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Obituaries March 21, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 March 2012 00:00

BEVERLY FAYE BOTTORFF, 73
MARY GLADDIS MEANS, 83
RONALD LYNN ELGIN, 66
CATHERINE TURNER “CATHY” WALTERS, 43
GLADYS FERN CARTER, 68
DEBORAH A. GREEN, 60
JEAN A. ROBERTS, 71
LANORA M. CARWILE, 76
ZACHARY CAMPBELL SHELTON, 14
DONALD PORTER, 54
CHARLOTTE ELLEN (DWYER) BLEVINS, 66
RONALD “RONNIE” WIESMAN, 69
EDWINA “CATHY” ENGLER, 55
MICHAEL STITES, 55
CYNTHIA MARIE STITES “CINDY” BROOKS, 58
EUGENE TURNER, 77
AUDREY L. (GUY) SUMMA, 79
EARNEST DENVER GIBSON, 83
LOGAN  WELLS, 74
ANTHONY G. “TONY” NEWTON, SR., 66
JOHNNY WALKER, 68
MARY BERNADINE REEDY, 70

 

BEVERLY FAYE BOTTORFF, 73, of Charlestown, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at her home.
She was born on March 23, 1938 in Clark Co., IN to Lawrence and Georgia Hawes Reis.
She was a retired bank teller and Vice President of the old First Bank of Charlestown.
Survivors include her husband, Bruce Bottorff; daughter, Beth Ann Reis of Lakeland, Fla.; son, Bruce Clark Bottorff (Susan) of Charlestown; mother, Georgia Reis of Charlestown; brother, Glen Reis (Pat) of Charlestown; brother-in-law, Bobby Bottorff (Rose) of Jasper; grandchildren, Tim, Brittany, Craig, and Bryan; two great-grandchildren; nieces, Susie, Jeanne, Janet, Joan, and Jo Ann; nephews, John, Larry, and Michael.
Memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Bethany Christian Church.
Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown handling arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Clark Co. Red Cross for tornado relief.
Online condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com


MARY GLADDIS MEANS, 83, died March 10, 2012.
She was a resident of Indianapolis. She was born May 28, 1928 to the late Elza and Goldeen (Law) Miles.
She married Charles Means on January 5, 1947 and he preceded her in death on March 26, 2011.
She is survived by her son, Chester Means; daughters, Betty Essick and Delorse Faucett; twelve grandchildren; twenty-four great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and three sisters, Mattie L. (Miles) Harp, Georgia (Miles) McNeely, and Edna Mae (Miles) Lamb. She was preceded in death by her son, Allen Means; three brothers, Robert Miles, Kenny Miles, and Junior Miles; and one sister, Dottie Miles.
A graveside services for Charles and Mary will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Saturday at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Cremation Society of Indiana.


RONALD LYNN ELGIN, 66, Campbellsburg, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Norton's Hospital in Louisville.
He was born on September 22, 1935 in Campbellsburg to the late Robert A. and Alice Jane Allen Elgin. He was employed with the Victor-Oolitic Stone Quarry in Bloomington, Ind. and a former employee of Mitchell Transport in Mitchell. He was a member of the Southern Indiana Center, a board member of Outside the Walls and attended Sugar Creek Christian Church in Campbellsburg.
Survivors include his wife: Harriett Jean Bateman Elgin; his daughters: Rose Ann Snelling of Salem and Mary Alice Simms of Austin; and his grandchildren: Cassie and Chandra Snelling, both of Salem, and Jackson, Abi and Emma Simms, all of Austin. He was preceded in death by his sister, his brother and his son-in-law: Dennie A. Snelling, Jr.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 16, 2012 at Dawalt Funeral Home in Salem. Cremation followed at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald L. Elgin Memorial Fund, First Harrison Bank, 1312 South Jackson Street, Salem, IN 47167.


CATHERINE TURNER “CATHY” WALTERS, 43, Madison, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at Hospice of Southern Central Indiana Inpatient Facility in Columbus.
She was born on April 9, 1968 in Columbus to Richard Allen and Lois J. Garlinghouse Turner. She worked for many years at Regal Rugs in North Vernon, and more recently as a manager for the Marathon Station.
Survivors include her daughter: Staci Walters of Madison; her step-sons: Mark W. Walters, Jr. of Westport, Ind. and Brandon Summers of North Vernon; her step-grandchildren: John, Madison and Arianna; her sister: Andrea J. (Bill) Dorsett of North Vernon; her brother: Daniel Lee (Vicky) Garlinghouse of Sardinia, Ind.; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother: Kevin “Pete” Yocum; and her grandparents: George and Mildred Jones Garlinghouse.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Grandview Memorial Gardens Chapel in Madison. Burial followed at Grandview Memorial Gardens.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Cathy Walters Memorial Fund.


GLADYS FERN CARTER, 68, Madison, died Monday, March 12, 2012 at her home.
She was born on July 7, 1943 in Kokomo, Ind. to Eugene O. and Fern A. Pentland Carter. She had been employed as an office manager with T.G. & Y. Department Store, a sales clerk for the Dollar General Store and she retired from the Kroger Company in 2009. She was a member of Union Baptist Church in Lamb, Ind.
Survivors include her sisters: Melody Carter (Ronnie) Duke of North Vernon, Penny Carter (Carl) Brown of Ashland City, Tenn. and Tonya Carter (Chris) Gross of Lamb; and her nieces and nephews: David, Joe, Brandy, Amanda and Lindsey. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 16, 2012 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial followed at Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society or Union Baptist Church.


DEBORAH A. GREEN, 60, Hanover, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility in Columbus.
She was born on April 9, 1951 in Cincinnati, Oh. to Richard A. and Billie A. Neubacher Green. She had worked at several medical facilities, most recently as an LPN at the Waters of Rising Sun, the Waters of Clifty Falls and Hanover Health & Rehab. She had served as Co-Chairman of Souvenirs for the Madison Regatta, Inc. and was a member of the First Christian Church of Hanover.
Survivors include her brother: William Green of Cincinnati; her sister: Denise S. Gilreath of Cincinnati; her aunt: Jackie Zimmer of Cincinnati; her nieces and nephews: Lori Anderson, Jennifer Heins, Randi Fray, Asha Green, Shawn and Ryan Gilreath and Shannon Hall; and her great-nieces and nephews: Emily, Gwen, Fiona, Kingston, Ethan, Gavin, Mollie, Luke and Kaitelyn. She was preceded in death by her parents and her niece: Shylah Ridener.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the First Christian Church. Burial followed at Arlington Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Cincinnati.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Debbie Green Memorial Fund for the Camp at Muscatatuck Christian Ranch.


JEAN A. ROBERTS, 71, Salem, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
She was born on August 22, 1940 in Clark County to Charles and Audrey Kendall Roberts. She was a former employee of Kimball's in Borden and Starlite Cabinet. She was a member of Full Gospel Outreach.
Survivors include her daughters: Lisa Williams of Sellersburg, Lori Lockard and Charlene Hoke, both of Salem, and Sue Burns of Pekin; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers: Donnie and Sonny Roberts.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial followed in Bowery Cemetery in Henryville.


LANORA M. CARWILE, 76, Pekin, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at St. Vincent Hospital in Salem.
She was born on July 17, 1935 in Louisville to Charles and Margaret Beals Leister.
Survivors include her sons: Davey Carwile, Jr. of Louisville and Jody Carwile of Pekin; her daughter: Lenora A. Carwile of Salem; her brother: Richard Leister of Louisville; her sister: Betty Haley of Jeffersonville; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Davey Lee Carwile, Sr.; her brother: Roy Leister; and her sister: Judy Oller.
No funeral services will be held.


ZACHARY CAMPBELL SHELTON, 14, of Austin, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012 in Kosair Childrens Hospital in Louisville.
He was born on October 7, 1997 in Louisville. He was a unique and special person who inspired many with his humor. Weekends were a special time for him with beloved family and friends. His family extends a special thanks to his teachers and everyone at Austin Schools.
Survivors include his sister, Kayla Shelton, Austin; maternal grandparents, Arlie & Mary Lou Campbell, Austin; father, John Shelton, Jr., Austin; paternal grandmother, Margie Broadus, Scottsburg; paternal grandparents, John Sr. & Marie Shelton, Sellersburg.
He was preceded in death by: his mother, Angela Ann Campbell Shelton.
Funeral services were Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Buchanan Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Hatton & Rev. Green Neace officiating.
Burial followed at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Austin.
Memorial Contributions can be made to Kosair Children's Hospital in care of Buchanan Funeral Home.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


DONALD PORTER, 54, of Salem, died Sunday March 18, 2012 at St. Vincent's Salem Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home Salem.


CHARLOTTE ELLEN (DWYER) BLEVINS, 66, Salem, died Friday March 16, 2012 at the Salem Crossing.
She was born on June 19, 1945 in Terre Haute, the daughter of the late Vincent Dwyer and Mary Helen (Padgett) Dwyer.
She was a retired Nurse, working for several Nursing homes.
Survivors include two sons, Paul Dean Sanders and Jack Aaron Sanders; one daughter, Mary Thersa Akles; one brother, Vincent Michael Dwyer; six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by parents, husband Jack Blevins, one son David Gene Sanders, and one brother.
Funeral services will be private.
Online expressions may be left at www.hughestaylor.net


RONALD “RONNIE” WIESMAN, 69, died Friday, March 16, 2012 at Norton’s Hospital in Louisville.
He was the oldest of seven children born on August 23, 1942 to the late Hallie “Jack” and Elinora (Derringer) Wiesman.
He graduated from Crothersville High School in 1960. He worked at the U.S. Postal Service until he enlisted in the Air Force. Ronnie was in Germany when he suffered severe injuries, which left him paralyzed. This happened January 13th, 1963. Although he was unable to do things himself, he had plenty of willing family and friends to carry out his wishes. His main caregiver was his sister, Nora.
Survivors include six siblings, Carol Sue (Merrill) King, Nora Lizenby, Randy (Debbie) Wiesman, Gary Wiesman, Rose (Dean Victorino) Farmer all of Crothersville, Rita Goble of Underwood, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother in law William Goble Jr.
Rudolph Hamblin conducted funeral services Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville. Burial followed at Wesley Chapel Cemetery where military graveside services will be conducted.
Memorial contributions may be given to Wesley Chapel Cemetery in memory of Ronnie.
Online condolences may be given to the family and a video tribute may be viewed at www.AdamsFuneralHomeonline.com.


EDWINA “CATHY” ENGLER, 55, Campbellsburg, died Friday, March 16, 2012 at St. Vincent Hospital in Salem.
She was born on March 24, 1956 in El Paso, Tx. to Edwin Elisha Conway, Sr. and Lyvonne Hulia Williams Stidam. She was a former employee of Spring Mill Inn and Engler Construction.
Survivors include her sons: Zebulin Elisha Olden Barton of Salem and Thommie Edward Engler of Campbellsburg; her daughter: Christina Michelle Wheeler of Orleans; her brothers: Edwin Conway, Jr. of Keystone Heights, Fla. and Roy Edwin Conway of Campbellsburg; her mother and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 19, 2012 at Weathers Funeral Home. Cremation followed.


MICHAEL STITES, 55, Salem, died Friday, March 16, 2012 at his home.
He was born on May 6, 1956 in Scottsburg to Loren and Harriett Katherine VanMeter Stites. He was a retired inventory and asset control manager for Miswaco.
Survivors include his wife: Ruth Ann Nickles Stites; his son: Justin Stites of Dayton, Oh.; his daughter: Mary Rose Stites of Richmond, Ind.; his step-daughter: Lindsey Marie Young of Louisville; his sisters: Pauline Kimmel of Normon, Okla. and Janet Rodgers of Madison; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 1 pm on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial arrangements have not been announced.


CYNTHIA MARIE STITES “CINDY” BROOKS,58, Madison, died Thursday, March 15, 2012 at her home near Madison.
She was born on January 3, 1954 in Scottsburg to Charles William “Chap” and Neva Marie Vanosdol Stites. She had worked for the Madison Clinic in medical records for several years and she was a member of the Wirt Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband: John “Bob” Robert Brooks of Madison; her son: Robert Michael (Malinda) Brooks of Erlanger, Ky.; her sisters: Barbara (Mike) Burnett of Madison and Kathy Holder of Hanover; her brother: Gary (Sheri) Stites of Madison; her mother; her step-father: John Hoffman of Madison; her mother-in-law: Laura E. Brooks of Madison; her grandchildren: Brandon and Jalynn Brooks; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her father; her son: Brandon Keith Brooks; and her nephews: Bryan Stites and Trent William Holder.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 19, 2012 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial followed in the Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wirt Baptist Church or Hospice of King's Daughters' Hospital.


EUGENE TURNER, 77, of North Vernon died Sunday, March 18, 2012 at his residence.
Born August 27, 1934, in Middletown, Ohio, he was the son of Alec and Parilee Griffith Turner. He married Joyce Mays on June 19, 1954 in Middletown.
He worked in construction most of his career.
He is survived by two daughters, Brenda Habenicht an Paula Andrew of North Vernon; one son, Eldon Turner of Middletown, Ohio; grandchildren, Joshua, Megan, Aaron Habenicht, Devan Whitacker, Dustin and Dylan Andrew.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one brother, Gerald Turner, and a sister, Geraldine Brown.
A funeral service was conducted Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at Sawyer – Pickett Funeral & Cremation Service. Interment was in Vernon Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Jennings County.
Friends and family are invited to light a candle or leave a message of condolence in Eugene’s memory at www.sawyerfuneralservice.com.


AUDREY L. (GUY) SUMMA, 79, of Seymour, died Sunday March 18, 2012, with her loving family at her chair side in her home.
Born July 15, 1932, in Retreat, she was the daughter of Joseph C. and Maggie N. (Young) Guy.
On June 21, 1959, she married John E. Summa who preceded her in death on August 29, 1992.
She retired from Big Blue Warehouse in Seymour, and she had worked for Crothersville Shoe Factory for a number of years.
She is survived by her children David (Cathy) Summa, Eddie (Cinda) Summa, and Larry (Tamela) Summa, her brothers Charles (Margaret) Guy, and Oliver (Ethel) Guy, a sister Phyllis (Ballard) Lamb. She is also survived by her grandchildren Nicky Summa, Nathan Summa, Erica Summa, Rachal Summa, Lindsey Summa, Taylor Summa, Makinsey Summa and Ethan Summa, and 5 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John E. Summa, 2 brothers Herman Guy and Joseph Guy, and 3 sisters Mary M. Schrader, Catherine Van Antwerp, and Diane Guy.
Funeral services will be held at Voss Chapel on Wednesday, March 21, at 10:30 AM with Pastor Dennis Zetterberg officiating.
Burial will take place at Riverview Cemetery.
Friends may call at Voss Chapel on Wednesday from 9:30 AM until time of service.
Memorials may be written to Rockford United Methodist or Hospice of Schneck Medical Center.


EARNEST DENVER GIBSON, 83, Augusta, Ga., formerly of Pekin, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at the University Hospital in Augusta.
He was born in Letcher County, Ky. to the late Harrison and Nettie Irene Bently Gibson. He was a retired trucker driver and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his nephew: Wayne Gibson; his great-nephew: Nick Gibson; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by all his siblings: Estille Gibson, Alert Gibson, Edith Gibson Bentley, Edward James Gibson, Elbert Eugene Gibson and Earl James Gibson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at Weathers Funeral Home in Salem. Burial will follow in Mount Washington Cemetery in Pekin.
Visitation will take place at Weathers Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 20, from 4 to 8 pm.


LOGAN  WELLS, 74,  of Lebanon, Ky. died Friday,  March 16, 2012  in 71 S. Windy Shores   Scottsburg.
He was born August 9, 1937 in Leatherwood, Ky., he was the son of the late George Dewey Wells  and Martha  (Francis) Wells.
He attended Open Door Baptist Church in Deputy, Indiana.
Survivors include daughters, Michelle Wells, Lebanon, Melissa Wells, Lebanon; a son, Mark Wells, Lebanon, Ky.; a brother, Albert Wells, Haddix, Ky.; sisters, Golden Hannah, Tiffton, Ohio, Effie Rose, Tiffton. He is also survived by eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by: by his parents, brothers, Raymong Wells and Andrew Watts, and sisters, Gretchen Calfee, Laly Clark, and O'bella Spicer.
Funeral services were Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Fairview Christian Church.
Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery   Underwood, Indiana.


ANTHONY G. “TONY” NEWTON, SR., 66, Bradford, died Monday, March 19, 2012 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
He was born on October 22, 1945 the son of Francis Xavier and Elenora Donahue Newton. He was retired from Miller Pipeline after 34 years of service, was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Bradford, IN where he was a religious education teacher for over 40 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers- Larry and Wayne Newton.
Survivors include his wife, Donna M. Schilmiller Newton; three sons, Gerry Newton (Donna), Dean Newton and Mark Newton (Lynn); two daughters, Dalonda Hayes (John) and Dana Muntz (Kevin); one brother, Mike Newton; seven sisters, Jane Wiseman, Carol Smith, Kate Lasley, Helene Hart, Mary Francis Koetter, Rite Becht and Joanne Dohney; 11 grandchildren-Alison, Anthony, Brittney, Whitney McKenzie, Alex, Kassidie, Paige, Tre’, Kammie Jo, and Sydney and 16 Godchildren.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Bradford at 1 p.m. Thursday.
Father John Fink will be the celebrant.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. with a rosary held at 7:30 p.m.. and on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The family suggests memorial gifts be made to either St. Michaels Building Fund or to the American Heart Association.


JOHNNY WALKER, 68, Pekin, died Sunday, March 18, 2012 at Green Valley Care Center in New Albany.
He was born in Lanesville to Arvle and Anna Marie Walker. He was retired from the Ford Motor Company.
Survivors include his wife: Brenda C. Walker; his son: Steven C. Walker; his sisters: Jacqueline Logsdon, Mary Louise Bell and Anna May Goldman; and his grandchildren: Vanessa and Mason Walker. He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings: Georgie Lee Jones, Arvle Martin, Jr. and Earl Walker.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at Love Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Phrimmers Chapel Cemetery near Corydon.
Visitation will take place on Tuesday, March 20, from 4 to 8 pm and on Wednesday from 9 am until the time of services.


MARY BERNADINE REEDY, 70, of Austin died at her home March 17th.
She was was born in Chapmanville, West Virginia on July 31, 1941 to Frank and Bonnie (Davis) Darnell.  She was an avid fisherman and gardener.  Always lending an ear or helping hand, she is considered a true friend and will be remembered for her pure heart.  She was a hard working retiree that devoted her life to helping others.  Bernadine loved children, sunny days and good laughs with friends and family.  Touching many lives, she will be dearly missed.
She is survived by her daughter Terri "Angie" Henson of Norman, Indiana, son in law Dave Henson; grandchildren, Joshua and Brittany Henson; great-granddaughter Kasey Marie Patterson; sisters, Judy Williams of Austin, Toni (Arnold) Simpson of Justice W.Va, Pam (Danny) Kegley of Gilbert W.Va., Brothers Danny (Mila) Darnell of Coal Mountain W.Va., David (Karen) Darnell of Gilbert W.Va., and sister-in-law, Marlene Justice of Chapmanville, W.Va. She is also survived by many friends, and extended family members.
She is preceded in death by her parents and brother AC Justice.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at Buchanan Funeral Home  with Rev. David Richie officiating.
Visitation is after 9 a.m. Wednesday at Buchanan Funeral Home.
Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Scottsburg.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


Last Updated on Thursday, 22 March 2012 10:22