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Obituaries Aug. 8, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 02 August 2012 00:00


SHIRLEY M. POWELL, 79
HAZEL F. WHEATLEY WERNER, 88
QUENTIN W. “QUIZ” LAUNN, 85
EARL B. TAYLOR, 79
SGT. MYRON LEWIS WILKERSON, 52
HENRY NATHANIEL OAKES, JR., 76
ANNE L. FOSTER, 87
PEGGY A. GESENHUES SIMPSON, 48
REESE RENAE MOLLET, infant
DAVID LEE PONDER, 61
CHARLES E. “CHARLIE” ROBISON, 55
WILLIAM RAY GLASS, 61
THOMAS R. KENDALL, 60
VICTOR DOYLE REYNOLDS, 74
HOWARD WILSON HARBESON, 96
VICTOR DOYLE REYNOLDS, 74
HOWARD WILSON HARBESON, 96
EDWARD L. FLUHR, 73
SUE (HICKMAN) AHLERT, 65
MCGLENON FONZO RONE, 74
MARY LOU TANGEMAN ARY, 85
JAMES F. TAYLOR, 59

 

SHIRLEY M. POWELL, 79, Salem, died Monday, July 30, 2012 at Norton Hospital in Louisville.
She was born Oct. 18, 1932 in Louisville to Richard W. and Elizabeth Coder Hile. She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church.
She is survived by her husband, Eugene Powell. They were married Feb. 4, 1950. She is also survived by two sons, Terry Powell of Sellersburg and David Powell of Atlanta, Georgia; five daughters, Deborah Cooley of Pekin, Linda Schamel, Karen Morgan and Janet O'Keefe all of Salem and Michele Steggeman of New Albany; a sister, Cheryl Scharf of North Carolina, 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Gilbert Hile and a sister, June Carden.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 3, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 2, from 2-8 p.m. at Weathers Funeral Home.


HAZEL F. WHEATLEY WERNER, 88, Borden, died Monday, July 30, 2012.
She was born on May 15, 1924 in Breckenridge County, Ky. to the late Clarence and Josie Glasscock Wheatley. She was a talented seamstress and was also known in the area for hosting many large yard sales over the year.
Survivors include her sister: Pauline Tuner; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband: Lawrence E. Werner; 10 siblings; and her good friend: Elwood Mulls.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Friday, August 3, 2012 at Newcomer Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Louisville.
Visitation will be held on from 4 to 8 pm on Thursday, August 2, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Clark County Animal Shelter, 2406 Hamburg Pike, Jeffersonville, IN 47130.


QUENTIN W. “QUIZ” LAUNN, 85, Elizabeth, Ind., died Tuesday, July 31, 2012.
He was born on May 20, 1927 in Jefferson County, Ky. to the late George W. and Margaret Bohn Laun. He was a retired machinist with CSX Railroad (L&N) and a member of the Shively Christian Church in Louisville.
Survivors include his wife: Dorothy Margaret Lucas Laun; his daughter: Doris “Diane” (Steve) Wilson; his son: Ricky W. (Teddy) Laun; his granddaughters: Tammy (Ed) Powers, Nicki, Allie, Lindy and Stephanie Laun; and his great-grandchild: Eddie Powers. He was preceded in death by his brothers: George J. and Kermit T. Laun; and his sister: Evelyn I. Spann.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at Newcomer Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville.


EARL B. TAYLOR, 79, Georgetown, died Monday, July 30, 2012. He was born on May 25, 1933 in Louisville to George and Mary Lila Smith Taylor. He was the owner and operator of The Vacuum Store in Corydon for several years. He was also a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his second wife: Fairy Sillings-Taylor of Georgetown; his sons: John (Debbie) Taylor and Tim (Tina) Taylor, both of Louisville, and Bruce Taylor of New Albany; his daughters: Marianne (Mike) Shea of Floyds Knobs, Lisa (Clifford) Steele of Corydon and Phyliss (Steve) Piperato of Allentown, Pa.; his brothers: Robert Taylor of Evansville and Richard Taylor of Jacksonville, Fla.; 20 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his first wife: Patricia Taylor.
A funeral mass will be celebrate at 11 am on Friday, August 3, 2012 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Corydon. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
A rosary service will be held at 7 pm on Thursday, August 2, at the funeral home.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Joseph Catholic School or Hosparus of Southern Indiana.


SGT. MYRON LEWIS WILKERSON, 52, Jeffersonville, died Friday, July 27, 2012.
He was a veteran of the Indiana State Police Department.
Survivors include his wife: Monica Wilkerson; his sons: Larry (Amanda)., Myron, Jr. (Sachiko) and Cecile Wilkerson; eight brothers and sisters; six grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Friday, August 3, 2012 at St. Stephens Baptist Church in Louisville.
Visitation will take place from 6 to 9 pm on Thursday, August 2, at the funeral home.
Spring Valley Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements.


HENRY NATHANIEL OAKES, JR., 76, Charlestown, died Saturday, July 29, 2012 in Wilmington, N.C.
Survivors include his wife: Phyllis (Brown) Oakes; and his daughters: Elizabeth Harmon and Holly Brooks.
A graveside service will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at Silver Creek Cemetery.
Grayson Funeral Home is handing the arrangements.


ANNE L. FOSTER, 87, Crothersville, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Hampton Oaks in Scottsburg.
She was born on July 27, 1925 in Perry County, Ky. to the late William and Lula Bowling Begley. She was a homemaker and a member of Austin Christian Church.
Survivors include her sons: Ed Foster of North Vernon, Bill and Jim Foster, both of Crothersville; her daughters: Joyce Westmoreland of Louisville, Sharon Potter-Case and Vicki DeShong, both of Scottsburg, Peggy Blackburn of Crothersville and Elizabeth Tench of Raleigh, N.C.; her sisters: Lou Wilkerson of Jackson, Miss., Betty Stamper of Seymour and Verna Green of Washington, DC; her grandchildren: Kathie Holland, Dennis Scott, Steve Scott, Barbara Deaton, Bobby Shanklin, Randall Foster, Ronnie Foster, Doug Foster, Gary Foster, Dawn Graff, Terry Graff, Chuck Potter, John Potter, Dominick Potter, Justin Amos, Jake Amos, Kayse Cockerham, Kayla Foster, Lori Ann Foster, Chuck Blackburn, Matt Blackburn, Jason Foster, and Amanda Foster. several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Albert Foster; her sons: John and Richard Foster; her daughter: Mary Thompson; her great-grandson: John P. “J.P.” Potter; her brothers: William Begley, Jr. and Woolrey Begley; and her sisters: Agnus Begley, Helen Neimeyer, Ada Ruth Begley, and Pat Begley.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at Buchanan Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Cana Cemetery in Union Town.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, August 3, from 4 to 8 pm and on Saturday from 9 am until the time of services.
Memorial contributions may be made to We Care c/o of Buchanan Funeral Home.


PEGGY A. GESENHUES SIMPSON, 48, Greenville, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012.
She was born on November 13, 1963 in New Albany to Henry and Martha Korbe Gesenhues. She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in New Albany.
Along with her parents, survivors include her husband: Gregory Simpson; her sons: Derek and Ryan Vest; her daughter: Macey Simpson; her brothers: Anthony, Kevin and Stephen Gesenhues; her sisters: Donna Ettel (Terry) and Susan Ostrader (Jeff); and one grandchild: Adrian Vest.
A funeral mass will be celebrate at 10 am on Friday, August 3, 2012 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Burial will follow at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Cemetery in Floyds Knobs.
Visitation to take place from 2 to 8 pm on Thursday, August 2, at Newcomer Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Care Center, 2210 Green Valley Road, New Albany, IN 47150.


REESE RENAE MOLLET, infant, Campbellsburg, died Monday, July 30, 2012 at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.
She was the infant daughter of Derrick and Kala Wood Mollet.
Survivors include her parents; her grandparents: Mike and Naomi Woods of Campbellsburg and Darrell and Deneen Mollet of Salem; her great-grandparents: Mildred Jackson and Rose Woods, both of Campbellsburg, and Fritz and Tillie Mollet of Salem; many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her uncle: Devon Mollet; her great-grandmother: Joyce Mock; her great-grandfathers: Harold Jackson and Arnold Woods; her great-uncle: Randy Jackson; and her cousin: Cody Wingler.
Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at Saltillo Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Weathers Funeral Home.


DAVID LEE PONDER, 61, Salem, died Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at his home.
He was born on May 22, 1951 in Cincinnati, Oh. to Fred and M. Evelyn Strain Ponder. He was an Independent Sales Representative for Regal and a self-employed construction worker. He was also a member of NMLRA.
Survivors include his wife: Sherry Abbott Givens Ponder; his sons: Joshua Erick (Hogan) Ponder of Henryville and Macon David Ponder of Jacksonville, Fla.; his daughter: Cassi Ponder Shearer of Prospect, Ky.; his brother: Lance Evan Ponder of Corydon; his sister: Bonnie Carol Ponder Yake of Dover, N.J.; and four grandchildren.
No funeral services will be held. Arrangements are being handled by Weathers Funeral Home.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to Hoosier Upland Hospice, Floyd Memorial Hospital or the American Cancer Society.


CHARLES E. “CHARLIE” ROBISON, 55, Nabb, died Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at his residence.
He was born on July 17, 1957 in Washington County to the late Ralph E. and Gladys M. NcNeeley Robison. He was a former heavy equipment operator for Mac Construction, a member of the NRA, American Legion Post #335 in Charlestown, and the Hounds and Hunting Association.
Survivors include his wife: Paula Jones Robison; his son: Chad Robison of Clarksville; his step-son: Ron Nadeau of Paoli; his stepdaughters: April (James) Meadows of Carrolton, Ky. and Faith (Eddie) Campbell of Columbus; his sisters: June (Phillip) Stutsman of Scottsburg and Elizabeth (A.C.) Turner of Sellersburg; seven step-grandchildren and four step-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at Collins Funeral Home with Pastor Jim “P.J.” Hobson officiating.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 4 to 8 pm on Friday, August 3, and from 9 am until the start of services on Saturday.


WILLIAM RAY GLASS, 61, Austin, died Friday, July 27, 2012 at his residence.
He was born on April 12, 1951 in Glasgow, Ky. to the late William Lawrence and Helen Marie Smith Glass.
Survivors include his sons: William B. Glass of Austin and Stephen J. Mars of North Vernon; his sister: Alice Rice of Seymour; and two grandchildren.
Private services were held. Cremation remains were buried in Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Buchanan Funeral Home.


THOMAS R. KENDALL, 60, Scottsburg, died Thursday, August 2, 2012 at his residence.
He was born on January 12, 1952 in Crawfordsville, Ind. to the late Paul and Norma Campbell Kendall. He was a former accountant for the Star Company of Florence, S.C.
Survivors include his wife: Linda S. (Ambrose) Kendall; his sons: Jamie C. (Jessica) Kendall of Scottsburg and Jason A. (Raven) Kendall of Lexington, Ky.; his sister: Susan (Bob) Fearrin of Crawfordsville; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at Collins Funeral Home with Reverend Danny Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home on Sunday from 11 am until the start of services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Scott County Human Society c/o Collins Funeral Home.


VICTOR DOYLE REYNOLDS, 74, Salem, died Saturday, August 4, 2012 at his residence.
He was born on October 12, 1937 in Charlestown to the late Elijah and Ethel Thompson Reynolds. He was a farmer and a retired truck driver for Edgecomb Steel in Louisville. He was also a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the Life Tabernacle in Salem.
Survivors include his wife: Nola S. Brown Reynolds; his sons: Bobby, Brian and Justin Reynolds, all of Salem; his daughter: Tammy McKinley of Scottsburg; his sisters: Janie Malyska of Charlestown, Virginia Durham of La Grange, Ky., and Betty Bierly of North Carolina; his brother: Tommy Reynolds of North Carolina; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at Dawalt Funeral Home. Cremation with burial will follow at a later date.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home today, Monday, August 6, from 4 to 8 pm and on Tuesday from 10 am until the time of services.


HOWARD WILSON HARBESON, 96, Corydon, died Friday, August 3, 2012 at his home.
He was born on December 15, 1915 in Corydon to Claude and Effie Gehlbach Harbeson. He worked for Dupont in Louisville, as a production worker for Keller Manufacturing and was a farmer. He was also a member of York Rite, the Masonic Lodge #32 of Corydon, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Corydon United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife: Alma Crecelius Harbeson of Corydon; his sons: Dennis, Dallas (Donna), Steven (Reba) and Jeff (Sandy) Harbeson, all of Corydon; his daughters: Sandra (Michael Hamilton and Harriett (Clyde) Eckart, both of Corydon, Mindy (Gary) Timberlake and Ruth (James) Phillips, both of Ramsey, and Judy (George) Yates of Brandenburg, Ky.; his brothers: Donald Harbeson of Georgetown and Joe (Gloria) Harbeson of Corydon; his sister-in-law: Mary Ann Harbeson of New Albany; 20 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Monday, August 6, 2012 at Gehlbach and Royse Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Heidelberg Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 9 am until the time of services.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Corydon United Methodist Church.


VICTOR DOYLE REYNOLDS, 74, Salem, died Saturday, August 4, 2012 at his residence.
He was born on October 12, 1937 in Charlestown to the late Elijah and Ethel Thompson Reynolds. He was a farmer and a retired truck driver for Edgecomb Steel in Louisville. He was also a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the Life Tabernacle in Salem.
Survivors include his wife: Nola S. Brown Reynolds; his sons: Bobby, Brian and Justin Reynolds, all of Salem; his daughter: Tammy McKinley of Scottsburg; his sisters: Janie Malyska of Charlestown, Virginia Durham of La Grange, Ky., and Betty Bierly of North Carolina.; his brother: Tommy Reynolds of North Carolina; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at Dawalt Funeral Home. Cremation with burial will follow at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4567 Progress Drive, Columbus, IN 47202 or the Alzheimer's Research Foundation 6100 Duthcmans Lane, 4th Floor Louisville, KY 40205.


HOWARD WILSON HARBESON, 96, Corydon, died Friday, August 3, 2012 at his home.
He was born on December 15, 1915 in Corydon to Claude and Effie Gehlbach Harbeson. He worked for Dupont in Louisville, as a production worker for Keller Manufacturing and was a farmer. He was also a member of York Rite, the Masonic Lodge #32 of Corydon, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Corydon United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife: Alma Crecelius Harbeson of Corydon; his sons: Dennis, Dallas (Donna), Steven (Reba) and Jeff (Sandy) Harbeson, all of Corydon; his daughters: Sandra (Michael Hamilton and Harriett (Clyde) Eckart, both of Corydon, Mindy (Gary) Timberlake and Ruth (James) Phillips, both of Ramsey, and Judy (George) Yates of Brandenburg, Ky.; his brothers: Donald Harbeson of Georgetown and Joe (Gloria) Harbeson of Corydon; his sister-in-law: Mary Ann Harbeson of New Albany; 20 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 6, 2012 at Gehlbach and Royse Funeral Home. Burial followed in Heidelberg Cemetery.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Corydon United Methodist Church.


EDWARD L. FLUHR, 73 of Scott County, died Saturday, August 4, 2012 at his daughter's residence.
He was a former employee of the Scott County Highway Department, the old Miller's Saw Mill in Nabb and the old P.T. Rager Construction in Scottsburg. He was born May 12, 1939 in Valley Station, Kentucky, the son of the late Peter Paul and Ruby Pearl (Keene) Fluhr.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, Phillip, Peter Paul, Jr., Joe, Donnie Wayne & Jackie Lee Fluhr; a sister: Clara Elizabeth Williams and two great grandchildren, Jayden James Leon Brough & Olivia Marie Fluhr.
Survivors include four daughters, Reva Atkins (Richard) of Norman, Ind., Edna Robbins (Tim) of Seymour, Paula Howard (Wally) of Salem & Tabatha Pfeiffer (Jeremy) of Freetown; four sons, Edward Fluhr, Jr. (Carol) of Medora, Mike Fluhr (Tina) of Sparksville, Andrew Fluhr (Jamie) of Seymour & Scott Fluhr of Norman, Ind.; two brothers, Alva Fluhr (Sally) of Henryville & Charles Fluhr (Delores) of Scottsburg; three sisters, Ruby Sweet, Grace Campton (Tom) & Martha Ann Fluhr all of Scottsburg; 23 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. ednesday at Collins Funeral Home with Randy Baker officiating.
Visitation will be from 11 am to 1 pm Wednesday at Collins Funeral Home. Interment at New Bethel Cemetery near Chelsea.
Online condolences may be left at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


SUE (HICKMAN) AHLERT, 65, of Ormond. Beach, Fla. died Wednesday, July 18, 2012 in Orlando.
She was born April 22, 1947 in Scottsburg, the daughter of William Hickman and Ethel Troxell.
Survivors include her mother Ethel Troxell of Ormond Beach, Fla., a brother, Bobby (Margie) Troxell, Ormond Beach, Fla.; sisters, Janice Spicer, Atlanta, Ga.; Billie (Mark) Jackson, Ocala, Fla. Her lifetime friend, Brian Cox and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at Buchanan Funeral Home with Rev. Joel Barrett officiating.
Burial followed in the Cana Cemetery, which is located in Uniontown, Ind.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


MCGLENON FONZO RONE, 74, Charlestown, died Monday, August 06, 2012 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born on July 1, 1938 to Corby and Mable (Miller) Rone in Edmonson Co., Ky.
He was a retired cabinet maker for Kitchen Kompact in Jeffersonville.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Etheline Beller and Carlene Coomer.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Bonnie (Atwood) Rone; sons, Gregory Rone (Mary) of Charlestown, and Curtis Rone (Teresa) of Borden; brothers, Ernest Rone (Bertha) of Louisville, Thurmon Rone (Billie) of Brandenburg, Ky., and McClellan Rone of New Albany; sisters, Pauline Blanton of Cumming, Ga., and Lola Foley (Burt) of Shepherdsville; grandchildren, Phillip Rone, Melissa Rone, and Jessica Rone; great-grandson, Weston Rone.
Funeral services to be held on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 11am at the Eastern Heights Baptist Church, with burial to follow at Silver Creek Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 11am to 8pm at the Grayson Funeral Home, and after 9am on Thursday at the church.
Expression can be made to the Eastern Heights Baptist Church Building Fund 4202 E. 10th St. Jeffersonville, IN 47130.
Online condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com


MARY LOU TANGEMAN ARY, 85, of Hanover, died Friday, August 3, 2012 at 12:00 a.m. at the Hanover Health & Rehab Center in Hanover.
She was the daughter of the late, Aloysious & Helen Bettinger Tangeman. She was raised in Dayton and was a graduate of Dayton High School. She was united in marriage to Arnold Ary in Indianapolis. She was employed with Reliance Electric from 1944-1981 retiring as a supervisor. She had worked her early life in a bakery.
Survivors include a son, Allan Ary and his wife, Pamela of Carrollton, Ky.; her daughter, Wilma Powell of Madison; her grandchildren: Brent, Brandi, Jennifer, Susan and Kelli; her 15 great-grandchildren; her brother: Jim Tangeman and his wife, Millie of Dayton, Ohio; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Aloysious and Helen Bettinger Tangeman; her husband: Arnold Ary, died October 24, 1988; her grandson: Duane Meadows Morecraft; her sister: Betty Beal; her Brothers: Al, Ralph and Richard Tangeman.
Funeral services were Monday, August 6, 2012 by the Rev. Troy Hedges at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment followed in the Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. Cards are available at the funeral home.


JAMES F. TAYLOR, 96, Corydon, died Friday, August 3, 2012 at his home.
He was born on December 15, 1915 in Corydon to Claude and Effie Gehlbach Harbeson. He worked for Dupont in Louisville, as a production worker for Keller Manufacturing and was a farmer. He was also a member of York Rite, the Masonic Lodge #32 of Corydon, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Corydon United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife: Alma Crecelius Harbeson of Corydon; his sons: Dennis, Dallas (Donna), Steven (Reba) and Jeff (Sandy) Harbeson, all of Corydon; his daughters: Sandra (Michael Hamilton and Harriett (Clyde) Eckart, both of Corydon, Mindy (Gary) Timberlake and Ruth (James) Phillips, both of Ramsey, and Judy (George) Yates of Brandenburg, Ky.; his brothers: Donald Harbeson of Georgetown and Joe (Gloria) Harbeson of Corydon; his sister-in-law: Mary Ann Harbeson of New Albany; 20 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Monday, August 6, 2012 at Gehlbach and Royse Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Heidelberg Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 9 am until the time of services.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Corydon United Methodist Church.


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