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Obituaries August 17, 2011 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 16 August 2011 00:00

MICHAEL EDWARD “MIKE” HESS, 45
LARRY DEE MYERS, 70
KENTON “KEN” D. ROBBINS, 63
CAMERON PATE O’NEAL, 26
HAROLD LEON WINEINGER, 65
MARY P. “PATTY” HUDKINS, 89
ROBERT H. AMBERS, 51
LEONARD OVID McCRACKEN, SR., 77
DORIS ANN KEITH, 76
WILLIAM R. RUSSELL, 83
BEULAH MARIE JACKSON, 87
JUNE MERLE LAMAR, 76
LORENA B. MANOOKIAN, 94
SANDRA SIMMONS, 53
DALE EDWIN WILSON, 80
WANDA J. ALEXANDER, 81
EDWARD LINCOLN RODDY, JR., 64
LAURA S. MCRAE BOWLING, 59
ROBERT E. EMERY, 70

MICHAEL EDWARD “MIKE” HESS, 45, Hanover, died Sunday, August 7, 2011 at Hosparus Inpatient Facility in Louisville.
He was born on November 3, 1965 in Jeffersonville to Edward M. and Margaret Evelyn James Hess. He was the owner and operator of Mike's Service Center in Hanover since 1984, and he had also owned and operated Lease Liquidators for the past several years. He was a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church.
Survivors include his fiancée: Melinda Klopp of Hanover; his daughter: Paige Michelle Hess of Madison; his mother; his brother: Gary L. (Mary) Hess of of Kingsport, Tenn.; his sister: Myra (Ronnie Jerrell) Myers of Clarksville; his step-daughter: Erin (Greg) Lange of Fishers, Ind.; his step-son: Tyler Klopp of Hanover; his step-granddaughter: Stella Lange of Fishers, Ind.; his half-sister: Donna (Terrill) Laflin of Hendersonville, Tenn.; two nieces: Kathryn (Clayton) Gullatt and Erin (Aaron) Doran; two nephews: Lee and Evan Myers; and his great-nephew: Jaxon Gullatt.
He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents: Elmer and Lillie Waddle James and Martin and Catherine Hess.
Funeral services were held on Friday, August 12, 2011 at Hanover Baptist Church. Burial followed in Hanover Cemetery.
The family requests memorial contributions be made out to the Madison Riverfront Development.
Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre handled the funeral arrangements.


LARRY DEE MYERS, 70, Shellbyville, died Sunday, August 7, 2011 at Kindred Health in Greenwood, Ind.
He was born on July 8, 1941 in Bartholomew County, Ind. to Calvin Ralph and Medaris M. Iva Myers. He had operated Myers Barbershop in Columbus, Taylorsville, Edinburgh and Indianapolis.
Survivors include his wife: Joan Goode Myers of Waldron; two sons: John and Larry Bradley (Mary Lou) Myers, both of Deputy; his daughter: Wendy Caroline (Jeremy) Myers-Booker of Taylorsville; two step-sons: Warren Goode of Shellbyville and Greg Goode of Tombstone, Arizona; his brother: Reverend Richard Myers of Louisville; his sister: Rebecca Scales of Louisville; 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two step-granddaughters, several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter-in-law: Debra Lynn Adams Myers.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.
The family requests memorial contributions be made out to the donor's choice.


KENTON “KEN” D. ROBBINS, 63, Victoria, Texas, formerly of the Scott County area died August 5, 2011.
He was born June 16, 1948 in Louisville, the son of Ernest Robbins and Grace Hall Robbins Dietz. He was a retired oil rig worker.
He is survived by his daughter, Angela Brewer, Fla.; sisters, Patricia Cooper, Ash Fork, Ariz., Margaret Baker, Indianapolis, Phyllis Lovell, Speed, Ind., Karen Walker, Lexington, Ind.; Brother, Leon Robbins, Sellersburg.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister Lois Robbins.
Services will be Thursday, Aug. 11 at 1:30 p.m. at Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Thursday until time of service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Crown Hospice, c/o Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home, 80 N 1st St., Scottsburg IN 47170.


CAMERON PATE O’NEAL, 26, Floys Knobs, died August 5, 2011.
He was born on January 26, 1985 in Dayton, Ohio before moving to Floyds Knobs as an infant. He was a 2003 graduate of Floyd Central High School and a graduate of Indiana University Kelly School of Business in 2008. He was employed in commercial sales at The Flooring Gallery in Clarksville.
He is survived by his father and mother, Greg and Cindy (Pate) O’Neal of Floyds Knobs; brothers, Brandon O’Neal and his fiancé, Jillian Dornbush, and Gavin O’Neal; sister, Lauren O’Neal; grandmothers, Kathryn O’Neal and Janet Pate; aunts and uncles, Garry and Patti O’Neal and, Brent and Anita O’Neal; cousins, Dr. Krista Molina, David O’Neal and Katie O’Neal.
He is preceded in death by his grandfathers, David O’Neal and James Pate.
The visitation will be from 12-8 p.m. Friday, August 11, 2011 at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany).
His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Paul F. Kraft, Sr. Memorial Chapel at Newcomer Funeral Home. Burial will be private.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure (2301 Hurstbourne Village Drive, Suite 700, Louisville, KY 40299).


HAROLD LEON WINEINGER, 65, of Crothersville, died Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at Kindred Indianapolis South in Greenwood.
He has lived in the area for 38 years moving from French Lick. He was born May 31, 1946 in Gary, the son of Harvey Russell and Wilma Freida (Collins) Wineinger who are both deceased. He married Doris (Chastain) on December 22, 1972 in French Lick who survives in Crothersville.
He retired from Regal Industries as the manager of the trucking and equipment. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Moose Lodge, and Indiana Blacksmith Association. He enjoyed woodworking, camping, and blacksmithing.
Other survivors include his two children, Denise (Jerry) Wade, of Paoli, Harold (Winona) Wineinger Jr. of Crothersville, two grandchildren Chelsea Tice and Levi Wade of Paoli and one step grandson, Tylar Branham of Crothersville, a sister, Marguerite St. Clair of Orleans, two brothers, Vance (Tuddi) Wineinger of Washington, James Wineinger of Jasper.
Sisters, Mary Ruth Walls, Janie Jones and a brother, Donald Wineinger, preceded him in death.
Pastor Jeff Hood will conduct funeral services at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at Adams Funeral Home with burial to follow at Uniontown Cemetery.
Friends may visit the family on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home, Crothersville.
Memorial donations may be given to American Lung Association, Uniontown Cemetery c/o Adams Funeral Home, 110 E. Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229.
Online condolences and a video tribute may be viewed at www.AdamsFuneralHomeonline.com.


MARY P. “PATTY” HUDKINS, 89, Salem, died Sunday, August 7, 2011 at St. Vincent Hospital.
She was born on June 20, 1922 in Vincennes to Louie and Catherine Kennedy Miller. She retired in 1985 as the Director of Nursing with old Washington County Memorial Hospital in Salem and had previously worked as a Registered Nurse with the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes. She was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Salem, the St. Vincent Salem Hospital Auxiliary and a former volunteer with the Friends of the Salem Library and the Clothing Bank.
Survivors include her daughters: Judith (Dave) Turner of Yulee, Fla. And Mary (Donnie) Hacker of Pekin; her son: Jack Hudkins, Jr. of Salem; 25 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband: Jack C. Hudkins, Sr.; her parents, three brothers and one sister.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Burial followed in St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospital Foundation of Washington County C/O Melissa Richardson, 911 North Shelby Street, Salem, IN 47167.
Dawalt Funeral Home handled the funeral arrangements.


ROBERT H. AMBERS, 51, Salem, died Friday,. August 5, 2011 at Nortons Pavillion Hospice Unit.
He was born on January 17, 1960 to Barbra and Robert Ambers. He was a formerly employed at ACB L Barge Lines as a deck hand.
Survivors include his parents of New Albany; his son: Steven Dewayne Vincent; his brother: Gerald Lynn Ambers; and five sisters: Jo Ann Polen, Susan (Barry) Durbin, Ruby Bowling, Linda Ambers and Cinda Ambers. He was preceded in death by a sister: Pamela Jean Hardin.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra. Burial followed in Horners Chapel Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Love Funeral Home or First Harrison Bank to help pay for funeral expenses.


LEONARD OVID McCRACKEN, SR., 77, Palmyra, died on Wednesday, August 10, 2011.
He was born on May 3, 1934 in Louisville to Edgar and Marie McCracken. He was the retired President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local Union No. 89 in Louisville. After retirement, he worked as a real estate agent for both Landmark Realty in Greenville and Homes and Farms Realty in Marengo.
Survivors include his wife: Joyce; his five children: Julia, Lynne, Jackie, Leonard, Jr. and Rita; his 10 grandchildren: Anna, Aubrey, Alex, Leonard III, Kayla, Maggie, William, Andrew, Kara and Benjamin; his six great-grandchildren: Nicholas, Noah, Abbygale, Neven, Caleb and Brileigh; his brother: Philip; and his sister: Geraldine.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two great-grandsons: Drake and Sean; his half-sister: Lavern; and two half-brothers: Buddy and Roy.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at Love Funeral Home. Burial followed in Palmyra Cemetery.


DORIS ANN KEITH, 76, New Albany, formerly of Fredricksburg, died Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at Rex Robley VAMC in Louisville.
She was born on July 22, 1935 in Shepheardsville, Ky. to Robert C. and Hazel DeVore Keith. She was a retired Nursing Technician for Dr. Paul Recurver and a Women's Army Corp Korean War Veteran. She was a member of the Church of God in Elizabeth, Ind. and attended Salem Nazarene Church.
Survivors include her sons: Robert P. (Lisa) Keith of Fredricksburg and Jonathan Wayne (Caren) Keith of Georgetown; two brothers: John Lewis Keith of New Albany and Joseph P. Keith of Salem; two sisters: Wanda June Johnson and Roberta Jean Eckart, both of Elizabeth; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial followed with military honors in Hurstown Cemetery near Corydon.


WILLIAM R. RUSSELL, 83, Pekin, died Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born on August 8, 1928 in Washington County to Sherman and Ora Cress Russell. He was a retired employee of Eastern School Corporation, a part-time employee of the town of Pekin, a member of Pekin Church of Christ and a former U.S. Marine.
Survivors include his wife: Mary J. Tichenor Russell; his step-daughter: Martha Jackson of Jeffersonville; his brother: Gerald Russell of Pekin; his children: Brad Russell and Sarah Grounds; two grandsons: Steven and Jared Jackson; three great-grandsons: Evan and Jordan Jackson and Logan Hall; and a great-great-grandson: Xander Jackson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter: Stephanie Jackson.
Funeral services were held on Friday, August 12, 2011 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial followed in Mt. Washington Cemetery with military honors.


BEULAH MARIE JACKSON, 87, of Scottsburg, died Friday August 12, 2011.
She was born May 27, 1924 in Mitchell, the daughter of the late Jesse and Georgia (Stevens) White. Beulah was a homemaker, a former employee of the old Coonie's Super Value and the old Hawn's Western Wear. She attended the Hanover Baptist Church in Hanover and was a graduate of Mitchell High School.
Survivors include a son: Bob (Becky) Jackson of Lexington, Indiana; a sister: Elsie Harvey of Mitchell; a granddaughter: Dana (Billy) Snowden of Austin; two grandsons: Chris (Debra) Wass of Charlestown, & Tyler Jackson of Lexington, and eight great-grandchildren: Levy, Eva, Luke, Mandy, Jacob, Ally, Becca & Nancy.
Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 at Collins Funeral Home. Burial followed in Scottsburg Cemetery.


HAROLD LEON WINEINGER, 76, of Lexington, died Sunday, August 14, 2011at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
She was born on July 6, 1935 in Lexington, the daughter of the late John Franklin and Helen Josephine (Whedon) LaMar.  She was a retired teacher;  teaching in catholic schools for 15 years in Louisville, Columbia, S.C., Maryland and Pittsburg, Penn..  She also taught in the Jefferson County (Ky.) school system at the Bashford Manor Elementary School and Newburg Middle School for 25 years.  She was a member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Louisville and had also attended the American Martyrs Catholic Church in Scottsburg.  She graduated high school from the Sacred Heart Academy in Louisville in 1952, then attended Ursuline College in Ohio earning a Bachelors Degree and continued her education Duquesne University in Pittsburg, Penn. where she earned a Master's degree.   She also belonged to the Ursuline Sisters from 1952 to 1972.
Survivors include her nephew, Ronald (Cheryl) LaMar of Lexington;   two nieces, Angela Burris of Williamsport, Penn. and Kathryn Kerr of Scottsburg;  great-nephews; Logan LaMar of Lexington and Mike Pfeiffer of Burbank, Calif.
She was preceded in death by: a sister, Verna Herrmann.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, Aug. 17, 2011 at American Martyrs Catholic Church with visitation from 9 to 10:30 am prior to the service at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
Memorial Contributions to the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville c/o Collins Funeral Home.


LORENA B. MANOOKIAN, 94, a resident of Hickory Creek of Scottsburg, died Saturday, August 13, 2011.
She was formerly of the Orlando area until 1999 moving to Crothersville with her husband to be close to their family.
She was born December 7, 1916 in Ashville, N.C., the daughter of Oliver H. and Bessie (Chockley) Bradshaw. While in Orlando she was active in her church with serving as the church treasurer, taught Sunday school, and loved to sing in the church choir. She also was an avid reader.
On March 17, 1946, she married Elijah K. “Pete” Manookian, who preceded her in death on May 29, 2007.
Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Nancy & Tony Rypma of Crothersville, two grandsons, Nathaniel D. Rypma of Redding, Calif., Daniel A. Rypma of Kansas City, Missouri.
Her parents and two brothers, Lee Bradshaw and Hugh Bradshaw, also preceded her in death.
Pastor Johnnie Spivey conducted funeral services Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at Cornerstone Community Church in Seymour with burial following at Crothersville Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be given to Cornerstone Community Church or designated for Craig & Sandra Kuehn c/o Adams Funeral Home, 110 E. Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229.


SANDRA SIMMONS, 53, formerly of Pekin, died Thursday, July 28, 2011.
She was born on September 18, 1957 in Pound Virginia to Samuel and Magalene Mullins Anderson. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins.
Survivors include her husband: Allen Simmons of Watkins; her children: Orwin Aaron (Stef ) Simmons of Woodward, Ia., Dacia (Michael) Francis of Hampton, Va., and Brittany Simmons of Watkins; brothers and sisters: Madonna (Mark) Hurst, Kim (Ron) Thompson, April (Mac) Magner, Timmy, Cody, Greg, Ellis (Chastity), Sammy (Jennifer), Bradley (Kelly), and Shannon (Beth) Anderson, all of Pekin; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister-in-law: Sis Anderson.
A gathering of family and friends took place at the Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins, Minn. A Rosary was also prayed at that time. No services were held.


DALE EDWIN WILSON, 80, Hanover, died Saturday, August 13, 2011 at The Water's of Clifty Falls in Madison.
He was born on June 19, 1931, in Lafayette to Cecil J. and Mildred L. Yuill Wilson. He was a production manager at the Madison Courier, a member of Hanover United Methodist Church and a U.S. Marines veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his daughter: Sharon (Thomas) Brawner of Madison; his step-daughter: Wilma Bain of Houston, Tx.; his step-daughter-in-law: Cathy Cravens of Houston, Tx.; his sister: Joyce (James) Davis of Sherwood, Ark.; his grandchildren: Debbie Castner, Tim Schelnick, Cody Cravens, Marie Goff, Freddie Goff, Amy Falkenstein and Casey Brawner; his great-grandchildren: Brandon, Katy, Bailey, Kaylee, Ellie, Jason, Nathan, Travis, Cheyenne, John Allen, Stacy Jo, Samantha and Sophia; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Loretta Loy Wilson; his grandson: Michael Cravens, Sr.; and his step-son: James M. Cravens.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial followed in Grandview Memorial Gardens Mausoleum near Madison. Full military honors were conducted at the Grandview Memorial Mausoleum Chapel by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
The family requests memorial contributions be made out to the American Cancer Society.


WANDA J. ALEXANDER, 81, Salem, died Saturday, August 13, 2011 at The Waters of Salem.
She was born on December 9, 1929 in Campbellsburg to Wilmer and Grace Ratts Wingler. She was employed for 27 years with the old B.F. Goodrich company in Salem and a former employee of Genes Extrusion. She was also a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church in Salem, Salem Rebekah Lodge #188 and the United Methodist Women.
Survivors include her sons: Perry L. (Reda) and Terry L. (Cindy) Alexander, both of Salem; her brother: Wallace (Joanne) Wingler of Columbus; her sister: Inez (Frank) Bryant of Noblesville, Ind.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Ralph Alexander; and her brother: Willis Wingler.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at New Hope United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Dawalt Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon Living Memorial Bible Plan.


EDWARD LINCOLN RODDY, JR., 64, Greenville, died Saturday, August 13, 2011 at his home.
He was born on April 16, 1947 in Bowling Green, Ky. to Edward and Elizabeth Forshee Roddy, Sr. He was a retired teacher of 40 years with NAFC Schools, a member of Georgetown Christian Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife: Lula Roddy; his children: Blake (Laura) and Shannon Roddy; his step-children: Denise Blumenthal and Brian Watkins; his grandchildren: Isabelle and Owen Roddy; his step-grandchildren: Nick Blumenthal, Sam and Grace Watkins; his sisters: Sarah Sisung and Betty Norman; and his nephews: Mike, Kenny and Steve Lightfoot, Kevin Sisung and Scott Norman.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother: David Roddy.
Funeral services will be held on at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at the Kraft Charlestown Road Chapel. Burial will follow at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the James Graham Brown Cancer Center.


LAURA S. MCRAE BOWLING, 59, Pekin, died Saturday, August 13, 2011 at Meadow View Health and Rehab Center in Salem.
She was born on January 6, 1952 in New Albany to William Arthur and Cora Frances Frakes McRae. She formerly worked for the old B-Bar-B Mfg. Company in New Albany.
Survivors include her husband: Jesse H. Bowling, Sr. of Pekin; her son: Jesse H. Bowling, Jr. of Pekin; her granddaughter: Hannah Bowling of Pekin; her sister: Darlene Bishop of New Albany; her brothers: Billy, Eddie and Larry McRae, all of New Albany; her nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister: Donna Ashby; and her brother: Tommy McRae.
A memorial reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2011 at Kfraft Funeral Services in New Albany. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. at the Kfraft Charlestown Road Chapel.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to Meadow View Health and Rehab Center, 999 Anson St., Salem, IN 47167. Contributions may also be made out to the Hosparus of Southern Indiana.


ROBERT E. EMERY, 70, of Charlestown died on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at Floyd County Hospital, New Albany.
He was born on February 25, 1941 in Rising Sun. He was a retired Carpenter. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Coy Emery of Charlestown, Three stepsons, Michael Wise (Linda) and Jeffery Wise (Delane) all of Louisville and Tracy Wise, Crothersville.
He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Zac Coy (Kara), Ben Wolfe, Logan Wolfe (Christol), Sierra Wolfe (Andy), Nikki, Jordan, Madison, Nellie and Olivia Wise, and one great-grandchild, Dayton Osbon; three sisters, Carolyn Whidner (Harold), Brenda Drury, Malvery Ross (Jim), and one brother, John Harold (Brenda).
He was preceded in death by his mother, Virgie Emery, step-father, Russell Emery, father, Doug Harold, daughter, Sherry Wolfe, brothers, Mendal Harold and Red Fraley and grandchildren, Christopher and Alexis.
A memorial service will be held at Grace Christian Fellowship Church in Charlestown at 2 p.m., Sunday, August 21.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to Grace Christian Fellowship Church.




 

 

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