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Obituaries - September 17, 2008 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 16 September 2008 00:00

MARK ALAN CHASTEEN, 53
GERALD "BIG RED" REYNOLDS, 61
WALTER HILL, 53
CHARLIE WHITE, 54
BONNIE JEAN STROUSE, 56
MINNIE L. HOUCK, 81
WILMA E. WETZEL, 85
RUBY CRAWFORD, 96
NORA POLSTON, 81
CARL F. OTT, 80
ARCH C. PLUE, JR., 84
DONNA MARIE JONES, 61
CHARLOTTE L. TRAUB, 79
MARY E. "MAE" ADRES, 91
GENEVA DAY, 89
EDWARD "ED" DAVIDSON, 84
BARBARA J. (REDMON) PIRTLE, 58
DELPHINE SCHAFER ROTHBAUER, 80
LISA LILLE CHAPPELL, 72
ORLAN E. "ROOSTER" HUBER, 82
NORMAN E. HOFFMAN, 83
 

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   ?   ?    MARK ALAN CHASTEEN, 53, Austin, died on Monday, September 8, at his home.
    Arrangements are pending at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin.


    GERALD “BIG RED” REYNOLDS, 61, Crothersville, died on Sunday, September 14, at Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville of injuries suffered when hit by a tree during Sunday’s wind storm.
    Born in Scottsburg, he was a lifelong resident of Crothersville and a 1965 graduate of Crothersville High School. He retired in 1999 as a toolmaker from Cummins Engine Company, where he worked for 30-plus years. He was also president of Reynolds Excavating Inc.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Barbara “Rusty” Dorsey; a son, Tyson Reynolds of Crothersville; two daughters, Brionna Reynolds of Crothersville and Tiffany Reynolds of Berkley, Mi.; his mother, Elsie Boyd Reynolds of Crothersville; two brothers, Glen Reynolds and Danny Reynolds, both of Crothersville; two sisters, Janie Cornett of Crothersville and Patty Jo Robinson of Bloomington; and three granddaughters.
    Calling today (Wednesday) at the Adams Funeral Home in Crothersville is planned from 9 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. The Rev. Don Robinson will officiate at the service.
    Burial will be in Crothersville Cemetery.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home may to benefit Crothersville Cemetery.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.AdamsFuneralHomeOnline,com.


    WALTER HILL, 53, Scottsburg, died on Monday, September 15, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
    He died after suffering a heart attack in Scottsburg on Sunday afternoon, September 14.
    The Clark County Coroner’s Office is seeking information about his next-of-kin. Persons with such information may call the Coroner’s Office at 1-812-282-1356.


    CHARLIE WHITE, 54, Austin, died on Friday, September 12, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
    Born in Hazard, Ky., he was a member of the Austin Community Church of God. Survivors include two daughters, Charley White of Scottsburg and Cindy White Tharp of Madison; four brothers, Ira White Sr. and Lawrence White, both of Austin, Scottie White of Deputy and Lonnie Wayne White of Scottsburg; and two grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Monday, September 15, at his church. Glen Waldon officiated.
    Burial was in Spurgeon Cemetery near Austin.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


    BONNIE JEAN STROUSE, 56, Brighton, Mi., died on Saturday, September 6, at University of Michigan Hospital.
    She was born in Covington, Ky., and was the ownr of the former La Belle Vita Store in Brighton.
    Survivors include her husband, Greg Strouse; a son, Cameron Strouse of Rochester Hills, Mi.; two daughters, Colby Anderson of Ann Arbor, Mi., and Kassie Sheffer of Brighton; two sisters; and two granddaughters.
    A celebration of her life was conducted in Brighton on Friday, September 12.
    Burial was in Bethel Baptist Cemetery in Leota on Sunday, September 14.
    Memorial gifts may be sent to the International Myeloma Foundation, which may be reached at www.myeloma.org.


    MINNIE L. HOUCK, 81, Little York, died on Tuesday, September 9, at Washington County Memorial Hospital in Salem.
    Arrangements are pending at the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.


    JOYCE M. AKERS-PLESSINGER, 71, Lexington, died on Wednesday, September 10, in Otisco.
    The Estil County, Ky., native retired from the old ICI America plant in Charlestown in 1989. She attended Scaffold Lick Baptist Church near Blocher.
    Survivors include five sons, Kevin Lamb of Scottsburg, Larry Nevils of Milton, Ky., Michael A. Plessinger of Columbus, David Plessinger of Lebanon, Tn., and Richard W. Plessinger of Rockwall, Tx.; two daughters, Glenda Murphy of Otisco and Julie A. Plessinger-Woods of Columbus; four brothers, James D. Akers of Orlando, Fl., Charley Akers of Deputy, Paul Akers of Sandy Springs, Ok., and Garry Akers of Seymour; five sisters, Clara Campbell and Josie Sawyer, both of Crothersville, Sherry Colwell of Scottsburg and Janita Pennington and Debbie Ousley, both of Austin; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
    The funeral service was conducted on Saturday, September 13, at the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Bro. Jerry Ousley and Bro. Ernie Lamb officiated.
    Cremation was requested. Burial will be at a later date in Scaffold Lick Cemetery.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit Vista Care Hospice.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


    WILMA E. WETZEL, 85, Seymour, died on Wednesday, September 10, at the Lutheran Community Home, where she had been residing.
    A lifelong resident of the Crothersville area, she was born in Scott County and had been a homemaker and a volunteer for 8½ years at the Lutheran Community Home. She was also very active at Bethany Baptist Church in Crothersville, where she served in church offices and activities including as a Sunday School teacher, treasurer and secretary. She was also a member of the ladies’ auxiliary of Gideons International.
    Survivors include a son, Dennis Wetzel of Crothersville; a daughter, Nancy Farmer of Crothersville; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Sunday, September 14, at the Adams Funeral Home in Crothersville. The Rev. Lawrence Schafer officiated.
    Burial was in Crothersville Cemetery.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit her church or Gideons International.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.AdamsFuneralHomeOnline,com.


    RUBY CRAWFORD, 96, Seymour, died on Tuesday, September 9.
    Formerly of Crothersville, she had been living at the Lutheran Home in Seymour. She was born in Greenup, Ky., and was a 25-year employee of the old U.S. Shoe Corporation in Crothersville. She was a member of the Crothersville Church of the Nazarene.
    Survivors include a son, Darrell L. Crawford; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters.
    The funeral service was conducted on Friday, September 12, at the Adams Funeral Home in Crothersville. The Rev. Mark Wooten officiated.
    Burial was in Crothersville Cemetery.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit her church.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.AdamsFuneralHomeOnline,com.


    NORA POLSTON, 81, Charlestown, died Sunday, September 7 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
    She worked as a custodian at Longworth Villa.
    Survivors include her son, Chris Zollman of Marysville and her brother Jim Williams of Charlestown.
    Services were held Thursday, September 11 at Grayson Funeral Home with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.


    CARL F. OTT, 80, Lanesville, died Sunday, September 7 at his home.
    He retired in 1982 from Sun Oil Company after 25 years. After his retirement, he purchased and operated Georgetown Mill and Hardware.
   He was involved with many civic activities, including president of the Floyd County Farm Bureau, Soil and Water Conservation board member, and served on various committees with the Floyd County 4-H. He was a member of St.  Mary’s Catholic Church, Lanesville and the Knights of Columbus, Harrison County Council.
    Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Wilma Kiesler Ott; five sons, Larry Ott of Georgetown, John Ott of Shelbyville, Kentucky, Kenny Ott of Corydon, Tony Ott of Lanesville, and Fred Ott of Georgetown; one daughter, Carol Fulkerson of Lanesville; eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Wednesday, September 10 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lanesville with burial in the church’s cemetery. Kraft Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.


    ARCH C. PLUE, JR., 84, New Albany, died Friday, September 5 at his residence.
    He retired after 30 years from International Harvester and was a WWII Army veteran of the 10th Mountain Division. He was a member of the VFW Hobart Beach Post #1693 in New Albany, the American Legion Sellersburg Post #204, the Southern Indiana Antique Engine Club, and a member of Scottsville Christian Church in Floyds Knobs.
    Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Mildred Jacques Plue; daughter, Laura Brown of Charlestown; and sisters, Mary Threlkel of Galena and Helen Sturgeon of Clarksville.
    Services were held Tuesday, September 9 in the Paul F. Kraft, Sr. Memorial Chapel at Generations Funeral Home with burial to follow at Mount Tabor Cemetery in New Albany.
    Memorial contributions can be made to Hosparus - The Hospice Community of Southern Indiana or the Floyd County Animal Rescue League.


    DONNA MARIE JONES, 61, Henryville, died Thursday, September 4 at her residence.
    She was employed by West Clark School System.
    Survivors include her husband, Marshall Wayne Jones of Henryville; daughter, Malissa Broadus of Charlestown; sons, David Kelly of Henryville, Gregory Broadus of Sellersburg, and Donald Broadus of Henryville; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
    Services were held Sunday, September 7 at R.D. Pyke Funeral Service in Henryville with private burial at Sellersburg Cemetery.


    CHARLOTTE L. TRAUB, 79, Georgetown, died Monday, September 8 at her home.
    She was a graduate of St. John’s College in Winfield, Kansas and had been a schoolteacher for several Lutheran schools in the area. She was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and she and her husband worked for the Laborers for Christ across the nation and overseas for seventeen years.
    Survivors include her husband, Herbert Traub of Georgetown; three sons, Danny Traub of Goodland, Kansas, Larry Traub of Georgetown, and Barry Traub of Jeffersonville; daughter, Pam Baumann of Lanesville; two bothers, Eugene Rall of Clinton, Iowa and Kenneth Rall of Rock Springs, Wyoming; two sisters, Hulda Wark of Rexford, Kansas and Velma Rasmussen of Colby, Kansas; thirteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Wednesday, September 10 at the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church near Georgetown with burial in Edwardsville Cemetery. Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Family suggests memorial gifts be made to either Hosparus of Southern Indiana or to her church.


    MARY E. “MAE” ANDRES, 91, New Albany, died Sunday, September 7 at Autumn Woods in New Albany.
    She was a volunteer at Rolling Hills Healthcare Center. She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in New Albany and the Madonna Circle quilting group at Our Lady. She was a life long quilter, creating many beautiful quilts now treasured by her family.
    Survivors include her daughter, Alice M. Banet of Sellersburg; son, Melvin H. “Andy” Andres of Louisville; sister, Louise Elmer of New Albany; seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Friday, September 12 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with burial to follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in New Albany. Generations Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to her church.


    GENEVA DAY, 89, Salem, died Tuesday, September 9 at Washington County Memorial Hospital.
    She was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church. She had been a life resident of Washington County, was a member of the Phi Beta Psi Sorority and was a charter member of the Friendly Homemakers Club.
    Survivors include her son, Maurice L. Day of Salem; daughter, Kathryn Barringer of Polk City, Florida; sister, Mildred Bower of Salem; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Thursday, September 11 at Dawalt Funeral Home with burial in Franklin Cemetery in Salem.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Franklin Cemetery Association; Lindsey Wade-Swift, Treasurer 3679 North West Point Road, Salem 47167.


    EDWARD “ED” DAVIDSON, 84, Charlestown, died Monday, September 8 at Rolling Hills Health Care Center in New Albany.
    Survivors include his son, Douglas “Eddie” Davidson of Charlestown; brothers, James Davidson of Hibernia, Delmas Davidson of Marysville, and Roscoe Davidson of New Washington; and two grandchildren.
    Services were held Thursday, September 11 at Grayson Funeral Home with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.


    BARBARA J. (REDMON) PIRTLE, 58, Floyds Knobs, died Monday, September 8 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    Survivors include her husband of 23 years, John Pirtle; son, Michael Kraig of Louisville; step-daughters, Bobbie J. Knight of Palmyra and Jennifer Bennett of Salem; sisters, Sharon Fackler of Mt. Washington, Kentucky and Carolyn Goff of Louisville; six grandchildren and four nieces and nephews.
    Services were held Thursday, September 11 in the Paul F. Kraft, Sr. Memorial Chapel at Generations Funeral Home.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.


    DELPHINE SCHAFER ROTHBAUER, 80, Sellersburg, died Monday, September 8 in LaPorte.
    She was a native of Henryville but lived most of her life in Sellersburg. She and her husband, George, were among the early parishioners and charter members of St. Paul’s Catholic Church where they were life-long members. She was a 1946 graduate of Henryville High School, graduated from New Albany College of Beauty and worked at Mary Lou’s Beauty Salon as a beautician in Sellersburg. In 1963 she began a 30-year career at Olin Chemical which later became ICI America in Charlestown. She and her husband were very active in the Hobart
Beach VFW Post in New Albany.
    Survivors include her sister, Martha Vest of Jeffersonville; longtime friend, Joe Noltemeyer of New Albany; son, Tom Rothbauer of LaPorte; daughter, Jacqueline Riester of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Friday, September 12 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church with internment to follow at Sellersburg Cemetery. Garr Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. 


    LISA LILLE CHAPPELL, 72, Georgetown, formerly of Louisville, died Sunday, September 7 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
    She was a homemaker.
    Survivors include two daughters, Laurie Grubb and Kimberly Chappell; two sons, Matthew and Christian Chappell; one grandson, David Grubb, and a sister, Kay Ann Curtis.
    Services were held Friday, September 12 at Hopewell Presbyterian Church with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation.
    Arch L. Heady at Resthaven was in charge of arrangements.


    ORLAN E. “ROOSTER” HUBER, 82, Georgetown, died Wednesday, September 10.
 Services were held Saturday, September 13 at Gehlbach and Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown.


    NORMAN E. HOFFMAN, 83, Sellersburg, died Thursday, September 11 at his home.
    He was retired from the old Louisville Cement Co. in Speed after 42 years, a WWII Navy veteran, a member of the American Legion Post 204 in Sellersburg, Moose Lodge, and the Speed Memorial Church. He was formerly on the Board of the Speed Golf Course and was the former justice of the peace in Sellersburg.
    Survivors include his wife, Betty Hoffman of Sellersburg; two sons, Norman “Buddy” Hoffman Jr. of Richmond, Texas, and Kenney Hoffman of Sellersburg; two daughters, Patty Hoffman of Jeffersonville, and Brenda Jenkins of Atlanta, Georgia; and one brother, Sonny Staley of Champagne, Illinois.
    Services were held Saturday, September 13 at Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg with interment at Sellersburg Cemetery.
    Memorials can be made in the form of donations to Hosparus of Southern Indiana.


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