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Obituaries September 21, 2011 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 19 September 2011 00:00

THELMA LAVERNE CRAFTON, 81
CHARLES "CHARLIE" COGNATA, 69
WILLIAM W. “BILL” POLING, 81
CANDACE KAY “CANDY” KANNAPEL, 49
ALMA FAYE RADER, 66
DONALD E. KLEIN, 77
ROBERT DALE “AL” ALEXANDER
MARTHA K. HUGHES, 99
MARY C. (ZIMMERMAN) SCHRODER, 91
ROBERT SAMUEL MARSHALL, 80
RUSSELL B. PEACOCK, 73
DARRIN LEE RICHARD TROUTMAN, INFANT
CHARLES B. SPICER, 68
WILLIAM B. STIERLE, 86
CHARLES B. SPICER, 68
LEE “RED” MORGAN, 85
VIRGIL DEAN FULTZ, 67
PATSY SUE WRIGHT, 58

THELMA LAVERNE CRAFTON, 81, died Monday, September 12, 2011.
She was born on March 10, 1930 to Vernon D. and Flossie Mae Prather Stull in Louisville, KY. She retired from Brown and Williamson Tobacco where she worked in quality control. She is preceded in death by her parents, and her daughter Sherry Robinson.
Survivors include her daughters, Judy Koonce-Hamler (Delano) of Cambridge, Ohio, Regina Hubbard (Jeffrey) of New Albany, and Tamara Robinson (Bill) of Jeffersonville; dear friend, Eugene Davis of Jeffersonville; sister, Anna Jean Bartley of Louisville; son-in-law, Ronald Eugene Robinson of Otisco; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 16, 2011 at 1 p.m. at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial in the Charlestown Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and after 9 a.m. on Friday.
Condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com


CHARLES "CHARLIE" COGNATA, 69, died Monday September 12, 2011 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
He owned and operated Charlie's Alignment in Sellersburg for thirty-four years. He was a lifelong gun enthusiast, a Chief Rangemaster, a member of the NRA, Sellersburg Conservation Club, a founding member of the Hidden Hills Practical Shooters, Backyard Classics Car Club, and a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Charlestown. Charlie was devoted to helping anyone in need and gave generously of his time, talents and resources.
He was preceded in death by his father, Salvatore Cognata.
He is survived by his wife, Diane Wessel Cognata of Sellersburg; his mother Florence Ann Cognata; four step-children, Kay Geswein (Mike) of Lanesville, Patty Crotchett (Jerry) of Borden, Christopher Rider (Heuila) of Noblesville, Stacy Jackson (Chris) of Phenix City, Ala.; three grandchildren;  two brothers, Bob Cognata (Chris) of Amelia, Va.,  Larry Cognata of Sellersburg; one niece, one nephew and one great-niece.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday September 16, 11 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church in Charlestown, cremation will follow the service with burial at a later date.
Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to St. Michael Catholic Church or Holy Cross Mission-East Africa, PO Box 543, Notre Dame, IN 46556.


WILLIAM W. “BILL” POLING, 81, Madison, died Monday, September 12, 2011 at Robley Rex Veterans Medical Center in Louisville.
He was born March 17, 1930 in Cross Plains, Ind. to the late Roy Francis and Naomi A. Blinton Poling. He was an Army veteran of WWII and a Navy veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. After retiring from the military, he worked as a farmer, a welder and a truck driver. He was a member of the Hanover Baptist Church in Hanover.
Survivors include his wife: Opal Marilyn “Kitty” Burch Poling of Madison; three daughters: Cathy (Doug) Daugherty and Shelia Thompson, both of Madison, and Carolyn (Richard) Crum of Louisville; his son: Ronnie Lee (Helen) Poling of Michigan City, Ind.; his brothers: Joe (Debby) Poling of Nabb, Ind., Jim (Carol Jean) and and Max (Joyce) Poling, both of Canaan, Ind., and Doug Poling of Jeffersonville; his sister: Kay Smith of Bennington, Ind.; his sisters-in-law: Carolyn Poling of Butlerville, Ind., Gladys Pipes of Summerville, Tenn., Vera Gum and Glenda (Bob) Dempsey, both of Orlando, and Becky (Joe) Gerber of Lemon Grove, Calif.; his brothers-in-law: Jack Baugh of Versallies and David Burch of Jackson, Fla.; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter: Joy Lynn Poling; his sisters: Nyla Jean Harlow, Audrey Baugh, Verna Mae Schwagmeier and an infant sister; his brothers: Darrell Richard “Dick” and Donald Poling; and his sister-in-law: Donna Adams.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial followed in Pleasant Cemetery in Pleasant, Ind. Full military honors were conducted at the graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion and the United States Naval Ceremonial Unit.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Robley Rex Veterans Medical Center Hospital Program.


CANDACE KAY “CANDY” KANNAPEL, 49 a life long resident of Henryville, died Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville.
She was born January 16, 1962 in Jeffersonville, the daughter of James and Emma (Moore) Bottorff who are both deceased. She was employed at the First Baptist Church daycare in Henryville, and also was employed at the Shell station in Henryville for nine years. She was a 1980 Henryville High School graduate and a member of First Baptist Church of Henryville, she enjoyed people and working with kids and enjoyed helping people, she had a soft heart and a bubbly personality.
Doug and Candy were married October 2, 1982 in Sellersburg.
She is survived by Dougie A. (Lindsey Sparks) Kannapel of Charlestown, Ashley M. (Jeremy W.) Cissell of Otiso, Brittney S. (Tommy C. Howson) Kannapel of Henryville, Ryan S.O. Kannapel of Henryville, three grandchildren, William Kannapel, Kayleb Elrod, both of Otisco, Riley Howson of Henryville, her brothers and sisters Barbara (Wayne) Jackson, Rodney Bottorff, Allen (Rhonda) Bottorff, Robin (Brad) Jones all of Henryville.
Reverend Toby Jenkins will conduct funeral services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at First Baptist Church with burial to follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, September 16, 2011 at Adams Funeral Home in Henryville and after 10 a.m. on Saturday at church.
Memorial donations may be given to the First Baptist Church c/o Adams Funeral Home 209 S. Ferguson Street, Henryville, IN 47126.
Online condolences may be given to the family at www.AdamsFuneralHomeonline.com.


ALMA FAYE RADER, 66, of Henryville, a native of London, Kentucky, died Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at her home.
She was born November 29, 1944 in Manchester, Ky. the daughter of Homer Gilbert and Susie (Bruner) Gilbert who are both deceased. She was a homemaker. She was married to Lonnie Dale Rader who survives her in Henryville and they have been together for 29 years. She was member of House of the Lord in Clarksville; she enjoyed keeping everybody straight especially her husband, and spending time outside working in her yard and flowers.
Survivors include a daughter, Debbie Barton of Henryville, two sons, Homer (Lisa) Miniard of Lanesville, Robert (Wendy) Miniard of Palmyra, seven grandchildren, Chris Miniard, Jeffersonville, Cody Barton of Clarksville, Taylor Miniard Lanesville, Brandon Miniard of Lanesville, Jessica Bently of London, Ky., Deidra Miniard of Palmyra, Brittany Ott of Georgetown, one great-grandchild, three brothers, Darrell Gilbert of London, Ky., Howard Gilbert of London, Ky., Eddie Gilbert of Okolona, Ky., two sisters, Helen Gilbert Stewart of London, Ky., Alice Gilbert of London, Ky., and her faithful companion, Bud, her little dog.
Two sisters Sandra Jones & Bettey Johnson & one brother, Roy Gilbert preceded her in death.
Brother Lonnie Turner will conduct funeral services at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 16, 2011 at Adams Funeral Homes & Crematory in Henryville with burial to follow at Bowery Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Henryville and after 9 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be given to Bowery Cemetery or Southern Indiana Hosparus c/o Adams Funeral Home 209 S. Ferguson Street, Henryville.


DONALD E. KLEIN, 77, of Floyds Knobs died Wednesday, September 14, 2011.
He retired after 30 years with the Ford Motor Company. He was a member of St. Joseph Hill Catholic Church in Sellersburg and the Knights of Columbus Cardinal Ritter Council #1221. He served his country in the National Guard and was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, friend, and neighbor; he will be missed by many.
He was born on December 13, 1933 in Louisville, Kentucky to the late Edward P. and Edith F. (Baumann) Klein. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy M. Klein.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Rosella C. (Andres) Klein; daughters, Debbie Canada and Diane Bush (Bill); sons, Donald L. Klein (Mary) and David Klein (Lori); brother, Virgil Klein (Doris); grandchildren, Deidre, Carrie, Sheryl, Brian, and Paul; and step grandsons, David and Scott.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 PM on Friday, September 16, 2011 at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany).  His Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 17 at St. Joseph Hill Catholic Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Hill Catholic Church (2605 St. Joe Road West, Sellersburg, IN 47172).
To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerindiana.com.


ROBERT DALE “AL” ALEXANDER, of Otisco, died Wednesday September 14, 2011 at St. Catherine Regional Hospital in Charlestown.
He was an Army veteran and a retired construction worker.
He is survived by his wife the former Rhonda Strange, his mother; Leona Alexander of Seymour, sisters; Brenda Synder and Linda Stout both of Seymour, brother; Mike Alexander of Crothersville, IN
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday September 19, 2011 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison.
Visitation will be from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday and after 9 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home.
Online expressions of sympathy can be made at www.graysonfuneralhome.com


MARTHA K. HUGHES, 99, Nashville, Tenn., formerly of Salem, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at Lake Shore Heartland in Nashville.
She was born June 20, 1912, in Washington County, to Levi O. and Hattie O. Mitchell King. She was a member of Fort Hill Church of Christ and attended Granny White Church of Christ in Nashville. She was also a member of Community Club #31, Rebekah Lodge #100, Pythian Sisters #427, Sweet Adelines, Washington County Historical Society, Christopher Harrison Chapter of DAR, and a volunteer for the American Cancer Society. She was a retired bookkeeper for the old Salem Hatchery and the old Kramer Music Store. She was also a former Tupperware consultant.
On Dec. 31, 1939, she married Roy Hughes. He preceded her in death in 1978.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth K. King, and two sisters, Grace Graves and Irene Willis.
Survivors include: a daughter, Marcia Hughes, Nashville, Tenn., and a sister, Anna McCoskey, Jeffersonville.
Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. at Weathers Funeral Home in Salem and Saturday after 9:30 a.m. at Fort Hill Church of Christ.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Stevens Museum or Friends of Beck's Mill.


MARY C. (ZIMMERMAN) SCHRODER, 91, of Memphis died Wednesday, September 14, 2011.
She was an active member of St. Joseph Hill Catholic Church in Sellersburg and involved in the Daughters of Isabella. She was a very talented cake decorator & also enjoyed quilting. She was born on October 13, 1919 in Floyds Knobs, to the late George J. and Catherine J. (Renn) Zimmerman. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard J. Schroder; daughter, Donna J. Schroder; son, Dale R. Schroder; siblings, Bud Zimmerman, Irene Speth, Alma Kruer, Dorothy Bowe, Julia Bowe, Flora Zimmerman, & Hubert Zimmerman.
She is survived by her children, Bernard W. Schroder (Lynda) of Clarksville, IN, James F. Schroder (Kelly) of Louisville, Angela R. Hayes (Tom) of Memphis, Mark A. Schroder (Mary) of Memphis; 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 12 PM to 8 PM on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany).
A prayer service will take place at 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Her Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 19 at St. Joseph Hill Catholic Church with entombment to follow at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth’s Home or Hosparus – the Hospice Community of Southern Indiana.
To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerindiana.com.


ROBERT SAMUEL MARSHALL, 80, Scottsburg, died Saturday, September 10, 2011 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
He was born on July 29, 1931 to Audrey C. and Marguerite Hisey Marshall in Washington, DC. He was a retied museum curator for National Park Service.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Ann Marshall.
Survivors include his daughter, Beth Gordon (Rick) of Charlestown; grandson, Jared Marshall Gordon of Charlestown.
Funeral services were held at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock, VA, with burial in the Massanutten Cemetery in Woodstock, VA.


RUSSELL B. PEACOCK, 73, of Scottsburg, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
He was born on April 13, 1938 in Scott County, Indiana, the son of the late Lawrence H. and Jessie E. (Davis) Peacock. Russell was a retired quality control employee for Morgan Foods in Austin, Indiana, a member of Kimberlin Creek Baptist Church, the I.O.O.F. Lodge # 555 and a Lexington High School graduate of the Class of 1956.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Donald Eugene Peacock.
Survivors include his wife, Judy (McDonald) Peacock; two sons, Tony B. and Larry R. Peacock both of Scottsburg, Indiana;  two daughters, Sherry L. (Markt) Nay of Deputy, Indiana and Amanda J. (Matt) Jones of Lexington;  a brother, Leo V. (Donna) Peacock of Scottsburg; a sister, Rosalie (Junior) Burch of Scottsburg, and nine grandchildren, Gabby, Erin, Isaiah, Mya, Erica, Sadie, Jenah, Molly & Josiah.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at Kimberlin Creek Baptist Church with burial in Kimberlin Creek Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Collins Funeral Home and after 9 a.m. Monday at Kimberlin Creek Baptist Church.
Memorial Contributions: His Church or Scott County Relay for Life c/o Collins Funeral Home.
Online condolences can be left at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.



DARRIN LEE RICHARD TROUTMAN, INFANT son of Savannah Cheyenne Troutman of Scottsburg and Deone Oliver of Austin, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 at University Of Louisville Hospital in Louisville.
Survivors in addition to his parents include grandparents, Joseph Richard Grut of New Albany, Rob & Bonnie Barger of Austin, and Stephanie & John Troutman of Corydon; great grandparents, Rita & George Grut of Lanesville, Steven & Judith Tudor of Alamogordo, New Mexico, Shirley  A. Ballard of Scottsburg and Gloria & Jim Troutman of Elizabeth.
Graveside services were Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 at Sodom Cemetery in Underwood, Indiana.
Arrangements were handled by Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg



CHARLES B. SPICER, 68, of Greenwood, died Thursday Sept. 15, 2011 at St. Francis Hospital South in Greenwood.
He was born  February 16, 1943 in Moline, Illinois, the son of the late Elmer B. and Juanita M. (Chapman) Spicer.  HE was owner & operator of  C.C.I. Tax Service in Whiteland, and also a former IRS Field Agent for 20 years, a U.S. Army veteran, a member of the American Legion and the National Rifle Association.  Survivors include his wife, Brenda G. (Richmond)  Spicer;  two sons: Alan (Indrany) Spicer of Silverdale, Washington & Evan Spicer of Greenwood, Indiana; a brother: Donald Spicer of Minnesota; a sister: Dorothy Ippolito of Missouri; his mother-in-law: Pauline Richmond of Scottsburg, and four grandchildren, Samantha, Aurelia, Alanna & Jonathan Spicer.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Monday


WILLIAM B. STIERLE, 86, Georgetown, died Sunday, September 18, 2011 at Westminster Healthcare in Clarksville.
Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. on Wednesday at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown.
Burial will be in Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, KY.
Visitation will be held at the funeral Home in Georgetown on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until noon.
The family suggest memorial gifts be made to Crusade for Children.


RICHARD ALLEN SWAIN, 77, Melbourne, Fla, formerly of Charlestown, died Friday, September 16, 2011 at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne.
He was born on February 22, 1934 in Terra Haute to Norman E. and Mable J. Blaire Swain. He was a retired Data Processing Specialist with Army Map Services in Louisville and had been a member of Charlestown Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife: Jo Ann Swain; his sons: Terry A. and Brian A. Swain; and his grandchildren: Michelle and Brad Swain.
Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at Brownlie-Maxwell Chapel in Melbourne. Burial will follow in the Charlestown Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Health First, 1900 Dairy Road, Melbourne, FL 32904.


LEE “RED” MORGAN, 85, Bush, Ill., formerly of Washington County, died Saturday, September 17, 2011 at Herrin Hospital.
He was born December 28, 1926 in Hoskinskin, Ky. to Roy and Phronia Morgan. He was a long-time employee of the Ford Motor Company.
Survivors include his two children: Kenneth and Connie Morgan; his step-children: Kenny Lewis and Sandy Martin; his grandchildren: Roy Lynn, James Lee and Patrick Donavan Morgan; two great-granddaughters: Callie Lynn and Madison Lane Morgan; four sisters: Lori Tincher, Betty Jones, Almyra Spencer and Diana Ewen; five step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings: Private Huie Morgan, Lois Griffith, Roy Morgan, Jr. and Helen Conrad; and his wife: Ethel Morgan.
Funeral services were held on Friday, September 23, 2011 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial, preceded by a graveside farewell, followed in Hardinsburg.


VIRGIL DEAN FULTZ, 67, Borden, died Friday, September 16, 2011 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born on June 7, 1944 in Bedford, Ind. to Paul and Madie Fultz. He was a retired press operator for Cauldwell Tanks and served in the United States Air Force.
Survivors include his wife: Juanita Bryant Fultz of Borden; his sons: Chuck (Carla) Fultz of Pekin and Paul Fultz of Borden; his daughters: Stephanie (Jimmy) Guillaume of Tell City, Ind., Valerie Simmons of Corydon and Monica (Gumesindo) Ciriaco of New Albany; eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at the Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg.
Burial followed at Olive Branch Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


PATSY SUE WRIGHT, 58, died Sunday, September 18, 2011 at her home.
She was born on July 7, 1953 to Cleo and Cleva Bell VanMeter in New Albany. She was homemaker and a member of the Chruch of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints.
Survivors include her husband, David Wright; daughters, Sarah Stricker of Charlestown, and Rachel Cross of Otisco; son, Jacob Wright of Charlestown brothers, Otto and Russell; sisters, Jean, Jane, and Irene and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Grayson Funeral Home, with burial in the Charlestown Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m., and after 9 a.m. on Thursday.



 

 

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