Elam of Austin. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Patrick (Joanna) Kilburn, Brandy Kilburn, granddaughter-in-law Nicole Kilburn and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a grandson, Joseph Kilburn, and brothers Larry & Jimmy Elam.
Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1, at Buchanan Funeral Home, Austin, with Rev. David Culley officiating. Burial will be at New Providence Cemetery in  Austin, IN.



RELLIE  PARKER, 93, of  Austin, died Friday, May 27, 2011 at Scott Villa Living Center in  Scottsburg.
She was born in Perry County, Ky. on March 24, 1918, the daughter of the late Mitchell and Laura (Gay) Gay. She was a member of Shelter for the Sheep in Austin.
Survivors include, daughters, Patsy Sadler of Austin, Bernice Chambers of Austin; sons, Samuel Parker of Austin, Goble Parker of Austin, Roscoe Parker of Deputy, Cardel Parker of Austin and Willie Parker of Austin. She is also survived by several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Graveside Service will be at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, at Spurgeon Cemetery, Austin, with Rev. Green Neace officiating. Burial will be at Spurgeon Cemetery in  Austin.
Family request donations to The Family in C/O The Funeral Home.
Buchanan Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


ELDEN L. SHECKELL, 82, Georgetown, died at Hosparus Inpatient Care Center in Louisville.
He was born on October 12, 1928 in Alton, the son of Theodore and Rosa Summers Sheckell. He was a construction worker and a veteran of the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by one son, Steve Sheckell of Georgetown; two Daughters, Becky Pickett of West Unity, Ohio and Karen Harvey of Georgetown; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown. Burial will be in Edwardsville Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home in Georgetown on Thursday from 1-8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. on Friday.
The family suggests memorial gifts be made to the Hosparus of Louisville.


REED M. EMMERT, 88, Pekin, died Friday, May 27, 2011 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born on March 16, 1923 in Thompkinsville, Ky.
Survivors include his wife: Delcie Thompson Emmert; three sons: Gary and Lanny Emmert, both of Pekin, and Danny Emmert of New Albany; and 7 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at Love Funeral Home. Burial followed in Martinsburg Cemetery.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 from 4 PM to 8 PM and on Wednesday from 9 AM until the time of service.


BERNICE RUTH RICHEY, 101, of Scottsburg, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home.
She was born on January 8, 1910 in Washington County, the daughter of the late Charles W. and Carrie Ann (Elliott) Bartle.  She was a music teacher at the old Finley Township School in Scottsburg, for 10 years where she also worked in the cafeteria and taught private piano lessons in her home for several years.  She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Leota, where she was the oldest member, former music director and very active in all activities of the church.  She and her husband were the first couple married in the current church and together were members for many years.  She was a charter member of the Leota Homemakers Club and had received a plague for 80 years of service and a member of the Sudie Miner Missionary Circle.
Survivors include two daughters, Annagene Holle of San Diego, Calif. and Joyce  A. Wilson of Scottsburg;  two sister-in-law's, Helen Trueblood and Emogene Richards both of Scottsburg, six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church with burial in Bethel Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Collins Funeral Home and after 10 am Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Cemetery Association or Amedisys Hospice c/o Collins Funeral Home.


ELIZABETH L. BOYER, 86, formerly of Otto, Indiana, died on Tuesday, February 9, 2011, in the Sonora nursing unit at Splendido in Oro Valley, Arizona.
She was born March 5, 1924, in Otto, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Omer and Mary Boyer. She graduated from Hanover College in 1941, and received her Master’s degree in mathematics from Purdue University in 1945 and a second Master’s degree in teaching mathematics a year later from the Illinois Institute of Technology Following graduation she spent a year in Japan teaching mathematics to children of American civilian and military employees. Upon her return, she taught high school mathematics for 38 years in Illinois, California and Indiana.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her four brothers, Clarence, Stewart, Joseph and Gilbert. She is survived by her two sister-in-laws, Joan and Barbara Boyer, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service at the Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington, will be conducted at 11 a.m. on June 6, 2011.
Friends are invited to attend the service and pay respects to the family.


MARY ANN STAPLES, 73, of Henryville, died Saturday, June 4, 2011 at University of Louisville Hospital after a sudden illness in the presence of family and friends.
She was born on February 10, 1938 in Henryville, the daughter of Samuel and Anna Mae (Swartz) McKain who are both deceased. She graduated from Henryville High School in 1956. She retired from the Census Bureau after 45 years of service. She was a member of the Henryville Presbyterian Church, Widow or Widowers Club of Southern Indiana (WOW) and the PEO Sisterhood. She enjoyed volunteering at Interfaith Council of Floyd County.
Survivors include, her fiancée, Harold Sellers of Memphis, a son Jack (Sally) Staples, two daughters, Paula Forehand and Trish Golden, four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews all of Henryville.
A sister, Alice Jane Sigman, also preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at Adams Funeral Home in Henryville with cremation to follow.
Friends may visit the family after 9 a.m. on Wednesday at Adams Funeral Home in Henryville.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Henryville Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund.


ARVIL CONLEY, 90, formerly of Otisco passed away Sunday June 5, 2011 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
He was born on October 13, 1920 in Prestonsburg, Ky. to Watt and Grace Mosley Conley. He was preceded in death by his parents and loving wife of 63 years Ruby Conley. He retired from the U.S. Army having served in World War II and Korea, and retired from the old Armored Car Co. in Louisville. He was a member of the North Charlestown Church of God, VFW Post 1427 and the American Legion Post 335.
Survivors include his daughter Patricia Andres of Louisville, sons; John Conley of Otisco and Kenneth Conley of Fayetteville, NC., brothers; Glen Conley of Sandusky, OH and Elmer Conley of Ohio. Sisters; Bonnie Petrovich of Springfield, IL and Alma Burgess of Florida and 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.


SCOTT D. SMITH, 32, of Salem, died Friday, February 25, 2011, in his residence.
He married June 01, 2002 to Matasha (Ballard ) Smith, who survives. He was an employee of Healthy Cleaning Services Lexington, and a former employee with Bank of America in Louisville, Kentucky He attended the New Beginning Baptist Church Salem, and had been a life resident of Washington County. He was born November 16, 1978 in New Albany, the son of Raymond E. Smith and Joyce A. (Collier) Smith.
Survivors include his wife, Matasha (Ballard ) Smith; his mother, Joyce A. Wolfe, Salem; his father, Raymond E. Smith, New Albany; a brothers, Ray Smith, Louisville, Jonathan Smith, Salem.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Dawalt Funeral Home with Bro. Scott Huffaker officiating.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday at Dawalt Funeral Home. Cremation was chosen.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association 240 Whittington Pkwy. Louisville, Kentucky 40222-4904.


BRO. TROY DAVID KELLEY SR., 80, of Nabb died Thursday June 2, 2011 at his residence.
He was born on April 8, 1931 to Judge D. and Hume Porter Kelley in Toccoa, Ga.
He was an army veteran of the Korean War, a retired member of the Carpenters Union and a minister having served the First Baptist Church in New Washington for several years.
Survivors include his wife, Sally Marshall Kelley; daughters, Cathy Willey of Salt Lake City, Utah and Lottie Lahey of Nabb and a son David Kelley of Nabb; brothers, Travis and Judge Kelley, Jr both of Cumming, Ga. and Donald Kelley of Jasper, Ga.; sisters, Edith Brogdon of Roswell, Ga., and Charlotte Poole of Alpharetta, Ga. and 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at   11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in New Washington and burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Grayson Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


DONALD E. COLE, 86, of Macon, Ga. died February 22, 2011 at Pine Pointe Hospice of Macon.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 3 p.m. at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Highway 403 in Charlestown.
He was preceded in death by his parents Dudley and Mary Robison Cole, Nabb and a brother Ervin Cole, Florida.
He was a 1942 graduate of Charlestown High School, a WW II Navy Veteran, former employee of Colgate Palmolive Company in Clarksville and Klarer Meat Packing Company in Louisville.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Nora Gallman Cole, Macon, GA; two sons, D. Joel Cole (Carla), Olney, IL and James D. Cole (Cynthia), Carmel, IN; two daughters, Cammie Cole, Macon, GA and Nancy Barnes (William), Forsythe, GA; a sister, Judith N. Zollman, New Washington; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be given to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Highway 403 in Charlestown or to the donors favorite charity.


JAMES “JIM” RALPH PHILLIPS, 61, Madison, died on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at the home of his sister near Madison.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.


LUCILE HAUERSPERGER ROUSCH HASSFURDER, 92, Madison, died on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.


MERVIN H. RIGDON, 66, Salem, died on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at his home.
He was born on May 16, 1945 in Shelbyville, Ind. to Waldo T. and Ruby F. Winslow Rigdon. He was a retired truck driver.
He is survived by a daughter: Tanya Wayt of Brownstown; two sons: Robin and Kevin Rigdon, both of Brownstown; three brothers: Robert Rigdon of Greensburg, Marvin Rigdon of Lafayette and Marece Rigdon of Middlesboro, Ky.; his stepmother: Edith Rigdon of Salem; a step-sister: Margaret Perry of Salem; six step-brothers: Frederick Wainscott of Greensburg, Dudley Wainscott of Colo., Gilford Wainscott of Gary, Ind., Kenneth, David and Winford Wainscott, all of Salem; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.
Funeral service was held at 6 PM on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at Dawalt Funeral Home.
Visitation was held from 4 to 6 PM on Tuesday at Dawalt Funeral Home.


IMOGENE LOIS HUSSANG, 74, Lanesville, died Thursday, June 2, 2011 at her home.
She was born on Julu 15, 1936 in Lanesville to Gustav and Elma Ott Walther. She was formerly employed at Belknap in Louisville and the Farmer's State Bank in Lanesville and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church near Lanesville.
Survivors include her husband Marvin A. Hussang; her son David C. Hussang of Lanesville; her daughters Lisa J. Freeman and Mary Ann Hall, both of Lanesville; her sisters Dorothy Hussang and Shirley Lieber both of Lanesville; 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services were held at 11 AM on Monday, June 6, 2011 at St. John's Lutheran Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Visitation was held from 4 to 8 PM on Saturday, June 4, 2011 from 10 AM to 8 PM on Sunday, June 5, 2011 and from 9 AM until the time of services on Monday at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to St John's Lutheran School Tuition Fund or Amedisys Hospice.


JUANITA N. TATLOCK, 79, Salem, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at her home.
She was on on August 2, 1931 in Washington county to Fred and Mabel Payne Nicholson. She was retired from Macy's Department Store in Atlanta, Ga. and was Shady Dale City Clerk in Shady Dale, Ga. She was also a Girl Scout Den Mother and a Tupperware Salesperson. She attended Crossroads Baptist Church.
She is survived by a son: Robert “Rick” Tatlock of Salem; a daughter: Charnita Howell of Sellersburg; and 2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Charles Robert Tatlock; and three sisters: Mildred Ribelin, Bernice Dawalt and Winifred Land.
Funeral services were held at 11 AM on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial followed in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Visitation was held from 5 to 8 PM on Friday, June 3, 2011 and from 8 AM until the time of services on Saturday.


CLARENCE RAY CUNNINGHAM, 64, died Sunday, June 5, at his residence.
He is survived by his sisters, Lois Cecil and Esther Seay; three children, Steven (Melissa) Cuningham, Candy (Jeff) Caudill, and Pam Cunningham; four grandchildren and one great-grand child.
Services will be June 8 at 11 a.m. at Spring Valley Funeral Home 1217 East Spring New Albany.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the funeral home.


PALMER RAY HENSLEY, 70, Austin, died Saturday, June 4, 2011 at Clark Memorial Hospital in  Jeffersonville.
He was born in Perry County, on May 18, 1941, the son of the late Sol S and Alaphair (Begley) Hensley. He was a member of Free Pentecostal Church of God in  Austin, Oldest Deacon of the Church, Secretary, Treasurer, Over seer and Elder. He retired from Morgan Foods Austin. He was a member of the Austin Block Watch.
Survivors include his wife Elizabeth  (Vires) Hensley of Austin; daughters, Emma (James) Lamb of Austin, Wanda (Matt) Prostler of Lexington, April (Cliff) Bannister of Austin, Martina (Ron) Hobbs of Scottsburg; sons, Freddie Hensley of Cape Coral, Fla., Christopher (Michelle) Hensley of Seymour and 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Preceeding him in death are a son, Larry Hensley, two sisters, Emma Jean Colwell and Faye Napier, one brother, Sol Junior Hensley.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 8, at Buchanan Funeral Home, Austin, with Rev. Herbert Jent, Sr. officiating.
Visitation will be  Wednesday beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Buchanan Funeral Home. Burial will be at Spurgeon Cemetery in  Austin.


DIANE KAY TURNER, 64, died Monday, June 6, 2011 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville. She was born in Elizabeth, on November 7, 1946 the daughter of Kenneth and Hazel Walther Schoen. She was a resident of Clark County Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was a homemaker, a member of TOPS in Clarksville, a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lanesville, where she was involved in the Martha Circle.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by one son, Bradley Turner of Augusta, Ga.; one daughter, Tina Turner of Elizabeth; four brothers, Ronald, Russell and Richard Schoen all of Elizabeth, and Kevin Schoen of Dayton, Ohio; three sisters, Karen Schoen of Lanesville; Elaine Allen of Shepherdsville, Ky., Denise McKnight of Elizabeth; two grandchildren, Tharon and Kayla Turner and one great-grandchild, Harlie Turner.
Funeral services will be  Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lanesville. Pastor Christopher Truelsen will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and after 9 AM on Thursday.
The family suggest memorial gifts be made to Amedysis Hospice of Jeffersonville, IN.
Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Homes, Inc. handled the arrangements.




 

 

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