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Obituaries March 13, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 06 March 2013 00:00

MILDRED P. RODMAN, 75
DEBORAH SUE ALBRIGHT, 61
RACHEL FRANCIS LEWIS BANKS, 85
HAROLD “BUD” O. FITCH, 89
ROSALIE BURCH, 81
MARTHA KRUER SCHMIDT, 84
RUBY BLESSETT, 82
FRANCES LEE SPENCER REYNOLDS, 87
VIRGINIA ALICE SHORT, 89
LLOYD B. CRESS, 92
BRADLEY  BOWLING, 83
REV. GARY C. VANCLEVE, 73
JOELLEN J. VOYLES (OWSLEY), 83
HULEN GHOLSON, 93
TROY A. KNAPP, 50
MARTHA SUE FLOYD, 74
THEODORE W MARTIN, 55
TAMMY HART COOK, 54
SHIRLEY MARIE BERRY, 74
SUSAN KAY CAPERTON, 52
EVELYN RENEE BURTON, 27
ALVIN E “RED” BAUMANN, 84
MARY LOU (KAESTNER ) STUMLER, 80
RAY EDWARD HIGHT, 83

MILDRED P. RODMAN, 75, Salem, died Sunday, March 3, 2013 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
She was born on June 11, 1937 in Parksville, Ky. to Roscoe “Buck” and Mary Elma Pendygraft. She was the retired manager of Grandview Apartments and had also worked for B.F. Goodrich and Skyline Restaurant. She was a member of Blue River Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband: Max W. Rodman; her daughter: Susan Rodman Walker (David) of Salem; her sons: Timothy Scott Rodman (Sally) and Max W. Rodman Jr. (Laura), both of Salem; her sisters: Dora H. Abbott of Danville, Ky. and Carolyn P. Davidson of Medora; and her grandchildren: Bradley David Walker, Linsey Walker Akers, Evan Andrew Walker, Joel Franklin Rodman, Taylor Ann Rodman and Halea Morgann Rodman. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother: Edgar T. Berger.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Blue River Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will take place at Weathers Funeral Home from 4 to 8 pm on Tuesday, March 5, and at the church from 10 am until the time of services on Wednesday.


DEBORAH SUE ALBRIGHT, 61, Scottsburg, died Monday, March 4, 2013 at her residence.
She was born on March 12, 1951 in Indianapolis to the late Charles Ronald and Carol Jean Altenbach Wade. She was an employee of Genesis Plastics in Scottsburg, a former employee of the old U.S. Shoe Corp. in Crothersville and the Seven Eleven Supermarket in Indianapolis.
Survivors include his her husband: Terry L. Albright; her sons: Greg Albright of Carmel, Indiana, Robert L. West of Nashville, Tenn. and Michael S. West (Michelle) of Oreland, Pa.; her daughters: Donna M. Blake of Carmel, Ind. and Diana Albright-Kilburn (David) of Scottsburg; her brothers, Rick L. Wade (Elaine) of Waterford, Mich., Randy Wade (Andre' Turmel) of Dearborn, Mich., Danny Wade (Esther) of Scottsburg and Richard Wade (Betty) of Scottsburg; her sisters: Janet Cardinal of Lexington and Brenda Reynolds of Scottsburg; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Collins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Visitation will take place from 10 am until the time of services on Saturday.


RACHEL FRANCIS LEWIS BANKS, 85, Lexington, died Saturday, March 2, 2013 at King's Daughters' Hospital.
She was born on February 10, 1928 in Owenton, Ky. to John W. and Mandy Fites Lewis. She was employed for 30 years with the Madison State Hospital as the cooking supervisor. She was a member of of the First Christian Church in Hanover.
Survivors include her daughters: Patricia Taylor (Michael David) Farrell of Bedford, Ind. and Rhonda (John) Noel of Madison; her sons: Dennis Taylor of Scottsburg and Kenneth William “Billy” (Quinclla) Banks of Crawley, Tex.; her sister-in-law: Eva Mae Knox of Michigan; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Howard W. Banks; her sons: Gerald Banks and John David; her brothers: Charles, Richard, Toby and Everett Lewis; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial followed in Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association or the American Kidney Foundation..


HAROLD “BUD” O. FITCH, 89, Clarksville, died Saturday, February 23, 2013 at his home.
He was born on March 10, 1923 in Scottsburg to the late Otis and Grace Fitch. He retired as the Chief of Police on the Mokena Illinois Police Department and he was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his son: Harold “Skip” L. (Liss) Fitch; his daughters: Lynne (Wayne) Fuchs and Priscilla Fitch; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Westminster Retirement Village in Clarksville.
Scott Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Disabled American Veterans.


ROSALIE BURCH, 81, Scottsburg, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013.
She was born on October 24, 1931 in Scott County to Lawrence and Jessie Davis Peacock. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church of Scottsburg.
Survivors include her husband: James D. “Junior” Burch of Scottsburg; her sons: Rodney J. Burch of Coconut Creek, Fla., Richard D. (Carol) Burch of Scottsburg and Steven L. (Mary) Burch of Louisville; her daughter: Deborah S. (Wayne) Schleif of Atlanda, Ga.; her brother: Leo Peacock of Scottsburg; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers: Donald and Russell Peacock.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 4 to 8 pm on Friday, March 8, and from 10 am until the time of services on Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church of Scottsburg.


MARTHA KRUER SCHMIDT, 84, Starlight, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Mercy-Providence Retirement Home in New Albany.
She was born on September 19, 1928 in Floyds Knobs to the late George Sr. and Eleanor Sunderhaus Kruer. She was a farmer and a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Starlight.
Survivors include her husband: Edwin “Smitty” Schmidt; children, Daniel A. Schmidt (Sharon), Ellarae M. Hutchinson (Roy), Nancy L. Tanner, Edwin “Pat” Schmidt, Jr.; her siblings: Irma Bierman, Norma Johns, Bonnie Huber, George Kruer, Jr.; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her siblings: Edward “Butch” Kruer, Sr., Virginia Andres, Ambrose Kruer, Sr., Marcella Andres, Jude Kruer, and Shirley Cooley.
A funeral Mass will be held at at 10 am on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will take place at Newcomer Funeral Home from 1 to 8 pm on Friday, March 8. A Rosary service will be held at 3 pm on Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.


RUBY BLESSETT, 82 of Charlestown, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Kindred Transitional Care in Sellersburg.
She was born on March 26, 1930 in Charlestown the daughter of Joseph Richard and Maggie Ellen Logsdon. She was a seamstress for the former ICI in Charlestown. She was a member of the Charlestown V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary and the North Charlestown Church of God.
Survivors include her daughters, Betty Smith, Charlestown and Anna Sizemore(Seldon), Corydon; sons, Ollis Blessett(Bernice), Elizabeth, Joe Blessett(Barbara) and David Blessett both of Otisco; 21 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown. Burial followed in Charlestown Cemetery.


FRANCES LEE SPENCER REYNOLDS, 87 of Charlestown, died Thursday March 7, 2013 at Riverview Village in Clarksville.
She was born on April 4, 1925 in Allen County, Ky. the daughter of Roma and Mary Reynolds Houchens. She was a member of the North Charlestown Church of God.
Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Walker(Tony), Jeffersonville; sons, Thomas Spencer(Renee’), Lafayette, LA, Stephen Spencer, Jeffersonville and Matthew Spencer(Connie), Charlestown; sister, Katie Mae Neimiller, Jeffersonville; brother, Barkley Houchens, Jeffersonville; eleven grandchildren, Cathy, Travis, Tim, Amanda, Heather, Josh, Jacob, Joseph, Jaxson, Amber and Benjamin; seven great-grandchildren, Adara, Isabella, McKinley, Annakate, Morgan, Bethany and Joshua.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 1st husband, Edwin F. Spencer, 2nd husband, Gilbert Reynolds, three sons, Paul, David and Jonathan Spencer.
Funeral services were Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 11 am at the Grayson Funeral Home, Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.


VIRGINIA ALICE SHORT, 89, of Paris Crossing, died Friday, March 8, 2013 at the home of her daughter in Commiskey.
She was born on August 9, 1923 in Ironton, Ohio the daughter of General and Viola Lovejoy Brumfield. She married William Jay Short on November 4, 1943 in Dayton, Ohio. He preceded her in death on May 18, 2003.
She retired in 1975 from the former Muscatatuck State Developmental Center in Butlerville, Ind. where she had worked as an attendant.
She is survived by her three sons, William (Margaret) Short of Henryville, Dwight (Janet) Short of Deputy and James (Gail) Short of Commiskey; four daughters, Beverly (Robert) Davenport of Milan, Michigan, Theresa (Gary) Farley of Seymour, Sharon (Bill) Schneider of North Vernon and Nancy (Mark) Wright of Commiskey; 17 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers; three sisters and fifteen step-brothers and sisters.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 11, 2013 at the Tea Creek Baptist Church in Lovett, Indiana with the Rev. Dan Corbin officiating.
Friends may call at the Tea Creek Baptist Church on Sunday, March 10, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Monday.
Burial will be in the Coffee Creek Christian Church Cemetery in Paris Crossing, Indiana. Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon, Indiana were entrusted with the arrangements.
Memorials may be made through the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services to Hospice of South Central Indiana.
You are invited to leave the family a message of condolence at www.dovesharprudicel.com


LLOYD B. CRESS, 92, Salem, died Thursday, March 7 at Meadow View Health Care and Rehab.
He was born March 10, 1920 in Burning Springs, Ky., the son of Elisha and Frances Muncy Cress.  He was retired from Philco/Ford.  He was a member of Salem Senior Citizens and VFW.  He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1938.  On December 7, 1941, both he and his brother Larkin were aboard the battleship USS Oklahoma, stationed at Pearl Harbor, when the Japanese launched their surprise attack.  Both men survived.  From there he went to the USS Helena, a light cruiser, which participated in the invasion of Guadalcanal and was sunk by a torpedo at the battle of Kula Gulf in 1943.  The third ship he served on was the USS Houston.  In the Battle of Formosa the Houston was torpedoed twice and damaged so severely that all surplus sailors were evacuated.  He was discharged in 1948 and had seven other brothers who also served in World War II.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nayoma Murrell Cress in 2004, his parents, nine brothers:  Abner "Dickie", Hugh, Bill, Herbert, Marion, Herman, Larkin, Paul and Roy Cress and two sisters, Ora Russell and Opal Stewart.
He is survived by two sons, Jerry Cress of Connersville and James Cress of Salem, two brothers, Warren and Robert Cress both of Salem; one sister, Margaret Morrow of Salem, one granddaughter, Jamie and one great-granddaughter, Chloe.
Funeral services will be held Monday, March 11, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Weathers Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery with military honors.  Visitation will be Sunday from 4-8 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. until time of service.


BRADLEY  BOWLING, 83, of Salem, died Thursday,  March 7, 2013  in Meadowview Health & Rehab in Salem.
He was born September 10, 1929 in Manchester, Ky., to the late Wilson  Bowling  and Emma  (Couch) Bowling. He was retired from Indiana State Highway Dept. and was a member of Mt. Hebron Christian Church in Salem.
Survivors include a son, Wilson Bowling, Salem; daughters, Marcella Master, Salem; Kathleen Bowling, Salem; a sister, Chelsie Hensley, Salem. He is also survived by five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy; parents, Wilson and Emma Couch Bowling, a son Lee Bowling and Sister Elsie Bowling.
Funeral Service will be at  1 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2013 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin, with Pastor Cecil Bowling officiating.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday  and after 10 a.m. Sunday at Buchanan Funeral Home.
Burial will be in the Little York Cemetery in Little York.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


REV. GARY C. VANCLEVE, 73, of Liberty Road, West Liberty, Ky., died Friday in the St.Claire Medical Center,Morehead, Ky.
He was born July 22,1939 at Grassy Creek, Ky. son of the late James VanCleve and Elizabeth Gertrude Gibson Vancleve. He was a retired farmer and worked for several years for the May Grocery Co., West Liberty, Ky. He attended the Pentecostal Church.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Craig and a brother, Billy VanCleve.
Surviving is a son, Gary L. VanCleve of West Alexanderia, Ohio; one daughter, Brainna VanCleve of Lexington, Ky.; four grandchildren; five sisters, Betty Williams, Hudson, Fla.; LuAnn Perinoff, Franklin, Ohio; Sharon McCormick, Beach Grove, Ind.; Carol Taylor, Noblesville, Ind.; Margaret Lyons, Payne, Ohio; five brothers; Larry VanCleve, Austin,Ind..; Jerry VanCleve, Antwerp, Ohio; Ronny VanCleve, New Port Richie, Fla..; Don VanCleve, Stryker,Ohio and Ricky VanCleve, Cecil, Ohio.
Herald & Stewart & Halsey Funeral Home,West Liberty,Ky.


JOELLEN J. VOYLES (OWSLEY), 83, died Thursday, March 7 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was a member of Fredericksburg Church of Christ.
Survivors include, three sons, Joel (Cyndi), John (Donna) and James (Missy) Voyles of Palmyra; a daughter, Lorna (Brian) Wenning of Palmyra.
She is preceded in death by her husband Loren Voyles; her parents Joseph and Mary (Turner) Owsley of Pekin and also a brother Stewart Owsley; eight grandchildren, Konnor, Cameron, Caleb Voyles, Joseph, Katie Jo Voyles, Kimberly Voyles, Stewart and Joshua Wenning.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra. Burial will follow in the Martinsburg Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and after 11 a.m. until time of service Sunday.


HULEN GHOLSON, 93, Salem, died Sunday, March 10 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
He was born December 5, 1919 in Wayne County, Kentucky the son of Joseph Shad and Rebekah Louann Hardwick Gholson. He was a retired farmer. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of Westview Christian Church and Salem Senior Citizens.
He was preceded in death by his wife Delpha Dean Hammond Gholson. He then married Bettina Marshall Davis Gholson and she also preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and five sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Olga Williams Gholson of Salem; a son, Lester J. Gholson of Salem, two daughters, Alma Jean Hardy of Salem and Jill Ann Albertson of Pekin, five step-daughters, Judith Brook of Atlanta, Dr. Teresa Williams of Springfield, Tennessee, Donna Boling of Salem, Anita Curtis of Sacramento, California and Paula Johnson of Little York; a brother, Joe Gholson of Amherst, Ohio; a sister, Linda Campbell of Greenwood, nine grandchildren, Jeffrey Les Gholson (K-Lynn), Andy Joe Gholson (Deanna), Keith Alan Gholson, Jeanna Lea Jones (Craig), Jodi Lyn Wheeler, Nicole DeAn Griffin (David), Nathan Paul Killey, Sara and Sheldon Albertson; 7 step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Westview Christian Church.
Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery with military honors.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. at Weathers Funeral Home and Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Westview Christian Church Care Fund.


TROY A. KNAPP, 50, of Salem, died Saturday, March 9, 2013 at his home.
He was born March 29, 1962 in Washington D.C. the son of James Watson and Peggy Chastain Knapp. He was a 1980 graduate of West Washington High School. He joined the Lost River Primitive Baptist Church in 1982. He was the owner and operator of the Leather Station.
He is survived by three daughters, Jessica LeMarr (Jeff) of Campbellsburg, Megan Baeger (Jeff) of Madison and Taylor Hedrick (Jason) of Salem; a son, George W. Knapp of Oolitic; a sister, Truly Floyd (Bryce) of Campbellsburg; his mother, Peggy Knapp of Salem, six grandchildren and an aunt, Nancy Lee Knapp.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jim Knapp.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Lost River Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of service.


MARTHA SUE FLOYD, 74 of Charlestown died Saturday morning March 9, 2013 at St. Catherine Regional Hospital.
She was born on December 29, 1938 in Arkansas to Delbert and Sally Adair Griggs. She was a former clerk and she attended Kimberlin Creek Baptist Church in Lexington.
Survivors include her husband; Ernest “Buck” Floyd, sons; Michael Floyd of St. Petersburg, Fla., Darren Floyd of Marysville, and Mark Floyd of Charlestown; daughters; Vickie Lynn Caranto of Las Vegas, Nevada and Donna K. Barton of Madison, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday March 13, 2013 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in the Indiana Veterans Cemetery in Madison. Visitation will be after 9 a.m. on Wednesday.
Online condolences may be made at www.graysonfuneralhome.com.


THEODORE W MARTIN, 55, Scottsburg, died March 7, 2013, in Scottsburg.
He was born July 8 1957, in Louisville the son of William Martin, Jr. & Barbara Stich Martin. He was a Real Estate Appraiser and a member of the United Way. He was a veteran and he served in the U. S. Navy.
He is survived by his wife Deserree Martin, Scottsburg; stepdaughters, Sara Phipps, Crestwood; Stacie Blunk, Jeffersonville; grandchildren, Aden Phipps & Emily Blunk; his mother, Barbara Stich Martin, Scottsburg; brother: David Martin (Charlotte), Clarksville; a sister, Victoria Martin, Scottsburg and nephew, Brendon (Crystal) Terry, Scottsburg.
He was preceded in death by his father William Martin, Jr. and brother Stephen Martin.
A Celebration of life service was held Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home. Dan Jackson officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jim Valvano Foundation c/o: Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home, 80 N 1st St., Scottsburg IN 47170.
Online condolences may be left at www.stewart-hoaglandfuneralhome.com


TAMMY HART COOK, 54, of Madison, died Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.
She was born Dec. 7, 1958, in Madison, the daughter of Raymond Fay Hart Sr. and Shirley Haskell. She graduated from Madison Consolidated High School in 1977 and received a social work degree from Ball State University. She was a social worker, having worked in Seymour and then 10 years at the Muscatatuck State Development in Butlerville. She also was a social worker and group home administrator at Crest Services in Des Moines, Iowa for 20 years before returning to Madison in 1994 to care for her mother. She was a member of Lutheran Church of Hope in Des Moines, Iowa and then North Madison Christian Church. She enjoyed shopping, traveling, her animals, socializing with family and friends and working out.
She is survived by a son, Tyler Cook of Johnston, Iowa; her father, Raymond Fay Hart Sr., of Hanover; sisters, Bonnie Hart of Madison, Gina (Mark) Jenkins of Madison, Traci Peddle of Indianapolis, Brandy (Jimmy) Graham of Madison, Mindi (David) Brent of Campbellsburg, Ky., Carrie (Brook Reindollar) Hart of Madison, and Jayme Hart of Louisville; and a brother, Raymond F. (Beth) Hart Jr., of Chicago, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley Ann Haskell Peddle.
Funeral services were Monday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive, Madison, with Brother Bob Hicks officiating. Interment followed at Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter or Animal Rescue League.


SHIRLEY MARIE BERRY, 74, Salem, died Saturday, March 9, 2013 at her home.
She married Winfrey N. Perry on March 13, 1955. He died Nov. 16, 1969. She married William H. Berry on May 6, 1972, he survives. She was a dental assistant for Dr. Martin Kennedy for more than 30 years, was a member of New Salem First Church of God and was a life resident of Washington County.
She was born Jan. 2, 1939 in Livonia, the daughter of Ermal and Blanch (Shipley) Lane.
Survivors include her husband; three sons, Danny H. Perry, Knoxville, Tenn., John F. Perry, Pekin and David L. Berry, Salem; three daughters, Betty J. Nalley, Scottsburg, Cynthia L. Berry, Wauchula, Florida and Suzette L. Broady, Sellersburg; two brothers, Jerry M. Lane, Dandridge, Tenn., and Kenneth F. Lane, Haines City, Fla.; two sisters, Wanda McGuire, New Albany and Pauline Perdiew, Columbus, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 14, at 11 a.m. at Dawalt Funeral Home with Rev. Dave Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


SUSAN KAY CAPERTON, 52, died Friday, March 8, 2013.
Survivors include her sons, Travis Caperton of Jeffersonville and Cory Caperton of New Castle; sister, Tina Morris of Oklahoma.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 1 pm at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial in the Hibernia Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 12 pm till time of the service.
Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown handling arrangements.


EVELYN RENEE BURTON, 27, of Austin, died Thursday,  March 7, 2013 at Methodist Hospital of Indiana in Indianapolis.
She was born April 4, 1985 in Salem, the daughter of the late Evelyn Joann (Terry)Campbell and Marcus Campbell, who survives. He was married Oct. 8, 2009 to Fred  Burton, who survives. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Fred  Burton; two daughters, Destiny Campbell of Austin & Emily Barger of Scottsburg; a son, Ethan Barger of Scottsburg;  father & stepmother, Marcus & Tammy Campbel of Floyds Knobs; a sister, Angela Law of Scottsburg; a stepsister, Brianna Slusher of Floyds Knobs; a stepbrother, Christopher Slusher of Floyds Knobs; her grandmothers, Alberta Hollon of Austin, & Lila Terry, Scottsburg; her grandfather, Marcus Campbell of Stanton, Kentucky.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Beech Terry.
Funeral services were Monday at Collins Funeral Home with Lee Stricker officiating.
Interment followed at Oak Hill Cemetery of Scottsburg, Indiana. Online condolences: www.collinsfuneralhome.net


ALVIN E “RED” BAUMANN, 84, of Floyds Knobs, died Monday, March 11, 2013.
He retired from Thoroughbred Container in Louisville and was a past employee of Mead Paper Company. He was a lifelong member of St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church where he served as a lector, Eucharistic minister, and Faith Formation instructor. He was member of the Christian Men’s Program and fervently supported the youth ministry program. He was active in the Mount. St Francis Center for Spirituality Cursillo movement. He served his country through the Indiana Army National Guard.
A generous and giving person, He had served as Floyd County Councilman and supported the building of Floyds Knobs Community Club and baseball fields. He was instrumental in decisions to build a new firehouse in Floyds Knobs.
He was born to the late William and Mabel (Sprigler) Baumann. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Catherine (Schmidt) Baumann; brothers, William and Richard Baumann; sister, Rita Haub his father and mother-in-law, John and Bertha (Kiesler) Schmidt.
He is survived by his children, Donna Irmscher (Bob), Gregory Baumann (Pam), Diane Thomas (Mark), Douglas Baumann, and Phyllis Naville (Daryl); siblings, Melvin Baumann, Mildred Barmore, Pat Haub, and Ruth Davis; 10 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany) with a Prayer Service at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
There will be a visitation at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St Mary of the Knobs Chapel followed by his Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions to be made to the St Mary of the Knobs Seniors Program (5719 St. Mary’s Road, Floyds Knobs, IN 47119) for continued activities. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerindiana.com.


MARY LOU (KAESTNER) STUMLER, 80, of Starlight, died in the house she and her husband shared for 57 years, on Sunday, March 10, 2013.
She was born Mary Lou Kaestner on April 22, 1932, the first born of the late Louis and Mary Kaestner in Louisville.
She attended New Albany High School where she was on the Senior Blotter staff and a member of the Music Appreciation Club. She was active in the Future Homemakers of America, and the 4H club where she won numerous awards including a Grand Champion ribbon at the Floyd County Fair and several exhibits at the Indiana State Fair with her sewing skills, which she learned from her mother who was famous for sewing wedding dresses. After raising her five boys, She volunteered and then worked for St. John’s Starlight and Borden elementary schools as a teacher’s aid and a librarian’s assistant for more than 30 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Mary Kaestner.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Vincent, and her sons Larry (Jo Ellen), Michael (Darlene) and Christopher (Tracey)of Starlight, David (Diane) of Louisville, Kevin (Julie) of Navilleton; grandchildren, Lori Jo Kraemer (Steven), Lisa Jo Lynch (Dennis), Patrick Stumler (Kari), Theresa Dietz (Andy), Elizabeth Crabtree (Jason), Charlene, Dallas (Angel), Andrea Stumler (John Anderle), Cynthia Ferree (Tim), Diana Denman (Brad), Erin Stumler (Jeremy Watts), Evan, Micah, William, and Noah Stumler; nine Great-Grandchildren; siblings, Darlene Koopman (Lawrence), Donald Kaestner (Adelia), Carol Ralph (Rich), James Kaestner (Linda), and Judy Ann Schleicher (Steve).
The family would like to express their sincere and special thanks to her caregivers Melissa and Lori for their dedicated and loving care, as well as the nurses and doctors who took great care of her.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hosparus – the Community Hospice of Southern Indiana (624 East Market Street, New Albany, IN 47150) or the Alzheimer’s Association (6100 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205-3284).
To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerindiana.com.


RAY EDWARD HIGHT, 83, Sebree, Ky. and formerly of Wingo, Ky. died Saturday March 9, 2013 at Redbanks Colonial Terrance Nursing Home in Sebree.
He was born December 11, 1929 in Haywood County, Tenn. to the late James Burr and Mae (Brown) Hight.
He was a retired Outside Plant Manager for West Ky., Rural Telephone Coop.  He was a member of First Baptist Church in Sebree.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son; Ray E. Hight, Jr.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years; Janie Mildred Harper Hight; a daughter, Jacqueline Conn and husband (J. Mac) of Sebree, Ky.; sons, Kenneth C. Hight and wife Rita of Lanesville and James B. Hight and wife Sandra of Clermont, Fla.; five grandchildren; Christopher M. Conn and wife Jess of Kopolei, HI, Jonathan R. Conn and wife Stephanie of Newburgh, Jennnifer Hight Austin and husband Travis of La Junta, Colo., Felicia Hight of Orlando, Fla., J. R. Hight of Clermont, Fla. and four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Romus Hight of Brownsville, Tenn. and Russell Hight of Jackson, Tenn. and his nieces and nephews.
Services were Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Tomblinson Funeral Home Sebree Chapel.  Pastor James Shuck officiated.
Burial followed in Springdale Cemetery in Sebree, Ky.
Pallbearers were Ed Moreland, Allen Newton, Phil Gillespie, Adam Wiley, Dave Wiley, Tommy Tow, Fran Hedges and Aimee Carroll.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony’s Hospice.


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