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Obituaries May 9, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 04 May 2012 00:00

PATTY ANN HALL, 38
VERNE E. GLEITZ, 85
DAVID WARREN MADDOX, SR., 71
RITA A. (BLANC) BANET, 62
KATHERINE MOHLER BROWN, 95
ELLEN M. THOMAS HEDRICK, 77
JOSHUA WAYNE MARTIN, 30
RAY GREGORY, 82
SHIRLEY FRANCES LITTLE, 75
THOMAS E. HARRELL, 76
HUNTER WAYNE SPEIGELHALDER
ROY JENT, 76
MARGARET H. SMITH, 90
EUNICE AMBURGEY, 87
ROGER LEE COX, 50>
JERRY L. KERSEY, 56
STANLEY B. BURNS, 96
EDWARD RILEY, JR., 68
ZELMA M. RUMBLEY, 94

 

PATTY ANN HALL, 38, of Charlestown, died Sunday April 29, 2012 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
She was born on March 20, 1974 the daughter of Rita Ann Hogan who preceded her in death.
She was also preceded in death by two aunts and an uncle.
Survivors include her daughters, Christine and Rita Hall both of Chapmansboro, Tenn.; granddaughter, Allysa (Red) Boll, Chapmansboro, Tenn.; sisters, Kelly Hogan, Patriot, Ind., Tammi Bolin, Charlestown and Amy Hogan, Jeffersonville; grandmother, Jean Hogan, Charlestown; several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Grayson Funeral Home, Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday until time of service.
Online expressions of sympathy can be made at www.graysonfuneralhome.com


VERNE E. GLEITZ, 85, died Tuesday, May 01, 2012 at Kindred Transitional Care Center in Corydon.
He was born in Harrison County on May 16, 1926 the son of Walter J. and Altha Richert Gleitz. He was a farmer, was a 1944 graduate of New Middletown High School, was a member of the Old Capital Coon Hunters Club and was a 1st infantryman in the Army during the Battle of the Bulge.
He is survived by his wife, RoseAnna Keller Gleitz ; two sons, Perry and Jerry (Lisa) Gleitz and one sister, Phyllis Reed all of Corydon. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Joey, Darren, Matthew and Jacob Gleitz and two great-grandchildren, Jason and Rebecca Gleitz.
The burial will take place Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 2 p.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery near Corydon, there will be military rites at the grave, we will then proceed into St. Peter’s Lutheran Church for a memorial service. Rev. Robyn Kistemaker will officiate.
Visitation will be held at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon on Wednesday from 12-8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. on Thursday.
The family suggests memorial gifts be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church World Hunger.


DAVID WARREN MADDOX, SR., 71, died Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Louisville, on July 20, 1940 to Otto Ray and Thelma L. Martin Maddox.
A skilled tradesman and gifted craftsman, he retired from The Pillsbury Company in New Albany after more than 40 years, preceded by service in the Kentucky National Guard. He attended services at Centenary United Methodist Church, enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, boating and traveling with friends.
He is survived by his first wife, Darleen Burns Cox, Sellersburg and their children, David Maddox, Jr., Memphis, Tenn., Lisa Ann Maddox, Biloxi, Miss., Tina Darleen Bryan, New Albany, and Christopher R. Maddox, Louisville; step-children, Shane Jenkins, New Albany, and Trisha Dennis, New Salisbury; three grandchildren, Matthew, Andrew and Kayla; step-grandchildren, Gloria, Jalynn, and Tanner.
He was preceded in death by his parents, second wife, Gloria J. Maddox and his first child, Elaine Lynn Maddox.
Memorial services will be held at Centenary United Methodist Church, Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 6:30 p.m.
Grayson Funeral Home, Charlestown is trusted with arrangements.
Burial service will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Floyd County Animal Rescue League, P.O. Box 285, New Albany, IN 47151-0285. Such memorials may also be made by phone at 812-949-9099.
Condolences may be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com.


RITA A. (BLANC) BANET, 62, died April 30, 2012.
She was a member of St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church in Floyds Knobs. She was born on February 26, 1950 Glenwood Springs, Colorado to the late Osire A. and Ruth E. (Witchey) Blanc.
She is also preceded in death by her sisters, Martha Long and Loretta Patch; and stepmother, Mary Blanc.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 40 years, Michael A. Banet; children, Jeffrey Banet (Angie) of Floyds Knobs, Monica Bottorff (Greg) of New Albany, Christopher Banet (Nicole) of Nashville, Tenn., and Kevin Banet (fiancée, Ting Ting) of Humen, China; sister, Mary Janke of San Diego, Calif.; grandchildren, Nolan, Luke, Mallory, Abbigail, Reese, and Lincoln; many relatives and friends, including those in Colorado, all of whom will miss her dearly.
Her Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2012 and 9-10 a.m. Friday at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany).
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Chapel (old church) with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (982 Eastern Parkway, Louisville, KY 40217) website: www.hdsa.org. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerindiana.com.


KATHERINE MOHLER BROWN, 95, Munice, Ind., formerly of Scottsburg, died Sunday, April 29, 2012 at Elmcroft of Munice.
She was born on October 28, 1916 in Deedsville, Ind. to Joseph Abraham and Bessie Lee Stanton Mohler. She worked for two years at the American Library Association Headquarters in Chicago, Il. and then worked for the Munice Public Library for 30 years before retiring. She was a member of the Riley Jones Club, the Altrusa Club, Delta Epsilon Chapter Psi Isota Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, and Hazelwood Christian Church.
Survivors include several of her cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Chester C. Brown; and her sisters-inlaw: Mary Chinni and Hazel Owen.
Funeral services were held on Friday, May 4, 2012 at Hazelwood Christian Church in Munice. Burial followed in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by the Meeks Mortuary and Crematory.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hazelwood Christian Church, 1400 W. University Ave., Munice, IN, 47303 or the Munice Altrusa Foundation, P.O. Box 923, Munice, IN, 47308 or the Riley-Jones Foundation, 114 S. Franklin Street, Munice, IN 47305.


ELLEN M. THOMAS HEDRICK, 77, Madison, died Monday, April 30, 2012 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
She was born on November 1, 1934 in Clay County, Ind. to Samuel & Lucille Cade Thomas. She was employed for 32 years with Chase Bank in Indianapolis where she worked as a key processor.
Survivors include her companion of 27 years: Harold Richard O'Connor of Madison; her son: William M. Hedrick of Butlerville, Ind.; her daughters: Laura Church of Terre Haute and Bobbie Harless of Indianapolis; her step daughter: Alanna Strodtbeck of Indianapolis; her step son: Alan O'Connor of Dallas, Tx.; her brothers: Samuel "Frosty" (Carolyn) Thomas and Fred (Doris) Thomas, both of Center Point, Ind.; her sister: Mary Jo Thomas (Vic) Steiner Bowling Green, Ind.; six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, three step grandchildren and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial followed at Fairmount Cemetery in Madison.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the donor's choice.


JOSHUA WAYNE MARTIN, 30, Memphis, died Monday, April 30, 2012 at University Hospital in Louisville.
He was born on February 28, 1982 in Salem to Michael and Karen Taylor Martin. He was an employee of Cardinal Shower in Louisville.
Survivors include his parents; his step-mother: Debbie Martin of Pekin; his step-father: Kenny Mull of Pekin; his brother: Michael C. Martin of Borden; his sisters: Nicole Starrett and Rebecca Hickey, both of Pekin; and his grandparents: Mary R. Martin of Borden and Buddy Douthitt of Leavenworth, Kan. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Lloyd E. Martin, Wayne Taylor and Shirley Douthitt.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 4, 2012 at Weathers Funeral Home in Salem. Burial followed in Walnut Hill Cemetery in Borden.


RAY GREGORY, 82, Salem, died Sunday, April 29, 2012 at Salem Crossing.
He was born in Manchester, Ky. and he was retired from the Cabinet Factory in Paoli. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ in Pekin.
Survivors include his wife: Wanda Gregory; and his sons: Randy, Ricky, David, Daniel and Sam Gregory.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at the Love Funeral Home in Palmyra. Burial followed at Harners Chapel in Fredericksburg.


SHIRLEY FRANCES LITTLE, 75, of Commiskey, died Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on April 9, 1937 in Pulaski County, Ky. the daughter of Herbert and Lucinda Sidwell Roy. She married John Henry Little on August 5, 1955 in Scottsburg. He preceded her in death on February 4, 2008.
She was a homemaker and farmer. She was a member of United Christian Church in Paris Crossing and the NRA (National Rifle Association). She enjoyed crocheting, reading working word search puzzles and enjoying her two dogs, Archie and Tiger.
She is survived by her sons, Tim (Mary) Little and Jim (Denise) Little both of Commiskey; two brothers, Rual (Betty) Roy of Commiskey and Herbert Roy of Ft Meyers, Fla.; two sisters, Ruth Roberts of West Palm Beach, Fla. and Shelia Donn Anthony of Hope, Ind.; seven grandchildren, Eric (Charlotte) Little, Darrell (Becca) Little, Jacob Barker, Katelynn Barker, Jonathan Little and Amy Little all of Commiskey and Ashley Little of North Vernon; three great-grandchildren, Garrett and Masyn Little both of Commiskey and Damon Golden of North Vernon and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one brother, Buddy Roy.
A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at the United Christian Church in Paris Crossing with the Rev. Damon Marling officiating.
Friends may call at the church from 12:00 p.m. until time of service.
Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services are entrusted with the arrangements.
Memorials may be sent in honor of Mrs. Little to the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services to United Christian Church in Paris Crossing, Indiana or Hospice of Jackson County.
You are welcome to leave a message of condolence to the family at www.dovesharprudicel.com.


THOMAS E. HARRELL, 76, Pekin, died Monday, April 30, 2012 at his residence.
He was born on March 29, 1936 in Memphis to the late William T. and Alberta Castetter Harrell. He was a retired self-employed carpenter and a U.S. Army veteran. He was also a member of Sellersburg American Legion Post #204.
Survivors include his daughters: Lisa Williams of Pekin, Lori Lockard, Charlene Hoke and Sue Burns, all of Salem; his brother: Carl Harrell of Borden; his sister: Leona Bostock of New Albany; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at Dawalt Funeral Home. Burial followed at Bowery Cemetery in Memphis with full military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4567 Progress Drive, Columbus, IN 47202.


HUNTER WAYNE SPEIGELHALDER, infant, Salem, died Monday, April 30, 2012 at Norton's Hospital in Louisville.
Survivors include his parents: Scott and Tiffani Hobbs Speigelhalder; his sisters: Alexes and Kailyn Speigelhalder, both of Salem; his twin brother: Thomas Scott Speigelhalder; his grandparents: Kenneth and Carlotta Speigelhalder, Peggy Cozart and Paul and Heather Hobbs, all of Salem; his great-grandparents: Jess and Wanda McGuire of New Albany, Barbara Ruth Mitchell of Salem and Carol Hobbs of Pekin; and his uncle: Harley Blaze Cozart of Salem. He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents: Thomas Hobbs, Marvin Mitchell, Sr., Lorene Cochran Medcalf and Raymond Mount.
A graveside service was held on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Blue River Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by Dawalt Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Indiana, 911 E. 86th Street, Ste. 100 Indianapolis, IN 46204.


ROY JENT, 76, Hanover, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at his home.
He was born on January 24, 1936 in Kodak, Ky. to the late Tandy and Mollie Bowling Jent. He had owned and operated Roy Jent Builders since 1955 and was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 631. He was also a member of Chelsea Church of God.
Survivors include his wife: Shirley J. Lynch Jent of Hanover; his son: Calvin J. (Lisa) Jent of Hanover; his daughters: Peggy (Bill) Owens of Lexington, Betty J. Riley and her companion Randy Siedhoff of Indianapolis and Phyllis J. Kirby of Bloomfield, Ind.; his brothers: Noah (Etta) Jent and Evean (Lorraine) Jent, both of Austin, and Herbert (Emma) Jent of Scottsburg; his sister: Wanda Fay (A.G.) Miller of Crothersville; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Lucy and Ronnie Anderson and Dewey and Ann Lynch, all of Hanover, and Paul E. Lynch of North Carolina; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his son: Roy Dean Jent; and his brothers: Carl, Loyal and Haskell Jent.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Chelsea Church of God. Burial followed at Grandview Memorial Gardens Mausoleum near Madison.
Arrangements were handled by Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to Chelsea Church of God.


MARGARET H. SMITH, 90, Lexington, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in Hanover.
She was born on September 8, 1921 in Jefferson County to Ernest and Nora Tingle Aldridge. She was a homemaker, a member of Lexington Christian Church and a former member of Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include her sons: Donald A. (Paula) Smith and Keith (Brenda) Smith, both of Nabb, Ind.; her brother: Charles (Verlie) Aldridge of Hamilton, Oh.; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband: Ancil “Tuck” Smith, her parents, two sons, a brother and two sisters.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home. Burial followed at Mt. Zion Cemtery in Paynesville, Ind.
Memorial contributions may be made out to Mt. Zion Cemetery.


EUNICE AMBURGEY, 87, of Austin, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Jewish Hospital Louisville.
She was born March 3, 1925 in Perry County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Will Shepherd and Drucilla (Holcomb) Shepherd.
She married Estill Amburgey, who passed away June 24, 1996.
She was a member of the Free Pentecostal Holiness Church of God Austin.
The Caring,Helping and Sharing Hands Center in Austin; Angel Tree and Elf Tree of Scott County.
Survivors include, her daughter Madonna Corbett, Scottsburg; a granddaughter, Angela Sawyer; a grandson, Matthew Corbett; great-grandsons, Bradley Riley and Tyler Riley and great-granddaughter, Lizzie Riley.
She was preceded in death by: Her Daughter: Patricia Sawyer, Her sisters Della Smith and Goldie Shepherd.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Buchanan Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Madden officiating.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at Buchanan Funeral Home. Burial will be at Scottsburg Cemetery Scottsburg.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


ROGER LEE COX, 50,  of Austin, died Thursday,  May 3, 2012  in University of Louisville Hospital.
He was born March 12, 1962 in Scottsburg, the son of the late Joyce  (Land) Cox and T.C.  Cox , who survives. He was a member of Austin Community Church of God  Austin, Indiana.
Survivors include his wife, Pamela  (Allen)  Cox, who he married on May 16, 2008; his daughters, Makenzie Rose Cox, Austin, Nicole Lynn Derrig, Iowa; his father, T.C. Cox, Scottsburg;   brothers, Tom Cox, Scottsburg, Tim Cox, Georgia; Ronnie Cox, Scottsburg; sisters, Rita McCauley, Scottsburg, Vickie Robinson, Scottsburg and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by: his mother, Joyce Cox.
Funeral Service will be private at a later date with Rev. John Carr officiating.
Visitation: 4-8 p.m. Monday at Buchanan Funeral Home.
Burial will be at Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin, Indiana.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


JERRY L. KERSEY, 56, of Franklin, died Thursday, May 3, 2012 surround by his loving family at his residence.
He was born August 5, 1955 in Salem, to Jackson Richard Kersey and Mayetta (Sullivan) Kersey. He married Deborah L. (Fields) Kersey on December 26, 1975 in Scottsburg; she survives. He was a 1974 graduate of Scottsburg High School and a 1996 graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration. He was a member of Franklin Memorial Christian Church, American Legion Post 205 in Franklin, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Disabled American Veterans. He retired as Tech Sargent from the United States Air Force after 20 years of service. He was a Vietnam War, Desert Storm, and Gulf War Veteran. He also had been a senior systems analyst for St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis for 15 years.
Survivors include his wife Deborah L. (Fields) Kersey of Franklin; sons Joshua J. Kersey of Franklin and Todd J. (Shannon) Kersey of Greenwood; grandchildren Syrus Coomer of Greenwood, Isreal Kersey of Franklin, Rebecca Sherry and Draven Coomer, both of Greenwood; sister Patricia Kersey Wills (Donald) of Franklin, Tennessee; brothers Jack Kersey (Pam) of Florence, Kentucky, John Kersey (Debbie) of Jeffersonville; James Russell Kersey (Bobbi) of Scottsburg, and Jeremy Kersey (Melissa) of Dayton, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The Reverend Larry McAdams will conduct a service Monday, May 7, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Franklin Memorial Christian Church, 1720 North Graham Road, Franklin.
Friends may call Sunday, May 6, 2012 from 3-7 p.m. at Swartz Family Community Mortuary And Memorial Center, 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin and Monday, May 7, 2012 from 10 a.m. until service time at the church.
Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood with full military honors to be conducted by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard and Franklin American Legion Post 205.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Franklin Memorial Christian Church, 1720 North Graham Road, Franklin, Indiana 46131. Online condolences may be sent to the family at: www.swartzmortuary.com.


STANLEY B. BURNS, 96, Salem, died Friday, May 4, 2012 at St. Vincent-Salem Hospital.
He was born on September 26, 1915 in Oneida, Ky. to the late Jimmy E. and Sarah Barger Burns. He was a retired employee of Jeff Boat in Jeffersonville. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and an elder at the old Pekin Assembly of God.
Survivors include his daughters: Becky (Van) Smith and Sarah (Butch Whitson) House, both of Salem; hs son: Danny (Pam) Burns of Columbus; his brother: John Burns of Dayton, Oh.; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, four brothers and his wife: Malvery Stidams Burns.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at Dawalt Funeral Home. Burial followed at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Washington County Food Bank, P.O. Box 128 Salem, IN 47167.


EDWARD RILEY, JR., 68, Medora, died Friday, May 4, 2012 at his home.
He was born on January 22, 1944 in Booneville, Ky. to the late Ed Riley, Sr. and Fannie Mae Murrell Riley. He was a retired construction worker.
Survivors include his wife: Delores June Tenney; his daughters: Diana (Chuck) Stanton, Donna (Fiancé Tim Gross) Riley, Darlene Riley, Debbie (Kevin) Taylor, Dena (Steven) Hartley, and Dora Riley; his sons: Edward D. Riley, Jim (Lucy) Riley, Ricky L. (Karen) Gross, and Douglas Bentley, 20 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sisters: Diane Napier and Patsy Ruth Riley; and his brothers: Ollie James and Ernie Harold Riley.
Private memorial and burial services will be held at a later date at Wesley Chapel Cemetery.
All arrangements are be handled by Voss and Sons Funeral Service and Tri County Crematory.
Memorial contributions may be made out to Voss and Sons Funeral Service.


ZELMA M. RUMBLEY, 94, Palmyra, died Sunday, May 6, 2012.
She was born on Halloween, October 31, 1917 at Georgetown, to the late William R. and Florence Engleman King.
She was a retired teller from Harrison County Bank, Palmyra and a member of Palmyra Baptist Church.
She married Paul Rumbley in November 1936 who preceded her in death in April 2010.
Also, preceding her in death were brothers; Marshall, Wayne, Clifford, George and Glen King.
Surviving are her sons, Ronald Jack Rumbley (Charlotte), Terry Edmund Rumbley (Leslie) both of Palmyra; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren one great-great-granddaughter and a host of Friends.
Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at Swarens Funeral Home, 1405 Hwy 64 NW, Ramsey, IN with burial in Palmyra Cemetery.
Visitation is after 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


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