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Obituaries October 24, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 23 October 2012 00:00

GEORGE CLIFFORD DOWDLE, 53
VIOLET E. KEPLEY, 93
BRYAN E. "GENE" BAXTER, 67
MARTHA ALBERTSON, 92
JANET JOAN RADCLIFF, 77
ANGELA STALLINGS, 50
BOBBYE JEAN COCHRAN, 65
JUSTIN WALLACE WADE, 37
ELIZABETH A. STEEB, 87
SAMUEL A. MONTGOMERY, 92
ELMA FAYE SMITH, 87
LOUELLA MARGARET ADAMS KESSLER, 92
SUSAN BATMAN, 73
ALENE MILDRED WILLIAMS, 72
DANIEL THOMAS WATERFILL, 79
ARDELLA L. HERALD, 85
LOUELLA MARGARET ADAMS KESSLER, 92

 


GEORGE CLIFFORD DOWDLE, 53, New Albany, died Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born on April 7, 1959 in New Albany to Gilbert and Lena Dowdle. He worked at Riverside Recycling of New Albany.
Survivors include his daughter: Christina Good; his brothers: James, Tommy and Rick Dowdle; his sisters: Betty Heinz, Virginia Dowdle, Rita Massey and Carolyn Dowdle; and his grandsons: Dalton and Justin Good.
Funeral services will be held at 12 pm on Friday, October 19, 2012 at Spring Valley Funeral and Cremation Services. Burial will follow at Wolfe Cemetery in Georgetown.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 2 to 8 pm on Thursday, October 18.


VIOLET E. KEPLEY, 93, Georgetown, died Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at the Villas of Guerin Woods.
She was born on February 24, 1919 in New Albany to James and May Ashabranner McCaffrey. She was a homemaker and a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Georgetown.
Survivors include her daughters: Dee Morris and Diane (Chuck Hirsch), both of Evansville, Phyllis (Ron) Weikel of Henderson, Ky. and Maxine (Jim) Evrard of Georgetown; 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband: Coen G. Kepley; her granddaughter: Debra Kay Morris; and her sister: Florence T. McCaffrey.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at Christ United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Wolfe Cemetery.
Visitation will take place at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home from 4 to 8 pm on Saturday, October 20, and at the church from 12 pm until the time of services on Sunday.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to Christ United Methodist Church.


BRYAN E. "GENE" BAXTER, 67, of Salem, died Thursday, October 18 at The Waters of Scottsburg.
He was born February 5, 1945 in Memphis, the son of Bryan and Harriet Crumb Baxter.  He was a retired truck driver.  He was a member of Memphis Christian Church and Eagles.  He was a Vietnam War Navy veteran and a member of American Legion and VFW, where he was 9th District Commander.
He is survived by his companion, Sue Deaton of Salem; a son, Paul Bryan Baxter of Del City, Okla., a brother, Joseph Collingwood of Sellersburg and a grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Charles Edward Baxter.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 27 at 3:00PM at Weathers Funeral Home.  Military honors will follow at the funeral home.
Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m.


MARTHA ALBERTSON, 92, Salem, died Thursday, October 18, 2012 at her residence in Salem.
She was the daughter of the late Carl and Carrie McNeely Branaman. She was married to Forrest Albertson on April 28, 1956, and he preceded her in death September 13, 1993.
She is survived by a daughter Harriett Branaman Todd, wife of Robert Todd of Leola, Pennsylvania; two grandsons, Ken Todd and wife Julie of Stafford ,Virginia, and Peter Todd and wife Karen of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; seven great-grandchildren, Steven, David, Robert, Elizabeth, Phillip, Nathan and Hannah Todd.
She was the youngest of six sisters, all whom have preceded her in death, Harriett Chastain, Mary Elizabeth Bruggenschmidt, Lucille Branaman, Irene MacDonald, and Ruby Campbell.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 at the Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Salem.
Burial followed at Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem, alongside her parents. Brother Bob Holler officiated.
Online expressions may be made at www.hughestaylor.net


JANET JOAN RADCLIFF, 77, Hardinsburg, died Friday, Oct. 19 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
She was born on April 30, 1935, the daughter of the late John and Marjorie Diedrich. She was a member of the St. Michael's Catholic Church in Bradford.
She was preceded in death by her husband Don A. Radcliff and a brother Dave Diedrich.
Survivors include two daughters, Luann (Gary) Cook and Amy Millholland (Rick); one sister, Sue Uhl (Harlen) and one brother, Jim Diedrich. She is also survived by five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 at St. Michaels Church in Bradford. Burial followed in the Hardinsburg Cemetery.


ANGELA STALLINGS, 50, formerly of Austin, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 at her home in New Albany.
She is survived by one daughter, Ashley Whitlock (Shane) of Lexington, and three sons, Jeremy Mullins, Andy Mullins and Justin Mullins of Austin; two brothers, Carter Stallings (Ginger) of Crothersville, Rayburn Stallings (Rhonda) of Austin; four sisters, Colleen Baker (Ronnie) of Scottsburg, Elizabeth Hensley of Paris Crossing, Judy Pelston (Leon) and Linda Gramlin (Jeff) of Austin; four grandchildren, Noah Mullins, Bailey and Bryson Hurtt and Kaylin Mullins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Carlis and Carlie Stollings.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on Cherry Street in Austin.


BOBBYE JEAN COCHRAN, 65, of Pekin died Saturday at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
She was born on July 4, 1947 to Herbert and Marcia Atkins in Whitley County, Kentucky.
She was a cook for the Chicken House in New Albany for 13 years.
She is survived by her three sisters, Peggy Butrum, Sandra Williams and Gayle Lowe.
Her final resting place will be in Mount Grove Cemetery in Marysville.
Spring Valley Funeral & Cremation Services is entrusted with arrangements.


JUSTIN WALLACE WADE, 37, died Sunday, October 21, 2012.
He raduated as salutatorian from Borden High School in 1993, held a bachelor’s degree in aviation from Emery-Riddle. He was a lifelong member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Starlight. He was a flight instructor and pilot at Happs Airport in Clarksville and a computer technician for M& M Office Products in Sellersburg. He was a member of the NRA and K of C Cardinal Ritter Council #1221 in New Albany.
He was born on March 25, 1975 in New Albany to Gary and Darita (Jackson) Wade. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Wallace Wade, and grandparents, Ralph and Leona Jackson.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of eight years, Sally A. (Emery) Wade; children, Alice and Johnathan Wade; brother, Jason Wade (Jennifer); sister, Jennifer Pierce (Michael); grandmother, Anita Wade; nieces and nephews, Gavin Just, Harrison Wade, Selby and Jackson Pierce, and Adelie and Caleb Tegart; parents-in-law, David and Nancy Emery; brother-in-law, John Emery; and sister-in-law, Carrie Tegart (Mark).
His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 AM at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (8310 St. John’s Road, Floyds Knobs, IN 47119) with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Kosair Children’s Hospital Foundation (Dept. 86140, P. O. Box 950183, Louisville, KY 40295-0183) or Borden High School (301 West Street, Borden, IN 47106).
To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerindiana.com.


ELIZABETH A. STEEB, 87, of Commiskey, died Sunday, October 21, 2012 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
She was born August 26, 1925 in Madison, Ohio, she was the daughter of John Joseph Eland and Florence Warner Eland.
On September 22, 1943 in Beech Grove, she married Richard Steeb who preceded her in death on August 25, 2000. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Four Corners. She was a 1943 graduate of Beech Grove High School. She retired from Western Union after 40 years of service.
She is survived by her children, Lois Steeb Stier, Barbara Raye, Ruth Long, Eileen (Steve) Washington, Richarda (Jerry) Long, Victoria (James) Goldsby, Laura Steeb, 25 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild, brother Walter Eland, sisters, Florence Byland, and Irene (Bob) Stahlhut.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Richard Steeb, one grandchild, one great-grandchild, and brothers John and William Eland.
Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Four Corners, on Friday, October 26, at 11:00 AM with Father Jonathan Meyer officiating.
Burial will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Four Corners.
Friends may call at Voss Chapel on Thursday, from 4:00-8:00 PM and at Voss Chapel on Friday, from 9:30-10:30 AM. Thursday there will be a Rosary Service at 3:30 PM and a Eulogy Service at 7:30 PM all at Voss Funeral Home.
Memorials may be written to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Four Corners.
A complete obituary may be viewed on the funeral home Website at www.vossfun-eralservice.com


SAMUEL A. MONTGOMERY, 92, of Nabb, died Monday, October 22, 2012 at his home.
He was born on June 22, 1920 to Arley and Myra (Weaver) Montgomery. He was a retired farmer, and a member of the Elizabeth Baptist Church.
Survivors include his daughters, Karen Siewert of Jeffersonville, and Paula Stewart of Memphis; son, Samuel Steve Montgomery of Nabb; sister, Ruth Reed of New Washington; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
Graveside services for Samuel & Helen Montgomery will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Paynesville.
Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington handling the arrangements.


ELMA FAYE SMITH, 87, died Sunday, October 21, 2012 at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon.
She was born in Taswell on July 19, 1925 the daughter of Marvin M. and Jessie Idell Brock Smith. She had been an employee at Seinshimers Shirt Factory in New Albany and ICI Ammunition Plant in Charlestown.
She is preceded in death by two sons, Gaylord D. and Anthony Lynn Duke, a grandson Sam Hughes, five brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by two sons, Glenn G. Duke (Barbara) of Paoli; Edgar E. Duke of Marengo; one daughter, Darlene P. Wooten Horsley (James) of Central; 16 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:00 PM at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon.
Burial will be in Edwardsville Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home in Corydon after 9 AM on Wednesday.
The family suggests memorial gifts be made to the Alzheimers Association.


LOUELLA MARGARET ADAMS KESSLER, 92, Hanover, died Sunday, October 21, 2012 at her home.
She was born on August 25, 1920 in Jefferson County to Newton and Lottie Nighbert Adams. She retired from the Southwestern School Corporation where she had worked in the cafeteria at the elementary and high schools.
Survivors include her daughters: Lisa (Raymond) Pennington of Madison and Linda Hendricks of Hanover; her sons: William (Soni) Kessler of Madison and Keith (Stella) Kessler of Hanover; her sister: Waunita Weber of Hanover; her brothers: Melvin (Linda) and Willard (Virginia) Adams, both of Hanover, and Clifford (Carolyn) Adams of New Washington; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her son: Eldon Ray “Red” Kessler; her daughter-in-law: Carolyn Davis Kessler; her brothers: Luther, Albert, Floyd and Elbert Adams; her sister: Viola Turner; her grandchildren: Gregory Alan Kessler, Ben Hamel and Sharon Hendricks; and her great-grandchildren: Cody Ray Bunten and Dakota McFadden.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow at Greenbriar Cemetery in Hanover.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 10 am until the time of services on Thursday.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.


SUSAN BATMAN, 73, of Austin, died Sunday, October 21, 2012 at Clark Memorial Hospital Jeffersonville.
She was born April 6, 1939 in KY, and she was the daughter of the late Estill Spicer and Martha (Turner) Spicer. She was married to Arthur Batman for 55 years, who survives.
Additional survivors include her daughters, Tina Lyons, Scottsburg; Tammy Gray, Austin; her son, Jeffery Lynn Batman, Austin; brothers, Ed Spicer, Austin; Arthur Spicer, Austin; David Spicer, Scottsburg; Jerry Spicer, Austin; sisters: Jeanette Miller, Scottsburg; Lillie Mae Lyle, Kent, Ind. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her two sons, Kenneth and Paul David Bateman.
Funeral Service will be at 1:00 pm Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Buchanan Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Spicer officiating.
Visitation will be after 9 am Wednesday at Buchanan Funeral Home.
Burial will be in the Spurgeon Cemetery Austin, Indiana.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


ALENE MILDRED WILLIAMS, 72 of Sellersburg, died Sunday, October 21, 2012 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
She was born on June 20, 1940 to Homer and Ethel (Deere) Williams in Clark County.
Survivors include her son, Jamie Hutchinson (Melissa) of Sellersburg; daughters, Susan Haulk of Jeffersonville, and Sandra Harbin of Charlestown; sisters, Joyce Ward of Charlestown, Donna Burns of Borden, Violet Darnell of Fairborn, Ohio, and Lisa Colbert of Arlington, Texas; brothers, Paul Brison of Jeffersonville, Pat Brison of New Washington, Bud Brison of Charlestown, Gene Brison of Marysville and Dave Brison of Charlestown; grandchildren, Jordan Hutchinson, Brianna Hutchinson, Jennifer Cravens, David Haulk, and Brandy.
Memorial service will be held on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 7pm at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown. Visitation will begin on Friday after 6pm.
Online condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com


DANIEL THOMAS WATERFILL, 79, died Monday October 22, 2012 at St. Catherine Regional Hospital.
He was born on May 28, 1933 in Louisville, to David Leslie Waterfill and Alloise Thomas Waterfill. He lettered in baseball and earned his Bachelors Degree from the University of Indianapolis and completed his Masters and 30 plus hours from Ball State University. He was an educator at heart, having coached and taught at Mooreland High School, coached and was the Principal at Union High School, assistant principal and Athletic Director at Greensburg High School, assistant principal and principal at Madison High School from 1968 thru 1974 and was the assistant superintendent for Greater Clark County Schools until his retirement in 1996.
He was involved in various community activities such as the recently completed Autumn on the River in Bethlehem. Other activities included Restoration of the old Bethlehem school house, Past President of Historic Bethlehem, Past President of the New Washington High School Alumni Scholarship Fund, President of the Bethlehem Cemetery Association and former member of the Charlestown Lions Club. He was also a member of the N.E.A., I.S.T.A. and the First United Methodist Church in Charlestown.
He was an advocate for education and enjoyed speaking with young people about education and was an avid reader. He also enjoyed attending many local athletic events and the Indianapolis Colts games and farming.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son David Berry Waterfill and a brother Allen Waterfill.
He is survived by his loving wife Ruth Ann Berry Waterfill, sons; Mark Richard Waterfill (Melissa) of Plainfield and Daniel Timothy Waterfill of Indianapolis, sister; Linda Graser of Shepherdsville and grandchildren Nick, Luke, Nate and Abbi Waterfill and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 25, 2012 at the Bethlehem Community Church with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington and on Thursday after 10 a.m. at the church.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the New Washington High School Alumni Scholarship Fund.
Online expressions of sympathy made be made at www.graysonfuneralhome.com


ARDELLA L. HERALD, 85, of Nineveh died Monday, October 22 at Home View Health Care in Franklin.
She was born July 23, 1927 in Washington County, the daughter of Robert and Bertha Clifton McNeeley. She was a former employee of Indiana Bell Telephone Company in Indianapolis and a retired employee of F.W. Woolworth in Greenwood.
She was preceded in death by her husband, T.H. Herald, a son: Ronald Keith Herald, several brothers and sisters and her parents. She is survived by a son: Larry Herald of Nineveh, a grandson: Larry Keith Herald and three great-grandchildren, Olivia Herald, Caleb Andrew Herald and Larry Keith Herald Jr.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00PM at Weathers Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday from Noon-2:00PM.


LOUELLA MARGARET ADAMS KESSLER, 92, Hanover, died Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 9:25 p.m. at her residence in Hanover.
She was born August 25, 1920 in Jefferson County, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of the late, Newton and Lottie Nighbert Adams. She resided all of her life in Jefferson County and for over seventy years on her family farm. She was a 1939 graduate of Hanover High School. Louella was united in marriage on December 21, 1940 in Bedford, Kentucky to Vernon Willis Kessler. She retired from the Southwestern School Corporation where she had worked in the cafeteria's at the elementary and high schools for 18 years.
She is survived by her daughters: Lisa Pennington & her husband, Raymond of Madison, Linda Hendricks of Hanover; her sons: William Kessler & his wife, Soni of Madison, Keith Kessler & his wife, Stella of Hanove; her sisters: Waunita Weber of Hanover, Evelyn Handlon of Hanover; her brothers: Melvin Adams & his wife, Linda of Hanover, Willard Adams & his wife, Virginia of Hanover, Clifford Adams & his wife, Carolyn of New Washington; her loving grandchildren, Cheryl, Patricia, Brian, Karen, Barbara, Darren, Melissa, Travis & Tabi; 15-great grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews & other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Newton & Lottie Nighbert Adams; her husband, Vernon Willis Kessler died, April 22, 1989; her son, Eldon Ray "Red" Kessler died, Nov. 3, 2008; her daughter in law, Carolyn Davis Kessler died, December 11, 2000; her brothers, Luther, Albert, Floyd & Elbert Adams; her sister, Viola Turner; her grandchildren, Gregory Alan Kessler died, June 5, 2010; Ben Hamel died, Jan. 8, 2011; Sharon Hendricks; her great grandchildren, Cody Ray Bunten died, Feb. 3, 2009; Dakota McFadden.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. by Dr. Nancy Baker at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Greenbriar Cemetery near Hanover, Indiana.
Friends may call Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until time of the service at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association. Cards are available at the funeral home.


 

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